It has come to this. It's no news that music clubs are the odd player out in the LES/EVil vortex these days (see: Luna Lounge, Tonic). But a Village Voice article on the phenomenon suggests an even scarier possibility: that rising rents could force out CBGB, whose lease is up for renewal this summer. "I know some people want me to put CBGB in New Jersey," says owner Hilly Krystal, who then, presumably, beat his head against a wall.
· Priced Out [Village Voice via One Louder]