In what’s believed to be a first in rock 'n roll, Ultimate Jam Night will bring a touch of New York to Hollywood. The weekly showcase for best in class rock 'n roll on the Sunset Strip presents “CBGB Night,” a tribute to the legendary New York club tonight at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go. Doors open at 8 pm and the event will be broadcast worldwide via Zinna.TV.
Founded in 1973 by Hilly Kristal, CBGB brought a generation of punk and new wave music to the forefront of culture. With an attitude almost as defiant as the bands that played his club, Kristal helped bands like Television, the Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Patti Smith, and many more get their start.
These artists and many others will be musically presented during the show by more than 50 artists from bands like Fear, CJ Ramone, Richie Ramone, and The Dead Kennedys.
“It’s been a decade since CBGB has been open,” said Ultimate Jam Night creator and Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright. “Since its closing, there’s been festivals and a movie celebrating CBGB’s history. But we don’t believe another venue has ever dedicated an evening to its honor – certainly not one like the Whisky A Go Go whose own history is legendary. Our idea is to bring ‘OMFUG’ back to life for one amazing night."
In other Ultimate Jam Night news, a new proprietary electronic payment system for performers is now available for fans of the weekly free event to show their appreciation.
Using a downloadable app from Bravo Tip or Pay, musicians who participate at Ultimate Jam Night can receive direct real-time tips or payment from fans anywhere in the world. Payment is transferred directly from fans to performers without middleman interference.
The app is simple to use for both performers and fans alike. The app is downloadable via iTunes or The Google Play Store. Both performers and fans enter information into their very own accounts. Then, on the night of an Ultimate Jam Night performance, fans go to the app, search 'Ultimate Jam Night,' select their favorite listed performer, and instantly send them an electronic tip or payment.
“This is another example of bringing fans and performers closer together” Wright said. “For the first time, fans throughout the world can directly reward a performer in real-time during any Ultimate Jam Night. Since our show is broadcast live via Zinna.TV, fans from around the globe can tune in, take part, and say 'thank you' to performers.”
Payment amounts vary, and can be as little as a dollar. The exclusive system has been successfully tested at Ultimate Jam Night with two recent real-time charity events.
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