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Another new South Florida music festival: CBGB FTL

Another new South Florida music festival: CBGB FTL

Anyone who’s ever stood in the dark, dank recesses of the legendary Bowery punk club CBGB knows its unapologetic bleakness as the antithesis of a typical day in South Florida.  So what to make of the revelation that the first spin-off of New York’s sprawling CBGB Music & Film Festival will be in Fort Lauderdale in 2015. Cynics will say it is just the next logical step in the brand’s devolution from the original club (now a John Varvatos boutique) to the festival’s home this week in Times Square, which isn’t really a part of the New York that New Yorkers inhabit. On the other hand, the music lineup for the third annual festival, which began Wednesday,...

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