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Grainey’s Basement to relaunch this weekend; Crowbar gone

What’s old is new: Grainey’s Basement is back — with a new logo.
What’s old is new: Grainey’s Basement is back — with a new logo.

When news arrived in February that the plug was being pulled on short-lived Downtown Boise bar Crowbar, it was met with wide-ranging responses ranging from disappointment and bitterness to surprise and pom-pom waving.

Either way, the reality has arrived: Old Boise staple Grainey’s Basement, which preceded the underground electronic music club at 109 S. 6th St., officially relaunches this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, bargoers who never made it into Crowbar can check out the room’s updated look — and reverted music vibe.

On weekends, Grainey’s Basement now will feature “a mix of Top 40, old-school hip-hop, R&B and all-round dance party music,” according to a press release. “Select dates will have local and nationally touring live hip-hop artists and other special performances.”

Boise DJ The Mighty Deltaone will perform Friday. DJ Psycache, known for spinning on Radio Boise, takes over Saturday.

There’s no cover charge in the Basement. Upstairs at Tom Grainey’s, there will be a $5 cover charge to see Portland rock band The Quick and Easy Boys.

Music starts at 10 p.m. at both bars.

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