As Billy Joel sings in his hit song “New York State of Mind”, “Some folks like to get away /
We trace Patti Smith's trail through the East Village, Greenwich Village and Chelsea, when she fed off the inspiration of the artists and musicians around her.
No band embodied the fun and grit of NYC better than the Ramones. On March 30, 1974, the band put on their first show in a small studio on East 20th Street.
The keynote for the CBGB Music & Film Festival will be this Thursday, inside a recreation of the original CBGB club at the Landmark Sunshine Theater.