Rehoboth Beach business owner and operator Steve Fallon once owned and operated one of the most influential live music venues on the east coast during the heyday of the indie/punk/grunge music scene of the 80’s and 90’s.
Maxwells was renowned for attracting both major power-player musicians and small, garage grunge bands to its tiny stage. Superstar stratus-level bands such REM, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Nirvana all played at Maxwells at one time or another.
Today, some 35 plus years after opening Maxwells (which closed for good in 2013), Steve Fallon works as the owner and operator of the eclectic, mid-modern century themed shop Gidget’s Gadgets in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The shop features a wide variety of mid-century design furniture pieces and decor, collectible contemporary and vintage genre toys and a very impressive collection of vinyl records.
In this September 24th edition of the WRDE Arts & Entertainment Report With Michael Sprouse, I sit down with Steve Fallon as we discuss his past with Maxwells, his present with Gidget’s Gadgetsand the future of vinyl records after its nascent and quick spreading popularity fanned with the passion of a new generation of buyers and listeners.