Options Aerial View: Playlist from June 11, 2013 Options

Aerial View was WFMU’s first regularly-scheduled phone-in talk show. Hosted by Chris T. and on the air since 1989, the show features topical conversation, interviews and many trips down the rabbit hole. Until further notice, Aerial View is only available as a podcast, available every Tuesday morning. Subscribe to the newsletter “See You Next Tuesday!” and find tons of archives at aerialview.me. (Visit homepage.)

On WFMU (Info) | 91.1, 90.1, 91.9 FM & wfmu.org
WFMU LIVE Audio Streams (Get help):   Pop-up  |  128k AAC  |  128k MP3  |  32k MP3  |  32k Windows

iTunes Feed Also available as an MP3 podcast. More info at our Podcast Central page.

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Aerial View playlists | Next playlist -->

Options June 11, 2013: The Place You Love is Gone AGAIN

Listen to this show: | Read comments

Artist Track
The Chris T. Beatles  In My Aerial View Life   Options

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:06pm Danne D:

I'll really miss Maxwell's :(
Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:12pm Danne D:

Ponderable: would it be better for Maxwell's to end on a high note like this (still solid, still packing 'em in, still getting folks in) or fade away and become a shell of itself as so many rock clubs have?
Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:13pm Danne D:

While I'm not a Brooklyn guy (still pissed the Nets moved there) I have to point out that Todd still will be booking bands at the Bell House which is a great venue to see a show (I've actually seen 4 there in the last few months). A schlep from Jersey of course, but it's an option.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:14pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I have pretty good luck parking. It's not like I show up there expecting to get a space as soon as I get there.
Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:15pm Danne D:

A third thought. The new WFMU performance space and the promise it holds does make the loss of Maxwell's slightly easier to deal with.

I haven't driven to Maxwell's in a long time - I hoof it from the PATH.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:16pm Mike Sin:

Rock 'n' roll "culture" can't be threatened because Maxwell's isn't part of Hoboken anymore... it just exists in Hoboken now. Maxwell's formerly had a symbiotic relationship with the music subculture that existed in Hoboken at one time... a nexus among the local musicians, Pier Platters, fanzines, and such... That doesn't exist in Hoboken anymore. Do the majority of the locals even care that Hoboken is closing? It's just old-timers and young folks who don't live there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:16pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

The thing with Maxwell's was that it is/was a great place that isn't/wasn't in the city. if you were anyplace in North Jersey, it was an order of magnitude more plausible to make it there than to the city.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:18pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

That's true, Mike, but less evident to me because I don't really go to Hoboken for anything else and haven't in many years.
Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:18pm Danne D:

Definitely Pete. Not claiming it's the same at Bell House. Was excited at the prospect of a reopened Court Tavern but wasn't overwhelmed by the list of upcoming shows on their site last time I checked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:19pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

In other words, this pretty much spells the end of Hoboken for me (that said, I am selling my childhood home in NJ, so it's probably the end of a lot of NJ for me, until I regain my sanity and move there full-time).
Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:20pm Danne D:

There was an article on (I think) the Spin website talking about the closing of Hoboken. The first comment was some wad who totally didn't get it - suggesting that the Cake Boss guy should do a cake in Maxwell's honor.
Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:20pm Danne D:

@Pete - agreed I see no reason to go to Hoboken now.
Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:22pm Danne D:

@Peter M - the idea of 'taking over' Maxwell's is noble by these callers but I am dubious of anyone being able to replicate what Todd's been able to do there. I do hope that a North Jersey venue pops up to fill that void.
Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:24pm Danne D:

Sure thing Peter M.

Take it away.

(though I probably am typing with crossed fingers as these comments boards are here, for well, comments)
Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:27pm Danne D:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:31pm Mike East:

I used to play the open mic night at the Court Tavern...man, open mics are depressing. Maxwells, on the other hand, is one of the better clubs in the area that I've played. I think they'd at least give you dinner...or maybe just discounted chicken fingers, but still! It will be missed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:31pm Mike East:

and seriously...what's gonna happen to the IBJ Xmas party??!!
Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:35pm Danne D:

Shout out to Crowe, by the way. Glad to hear him on the FMU airwaves :)

Link to Crowe archives on FMU: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:36pm Ike:

Speaking of the Wellmont, as a cinema, it was split into multiple screens in a clumsy way, and was too close to the Clairidge.

