CBGB follows the story of Hilly Kristal’s New York club from its conceit as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock ‘n roll and punk. When Kristal had difficulty booking country bands in his club on the Bowery he opened his doors to other kinds of rock music. Kristal had one demand of the acts he booked; they could only play original music. No top 40’s, no covers. It was the credo he lived by, support the artist at whatever the cost. Hilly Kristal ironically became known as the godfather of punk giving a chance to such bands as Blondie, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys and The Police.
Director: Randall Miller
Producers: Jody Savin, Brad Rosenberger & Randall Miller
Writers: Jody Savin &Randall Miller
Co-Stars: Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman, Ashley Greene, Rupert Grint, Joel David Moore
Genre: Drama, Music
Tagline: 50,000 bands and 1 disgusting bathroom.
Rating: R for language, some sexual content, drug use, and a scene of violence.
Run Time: 101 min
Filming: June 25, 2012 – July 28, 2012 in Savannah, Georgia and New York City
Release: October 4, 2013
Box Office: $40,400
Stana as Genya Ravan
Genya Ravan had worked as a producer for multiple record labels. Amongst others, she was responsible for the debut album Young Loud and Snotty by the punk rock band Dead Boys (1977) and the comeback album Siren by Ronnie Spector (1982). She also contributed vocals to the latter album. In 2001 Genya discovered Tripod at CBGBs and produced their demo CD, adding backup vocals to one track.
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