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Saving New York’s CBGB One Gig at a Time

The legendary East Village nightclub CBGB (New York City)—which helped launch the careers of many artists, including The Ramones, the Talking Heads, Patti Smith and more—has been issued an eviction notice by its landlord, The Bowery Residents’ Committee.
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The legendary East Village nightclub CBGB (New York City)—which helped launch the careers of many artists, including The Ramones, the Talking Heads, Patti Smith and more—has been issued an eviction notice by its landlord, The Bowery Residents’ Committee. In an effort to dispute the eviction and accrue public support to allow the club to remain in its original location at 315 Bowery St., the club is hosting a series of benefit concerts. Among the bands who have played in support of the club are The Misfits, Dead Boys, Circle Jerks, The Exploited and more.

To assist in its own way to the cause, Soundcraft recently lent a new 32-channel MH2 console to the venue to replace its ailing K3 console, which was installed more than 10 years ago. Says CBGB’s sound engineer Jamie Gorman (pictured), “This MH2 is awesome; we’re so happy that Soundcraft is letting us use it. Their willingness to help us out really shows how symbiotic our industries can be. The MH2 has been a real hit with all of the touring engineers. And this desk sounds so good.

“We’ve recently bought a high-end backline, as well as significantly upgraded our recording facility so, being hopeful that we’ll still be here once the dust settles from our legal pursuits, I and the rest of the engineers would really like to see the MH2 stay. After all, it would really be hard to give this desk up now that we’ve fallen in love with it.”

For more information, please go to www.soundcraft.com and www.cbgb.com.