Maxwell’s Memories: The Mummies

[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 Mummies

On June 9, 2009 The Mummies, legendary garage punk out of San Mateo, California, performed back to back shows on the same night. They hadn’t performed much since the early 90’s so this was a must see show (and they stopped touring in summer 2011).

They didn’t disappoint the crowd that attended the show at Maxwell’s, that’s for sure! Stock prices for Medical Gauze Suppliers were up that day.

One thing extraordinary about The Mummies is that they despised social media. “The Mummies are NOT your friends. The Mummies don’t tweet, twat, connect, share, like friend or GIVE A DAMN.” Good times.

The Mummies hated social networking facebook twitter - Maxwell's Memories: The Mummies

About Maxwell’s Memories

Maxwells Memories in Hoboken NJ Knights of the New Crusade - Maxwell's Memories: The MummiesMaxwell’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Maxwell’s Memories is a collection of previously unpublished photographs and videos of various bands and acts that performed on the famous local stage.

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