Triple Rock's Triple Double gets new name, new night

JAHNA PELOQUIN | Updated 10/16/2013

Producers of the defunct weekly dance night will re-launch on Wednesdays as "The Hump."

 

DJ Shannon Blowtorch DJing at Triple Double at the Triple Rock Social Club

Triple Double held the distinction of being the place to be on a Tuesday night since February of 2008, thanks to its ever-rotating lineup of party-starting DJs and ever-flowing two-four-one drinks. That is, until it was abruptly canceled in May, five years removed from its inception -- an unfortunate but reasonable response to too many fights over the proceeding months.

But beginning in November, Triple Double fans will have a new destination. On Wednesday the night's founders, Mike "2600" Davis and Wes "Wzz Wnshp" Winship of printmaking studio Burlesque of North America, announced a new night that aims to carry on the spirit of its predecessor. Rebranded "The Hump," the weekly party moves to a new night (Wednesday) and a different kind of drink special (half-price drinks as opposed to twofers, which amounts to about the same thing). It also appears to be moving away from the R&B/hip-hop-exclusive playlist to a more diverse sound ("music spanning all eras and genres," according to the press release) with a rotating roster of local and national DJs. 

What's staying the same: The venue, age restriction (21-plus) and lack of cover charge. Things kick off on Wednesday, November 6, with a lineup featuring Triple Double regulars Jimmy 2 Times, Mike 2600, Shannon Blowtorch and Wzz Wnshp -- and free pizza.

[Photo: David Brewster/Star Tribune]