CBGB Update: Music, Film, and Comedy Hits East Village

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Arts Beat has the latest on the lineup of bands scheduled to play the inaugural CBGB Festival July 4 weekend, including War on Drugs, a stable of New York bands and plenty of throwbacks like MxPx.

Local venues like Otto’s Shrunken Head, Lit Lounge, The Bowery Electric, Local 269, Webster Hall and Joe’s Pub are among the 30 that will host shows in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The Local has also discovered that the Upright Citizens Brigade will curate a series of “rock and roll comedy and improv shows” at the UCB East Theater. A new documentary, “The Rise and Fall of the Clash,” will premiere during the film portion of the festival.

Passes for the musical acts are $69 to $89. A pass for all events (except for a high-end liquor party) is $299 to $499.

The latest lineup of films, which will be screened at Landmark Sunshine Cinema and the City Cinemas Village East, includes “24 Hour Party People,” “American Hardcore,” “Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That!,” “Blank City,” “Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements,” “The Dead Boys – Live at CBGB/OMFUG 1977,” “The Devil and Daniel Johnston,” “DIG!” “End of The Century,” “Exit Through The Gift Shop,” “Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon’s Imagine Album,””Hit so Hard,” “Hype!” “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart,””Just Around The Corner,” “Kurt Cobain About a Son,” “Let Fury Have The Hour” “New York Doll,” “The Other F Word,” “Patti Smith: Dream of Life,” “Punk’s Not Dead,” “The Rise and Fall of The Clash,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen,” “The Sacred Triangle: Bowie, Iggy & Lou 1971-1973,” “Sid & Nancy,” “Suicide Girls Must Die!,” “What Did You Expect: The Archers of Loaf Live at Cat’s Cradle,” and a selection of untitled Andy Warhol screen-tests.

The series of conferences will take place at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on July 5 and Village East Cinema on July 6. Here’s the latest:

July 5
11 a.m. Gigging: DIY or Do You Need An Agency…and When?
12 p.m. A & R: Demo Listening and Feedback Sessions – Step Right Up!
1 p.m. Financing Your Career as an Independent Artist
2 p.m. Lawyers, Guns & Money: Legal Considerations for Indie Artists
3 p.m. What to Expect of Artist Management in Today’s Landscape
4 p.m. CBGB – Tales From The Club – Industry Professionals

11 a.m. Build The Buzz: Engaging The Tastemakers
12 p.m. Alternative Revenue Streams in Today’s Music Business
1 p.m. Direct to Fan – It’s Not Just Email Anymore…or is it?
2 p.m. Record Producer Panel: Making Great Sounding Records
3 p.m. Publishing – The Great Unknown
4 p.m. CBGB – Tales From The Club – Staff and Regulars

July 6
11 a.m. Touring Overseas as an Artist: The Nuts and Bolts Of It All
12 p.m. A & R: Demo Listening and Feedback Sessions – Step Right Up!
1 p.m. Follow Me: Social Media/Marketing Strategies for Indie Artists
2 p.m. Grown-Up Sh*t: Health, Finance & Still Staying Cool
3 p.m. Widgets, Apps and Witchcraft: Too Cool or Too Much?
4 p.m. CBGB – Tales From The Club: Musicians

11 a.m. Music Industry: Today and the Future
12 p.m. Take the Money and Run: Endorsements/Sponsorships – What Would Joey Do?
1 p.m. Marketing Your Music for Film & Television
2 p.m. Record Release Strategies For Today’s Independent Artist
3 p.m. Do You Want A Record Deal? : No, That’s OK, I’m Good
4 p.m. CBGB – Tales From The Club: The Birth of Punk Fashion