You City Pages people should get out more. Pickle Park is a great rock club. To me it seems that you write about the same clubs, and the same bands all the time. 1st Avenue there is nowhere to sit, unless your a V.I.P., not to mention ten dollar parking, The Triple Rock, Cause, The Turf Club,and now Amsterdam. But you should get your "Street Team" to check out some of the clubs that BUY adds in your paper that are outside of Mpls, and ST Paul.
Best Rock Club - 2011
Triple Rock Social Club
629 Cedar Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Last year the Triple Rock took this category on the basis of its accessible versatility—a place where you could catch a pre-show drink and meal next door to kill some time before crossing over to the perfectly sized music room to get a dose of some high-wattage jams. That still holds this year, but there's another important factor to keep in mind when bestowing top honors on the now-venerable Triple Rock: It's cheap. Not "cheap" as in busted-ass, second-rate, or shoddy—in its seven-plus years of existence, the music room has earned a deeply embedded veneer of gnarled, lived-in rock 'n' roll energy without having to feel compelled to burn your shoes afterward. We mean "cheap" as in inexpensive. Catching even the most buzzed-about touring international indie acts will typically set you back less than $15 a ticket, a full night of local band music will run you a fiver (if that), and it's always free to check out popular institutions like Thursday night's Ellie Blades-hosted Blingo, the Weekly Triple Double's Tuesday-night drinks-and-DJs throwdown, or a live taping of the monthly comedic pop-culture podcast Kermit's Corner.