Maxwell's RIP

Written by Don Giovanni on 06/03/2013 6:20pm

Maxwell's was the first venue to take our label or any of our bands seriously and played an important role in the formation of our label.  In addition to being home to our first showcase, it was also the first non-DIY space most of our bands ever played, and for most of our bands was they biggest show they had ever played the first time they played there.  Todd gave our bands a chance when no one else would, and also let us book shows with ridiculous amounts of bands on them that no one had ever heard of based simply on a "trust me, this will work...I think..."  As a venue, it will be irreplaceable.  Thank you to Todd along with the Maxwell's staff for everything you have done for our label and the NJ music scene.

Here are the shows that Don Giovanni put on at Maxwells over the years, starting with our first showcase:


February 2nd, 2008 – Don Giovanni Showcase: The Ergs, Dustheads, Hunchback, For Science, The Steinways, The Measure (SA), Groucho Maxists, Hellhole

September 27th, 2008 – Jeffrey Lewis, dufus, Pregnant, Barrakuda McMurder, Jettison Sister

Janurary 2nd, 2009 – The Dopamines, Full Of Fancy, Shellshag, Deep Sleep, Tenement, Rubber Molding, Jim Testa

February 7th, 2009 – Don Giovanni Showcase: Screaming Females, For Science, The Measure (SA), Cheeky, Groucho Marxists, Pregnant, The Steinways

Sat. April 11th, 2009 - Stupid Party, Bad Blood, Nude Beach (ex. Dustheads), Red And Blue, We March

Sat. May 30th, 2009 - Screaming Females (return from tour), Shellshag, Pregnant, Mimi And Christian

Sun. June 7th, 2009 -Lemuria, The Measure (SA), Dead Mechanical, Modern Hut



November 7th, 2009 – Double Dagger, Black Wine, Dope Body, Night Birds, Modern Hut

August 13th, 2010 – Screaming Females, Black Wine, Byrds Of Paradise

November 13, 2011 – The Potatomen, Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Black Wine, Waxahatchee, Melissa & Paul


April 20th, 2013 – Shellshag, Screaming Females, Swearin’, Hilly Eye, Great Thunder