Hours of Operation

Monday:

11am - 11pm

Tuesday & Wednesday:

11am - Midnight

Thursday & Friday:

11am - 2am

Saturday:

11am - 2am

Sunday:

12pm - 10pm

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Fri
Oct
Doors Open: 8pm / Event Starts: 9pm
Come see Nevergreen like you've never seen them before - a special, stripped down acoustic set! Nevergreen is a product of several years of experimentation. Its members, all originating from upstate New York, have roots in several genres of music from metal and punk rock, to pop and hip-hop. This combination yielded a blend of progressive rock and reggae, and the "je ne sais quoi" that is Nevergreen. They released their first studio production, "The Light Show EP," in 2008, followed by "The People to Paradise EP" and the "Roc City X-mas" single in 2010. Nevergreen then immediately began working on their first full-length record. The music video for the band's single "Platinum Pedestal" debuted in July of 2011 and "A Lesson in Leisure" was released in September. Nevergreen continues to evolve, defining its existence in the music world. http://www.nevergreenband.com
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Sat
Oct
Doors Open: 7pm / Event Starts: 8pm
8pm - Joe Percy Joe began playing guitar at the age of 12. He made his way onto the local music scene at age 15 when he joined the band Sans Ego. They won the Lima Crossroads Battle of the Bands in 2010 and released an EP titled Happy Endings Over Major Chords in 2011. While playing with Sans Ego, Joe shared the stage with National Acts such as Bayside, Forget Me in Vegas, Secondhand Serenade, Rookie of the Year, and Nemes. Joe thanks his over 2,300 followers for giving him nearly 600,000 views on YouTube. He recently took first place in the Lovin Cup Idol 2013 competition, winning Audience Favorite 4 out of 7 weeks of the competition. He is currently writing and recording a new album. http://joepercy.com   9pm - Timm Cash & Friends   10pm - Vinyl Orange Ottoman Vinyl Orange Ottoman was originally formed on a bitter cold night in January of 2009. The band was later reborn in 2012 with a more focused, dynamic, and controlled sound. Less of their influences and more of their own identity. The idea was to call upon scene vets - vocalist Pete Griffith, bassist Gopi Joaquim, drummer Ray Cordello, keyboardist JJ Stasiw, and guitarists Noah Swartele and Brady Hoover - to create the soulful sound that is the Vinyl Orange Ottoman. The VOO, as some have called them, has been reviewed in comparison to such acts as The Black Crowes, Stone Temple Pilots, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, and even Red Hot Chili Peppers. They have turned heads at clubs and festivals, has a forever growing fan base, and is “a breath of fresh air to the scene." “VOO is a dynamic band with a big kick of bluesy soul in its tone, mood, and groove. The band comes off cool in its delivery. It doesn't try too hard. There's no flash, there are no pyrotechnics. It is simple, direct, and to the point. That's not to say the band isn't made of excellent musicians. They just don't try that hard. They let it be.” (Frank De Blase, CITY Newspaper) Pre production of their debut album started in November of 2010 with engineer Jon Belec (who has engineered projects for Luther Vandroze, Matchbox 20, J-Lo, and Dream Theater just to name a few). The band started tracking the album with Jon and his team of engineers in January 2011 and was released in April of that same year. Currently the band is playing shows across New York State and working on new material for their second album. http://www.vinylorangeottoman.com/ http://www.reverbnation.com/vinylorangeottoman http://www.youtube.com/vinylorangeottoman https://www.twitter.com/vooofficial  
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Sat
Oct
Doors Open: 2pm / Event Starts: 3-5pm
Our friends from "Geeks Who Drink" Trivia (every Monday night) are bringing you a special edition quiz, just in time for Halloween!   "Don't Cross the Streams" will feature an array of Ghostbusters-themed questions and more!   Cash prizes for the winners!!
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Sat
Oct
This is the place to chill out with dinner and drinks! Every Saturday evening at Lovin' Cup, DJ Bizmuth takes you on a musical odyssey through classics old and current, to new sounds you had no idea you were looking for. Unwind and meet new people as the sun sets on your Saturday. It's quite well worth your while...   Every Saturday, we will be doing half off select appetizers, 3.00 Brooklyn Summers (because if we start drinking it, maybe the sun will start coming out), and a SNEAK PEAK at some of our new dinner items that will be coming out in May.   It's a food, drink and music pairing. let's get all your senses excited. Every. Saturday. Go!!!!!
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Nancy Kelly CD Release Party

