NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Last month's sudden closing of the Court Tavern may appear to some like the nadir of the music scene in New Brunswick.  The Home News Tribune ran a headline calling it "the end of an era in New Brunswick."

New Brunswick has long been a hot spot on the indie, punk , and–more recently–the hip-hop circuits.  In recent years, it has springboarded several Hub City bands to stardom like the Gaslight Anthem and Thursday, both of whom have gone on to tour the world.

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