Tea leaves not looking promising for stalwart Bowery club CBGB as it heads into the last month of its lease. Even an interesting effort spearheaded by Stevie Van Zandt?backed by a special foundation that would help cover costs for the course of a new 15-year lease?hasn't yet met with a response from the landlord. Van Zandt's group has announced an August 31 rally in Washington Square Park to support the club, and the benefit concerts kick off this month. Punk revival acts, start your engines.
· With Negotiations Stalled, Clock Ticks Down for CBGB in Rent Dispute [NYT]