An Ode to Maxwell’s


It’s been a year since Hoboken’s pivotal indie rock club and restaurant Maxwell’s has closed its doors, but it’s going to take much longer than that to wipe away its memory. Maxwell’s, which opened in 1978 and closed at the end of last July (with a brief three-year gap where it was a brewpub before coming back under new ownership, and an even briefer interlude last fall when the club temporarily opened its doors to diners only), has been credited with launching the careers of countless bands—bands that even your mother would recognize by name, as well as tons that she wouldn’t.