I have no qualms stating my favorite place to imbibe is St James Infirmary. Primarily, it’s the proximity to my home. Second is Georgette Crush and the rest of the awesome bartenders and staff. After that comes the diversity of people, the patio, the drink selection and the fact that the music (and jukebox) is always good. I seem to end up there on jukebox nights for some reason, but every time I’ve walked in on live music or dj nights and it’s always a blast and the acts they book are awesome. Also, as my friend points out, “the guys dance there. And not just because the girls are dancing. That says something.” Good job guys.
Not long ago owner Pete Barnato, who not only was responsible for the music booking at St James but is also frontman of alt-blues-rock band Moondog Matinee, informed me of his plans to commandeer The Biggest Little City Club and turn it into The Loving Cup (for those of you unaware, “Loving Cup” is a Rolling Stones song off their infamous album, Exile To Main Street). Pete has made it clear that his mission is to continue the trend of the California Street corridor being a welcoming place to drink, gather and listen to quality cutting edge music. Seems like St James and The Loving Cup will be a great place to jump back and forth on your weekend nights. Win-win.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out The Loving Cup, Friday should be your night, as Los Angeles’ fusion rockers Magic Bronson are making their debut appearance in Northern Nevada at The Loving Cup. On tour to support their new album “Wildlife,” which Buzzbands.LA says “…rumbles and hums in the secondhand-smoke-filled netherworld of indie-rock, hip-hop and electro-pop.” With that description, you guarantee our presence to check this duo out.
We are really excited for another neighborhood bar and music venue that is catering to an experience and bringing in up-and-coming acts. Barnato and company put a lot of love into this place. We are total suckers for white and black tile, and that’s what’s on the stage. The art, and décor, the bar’s presentation and the furnishings all piece together comfortably and stylishly without being pretentious.
The Magic Bronson show is 100% FREE and kicks off at 9:00pm with an opening set. The Loving Cup will be showing it’s love to the community by creating a photo-contest of the night. Tweet or facebook a picture from the night. Best picture wins $50 bar tab