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Monday:

11am - 11pm

Tuesday & Wednesday:

11am - Midnight

Thursday & Friday:

11am - 2am

Saturday:

11am - 2am

Sunday:

12pm - 10pm

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Sun
May
Doors Open: 6pm / Event Starts: 7pm
TICKETS ON SALE AT BOP SHOP RECORDS, LOVIN’ CUP AND ONLINE (AT THE LINK ABOVE)! BOP SHOP RECORDS & BOP ARTS INC. present EXPANSIONS – THE DAVE LIEBMAN GROUP Dave Liebman’s new group looks towards the present generation of jazz musicians who have been schooled in conservatory and university settings.  Lieb is continuing the time tested tradition of master/apprentice as he experienced in the 1970’s with drummer Elvin Jones and Miles Davis, by reaching across generations to teach and learn from them. “EXPANSIONS” features the up and coming pianist Bobby Avey, reedman Matt Vashlishan, drummer Alex Ritz and a continuation of Lieb’s long relationship with bassist Tony Marino. Conceptually, the repertoire traverses elements of free jazz and re-arrangements of standards all infused with the complex time signatures and harmonies being explored by the new jazz artists of our time. The first recording will be released in 2014…”Samsara” (Whaling City Sound). DAVE LIEBMAN (soprano saxophone, wooden flute) David Liebman’s career has spanned over four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the saxophone/flautist in both the Elvin Jones and Miles Davis Groups, continuing as a leader since. He has played on nearly three hundred recordings with over one hundred under his leadership or co-leadership.  In jazz education he is a renowned lecturer and author of several milestone books: Self Portrait Of A Jazz Artist, A Chromatic Approach To Jazz Harmony And Melody, Developing A Personal Saxophone Sound, translated into several languages, in addition to teaching DVDs, journalistic contributions to periodicals and published chamber music. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) existing since 1989. Awards include (Jazz Educators Network Legend of Jazz (2013); National Endowment of the Arts Masters of Jazz (2011); the Order of Arts and Letters (France 2009); Jazz Journalist’s award for Soprano Saxophone (2007); Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Solo (1998); Honorary Doctorate from the Sibelius Academy (Finland-1997). He is currently Artist in Residence at the Manhattan School of Music and has consistently placed in the top three places for Soprano Saxophone in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll since 1973, winning first place in both the Downbeat and Jazz Times Critic’s Poll in both 2011 and 2012. (Complete bio at davidliebman.com) BOBBY AVEY (piano/keyboards) Praised by the New Yorker Magazine as a “ young pianist of invention and refinement,” Bobby Avey has established himself as an emerging star in the jazz community. He graduated from Purchase University of Music Summa Cum Laude in 2007 after having collaborated with Dave Liebman on a recording “Vienna Dialogues” (Zoho Records released 2006) featuring adaptations from the Classical and Romantic era. In 2011 Bobby won the Thelonius Monk Competition for original composition featured on his first recording as a leader “A New Face” lauded by the NY TImes as a “promising debut.” His follow up, a solo recording titled “Be Not So Long To Speak”(Minsi Ridge) was praised Ben Ratliff in tthe Times:”…a solo piano record of mystery, patience, imagination and clear design…keep an eye on this guy.” Most recently, Avey received the New Jazz Works Commissioning and Ensemble Development Grant from Chamber Music America which enabled him to travel to Haiti to study the Vodou tradition. This lead to the creation of an hour-long suite grounded in rhythms found in their traditional drumming. The suite entitled “Authority Melts From Me” pays homage to the Haitian Revolution and was premiered and recorded in 2012 featuring another rising voice on saxophone, Miguel Zenon along with guitarist Ben Monder. The New York Times wrote about Avey’s Symphony Space concert of the Haitan material:”Avey isn’t laying claim to an ancestral heritage, but rather digging into a tradition outside his experience, with scholarly enthusiasm.” MATT VASHLISHAN (alto sax, flute, clarinet, EWI) Matt Vashlishan is currently located in the New York area where he is actively developing his reputation as a freelance musician and educator. He holds a DMA in Saxophone Performance from the University of Miami, a Master’s degree in Performance from William Paterson University and a Bachelor’s of Jazz Performance from the Eastman School of Music. Matt has performed with numerous artists such as Phil Woods, Bruce Hornsby, Patty Austin, Nester Torres, and many others. His large ensemble credentials include the Phil Woods Big Band, Michael Feinstein Orchestra, the Charles Tolliver Big Band and Larry Rosen’s “Jazz Roots” including solo and ensemble work on “An Evening with Dave Grusin.” Matt’s discography includes two CD’s released under his own leadership as well as sideman work in a variety of styles. He has co-authored and collaborated with David Liebman on several publications available through Jamey Aebersold Jazz. ALEX RITZ (drums/frame drum) Alex started quite young, already sitting in and performing in the Hudson Valley area where he lived not far from New York City at age twelve. He went on to attend both the Oberlin Conservatory and College graduating with degrees in Music and Mathematics. While there he studied with jazz drum legend Billy Hart (long time associate of Dave Liebman in the groups “Saxophone Summit” and “Quest”) and multi-percussionist Jamey Hadda (who was a member of the Dave Liebman Group for ten years). After graduating Ritz spent two years living in Shanghai, China, performing in styles ranging from jazz to Afrobeat including collaborations with players of traditional Chinese instruments. During this time, he appeared at festivals and venues in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Switzerland. Now based in Brooklyn, New York, Ritz has been playing with a wide array of artists and ensembles.  He has been featured on several recordings, including Rafiq Bhatia’sYes It Will, which was listed among the Best Jazz Albums of 2012 by critics from The New York Times, Village Voice and Jazz Times. Modern Drummer magazine observes that Ritz’s “pleasantly disorienting” playing “keeps the music aloft,” and the New York Times speaks of his “drum rhythms in broken-field runs with stuttering delays before downstrokes.” TONY MARINO (electric and acoustic bass) Tony is the rock of the new group with decades of experience in music ranging from folk, rock, country, bebop to free jazz. His playing credits range from Mose Allison to Phil Woods while his association with Dave Liebman extends well over twenty years and dozens of recordings and tours worldwide. As Lieb describes Tony: “I may have said three words to Tony about how or what to play in these years. He is the most instinctive musician I have known…something realized by all who hear him.” http://davidliebman.com/home/groups/expansions-dave-liebman-group/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBjJTZ-YhIE  
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02
Mon
May
  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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03
Tue
May
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) There is no preregistration- just come on in and sign up! The 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 spot on the list gets an extra song! Each performer is allowed two songs. Performers that don't use "songs" (comedians, poets, improvisational music, etc) are allowed up to 5-7 minutes for their set (we give them a five minute warning to let them know they need to wrap things up in the next 1-2 minutes). WE PROVIDE: The PA system (mics, speakers, etc), guitar cables, an old beat-up piano, a host/sound engineer. Occasionally there are musicians hanging around to play for you if you are a singer without an accompanist. WE DON'T PROVIDE: Guitars, amps, drums. Unless you are a singer or pianist, bring your own stuff! Our format is best suited to solo and small group performances with acoustic instruments (guitar, piano, etc). We do not recommended full bands, however we will allow it as long as the musicians are respectful of others' time and space (and play at a respectful volume for the audience). Drummers must bring in their drums before open mic begins (8pm) and set them up off to the side as to make for a speedy transition and not disrupt others' performances. Due to the logistics involved, all bands with drums may not perform more than once a month at our open mic night. Open mic begins around 8pm and goes until the night dies down (usually 11ish). Any other questions can be emailed to the show's host Willy O'Riley at willyoriley@lovincup.com.
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Tue
May
Come down every Tuesday for some great food and beer specials - specifically a night dedicated to frosty pints of beer and our delicious wings!  (have you had our house wings? They are honestly some of the best in town, and one of our best kept secrets!) 1/2 price wings starting at 4:00, and a beer special that strikes our fancy!  Grab a pint of our beer special and get a pint glass of your choosing to take home with you (for the first 20 people who come in for it).  Pint glass gets you 1.00 off all night, and will be a fabulous addition to your glass collection.  Oh, and you get it all served up by handsome Phil Strategis! Follow us on twitter @lovincupROC to see what our pint night will be from week to week!
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Star Wars "The Force Awakens": Movie Night at the Cup!

