Russo Squared at CBGB (Plus Rodney)
As CBGBs expiration date draws near , a number of the veteran clubs alumni will return for one final performance. As previously reported, this Thursday longtime Wetlands employee—-and current CBGB staffer—-Rodney Speed will open for Fishbone with The Rodney Speed Experience. In addition to Speed, the cover-heavy band will feature Joe Russo and Scott Meztger, as well as club promoter/bassist Bill Stites. Russo will pull double duty that evening, performing with the Rodney Speed Experience at 8 PM and with Chris Harford and Band of Changes at CBGBs Gallery at 11 PM.
Chris Harford and Band of Change will also play a free show at 4:30 PM Wednesday at New Yorks Grand Central Terminal. As of press time, CBGBs final scheduled show is Patti Smith on October 15. Lee Scratch Perry will perform with Dub is a Weapon at the club tonight.