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Re: Maxwells in Hoboken Closing end of July
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Brew, worry not. You haven't missed much. Hopefully this changes.

Mojo is a cool spot but yeah, it's out there.

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So it's just not publicised? There's nothing about music on Lucky's website. I'm just not hip enough to hear through the grapevine.

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The licensing to have live music is a new thing, before that passed last year it was technically not legal to have bands in bars, restaurants, or anywhere not zoned as a nightclub. I think many places are concerned about being fined for violating noise ordinances. That is what frequently happened at the illegal/back room/basement band shows that used to happen around downtown (and still do - I've seen some very good shows in back yards, garages, and even people's living rooms recently).

My understanding is that Lamp Post and Lucky's have a sort of special status so that they can have bands. You'd have to PM me for details but it's typically Hudson county stuff.

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From what I understood, Maxwells isn't occupying the space. The guys that booked acts at Maxwells are supposed to book acts here. I could be wrong; I can't find the article.

If true, I guess it means we can welcome sub-standard music to Jersey City ;)

These guys haven't booked a decent lineup in over a decade (commence bashing of me).


Todd also books the Bell House, in Brooklyn, which has a consistently great lineup, imo.

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So it's just not publicised? There's nothing about music on Lucky's website. I'm just not hip enough to hear through the grapevine.


these shows are often publicized through facebook event invites, be it through dancing tony, lucky 7's, or members of the bands themselves.

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So it's just not publicised? There's nothing about music on Lucky's website. I'm just not hip enough to hear through the grapevine.

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The licensing to have live music is a new thing, before that passed last year it was technically not legal to have bands in bars, restaurants, or anywhere not zoned as a nightclub. I think many places are concerned about being fined for violating noise ordinances. That is what frequently happened at the illegal/back room/basement band shows that used to happen around downtown (and still do - I've seen some very good shows in back yards, garages, and even people's living rooms recently).

My understanding is that Lamp Post and Lucky's have a sort of special status so that they can have bands. You'd have to PM me for details but it's typically Hudson county stuff.

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Most of you will never venture here but I love Moore's Place, Cafe Sole also Mojo lounge has live music.

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Does anyone know why JC has no current small music spaces. Is there an ordinance against them? The day before Thanksgiving we met my BiL at a gig of his friends jazz band in Brooklyn in a tiny space (maybe 23 x 35) in the back of a Park Slope bar. It was terrific! It's crazy there's nothing like that here.

The last time I saw live indoor music Downtown was salsa at the Hard Grove, but it was so ridiculously loud we had to leave. You DO NOT need to amplify horns and drums in a space that small! The band in Brooklyn was drums, sax, tuba and guitar, but only the last was amped. Real pros know how to play to the room.


The licensing to have live music is a new thing, before that passed last year it was technically not legal to have bands in bars, restaurants, or anywhere not zoned as a nightclub. I think many places are concerned about being fined for violating noise ordinances. That is what frequently happened at the illegal/back room/basement band shows that used to happen around downtown (and still do - I've seen some very good shows in back yards, garages, and even people's living rooms recently).

My understanding is that Lamp Post and Lucky's have a sort of special status so that they can have bands. You'd have to PM me for details but it's typically Hudson county stuff.

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Mattias Gustafson, of Madame Claude/Wines, is one of the new owners, no?


Great, wonder if they'll have cramped bench seatting and a bunch of dirty shitty pillows there too.

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Does anyone know why JC has no current small music spaces. Is there an ordinance against them? The day before Thanksgiving we met my BiL at a gig of his friends jazz band in Brooklyn in a tiny space (maybe 23 x 35) in the back of a Park Slope bar. It was terrific! It's crazy there's nothing like that here.

The last time I saw live indoor music Downtown was salsa at the Hard Grove, but it was so ridiculously loud we had to leave. You DO NOT need to amplify horns and drums in a space that small! The band in Brooklyn was drums, sax, tuba and guitar, but only the last was amped. Real pros know how to play to the room.


Lamp post has bands frequently.

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Yes, there is an utter lack of venues of ANY size in JC.

I recently had some beers at Lamp Post and there was a band in the back (I think they have a band every Saturday night).

If somebody buys the shameful Powerhouse Lounge, it could be a spectacular venue for bands. In my fantasy, that space would be turned into a brewpub or craft beer-centric bar with a small stage for live acts.

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lamp post & lucky 7s do shows sometimes, both pretty small

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Does anyone know why JC has no current small music spaces. Is there an ordinance against them? The day before Thanksgiving we met my BiL at a gig of his friends jazz band in Brooklyn in a tiny space (maybe 23 x 35) in the back of a Park Slope bar. It was terrific! It's crazy there's nothing like that here.

The last time I saw live indoor music Downtown was salsa at the Hard Grove, but it was so ridiculously loud we had to leave. You DO NOT need to amplify horns and drums in a space that small! The band in Brooklyn was drums, sax, tuba and guitar, but only the last was amped. Real pros know how to play to the room.


Hopefully this will start to change! I'm very excited to check out a show at White Eagle Hall and am hoping it's the spark to a new music scene in JC. Seems like the enthusiasm is everywhere in town... now you need the venues to start making it happen.