...in celebration of "May the Fourth" ;)
04
Wed
May
Come and check out our new FREE Lovin' Cup movie series! Enjoy some tasty food & drink as you watch movies on our HUGE new projector screen, pumped through our full sound system! FREE POPCORN FROM OUR VINTAGE STYLE POPCORN MACHINE!   Tonight’s showing is Star Wars "The Force Awakens”… Star Wars was first introduced to our world on May 25, 1977 with the release of the film A New Hope, which would soon became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. It was followed by the similarly successful sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983); these three films constitute the original Star Wars trilogy. A prequel trilogy was later released between 1999 and 2005, which received a more “mixed” reaction from critics and fans… Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the widely anticipated seventh installment in the Star Wars film series. It is set 30 years after Return of the Jedi and follows Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron's search for Luke Skywalker and their fight alongside the Resistance, led by veterans of the Rebel Alliance, against Kylo Ren and the First Order, a successor group to the Galactic Empire. The film, which was directed, co-produced, and co-written by J. J. Abrams, received widespread praise and broke many box office records, becoming the highest-grossing installment of the franchise, the highest-grossing film in North America, and the third highest grossing film of all time with a worldwide gross of more than $2 billion. It received five Academy Award nominations and four British Academy Film Award nominations, where it won Best Special Visual Effects. Two sequels, Episode VIII and Episode IX, are scheduled for 2017 and 2019 respectively. May the fourth be with you!  
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05
Thu
May
Doors Open: 7pm / Event Starts: 8pm
A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage is one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year both solo and with her band The Sequins throughout the US, UK, & Europe. She has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals, and improvisational audience interaction. Sage has shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, A Great Big World, Judy Collins, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, Jamie Cullum, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards. Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, the “Fame” soundtrack, and in the last 3 seasons of Lifetime’s controversial reality series,"Dance Moms". Sage herself is a former dancer who studied at the School of American Ballet in her teens, and she has been thrilled to see her music widely embraced by the lyrical dance community over the past several years (videos featuring young girls dancing to her music have received over 9 million hits on YouTube). Her forthcoming album CHOREOGRAPHIC delivers a musically ambitious and emotionally accessible tribute to dance, her very first love.  She “envisioned each song as a fully-choreographed multi-media experience”; the result is an inspired set of piano-based chamber-pop merging orchestral elements with her signature blend of folk, pop and rock. The album, which will be released on NYC’s MPress Records in May 2016, was co-produced by Sage and Grammy® winning producer Andy Zulla (Idina Menzel, Rod Stewart). "One part Elton John, one part Kate Bush” — Uncut "Her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter“ —billboard.com
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05
Thu
May
Come see your favorite bartenders sling drinks for you!  CHEAP DRINKS! $1.00 off all drafts $1.00 off all wells (and we all know that our wells are good quality liquor - not that bottom barrel stuff!) Good company!
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Ryan Johnson | EP Release Party

