Sad news for New Jersey’s rock scene: the legendary Hoboken rock club Maxwell’s is slated to close its doors permanently in July. Co-owner Todd Abramson told the Star-Ledger that the decision to close the club came from the owners themselves, rather than the landlord.
“We were offered a renewal with rates that weren’t onerous,” Abramson said. “But after much thought, given the changing nature of Hoboken and the difficulties of running a business in this town, we decided it was time.”
In its 35-year history, Maxwell’s hosted numerous legendary bands, from underground heroes like The Replacements to alt-rock icons like Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins. Fans of Bruce Springsteen will likely recognize the interior of the club as the setting for the music video for “Glory Days.”
Abramson says that the last show at Maxwell’s on July 31st will feature the group that opened the club: a, a group which features Bar None Records founder Glen Morrow.