The beloved Brewery District venue says goodbye with a free slate of shows
The Columbus music scene will take another hit when Double Happiness closes its doors following a final performance from J Rawls and the Polar Entertainment team on Saturday, Nov. 25. In the week leading up to the finale, the cozy music venue, which has played host to some of my favorite shows in recent years (Protomartyr and Parquet Courts was a double-bill to remember), features an eclectic series of free shows, beginning with a headlining Youth Hostel turn on Monday, Nov. 20.
The best bets, however, begin on Tuesday, Nov. 21, when smart, scrappy indie-rock crew Future Nuns teams with force-of-nature punk trio Nuclear Moms (Cosmic Family rounds out the lineup). On Wednesday, Nov. 22, Betsy Ross, centered on the powerhouse vocals of singer/guitarist Charity Crowe, joins slurred, scruffy rock four-piece WV White heading a roster that also includes Steven King and Hidden Places. Then, on Friday, Nov. 24, local punk legend Pink Reason makes a rare live appearance, closing out a bill alongside a pair of crackling, high-energy noisemakers, one new (Thee Thee's), and one more seasoned (Unholy Two). (Don't Miss It)