via Yelp

It's happening. After 35 years in business, Maxwell's will shut its doors tonight. The venue hosted some legendary acts over the years, was the backdrop to Bruce Springsteen's "Glory Days" video, served up the best mac n' cheese, and gave us all a reason to travel to Hoboken. For those already in the area, it was a welcome music hub. When it all began, Hoboken was a "creative crib," a "main stop on an underground rock music route"—check out those days here:

Co-owner Todd Abramson says bands have been priced out of the area now, so if he continues in New Jersey, it won't be there—last we checked he was in talks with White Eagle Hall owner Ben LoPiccolo about possibly opening up a new venue in Jersey City—"My sense is that there would be much more support for what I do in Jersey City from both residents and the city itself than I'm finding in Hoboken right now."

The beloved spot is hosting a block party to shut it all down tonight—no one is really quite sure how it will play out, but if you want to be a part of it, the party starts at 4 p.m. at Washington and 11th street—and at night, there's the promise of music.

You can revisit performances from bands that have taken the stage there over there years right here.