w/ This Life & Bearcat and the Birds
06
Fri
May
Doors Open: 7pm / Event Starts: 8:30pm
8:30-9:15 - This Life https://www.facebook.com/This-Life-134620839948937/?fref=ts   9:30-10:15 - The Ryan Johnson Project https://www.facebook.com/coexistencemusic/?fref=ts   10:30-11:15 - Bearcat and the Birds https://www.facebook.com/bearcatandthebirds/?fref=ts
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06
Fri
May
Lovin' Cup's very own Pauline Coles provides a fun and lively atmosphere for you to unwind and and celebrate the end of the week. Spinning far out records of the past... rockabilly, garage, funk, punk, and more. Great drink specials!   Photo courtesy of Aaron Winters
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06
Fri
May
Fresh fish of our choosing fried up and served up for you!  Get your friends together and end your week the right way!
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09
Mon
May
  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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10
Tue
May
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) There is no preregistration- just come on in and sign up! The 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 spot on the list gets an extra song! Each performer is allowed two songs. Performers that don't use "songs" (comedians, poets, improvisational music, etc) are allowed up to 5-7 minutes for their set (we give them a five minute warning to let them know they need to wrap things up in the next 1-2 minutes). WE PROVIDE: The PA system (mics, speakers, etc), guitar cables, an old beat-up piano, a host/sound engineer. Occasionally there are musicians hanging around to play for you if you are a singer without an accompanist. WE DON'T PROVIDE: Guitars, amps, drums. Unless you are a singer or pianist, bring your own stuff! Our format is best suited to solo and small group performances with acoustic instruments (guitar, piano, etc). We do not recommended full bands, however we will allow it as long as the musicians are respectful of others' time and space (and play at a respectful volume for the audience). Drummers must bring in their drums before open mic begins (8pm) and set them up off to the side as to make for a speedy transition and not disrupt others' performances. Due to the logistics involved, all bands with drums may not perform more than once a month at our open mic night. Open mic begins around 8pm and goes until the night dies down (usually 11ish). Any other questions can be emailed to the show's host Willy O'Riley at willyoriley@lovincup.com.
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Tue
May
Come down every Tuesday for some great food and beer specials - specifically a night dedicated to frosty pints of beer and our delicious wings!  (have you had our house wings? They are honestly some of the best in town, and one of our best kept secrets!) 1/2 price wings starting at 4:00, and a beer special that strikes our fancy!  Grab a pint of our beer special and get a pint glass of your choosing to take home with you (for the first 20 people who come in for it).  Pint glass gets you 1.00 off all night, and will be a fabulous addition to your glass collection.  Oh, and you get it all served up by handsome Phil Strategis! Follow us on twitter @lovincupROC to see what our pint night will be from week to week!
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12 Beers of Summer

