The NY Post spoke with Athena from the blog Project Save CBGB. The group hopes to stave off the legendary rock club’s demise by receiving official landmark status from the city. Fingers crossed. Maybe Marissa Cooper’s clavicles can help. Work that swag Mischa.
In the meantime, enjoy some MP3s of Talking Heads’ CBGB debut. The (pre-Jerry Harrison) gig took place in June 1975 (before Win Butler was even born) and the band, having dubbed themselves Talking Heads only weeks earlier, opened for the Ramones. Audio (.zip) can be found here. Sound quality is fair, but it’s history.