Wired's Listening Post celebrates the Che Cafe scene:
Local music communities like these prefigured today's social networks, according to Rothenberg. "My thesis is that rock 'n' roll scenes were the social networks, before the internet, for teenagers," he told us in an East Village bar in Manhattan. "What we hit upon doing this Che Underground site is putting that back together in a digital medium. People have really responded to it -- everybody who was anybody in that little circle has jumped on there."
And enjoy the music being curated by the Che Underground blog.