Maxwell’s, the feisty little club in Hoboken, N.J., will close on Wednesday after 35 years. In that time, just about every indie-rock and alternative-rock band has played there, from the Feelies to R.E.M. to Sonic Youth. Todd Abramson has been a near-constant presence since the mid-’80s, first as a booker and then as a part owner. Mr. Abramson, 51, left, has booked more than 200 gigs a year. He reflects fondly here on some memorable moments:
. . .
The Cowsills in 1991
This might have been the most transcendent show I ever witnessed at Maxwell’s. I had never paid much attention to the family singing group with 1960s pop hits like “Indian Lake,” so I was taken aback when it tore it up. The energy and love in the room was unbelievable. The band did the old hits, some great new material and a killer version of “Going Down to Liverpool.” I tried booking it a few times after this show, and it never worked out, which might have been for the best.
. . .