Dickelfest 2015

Every year before Christmas, and even a crumb before Thanksgiving, something very special happens: Dickelfest.

It isn’t the most widely noted or celebrated holiday, but its participants have regarded Dickelfest as “up there” or “pretty fun” when compared to other heavy hitting seasonal traditons like getting a car registered at the DMV, or cleaning leaves out of the gutter at home. On Dickelfest, Mike Hickel of San Jose rock band Joan and the Rivers turns another year older, and brings his jolly tidings and treats all the way from Silicon Valley to One Armed Bandit Land. There, a small but devoted group of friends and disciples gather to celebrate the meaning and appreciation of friendship, and to hang out.


Think you have what it takes to be a Dickeler? Find out FOR SURE on November 21st at FMCH!


October: The Best of the “-ber” Months

We’re too old to go trick-or-treating, and we’re too young to collect social security. We’re pretty much just looking for things to do to kill time until those checks start slowly walking into our bank accounts.

In other words, here are some October travel dates!


Mercy Music and Patrimony on August 20th

Wouldn’t you know it, we’re at it again! We’ve reserved August 20th at The Loving Cup for a regular old, very tame, family friendly shindig. Expect to see our good friends Mercy Music from Las Vegas, and Patrimony from Portland, OR. If you’re reading this wondering “Why in the world should I come to The Loving Cup on August 20th?”, please consider 4 reasonable points listed below.

1. You’re looking to have a pretty good time that night.
2. The Loving Cup is bar. You love bars.
3. Thursday nights are almost as good as Friday nights for having 1 or 10 cans of beer to yourself.
4. You want to treat yourself before spending yet another weekend of your life finally not being at work anymore but still doing other things you don’t like doing.

Really though, Mercy Music and Patrimony are killer, and they’re both going to be playing under the same roof on the 20th. Check it out.

Get your hands on some classic, sweet Cup action.




The boys are at it again, this time making a sweet little trip to Oregon to play Grant’s Pass on August 6th and Bend on August 7th. It’s easy, not hard! ROADTRIP!


It’s Too Damn Hot Out

But on the upside, there’s something else about this sweltering July in Reno that’s too damn hot, and it’s not your bedroom at 9:30 pm every night. It is, however, the NEWEST, MOST FRESH FM EVENT happening at The Loving Cup on July 17th featuring 100% rock group Strange Hotel. Sweaty, meaty, and on tour all the way from San Francisco. Just like most all you can eat sushi here in Reno. You and your intestinal tract will just love it!


The Loving Cup will be serving all your favorite beverages ’til you or your DD just can’t handle it anymore.



New Joan and the Rivers EP

Lovebumps is our favorite EP of 2015. We like it more than the new Alabama Shakes album and our least favorite pizza topping combined. It’s available for download here (name your own slice).

The EP releases in San Jose on June 11th at The Rockshop, but it also releases !HERE IN RENO! two days later on the 13th during Singer Social Club’s 1 Year Anniversary Party.

Our good bud Cory the Cactus says, “Come by and catch yoself some Lovebumps!”

Good for a poke, huh?

Good for a poke, huh?