...in promotion of "B That Way", available now at www.nancykelly.com!
26
Sun
Oct
Doors Open: 6pm / Event Starts: 7pm
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW AT THE LINK ABOVE! STAY TUNED TO SEE WHEN TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT LOVIN' CUP Nancy, on the new record... "The Hammond B-3 organ has been in my life from the very early days of my career. It was there throughout my musical evolution from Rock to R&B and on to jazz. In the early Eighties, I moved to Philly and began singing at the “salt and mostly pepper” jazz club Jewel’s on Broad St., where for 4 years I was the house singer with an organ trio made up of local Philly cats. At the time I didn’t know it, but I was at B-3 jazz ground zero. Jewel’s was host to headliners such as Groove Holmes, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Shirley Scott, local favorite Trudy Pitts and a very young Joey DeFrancesco. I was in heaven. The organ trio sound had now become a major part of my musical fiber. We had a good long run at Jewel’s. Sadly, years later the club closed and, for various reasons, I moved back to upstate New York. I spent the next era with piano. One day on a trio gig, Dino Losito used the organ sound on his keyboard and we both knew where we were headed. We loved it and dove into the sound, working solely as an organ trio for the past 6 years, and it led to this recording."   "It's notably one of the most impressive vocal jazz albums I've heard this year. Here is a true jazz singer for your listening pleasure". Dee Dee McNeil  LA Jazz   "One listen to this disc should make you wonder why she has not recorded more. She has a voice that hints of worldly experience, and sings with the attitude of a lady who knows exactly what each lyric is attempting to convey. In addition she knows how to swing, and that is always a plus. I suspect that this album will attract much airplay, spreading the word about a terrific singer named Nancy Kelly. " Joe Lang October issue of Jersey Jazz   "This is one of the most impressive,consistent all the way through, CDs that I've listened to. The first song is very strong, and I'm sure it'll keep bookers and programmers listening and not going on to 'next.' Nancy's 'Don't Explain' is better than Billies Holidays, no kidding." Christiana Drapkin   About Nancy Kelly... Nancy’s live performances are legendary. She has earned many awards and enlisted fans from around the globe. In a market place where wispy voices and shallow emotions abound, Ms. Kelly is a breath of fresh air...or should we say, smoky air; she takes us back to the time when jazz – and that includes vocal jazz --was an authentic expression of real emotion. Starting at age four in her hometown of Rochester, New York, Nancy studied piano, clarinet, drama and dance with private instructors, and voice at the Eastman School of Music. During her thirty-plus year career she has honed her trademark swing/bop take no prisoner’s back-to-the-roots swinging style in front of audiences across the U.S. and abroad-- from Singapore to Switzerland, France, and Turkey to her 3 tours of Japan. Nancy appears regularly in New York City including performances at The Blue Note, Birdland and The Rainbow Room and Dizzy’s Jazz club, Lincoln Center. She works frequently in Los Angeles and Miami, as well as countless jazz clubs, festivals, and symphony orchestra engagements across the country. Nancy was twice named “Best Female Jazz Vocalist” in the Down Beat Readers’ Poll. She has recorded four critically acclaimed CDs, Her first cd “Live Jazz” reached #11 on the Billboard charts. “Born to Swing” and her latest cd “Well Alright" feature guest tenor saxophonist Houston Person. All of Miss Kelly’s accomplishments and accolades are testament to the fact that a great jazz voice doesn't happen overnight. More than any other instrument the voice gains its resonance and soulfulness from the life experiences of the body that surrounds it. To paraphrase Bird-- “If you haven't lived it isn't going to come out of your horn.” Nancy Kelly has lived it. She is, in every respect, “The Real Deal”. http://www.nancykelly.com/  
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Mon
Oct
Many have been asking for it to come back, and we're bringing it. Bigger and BETTER than ever! Think it's just Trivia?  Think again.  Free quiz every Monday at 8pm.  Bar tab and other prizes for winners and bonus questions all night.
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Tue
Oct
Come share your music at what has been described by many as the hottest open mic night in town! (2012 CITY choice awards - Best Open Mic) Each performer is allowed two songs. Performers that don't use "songs" (comedians, poets, improvisational music, etc) are allowed up to eight minutes for their set. Sign up sheet goes out about an hour or so before open mic begins, and order is determined on a first come/first serve basis. First person to sign up gets an extra song! WE PROVIDE: The PA system (mics, speakers, etc), guitar cables, an old beat-up piano, a host/sound engineer. Oftentimes there are musicians hanging around to play for you if you are a singer without an accompanist. WE DON'T PROVIDE: Guitars, guitar/bass amps, drums. Unless you are a singer or pianist, bring your own instruments! Our format is best suited to solo and smaller group performances with acoustic instruments (guitar, piano, etc). Though it is not recommended, we will allow a full band to play as long as the musicians are respectful of others time and space. If you are a drummer, it is suggested that you bring in your drums before open mic begins (8:30) and set them up off to the side as to make for a speedy transition and not disrupt others' performances. Open mic begins around 8:30pm and goes until the night dies down (usually 11:00-11:30ish). Any other questions can be emailed to the show's host Willy O'Riley at willyoriley@lovincup.com.
