The Milwaukees were among the handful of local bands invited to play Maxwell's back in July, 2013, during the club's final weeks under its old ownership. So the Jersey City power-rock quartet seemed the perfect choice to headline Jersey Beat's first showcase at Maxwell's under its new management.
But the Milwaukees won't be the only familiar faces at Maxwell's on Thursday, July 2. Eastern Anchors, featuring former members of New Brunswick rock powerhouse Aviso'Hara, and the power-pop Bastards Of Melody also have long histories at the legendary Hoboken club. Enduring through lineup shifts, careers, marriages, and parenthood, these three bands persevere as exponents of the Garden State's eclectic and ever evolving indie-rock scene.