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Best bar I've been to in Oakland
I love this place. Knowledgeable bartenders, enormous selection and comfortable atmosphere all keep me coming back for more.
One of the worst lounge in Oakland I have been there one time it is not safe to have fun around there.And very poor customer service.....
So Gary Siu is right. There are no club dates posted for this Historical Bar, The Roundup Saloon in Lafayette at 3553 MT. Diablo Blvd. It is kind of a unique, Funky bar where live bands perform periodically. Tim Barnes band has successfully performed there 2 times and is coming up on August 28 for a recipe for a Rock and Roll Banquet. see www.timbarnesrocks.com I submitted an ad for the upcoming performance to that club for the band Tim Barnes & the Five Grand Band in plenty of time, (2 weeks prior) for the East Bay Express to announce it . At the time the ad was acknowledged by the events editor, but so far there has been no posting in the music and entertainment section of the East Bay Express for the Lafayette club. Up and coming struggling bands should be advertised. In this case, Tim Barnes, not a newcomer to the rock scene was a key member of the very popular '70's band Stoneground which made rock n rock history for a short time in the San Fransisco Bay area. With the management of Tom Donahue who was associated with an Alameda radio station at that time, took this band, under contract with Warner Brothers pictures, on 2 whirlwind movie tours which have since become cult movies and were shown successfully for a number of years internationally. "Medicine Ball Caravan" and the more successful, "Dracula, 1972 AD," That band was a hard driving band spearheaded by the growling guitar work and vocals by Tim Barnes. The unique solid rhythmic drive attracted local luminaries as Pete Sears, Jefferson Starship bassist and keyboard player and Sal Valentino.The band had tremendous success a handful of years but could not sustain because of so many in the band's personnel. There was a short hit single by one of the then girl singers at that time. After the demise of SToneground, Tim has had a successful career in Sacramento, first with the group called, the Fabulous Flames, then on to 25 year association with Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers. Tim continues to make rock history which is 100% home cooked. The ingredients of the hot band includes the high energy of Dan Stanton on bass and vocals, moving bass player and vocals, Gregg King, on master drums, Kenny Nichols and pulling it together, Chris Burns on keyboard. Come take a listen and you will soon be dancing your off!
Amazing stuff. Now will even be making Gin!
This place rocks small town style, funk, rock, jazz and more.
Best food for drinking and awesome whiskey all the time!
It's a classic. Nuff said.
glug. glug. glug.
Best coffee and bar combo. Amazing home brew coffee and great night vibes. Always a diverse crowd. Accountable bartenders. good prices.
I mean, they are so hard to beat for this.
I like their veggie burger, no bun, plus egg. Great salad, fries, and other small plates.
what? No calendar of live music at the roundup?!!!!
This spot is really kind of a find. It is located in an area you wouldn't think had any type of nightlife. Once you walk inside your eyes immediately adjust to comfort as the staff greets you and the decor grabs you. I walked in on a Saturday night that just happened to be a house night for music. The party was called "Infectious" and it was just that...infectious. These DJ's were really good and the drinks weren't bad either. I plan on returning often.
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So, what are the required fields to submit to this thread and where do I find them. I'm in Sacramento and will be advertising your club for the performance of Tim Barnes and the Five Grand Band whom you have successfully had before. In your past events you didn't list them. Dan Stanton is their publicists and plays bass in the band. This is for March 12 performance. Thanks Sylvia Rogers.
PS many years ago in the dark ages I think I sang there with a small jazz combo. Can't remember their name.
First Fridays, Barrelhouse, food trucks, FANTASTIC beer! How could you it love Drake's.
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