Maxwell’s Memories: Davey and The Trainwreck
[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: Davey and the Trainwreck
June 26, 2013: Led by Hoboken’s own Dave Calamoneri on guitar/vocals, local Sasquatch legend Reverend Jim D on bass, Bill Hamilton on lead guitar, Tommy Costagliola on drums and Jeremy Beck on keyboard, Davey and The Trainwreck performed songs from their debut album “Last Stop Hoboken” at their Maxwell’s swan song.
A great band to see live, they really gave all the gusto for their final Maxwell’s show. Jim D played all the right notes, so Dave was gracious enough to let him play his chart bustin’ #1 hit “Sweet Talkin’ Weehawken Woman” as the last encore. Bravo, boys. Here’s hoping you never run out of tomato juice on Sunday. Good times.
About Maxwell’s Memories
Maxwell’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Maxwell’s Memories is a collection of previously unpublished photographs and videos of various bands and acts that performed on the famous local stage.