1. The rock club Maxwell’s is a tiny space that’s hosted some of the biggest names in music for more than 30 years. R.E.M., Nirvana and many more bands have squeezed onto Maxwell’s stage in Hoboken, N.J. Native son Bruce Springsteen recorded the music video for “Glory Days” there. So musicians and fans on both sides of the Hudson River were shocked when the club’s owner announced that Maxwell’s is closing its doors this summer.
"It seems like people still love us," says co-owner Todd Abramson. “And maybe if this had happened a couple years from now, people would be saying, ‘Oh, it’s about time they pulled the plug on that place. It used to be great.’ And I didn’t want to see that happening.”
Photo by George Kopp

    The rock club Maxwell’s is a tiny space that’s hosted some of the biggest names in music for more than 30 years. R.E.M.Nirvana and many more bands have squeezed onto Maxwell’s stage in Hoboken, N.J. Native son Bruce Springsteen recorded the music video for “Glory Days” there. So musicians and fans on both sides of the Hudson River were shocked when the club’s owner announced that Maxwell’s is closing its doors this summer.

    "It seems like people still love us," says co-owner Todd Abramson. “And maybe if this had happened a couple years from now, people would be saying, ‘Oh, it’s about time they pulled the plug on that place. It used to be great.’ And I didn’t want to see that happening.”

    Photo by George Kopp