The Bongos reunite to play final Maxwell’s show

The Hoboken, NJ, rockers get the band back together to bid adieu to their hometown’s finest venue.

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We’ve already documented our sadness over the closing of Maxwell’s—by having bands sound off about their favorite memories at the spot, by rounding up other cool places to hit in the city—and have all the while wondered just who would headline to grace the club’s stage for its last night.


We don’t have to wonder anymore. Today, we received word that the Bongos, the ’80s power-poppy rockers who (fittingly) played the first-ever show at Maxwell’s, are reforming to pound out the last set at the venue on July 31. We’re still waiting to learn about ticket info—so hang tight. In other Bongos news, the band plans to release Phantom Train (an LP they recorded in ’86 but never dropped) via JEM Recordings on October 1.


Listen to the outfit’s track “In the Congo”:



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