CBGBs Continues, Barely (Gracias, Bloomberg)

It looks like Bloomberg’s last-minute deal making will keep CBGBs open for at least another year (via), as Hilly’s agreed to shell out $35,000/month for the space through October 31st, 2006. After that, though, they get the boot and there’s nothing Chuck D can do about it: Bloomberg promises to help the legendary club find a new home in New York, but Hilly keeps mentioning Las Vegas. Someone should remind him the real money’s in rock memorabilia (via via). For the rest of you, a primer on the difference between fake punks and real punks.

Previously: RIP CBGB OMFUG? and Photographic CBGBs Post-Mortem