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.
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