Maxwell’s Memories: The Defibulators

[Continuing the ongoing Maxwell’s Memories feature here on Hoboken411. Paying tribute to bands that came and played at the legendary Maxwell’s at 1039 Washington Street – which is closing for good on July 31, 2013]

Maxwell’s Memories: The Defibulators

On December 18, 2012, The Defibulators, quite possibly the best band ever to play at Maxwell’s (led by Bug Jennings and Erin Bru on vocals and featuring Hoboken’s own Chris “Roadblock” Hartway on the Telecaster), performed at the annual Christmas party and gave another highly entertaining awesome show that included a nice mix of their own original music and holiday songs.

Below is a nice live cover of “Down in Mexico” by The Coasters, (along with about 10 more minutes of tunes, too.)

And get a sneak peak of their new video for “Cackalacky,” their first single off their upcoming album, Debt’ll Get’em, due out August 27th 2013 can be viewed here:

About Maxwell’s Memories

Maxwell's Memories in Hoboken NJ Knights of the New CrusadeMaxwell’s Bar officially opened back in 1978 by the Fallon family, and was converted from a “workers tavern” (for nearby Maxwell House coffee workers), into a “Bar/restaurant.” After the original members of The Bongos rehearsed some material in the back-room (which at the time was unused), “live music” began to catch on, and Hoboken was beginning to become inviting to both musicians and artists. Maxwell’s was also even believed to be the first restaurant to offer a “Sunday brunch” in town.

In the mid-90’s, due to some ownership re-arrangements, Maxwell’s was briefly a micro-brew pub, trying to capitalize on that fad, but quickly reverted back to a standard comfort food bar/restaurant and music venue in 1998 – and had remained that way ever since.

Despite apparently being named the number three “rock ‘n’ roll club” in America by Rolling Stone magazine in 2013 – Maxwell’s announced their abandonment of the property (and Hoboken), effective July 31, 2013.

Maxwell’s Memories is a collection of previously unpublished photographs and videos of various bands and acts that performed on the famous local stage.

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