By now, you've probably heard about the CBGB summer music festival, via The New York Times. (BoweryBoogie first got wind of the festival back in January.)
Guided By Voices are playing CBGB Festival - July 7, Central Parkcbgb.com/festival/music— Guided By Voices (@GBVTweets) May 8, 2012
Over at Forbes this morning, Roger Friedman notes that the CBGB story is set to become a movie. Per the article:
"Husband and wife filmmakers Jody Savin and Randall Miller have placed a casting call for a bunch of characters who were part of the early CBGB's scene including singer Genya Ravan. They say they’ve cast the club's late owner, Hilly Kristal, but haven’t released the name yet. (It would be a good part for Bill Murray.)"
We first recall hearing the news of the movie last May via The Hollywood Reporter, who noted that "the film, tentatively titled CBGB, that will cover the years 1974-76."
In any event, this is all now happening.
RICK PAGANO is casting CBGB about the famous NY underground rock club, home to bands like The Ramones and Misfits. CastingAbout.com— CastingAbout (@CastingAbout) May 4, 2012