Wednesday, August 27, 2008

We've Got it Going on Folks!

Ladies and Gents-

This week is filled to the brim with lyrics and movement and of course liquid enjoyment. As usual, the music is happening all weekend but their is a new surprise and even more goodness starting up next week. This cool weather is perking up sundrained coffee lovers as we look forward to a fun fall. Here's what's on the menu...

TONIGHT, Wednesday, Aug 27 7-8PM
Vinyasa Yoga is making an elastic grand entrance into Hard Bean culture. Sam Comeriato from Final Results is teaching a set of free classes that will stretch us into September. Bring a mat or a towel and your stressed bodies and let it all go. Any level is welcome and just give it a shot!

Thursday, Aug 28 7-9PM
Tyler and Carson were the first musicians who offered their talents to the Bean and they have yet to dissappoint. Every other Thursday they spend the evening rocking with family and friends filling the cafe. They got a strong voice and personality creating a pleasant musical blend.

Friday, Aug 29 8-11PM
Squid Films is back to do music: no motion pictures yet although that is in the mix for these guys. This is an encore performance for this group from Temple and they ready to turn some heads with their unique abilities.
Open Mic. Bill Malfaro is getting an eclectic mix of musicans to share their talent on the Bean's common grounds. You never know who will show up light up the house. The Malfaro's like the old stuff but come who you are and jam a little.

Saturday, Aug 30 7-11PM
We got another twosome on this last Saturday in August. Mike Holliday starts off the night at 7 and as always has a lot to say. You might think alike or differently and his music caters to artful discussion.
Matt Bailey showed up last week and is now hitting the stage to play an assorted mix of covers. He's got the floor so all you got to do is show up and enjoy the evening.

We have so much stuff going on in September so keep posted and check out this blog as we go. I was late this week and I apologize for that. Remember that we welcome your advice and your talents.
Come on over and enjoy Boyertown's Front Porch.
much love

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Keeping a Fresh Brew

Summer is fading. College kids are starting the flight back...home/campus and high schoolers are realizing that the early wake up calls will be here shortly. The working adult world is either breathing a sigh of relief in this case or lamenting the loss of contact with their children (I hope for the latter). The fast pace of summer freedom is merging into the droning rhetoric of enlightenment. Good stuff- give me another cappuccino.
We at the Hard Bean are enjoying serving a wide range of folks who are coming out to enjoy each other and a sense of realized culture; we have a stream of culture here in Boyertown but ignorance can cultivate apathy. With increased vision, we intend to bring culture to the table over the coming months through various creative means and pursuits- plays, health, politics, education, community endeavors. For this week we are sticking to music which has been a pleasant constant for us but keep us in mind to share your voice and raise concern or celebrate something of worth.

Thursday, August 21 7-9PM
Chris Stakonis is sweet talking his way back on stage to a friendly and faithful following. Listen to what he has to say as representative of any Berk's county neighbor. He has a good heart and a steady smile and wants to sing about it.

Friday, August 22 7-11PM
Never question a gal with two first names. Valerie Nicole is joining us at the Bean for the first time and has promised to break up the masculine music monopoly. I can't tell you much because this is a first listening for me as well but after our brief phone convo I'm convinced she's a good kid.

Chris and Ryan know how to rock the house. They have promised to fill up the place with folks ready to sing along to old school Petty and Dead and fun originals. Chris caters our food and is emerging as a signature "house blend" of great music. Come out for a great night!

Saturday, August 23 8-11PM
Jazz is back. Will and Adam have been amazing their last two shows. What's most amazing is the eclectic mix of people who have showed up and been glued to their seats in amazement of this duo's talent. Maybe some dancing shoes will be laced this time, nonetheless, these guys know how to jazz up Boyertown.

Thanks again to all of our loyal supporters. Without you we would be underbrewed!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Beaning Along in Boyertown- August 11-18

Friends from town and out-

We are still here and loving it (not that there is any reason why we shouldn't be here but it is not easy to start up a business and make it happen). It truly is amazing as this place becomes a home in this community for our neighbors- in here we rub shoulders, we chat it up and enjoy amazing coffee. And the music! We have been so fortunate to get live music in here so fast and it all has been amazing. We have everything from folk to rock to jazz to country to acoustic to the sitar and flute. We aim on keeping this going because the beat keeps us rocking behind the counter.
Speaking of music...

Thursday, August 14th, 7-9PM
The Table Tops are back after a week off. Tyler and Carson are cool kids who know how to jam. They do covers and originals and their dads are cool cats. I for one don't have a problem chilling with my young friends so just come out and enjoy their tunage.

Friday, August 15th, 8:30-11PM
Open-Mic. The Malfaro's are hosting and freeing up the stage for you to express and hopefully not depress the crowd. Bad and good singers alike- what counts is if you are having fun and showing what you got. Come out and enjoy a free spirited Friday night.

Saturday, August 16th, 8-11 PM
Don't let the name scare you away. No tentacles and no independent films althought that is coming. Squid Films is a group of fun guys who are getting known in local music circles and have some crazy ideas for their musical/digital art form. Support them and enjoy their style.

That's what we got. And much more is coming!
Thanks again for your continued support and friendship. This is Boyertown's cafe and neighborhood hub for community. Please come back.

Much Love
The Bean

Monday, August 4, 2008

This Week at the Bean

Hello Friends from the Hard Bean-

We have another exciting week lined up for the community with live music filling up the weekend. We want to thank everyone for the continued support and patience as we correct our mistakes and learn to make the best cup of coffee possible. It has been a pleasure to start seeing this place become an emergent “hangout” location for neighbors of all ages- sharing a drink or a convo and a good time.
Here’s what we got!

Thursday, August 7th 7-9PM
Cliff Stakonis jumps back on the stage for a night of relaxed country and Chicago Blues. Performing a number of originals, Cliff is quickly emerging as an easy going regular at the Bean.

Friday, August 8th 8-11PM
The album in named “Mercy of the Road.” Mike Holliday’s soft-spoken voice and persona command attention for his edgy and thoughtfully articulated lyrics which question and answer.

Saturday, August 9th 7-9PM
Truly a local, Dave Antonio, is coming around to share some funky instruments which are sure to renovate our Berks County understanding of music.
Adam Price and Will are back for a repeat Jazz explosion. Along with another Boyertown student, these guys energized the crowd at the Julliard After Party two weeks ago. Jazz is here to stay so you should too.