what you should be drinking this summer
11
Wed
May
Event Starts: 7:00 pm
Kickoff the summer with 12 seasonal beers & snacks. If you enjoyed our 12 Beers of Christmas, you're sure to have a ball at this warmer, brighter version! Our Beer Line up (as always, a baker's dozen): Genny Brewhouse North German Pilsner Sierra Nevada Otra Vez Empire Brewing Company Skinny Atlas Harpoon Brewery Big Squeeze Rootstock Ciderworks Original Cider Southern Tier Brewing Company 3 Citrus Peel Out Roc Azaca Pale ale with fresh fruit Victory Brewing Kirsch Gose Boulevard Brewing Company Ginger Lemon Radler Founders Brewing Co. Rubaeus Bell's Brewery Oberon Avery Brewing Company Liliko'i Kepolo and last but certainly not least, Stoneyard Brewing Company Lilac Wheat Light noshes, passed appetizers and some delicious bbq featuring McCann's Meats! Tickets $25, and they'll go fast!
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Thu
May
Come see your favorite bartenders sling drinks for you!  CHEAP DRINKS! $1.00 off all drafts $1.00 off all wells (and we all know that our wells are good quality liquor - not that bottom barrel stuff!) Good company!
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13
Fri
May
Doors Open: 8pm / Event Starts: 9pm
The Flood is an original "Americountryblues-rock" group from Rochester, NY. Their debut, self-titled album "Eric Carlin and The Flood" is currently available for digital download and features guest appearances by top area musicians such as Tony Gallichio on the organ, Kurt Johnson on pedal steel, and Josh Massicot on piano. https://www.reverbnation.com/ericcarlinandtheflood
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13
Fri
May
Lovin' Cup's very own Pauline Coles provides a fun and lively atmosphere for you to unwind and and celebrate the end of the week. Spinning far out records of the past... rockabilly, garage, funk, punk, and more. Great drink specials!   Photo courtesy of Aaron Winters
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13
Fri
May
Fresh fish of our choosing fried up and served up for you!  Get your friends together and end your week the right way!
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14
Sat
May
Doors Open: 8pm / Event Starts: 9pm
"Band of the Year" - 2013 New England Music Awards "Album of the Year" - Ragtop Angel - 2012 New England Music Awards "Song of the Year" - Takin' Off - 2012 New England Music Awards "Hands down, the best roots rock band to come out of Boston since the Del Fuegos." - The Alternate Root The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band; they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally and socially. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way. Ezra and his band are activists and community leaders as much as they are musicians and songwriters. Ezra has spent time living out of a van, farming in Canada, volunteering for the relief effort in Kosovo, and practicing environmental geography in South Africa. Whether as a kitchen hand or carpenter, teacher, athlete, or traveler, Ezra crams it all into the music, always challenging our perspective and often teetering somewhere between the ballsy rocker and sensitive poet. Through their non profit organization, RallySound, AEG helps people organize live music events that inspire communities and encourage grassroots activism. The group’s live performances, sweaty, passionate affairs that have been compared to those of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, attracted the attention of Royal Avenue Records in 2010. Ezra immediately signed with Royal Avenue and began working on the album that eventually became Ragtop Angel. Royal Avenue paired the group with multiplatinum producer Aaron Johnson (best known for his work with The Fray) who has helped hone Adam’s ramblings into finely tuned songs that still retain the power and conviction developed from Ezra’s years of “do it yourself,” grassroots work ethic. In 2011, The Adam Ezra Group released "Ragtop Angel," the group's debut recording on Royal Avenue Records. Upon it's release, "Ragtop Angel" shot to the top of the Amazon charts (peaking at #4 behind John Mayer and Sarah Bareilles) and was featured on iTunes "New and Noteworthy Rock Albums" in December of 2011. Soon after, Ragtop Angel won "Album of the Year" and "Takin' Off" won "Song of the Year" at the New England Music Awards. Over the course of the last few years the group found themselves with a handful of acoustic songs that we loved but didn't seem to fit in the context of other albums or live shows.... What to do? They decided to put them on all on one acoustic album. The group locked themselves in a cabin in the Catskills, set up instruments and hit record. The result is the newly released "Daniel The Brave." Having toured with Rusted Root, The Wailers, The Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz, Indigo Girls, Corey Smith, Deer Tick, The Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Marshall Tucker Band, Los Lobos, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Dwight Yoakam, Gin Blossoms, and many more, the Adam Ezra Group has graduated from the local Boston scene to the national level with a momentum that is catapulting them towards being one of the country’s most talked about bands. "Not since Springsteen and Bono have I seen a lead singer with his talent and charisma.” -- Jack Casey, General Manager WERS radio in Boston "They are one of the few bands out right now whose music is deep and real. It was an honor to tour with them." --Michael Glabicki, Lead Singer-Rusted Root See more at http://www.adamezra.com/
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