This past weekend, the CBGB Festival — which couldn’t possibly have less to do with the grimy, legendary, shut-down New York club that gave it its name — came to New York’s Times Square, bringing an impressive-if-weird lineup that included My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear, Divine Fits, the Wallflowers, Lisa Loeb, and DJ James Murphy. During their headline set, MMJ brought out Wallflowers frontman Jakob Dylan to cover “Don’t Do It,” a song by the Band, old colleagues of Dylan’s father. Below, watch a fan-made video of that performance, as well as fan-made videos of Grizzly Bear, typically majestic, performing “Sleeping Ute” and “On A Neck, On A Spit.”
It’s hard to see what any of this has to do with early Blondie shows or Gorilla Biscuits matinees, but: Well-curated free live music in New York! Who could be mad at that?