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The Year Punk Broke

When: Thu., Oct. 17 2013

Dervied from the abbreviation for “country, bluegrass or blues,” the name CBGB was a real misnomer. In the ‘70s, the New York club became known for fostering the city’s burgeoning punk scene. Owned by the curmudgeonly Hilly Kristal, CBGB became an institution of sorts that catered to underground bands such as Television, the Ramones and Talking Heads. This biopic attempts to capture the phenomena but Alan Rickman portrays Hilly as such a lump that it’s hard to feel any compassion as he can’t make ends meet and struggles with the drama the Dead Boys bring into his life when he tries to manage them. A documentary would’ve served as a better tribute to the now-shuttered club. The film shows tonight at 7 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $9. (Niesel)

Price: $9

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