As the final days of New Jersey music staple (and Yo La Tengo home base) Maxwell’s wind down, each show carries with it a certain energy: one of excitement and bittersweet nostalgia. Last night, Austin’s …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead swung by, wielding their signature ghoulish prog-rock.
Trail Of Dead were supported by the crushing emo art rock of The Red Paintings and Ume’s expansive, churning pop. Maxwell’s is closing its doors for good on July 31 with a block party, so this is one of the last shows at the Hoboken venue. Our photographer Chris Becker can say he was there at the end.