Good show!
Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:40pm dale:

wow - only time i went to cbgb's i was throwing up and lo and behold a twenty dollar bill was laying on the floor next to the bowl. i continued to drink with that twenty, too!
  Tue. 6/11/13 6:41pm Todd E. Jones:

I remember seeing The Fall, Ultra Vivid Scene, Television Personalities at Maxwell's. The stage was so close to the audience, I remember some poured their beer on the lead singer of Ultra Vivid Scene.
  Tue. 6/11/13 6:43pm Todd E. Jones:

Sorry that the comment repeated. It was an accident.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:45pm Mike East:

Clifton's got the Clash Bar...that place is ok for being all up in the band's face.
Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:46pm Danne D:

There were some great WFMU showcases back in the day. I remember seeing Marianne Nowottny finishing up her set on stage and then BOOOM Lightning Bolt ROARING to life from Behind (as they were set up in the back corner) amazing.

Peter Buck selling me and signing my Young Fresh Fellow/Minus 5 CD in the back was another awesome memory. Replicated with Mike Mills signing my Baseball Project CD a few years later (he sits in with BP when Peter Buck isn't available)
  Tue. 6/11/13 6:47pm admiral a:

Nannies pushing the double kid carriage while the yuppie mom's are eating Benny Tudino's.
  Tue. 6/11/13 6:48pm Kathy:

I saw Lydia Lunch castrate half the men in the audience and make them FLEE as Henry Rollins followed her on stage doing a stand-up comedy style thing because he could not begin to "follow THAT"
  Tue. 6/11/13 6:49pm Kathy:

as in spoken word
  Tue. 6/11/13 6:50pm joeyX:

Listening on the subway, Chris. The old person club should be called Depends. Maxwells will be missed! Good venue, good beer, good food, sorely will be missed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:50pm Mike Sin:

I guess that's the bigger issue at the moment -- Not only Maxwell's closing, but the vacuum created by the loss. If, say, Todd had announced Maxwell's was closing, but then gave the details on a new club in Jersey City, Bayonne, or some such, I think folks would be able to focus on the future. It would dull the loss a bit. But it's the loss of a great club with nothing definite to replace it yet makes it really tough.
  Tue. 6/11/13 6:51pm jeff:

The meat locker in montclair is a good place for some original music in north jersey
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:51pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

IBJ party was at the Loop for years. Is there any reason it cannot return? Someone get down to IBJ Square and get the latest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:52pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

The Meat Locker! Discovered it by accident while taking a friend from the city to see how little goes on in Montclair to satisfy his curiosity. No one believes me that it exists!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:53pm Skirkie:

I've heard stories of this Meat Locker.
Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:54pm alberto:

i've seen many great bars close and many great bars that continued open after they should have closed.

to quote pet cemitery..."sometimes dead is better"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:54pm Mike East:

Isn't the Meat Locker a DIY (ie - not legal) venue? That underground joint that smells like smoke/cheap beer/and youthful body odor?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:55pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I remember that great weekend in 1995 when Stereolab played back-to-back shows at Maxwell's before moving on to a little place called Central Park the next day. I'll miss feeling the sweat of my favorite bands at Maxwell's.
  Tue. 6/11/13 6:55pm Christine:

Lot 13 in Bayonne is a scene waiting to happen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:56pm Skirkie:

Nice mac and cheese at the Lamp Post.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:56pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

All my favorite bars close. That's why I love every night at a great bar -- every one very possibly the last.
  Tue. 6/11/13 6:56pm ExHobokenite:

The world has changed and so has Hoboken. First gen Maxwells with Steve was pre-internet and rents were 1/10 of todays'. Jersey City today is where Hoboken was 10 years ago, there's a band at Lamppost tonite at 10 after Ken & Andy, and Todd will continue to book at Loews and (fingers crossed) White Eagle Hall. But the indy era of '85-00 ain't comin back. Time to grow up.
Avatar Tue. 6/11/13 6:57pm Danne D:

Good night friends and haters alike.

Thanks for a great show Chris and Crowe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/11/13 6:57pm Mike East:

seeya, Danne D. Fuck the naysayers, man.

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Aerial View playlists | Next playlist -->

RSS feeds for Aerial View: RSSPlaylists feed | RSSMP3 archives feed

| Email the Program Director | Other WFMU Playlists | All artists played by Aerial View |

Listen on the Internet  |  Contact Us  |  Music & Programs  |  WFMU Home Page  |  Support Us  |  FAQ

Live Audio Streams: Pop-up  |  128k AAC  |  128k MP3  |  32k MP3  |  32k Windows

(C) 2019 WFMU. Generated by KenzoDB, (C) 2000-2019 Ken Garson