New Board Brings Smiles to CBGB

Infamous New York club CBGB has been issued an eviction notice by its landlord, the Bowery Resident's Committee (BRC), after 32 years of business. A venue
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Infamous New York club CBGB has been issued an eviction notice by its landlord, the Bowery Resident's Committee (BRC), after 32 years of business. A venue that fostered the careers of punk and rock artists such as The Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie and Patti Smith, among others, the club has recently hosted a series of benefit concerts to raise awareness and public support of its legal battle. According to its Website, www.savecbgb.org, among its goals is to remain in the current location at 315 Bowery St., while allowing “the BRC to fulfill its mission of taking care of the homeless and mentally ill [who reside above the club].”

Artists who have played in support of the club include The Misfits, Circle Jerks and The Exploited. For these concerts, Soundcraft loaned a MH2 console to the venue, which replaces the 10-year-old board the venue had on-site. Says CBGB engineer Jamie Gorman (pictured), “When [touring engineers] come in and see this beautiful brand-new board equipped with VCAs, tons of aux sends, dedicated effects returns and fully sweepable EQs, they're pretty damn happy. Everyone's smiling; it's really changed the mood in here.”