CBGB’s spared the noose…

CBGB’s won’t be evicted. A New York judge has ruled that the club’s failure to pay its landlord increased rents was an honest mistake and has ruled against said landlord on the eviction.

Good news for those of us aging punk rockers who saw the impending closure of the birthplace of the punk movement as the premature end of an era and also as the loss of a major rock and roll landmark.

I found it interesting that one of the things the judge commented on in his ruling was the way the CBGB’s helped to improve the neighborhood. A punk club improving its neighborhood? Damn. Talk about being co-opted by the man.

Link courtesy of Boing Boing.

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