FMD 11/17/17 – R.I.P.

Not the rad metal band, unfortunately. I am thinking about The Triple Rock, which is shutting down next week. It is my all time favorite venue, and I am pretty heartbroken to lose it. I didn't see a ton of shows there, but all of them were pretty memorable.

The first show I saw there was Okkervil River & John Vanderslice the weekend of my 22nd birthday. I took J to see The Wrens and Boris there. I was able to catch The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower on an incredible bill with The Locust. And in July, I got to see Mitski for the fourth time.

I'm sad I couldn't make it down for Boris last month. If I had more notice about it closing I probably would have done something to make it happen.

Does anyone else have good memories of the Triple Rock, or another now defunct venue? Drop those and/or your ten below.

19 thoughts on “FMD 11/17/17 – R.I.P.”

  1. Marty's Pizza in Mankato was where I received my musical education, and where learned how to fight my way through a pit.

    1. I had to turn down a friend to go to a show there once because I couldn't get parental permission in time (he asked me that day). Maybe Sensefield played?
      I think it was two weeks later that Marty's closed. I don't recall anyone having warning, but maybe that's because word took time to get from Mankato to New Ulm.

      1. In my recollection there was a show scheduled the night Marty’s closed with no warning. I saw sensefield play there maybe twice. We must have come close to occupying the same physical space before we met in the virtual space.

        1. For all either of us know, we could have been at Ernie November's or Disc Jockey or just the River Hills Mall Food Court at the same time...

          1. Oh shit! Ernie November’s. I bought my first non bmg cd at Ernie’s. Yeah, it’s likely we crossed paths, though no tradecraft can be confirmed or denied.

  2. If I ever made it to the Triple Rock, it was on a night that I don't remember ... not saying I had many of those ...

    1. Out Of Here TonightGreat Divide
    2. Always On My MindWillie Nelson
    3. Little ManAlan Jackson
    4. We Will Rock YouQueen
    5. Ashin’ KusherKid Cudi

    6. FaultlineSaliva
    7. Red Light VisionsCypress Hill
    8. I Heard It Through The GrapevineCreedence Clearwater Revival
    9. The WarmthIncubus
    10. MeAtmosphere

    B1. Everything SucksDope*

    Don’t know how I ended up with this album – 19-yr-old me probably heard this song:

  3. 1. Coil “Where Are You?” Musick to Play in the Dark2
    2. Current 93 “Black Ships Seen Last Year South of Heaven” Black Ships Ate the Sky
    3. Einstürzende Neubauten “Beauty” Silence Is Sexy
    4. Julien Baker “Sour Breath” Turn Out the Lights
    5. Gas “Narkopop 4” Narkopop

    6. The Cinematic Orchestra “Oregon” Horizon EP
    7. Fever Ray “This Country”* Plunge
    8. Einstürzende Neubauten “The Garden”* Ende Neu
    9. Katy B “Broken Record (Zinc Remix)” Broken Record
    T. The KLF “Make it Rain” The White Room

    7. So I think this song is my favorite on this album. The "chorus" is "This country... makes it hard to f@&%!"
    8. Lyrics by some unknown woman Blixa Bargeld overheard talking to her friend at a museum:
    "You can find me if you want me in the garden / unless it's pouring down with rain."
    I'm not sure if he's copying her cadence of speaking (or if she even said it in English), but if so, it's a bit of a tapeless use of Steve Reich's "Different Trains" technique.


    01. “I Never” – Rilo KileyMore Adventurous
    02. “Condition Of The Heart” – PrinceAround The World In A Day
    03. “Alice Springs” – Liz PhairWhip-Smart
    04. “The Clap” – Thao & The Get Down Stay DownKnow Better Learn Faster
    05. “Out Alee” – Hundred WatersThe Moon Rang Like A Bell
    06. “Walk On By (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – ThundercatDrunk
    07. “Parents Livingroom” – Shout Out LoudsOur Ill Wills
    08. “It’s No Secret” – Black DietFind Your Tambourine
    09. “Human Racing” – St. VincentMarry Me
    10. “Solo” – Frank OceanBlonde


  5. 01. The Outfit, TX - "Outta Control" from Fuel City
    02. Vince Staples - "Big Fish" from Big Fish Theory
    03. Nadia Reid - "The Arrow and the Aim" from Preservation
    04. Wiley - "Speakerbox" from Godfather
    05. Stars - "Alone" from There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light
    06. Fever Ray - "Falling" from Plunge
    07. Teengirl Fantasy - "Star-rise" from 8AM
    08. Margo Price ft. Willie Nelson - "Learning to Lose" from All American Made
    09. Tim Heidecker - "MAGA" from Too Dumb for Suicide: Tim Heidecker's Trump Songs
    10. Bully - "Blame" from Losing

    BT. Future & Young Thug ft. Offset - "Patek Water" from SUPER SLIMEY

    1. BT. Future & Young Thug ft. Offset - "Patek Water" from SUPER SLIMEY

      /checks teh interwebz/
      man ... the album cover art for Super Slimey is pretty sick.

      My first exposure (I think) to Ms. Price:

  6. Bummer about Triple Rock.
    That's where I saw the worst show of my life (Ariel Pink, opening up for Animal Collective, I'm certain its awfulness was not unintentional).
    I saw Ha Ha Tonka there... four times? Once, it was an early show, and they were openers (we missed part of it). But my co-worker and I got to have dinner with the band afterwards in the bar.
    Lydia Loveless, too. She played a Gin Blossoms cover for her encore, and my stupid recorder was out of battery before I got to that point. After that, I stopped recording the sets of opening bands.

    Going to college at Augsburg, it was there that I spent my "power hour" after turning 21 at midnight. At that time, it was called "Blondie's".
    The next weekend, a friend took me out for drinks for my 21st "observed" and that was the first and last bar I drank in. I ended up passing out on the bathroom floor.
    I also was there for the last night it was open under that name.
    Later, before they opened the venue, my friends and I had a weekly Monday night get-together there for beer. When the weather was nice, we'd sit out on the patio (which is where the venue was built).
    Around graduation, I went there after a final to learn that it didn't open until 11am or noon or something, so I was there when it opened.
    It was the place where EAR (then EAP) kindof got tricked into buying a bottle of Delirium Tremens for 13 bucks. She asked the bartender for a recommendation and he asked if she wanted the best beer in the world. He opened the bottle before he told her the price. She stole the glass that came with it and I still have it.

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        Delirium is very good, but I generally don't pay that much for beer unless it's something I can't get in a decent bottle shop.

      2. I drank my beer in it last night. I'd been favoring the Ommegang stemware that Zee gave me, but HPR broke it the other day. My fault for leaving it on the coffee table... he'd been sick and pushed it off, unknowing with his wad of blankets caping him.

        1. All of my favorite glasses seem to get systematically destroyed in our house (by not me). However, my crappy Goose Island pint glasses have survived unscathed for years.

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