We were shocked by the news earlier today that the Triple Rock Social Club will be closing next month. The venerable West Bank venue has not offered a reason for the closure, but rumors will certainly circulate soon. It is an enormous loss for the Twin Cities music community.
One of us celebrated their 21st birthday at the Triple Rock. This was back when the space where the stage is now was just a parking lot. It was an awesome bar before there was a venue, and always remained a nice place to stop in the evening for a drink with a friend.
Hymies hosted our second winter clearance sale at the Triple Rock in 2012 with live music by West Bank legends along side young acts like the (then up-and-coming) Cactus Blossoms. The show was a financial disaster for the record store but a resounding musical success, and thereby totally worth all the work. The folks at the Triple Rock were a dream to work with as they have been for more local bands than we could possibly count.
We had so many incredible musical experiences in that venue, and so many good times with friends dating back to that first fall after they opened, that we are deeply disappointed to hear of its closure. Whatever the reason, the Triple Rock will live on in our hearts as a magical place.