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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 11:40 AM

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CRAIG FINN (The Hold Steady)
Playing songs from his debut solo album “Clear Heart Full Eyes”, which Craig describes as juxtaposed and influenced by Friday Night Lights, a TV show that excited and moved him and also happened in Texas, where he recorded this fine album. Craig says "'Clear Heart' signifies honesty and transparency, and 'Full Eyes' suggests experience. Thus, the album is about being optimistic and open without succumbing to the weariness or doubt that comes with age and experience." To him, that is what it's all about.

THE BASEBALL PROJECT
What happens when your band’s debut album is a run-scoring hit with both music and baseball fans? If you’re The Baseball Project, you grab some friends to fill out your bench, take batting practice by writing songs for ESPN and deliver a strikeout pitch with Volume Two: High and Inside. The new album from Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon and Mike Mills (R.E.M) is another winning collection of songs about the game’s greats that will be pleasing to those who love America’s pastime — and fans of intelligent, melodic and fun rock.

ABOUT THE CBGB FESTIVAL


The CBGB Festival is a four day celebratory showcase of music, film, distilled spirits and learning. From The Bowery and the Lower East Side to the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, join them as they turn it up as loud as it will go this year during the 4th of July holiday week. July 5-8, 2012: Named for the greatest rock-n-roll venue in the world; they proudly introduce the first Annual CBGB Festival. Experience four energy-fueled days & nights of music, rock-n-roll films, insider-industry workshops, and intimate storytelling; all LIVE, all in New York City. CBGB has defined music and culture for generations of people around the world. Universally recognized as the birthplace of punk, CBGB continues to define new music and popular culture by fostering live performances & personal expression from artists around the city and across the globe.

The CBGB Festival will produce one of New York’s largest and most energetic music events in recent history. Rounding out the festival will be hundreds of performances, showcase concerts and music themed filmed parties & events in all five boroughs of NYC with a special focus on the Lower East Side & Brooklyn.

Attendees of the CBGB Festival will have a rare opportunity to showcase their creative talents to the numerous music fans from around the globe inclusive of leading record executives, award winning producers, managers, agents and globally published media. CBGB has always believed in supporting live music and new talent. The CBGB Festival aims to continue this tradition for many years to come.


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