The sad news of Maxwell’s closing has been circulating since the beginning of the summer and they hosted their final show and an accompanying block party on July 31st. Maxwell’s was a restaurant/ venue in Hoboken, NJ that hosted popular bands such as R.E.M, Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen (where he filmed the “Glory Days” music video there). Growing up Maxwell’s was my favorite venue with its small (200 people capacity), personal concert space and casual, yet exciting atmosphere. Only being about 5 blocks from my house, this was a place I frequently visited throughout high school where I saw bands such as Does it Offend You, Yeah?, The Orion Experience, The Click Five, Los Campesinos!, Meg and Dia, The Spinto Band, As Tall As Lions and others. In honor of the New Jersey treasure closing, here is a playlist with songs that I saw performed at the beloved venue.