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Wed
Oct
Doors Open: 7pm / Event Starts: 8pm
ONLINE TICKETS AVAIL AT THE LINK ABOVE! TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS (AT PRESALE PRICE): Lovin' Cup Bistro & Brews, The Bop Shop, House of Guitars, Record Archive, Lakeshore Record Exchange   See what the Democrat & Chronicle's Jeff Spevak has to say... http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/lifestyle/columnist/spevak/2014/10/23/tony-levin-still-pushing-boundaries/17684795/   STICK MEN Stick Men is a progressive rock band formed in 2008 and created from musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson and Markus Reuter is a composer/guitarist who designs and plays his own unique touch style guitar. Stick Men is a rock trio like no other. Playing instruments not seen or heard every day, and writing captivating and challenging music, they embody the tradition of forward-looking rock music.   Markus Reuter, Tony Levin & Pat Mastelotto   Levin and Mastelotto, the powerhouse rhythm section of King Crimson for over 20 years, bring that tradition to all their playing. Levin plays the Chapman Stick, from which the band takes its name. Having bass and guitar strings, the Chapman Stick functions at times like two instruments. Markus Reuter plays his own self-designed touch guitar - again covering much more ground than a guitar or a bass. And Mastelotto's drumming encompasses not just the acoustic kit, but a unique electronic setup too, allowing him to add loops, samples, percussion, and more. The result; audiences are fascinated by watching just three musicians onstage perform pieces like Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, King Crimson's Red and Lark's Tongues, as well as wild improvs and their own catalog of unique music. Stick Men have released 5 CDs; Soup, Absalom, OPEN, DEEP, and the most recent Power Play (2014), a live album. They have toured extensively, now spanning 5 continents. https://www.facebook.com/stickmenofficial  Tony Levin: Born in Boston, Tony Levin started out in classical music, playing bass in the Rochester Philharmonic. Then moving into jazz and rock, he has had a notable career, recording with John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Yes, Alice Cooper, and many more. He has also released 5 solo CDs and three books. In addition to touring with Stick Men, he is currently a member of King Crimson, of the Peter Gabriel Band, and of the jazz band L'Image. His popular website, tonylevin.com, featured one of the web's first blogs, and has had over 5 million visits.   Pat Mastelotto: A self-taught drummer from Northern California, who has also been involved with pushing the envelope of electronic drumming. Pat has spent a lifetime jumping genres from pop, to prog, to electronica to world music with – among others – Mr. Mister, XTC, David Sylvian, The Rembrandts, TUNER, Kimmo Pohjonen, and for the last 21 years with King Crimson.   Markus Reuter: Markus is a composer, guitarist, and producer. Initially trained as a pianist, he subsequently studied Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft and learned to play the Chapman Stick, later moving onto the U8 Touch Guitar. Reuter has released many solo recordings and worked extensively with other musicians. He is one of the core members of the experimental band Centrozoon, is half of the duo Tuner (with Pat Mastelotto) and was also a member of Europa String Choir. Reuter has collaborated with Ian Boddy, Robert Rich, No-Man singer Tim Bowness, and many others. 
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Thu
Oct
Doors Open: 8pm / Event Starts: 8pm-1am
A special Halloween version of our monthly Salsa Night!   Featuring DJ Bonitillo & DJ Salsero!   Bring your masks and costumes!
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Fri
Oct
Doors Open: 8pm / Event Starts: 9pm - 1am
FuturPointe Dance & DJ Alykhan (Doing Good ROC) join forces to bring you an epic Halloween dance party.  Join us for a night of magic, sensuality, pomp and pageantry. There will be Live Performances by Futurpointe Dance & other special guests. DJ Alykhan (nominated "best club DJ 2014" by CITY) will be on the turntables blending and remixing sing-a-long pop classics with throwback rap anthems alongside Afro-beat vibes, Latin boogie, 80s Jams, Deep House beats, Soul, Funk, R&B, Reggae, Motown, Bhangra and other sonic flavors! 100% of the proceeds from this event help Futurpointe Dance provide school-age dancers across Rochester with scholarships.  See you on the dancefloor!   $5 with costume $7 without costume Hosted by DJ Guy Dance & DJ Alykhan     About FuturPointe Dance... FuturPointe Dance is Contemporary. Urban. Global. Its dance vocabulary is Reggae Ballet - inspired by the rhythms, vibe, and swagger of Reggae music and Rastafarian culture and philosophy. Its dancers are some of the most expressive and technically excellent dancers in the field. FuturPointe is as committed to connecting to diverse communities in innovative and meaningful ways as it is to imaginative artistic collaborations and movement, production invention. FuturPointe Dance's work is characterized by a sensory, multi-genre repertoire born of a sophisticated fusion of traditional and modern Caribbean dance forms, ballet and Latin vocabulary. The company's repertoire incorporates elements of media, fashion, and provocative performance art to produce an unusual and emotionally transporting dance experience. http://www.futurpointe.org About DJ Alykhan... Boston born, Philly raised, Rochester based DJ Alykhan is known for doing it, and doing it well. Celebrated for his on-point, yet eclectic sets - he spins everything from top-40 hits, soul-full house jams, electro bangers, indie rock remixes, Disco-Funk, and a wide variety of Hip-Hop. He's DJ'ed Rochester's finest clubs; One, to Pearl, SoHo, Dubland Underground, Vinyl, and the Bug Jar among others. Alykhan is a tastemaker, and has shared the stage with the likes of DJ Tittsworth (T&A Records / UStreet), KILL THE NOISE (Slow Roast / Fools Gold), The Communist Party, The Manhattan Project, Vampyre Eyes, Skanntronn, DJ Naps, Con Artist, the Queen City Cartel, Designer Junkies, Nancy Raygun, Mishka V, Huxley, and rappers Hassaan Mackey (Rawkus Records) and Fabolous (Def Jam). His ability to skillfully blend in and out of various genres creates an unforgettable mood and energy sure to shake any dance floor. Please visit http://www.djalykhan.com for more!    
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Sat
Nov
Doors Open: 5pm / Event Starts: 6pm-1am
Our annual Halloween bash!!!   We're putting it on Saturday so you can still have all your fun on Fri the 31st too ;)   With costume contests, drink specials and live music from: BUDDHAHOOD ANONYMOUS WILLPOWER OCUPANTHER MOON ZOMBIES AND MORE TBA!!!  
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Sat
Nov
This is the place to chill out with dinner and drinks! Every Saturday evening at Lovin' Cup, DJ Bizmuth takes you on a musical odyssey through classics old and current, to new sounds you had no idea you were looking for. Unwind and meet new people as the sun sets on your Saturday. It's quite well worth your while...   Every Saturday, we will be doing half off select appetizers, 3.00 Brooklyn Summers (because if we start drinking it, maybe the sun will start coming out), and a SNEAK PEAK at some of our new dinner items that will be coming out in May.   It's a food, drink and music pairing. let's get all your senses excited. Every. Saturday. Go!!!!!
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Sun
Nov
Event Starts: 4-6pm
Maria Gillard & Scott Regan: "A Little Luck" CD Release Party Two long time members of the local songwriting community, who began co-writing a few years back, now have a new CD. Joining Maria and Scott on the recording, are Perry Cleaveland, mandolin and fiddle; Steve Piper, guitar; and Brian Williams, bass. They will also accompany them for the release show. Recorded all live, these recordings capture the conversational style of their writing, and the instrumental play in the arrangements. Maria is best known for her trio and quartet that each blur the line between swing/jazz, folk and bluegrass. Scott performs with Watkins & the Rapiers. They each also have played solo gigs for years. This is their first effort as a duo. http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MariaGillardandScottRegan http://www.mariagillard.com http://rapiers.org
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Mon
Nov
Many have been asking for it to come back, and we're bringing it. Bigger and BETTER than ever! Think it's just Trivia?  Think again.  Free quiz every Monday at 8pm.  Bar tab and other prizes for winners and bonus questions all night.
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Tue
Nov
Come share your music at what has been described by many as the hottest open mic night in town! (2012 CITY choice awards - Best Open Mic) Each performer is allowed two songs. Performers that don't use "songs" (comedians, poets, improvisational music, etc) are allowed up to eight minutes for their set. Sign up sheet goes out about an hour or so before open mic begins, and order is determined on a first come/first serve basis. First person to sign up gets an extra song! WE PROVIDE: The PA system (mics, speakers, etc), guitar cables, an old beat-up piano, a host/sound engineer. Oftentimes there are musicians hanging around to play for you if you are a singer without an accompanist. WE DON'T PROVIDE: Guitars, guitar/bass amps, drums. Unless you are a singer or pianist, bring your own instruments! Our format is best suited to solo and smaller group performances with acoustic instruments (guitar, piano, etc). Though it is not recommended, we will allow a full band to play as long as the musicians are respectful of others time and space. If you are a drummer, it is suggested that you bring in your drums before open mic begins (8:30) and set them up off to the side as to make for a speedy transition and not disrupt others' performances. Open mic begins around 8:30pm and goes until the night dies down (usually 11:00-11:30ish). Any other questions can be emailed to the show's host Willy O'Riley at willyoriley@lovincup.com.
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Wed
Nov
Event Starts: 6:00-8:00pm
It's our Lovin'cup free wine tasting!   It's the first Wednesday of every month and it's free!  It's an opportunity to show you what we may be pouring behind the bar or featuring something new and local!  You never know, and there is only one way to find out! Includes some cheeses for nibbling and pairing!
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