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Does anyone know why JC has no current small music spaces. Is there an ordinance against them? The day before Thanksgiving we met my BiL at a gig of his friends jazz band in Brooklyn in a tiny space (maybe 23 x 35) in the back of a Park Slope bar. It was terrific! It's crazy there's nothing like that here.

The last time I saw live indoor music Downtown was salsa at the Hard Grove, but it was so ridiculously loud we had to leave. You DO NOT need to amplify horns and drums in a space that small! The band in Brooklyn was drums, sax, tuba and guitar, but only the last was amped. Real pros know how to play to the room.

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Correct, the two restaurants are in the basement. One of the restaurants will have a small stage I think, to have smaller performances downstairs.

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Based on what I've been told it's two restaurants - one is Madame Claude, the other is similar to the restaurant at Maxwell's. The big performance space is above the restaurants.

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Wait, there are going to be 2 restaurants inside White Eagle Hall? I was under impression that it was an open space, that was going to be used for performances. NYRgravey9, can you share any more intelligence?


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Ok, so obviously we have very different tastes in music as I don't care for any of those. But, the good news is I've seen plenty of bands at Maxwell's that sound very similar to those bands. Long story short I don't think we're doomed to sub-standard music, it's just nice to have another musical option that will cater to certain tastes on some nights and other tastes on other nights.

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If true, I guess it means we can welcome sub-standard music to Jersey City ;)

These guys haven't booked a decent lineup in over a decade (commence bashing of me).


Before I bash, can you give an example of a bill you think you would not be sub-standard music? If you only had one night with 3 slots to book the type of music you think this town needs, what would it be? There's certainly a lot of crappy music out there, but saying there hasn't been a decent show in Maxwell's in over a decade seems a little hyperbolic to me, I'd like to hear what you would consider a decent lineup.

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If true, I guess it means we can welcome sub-standard music to Jersey City ;)

These guys haven't booked a decent lineup in over a decade (commence bashing of me).


Before I bash, can you give an example of a bill you think would not be sub-standard music? If you only had one night with 3 slots to book the type of music you think this town needs, what would it be? There's certainly a lot of crappy music out there, but saying there hasn't been a decent show at Maxwell's in over a decade seems a little hyperbolic to me, I'd like to hear what you would consider a decent lineup.

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They're opening one of the two restaurants in the hall, not owners of the venue.

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Mattias Gustafson, of Madame Claude/Wines, is one of the new owners, no?

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From what I understand it won't be Maxwell's operating in the space, per se. Rather, the building is being restored for the purpose of hosting concerts and events, and Todd Abramson, a co-owner of Maxwell's, will be booking the bands. Or at least somewhat involved in booking the bands.

Actually information as a whole has been limited and murky, so if anybody can chime in with more details that'd be awesome.

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From what I understood, Maxwells isn't occupying the space. The guys that booked acts at Maxwells are supposed to book acts here. I could be wrong; I can't find the article.

If true, I guess it means we can welcome sub-standard music to Jersey City ;)

These guys haven't booked a decent lineup in over a decade (commence bashing of me).

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Does anybody have any info on when the anticipated opening of White Eagle Hall is?

Is it confirmed that Maxwell's will be occupying that space?

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Does anybody have any info on when the anticipated opening of White Eagle Hall is?

Is it confirmed that Maxwell's will be occupying that space?

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Soon. Early 2014 projection last I heard.

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Does anybody have any info on when the anticipated opening of White Eagle Hall is?

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Journey?? Really? I'm not as old as you think...

VA2015 said it perfectly, "People will always twist their nostalgia to reflect the heyday". Much like CBGB's, there were good shows here and there, but nothing to write home about. Not in the last 5 years anyway. If Maxwell's closed without the news coverage, hardly anybody would have noticed.

To your other question, I don't play shows in Hoboken. I play Manhattan, frequently.


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I'm constantly amazed at how eager some people are to display their ignorance on the interweb.

"Maxwell's hasn't put on a decent show in years."

Don't stop believin, nyrgravy, the Journey reunion is on its way!

PS: did you ever get to play at Maxwell's?

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I'm constantly amazed at how eager some people are to display their ignorance on the interweb.

"Maxwell's hasn't put on a decent show in years."

Don't stop believin, nyrgravy, the Journey reunion is on its way!

PS: did you ever get to play at Maxwell's?

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What's even funnier is how much attention this is getting. Maxwells hasn't put on a decent show in years.

Every story out there quotes people as saying "I remember this great show I saw, 7 years ago" or "way back in the day" which is the point.

Hoboken continues its evolution towards a completely homogenous and uninteresting town lacking any character whatsoever.



Every legendary place has a heydey. People will always twist their nostalgia to reflect the heyday, not the slow decline before the end. Hell CBGBs booked a lot of utter crap in its run - some of those terrible bands were just terrible, others turned out to be the Ramones ;).

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i find it funny that so many people think that "maxwells" is coming to Jersey City, knowing that Todd A states one of his major reasons for giving up Maxwells in Hoboken is PARKING. Does anyone here think parking is better anywhere in downtown?

Uncle Joe's had plenty of parking in the area - it was before luxury condos took over the "PAD"... and it was purchased, shut down, and turned into.... a parking lot for luxury condos!


If you listened a little more, you would have heard Todd say that a parking lot would be part of the plan. The Uncle Joe's lot was not used for parking. It was a utility area and is now being turned into condos.

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