At CBGB’s in New York City during the 1980s Summer Sunday afternoons were known for Hardcore Matinees.
Featured below are a couple of NYHC band performances and a documentary trailer about the scene. Check it!
CBGB NYC, NYHC Sunday Matinees
AT THE MATINEE
“I came up with the idea of this film about 10 years ago,” director Giangiacomo De Stefano tells me about his latest project, At the Matinée, a documentary based around the hardcore scene of the late ’80s, specifically, the Sunday afternoon shows at CBGB. “Everything started with some songs written by Walter [Schreifels] in rather recent times. ‘Open Letter’ was a song he dedicated to [Warzone singer] Raybeez and the CBGB matinees. These had been the main input to describe the matinees of CBGB, and especially the time when these concerts were at their peak, that is to say between 1986 and 1989.”
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