Hoboken, NJ’s Maxwell’s to Close
Maxwell’s, the longtime center of Hoboken, NJ’s music scene, will close when its lease runs out at the end of July. The Star Ledger reports that the changing nature of the town and the difficulties of running a business convinced the owners that it was time to close the venue,
A number of alternative-rock acts have come through the Maxwell’s—which was recently named the third best music venue in the nation by Rolling Stone—over the years, including Hüsker Du, Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Yo La Tengo (who have played their annual Hannukah run at the club since 2001). Yo La Tengo will perform at least one more show at the club when they perform as The Condo Fucks on June 15.
The venue will hold it final show on July 31, and the will go out the same way they get started—with a performance by “a,” a band featuring Glenn Morrow and members of Bongos. The group was the first act to ever play the restaurant’s back room. The Bongos will also play that evening as well.