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Minneapolis music venue Triple Rock closing

Triple Rock Social Club will close after Thanksgiving 2017. Photo courtesy triplerocksocialclub.com

MINNEAPOLIS — After 19 years in the business, Minneapolis concert venue the Triple Rock Social Club will close after Nov. 22.

The club announced the news on its Facebook page Monday afternoon, but did not mention a reason. "We want to thank all the customers, bands, and artists who have been a part of this place over the years," read the post. "We still have a lot of great events coming up, so come on down and celebrate The Triple Rock!"

Dillinger Four guitarist/vocalist Erik Funk and his wife, Gretchen, opened the Triple Rock as a bar in 1998 and added a concert stage in 2003. It earned a nationwide reputation among touring bands thanks to the Funks' commitment to treating musicians fairly.

The Triple Rock is mentioned in songs from Motion City Soundtrack ("Better Open the Door"), Doomtree ("Bangarang") and Limbeck ("Home Is Where The Van Is"). Los Angeles punk band NOFX paid tribute to the venue in the 2006 single "Seeing Double at the Triple Rock" and shot the video on site.

The club's calendar of shows is packed and includes the Hold Steady's Craig Finn (Friday), classic punk band the Dead Boys (Sunday), a tribute to Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell (Nov. 4) and indie rocker Ted Leo (Nov. 11).

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