Mission of Burma play two shows at Maxwell's as the beloved Hoboken rock club closes its doors

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This past Sunday, MISSION OF BURMA played two back-to-back shows at Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey. The beloved rock club shut its doors on Wednesday, July 31st after providing 35-years of unforgettable live music.

MISSION OF BURMA played Maxwell's three times between 1979-1983, so the band definitely had a special bond with the venue.

"It was always such a welcoming place for Boston bands," said Burma bassist Clint Conley, who thinks MOB played at Maxwell's three times between 1979-1983. "It was a place for dedicated listeners. You'd play a big room in New York, like Danceteria, and that was a tremendous honor, but it was filled with trendy scenesters. You'd play Maxwell's and the people were there to hear you." He said the experience was no different Sunday. "There's no question love was in the room," said Conley. "Love was on stage, blasting at 110 decibels, and love was in the audience."

More on the event from The Boston Globe and Brooklyn Vegan.