Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Wishing you warmth & cheer!

And a

Happy New Year



Sat. January 1 – CLOSED – Happy New Year!

Fri. January 7 - Adam Price Trio (Jazz)

Sat. January 8 – Galapaghost (Rock) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Galapaghost/19686558421?v=info

Fri. January 14 – Andrew McGuire - (Blues, Rock)

Sat. January 15 – People Like Us - (Indie Folk Rock)


People Like Us is an Indie rock band hailing from Reading PA: What started as a singer/songwriter collaboration between Rachel Kline and Steven Beckley soon grew into a rockin' 4-piece band featuring the instantly recognizable guitar stylings of Kyle Seivard, and the sweet, sweet upright bass rhythms of Franklyn Fraser. With their combined efforts, the four create a wide range of different tunes, from sultry and soulful jams, to bubbly-pop toe tappers and everything in-between. But at the end of the day, and at the heart of it all, they're just four friends having an absurd amount of fun.

Fri. January 21 - Rudy's Rendezvous

Sat. January 22 -Too Far To Walk

(post 90’s grunge)www.toofartowalk.com/live.htm

Fri. January 28 – Echoes Talk Back


Sat. January 29 - Bee’s in a Bottle


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

You're invited to the Hard Bean for a...
New Years Eve Bash!!!
Friday December 31
Join local favorites The Dead Horse Band
as they rock us into the new year.

Music 9-1
$5 at the door.

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Hours

Dear Friends,

Please note the following updates:

- New Cafe hours -

Mon 7:00 AM -4:00 PM

Tues & Wed 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Thurs 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Fri 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Sat 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Sun 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

*16 oz "99 cent coffee"7AM – 9 AM will now be a 12 oz.

*There is no longer Yoga on Tues nites and No Tai Chi on Sundays

Thank You & Happy Holidays!

from your friends at

Frecon's Hard Bean Cafe

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Holidays

from all of us


Frecon’s Hard Bean

Artist Profile: Fallen Troubadours

From Hamburg, PA featuring previous members of Suns of IvyThe Fallen Troubadours jangling good time sound has been described as a “Byrd lovers, 60’s garage rock party that burst in present day Brooklyn”. On a regular basis the band hosts a sold out bus trip to destination gigs in Philly and New York carting dedicated followers. The Fallen Troubadours bring their original sound to Frecon’s Hard Bean on December 18.


December 2010

Dec. 3 - Boyertown Holiday Open House Tour

6-8pm – Jenny Frecon’s Holiday Piano Recital

9pm - Boyertown Holiday Brass Band

Dec. 4 – Dead Horse Band www.myspace.com/deadhorsepa

Dec. 10 - Squid Films www.squidfilms.com

w/ special guests The Midway

Dec. 11 - Aces Wild featuring Ace Filipini of the King Pins and nationally touring Reach Around Rodeo Clowns


w/ special guests Troy Allen www.myspace.com/roughtoothmusic

Dec. 17 - Jeremy Simon Christmas Tour

w/ Special Guests from Calling Out Closer


Dec. 18 - Fallen Troubadours


Dec 23rd 5:30 PM – 9 PM. Private Party – email to book yours.

Dec. 24 & 25 – CLOSED – Happy Holidays!!

Dec. 31 & Jan 1 - TBA


Thursday, November 4, 2010

November 2010

Artist Profile: Ike Wilder

To most fans Ike Wilder is known as the front man for The Wilders from Kansas City, MS. Over the past 13 years the band has toured professionally planting their folk & country music roots throughout the Midwest, Northwest and Europe gaining much respect and attention from adoring, enthusiastic fans.

In 2006, Ike & his wife Carrie moved to Berks County where Carrie took a job as a professor in the Art education wing at Kutztown University.

In an effort to find like-minded friends, not to dissimilar to their KC posy of bohemian music community enthusiasts endearingly referred to as ‘The Rural Grit’, Carrie began to Google local Berks County bands. Her research uncovered several that sparked an interest including The Manatawny Creek Ramblers, Frog Holler and Society Beat. Upon further discovery she noticed a common thread in Daniel Bower. Without hesitation she set her husband and Daniel up on a ‘blind buddy date’ or “blind bromance” as Bower puts it. “With our wide spanned enthusiasm for bands ranging from Bill Monroe to Snoop Dog, we we’re instant bros. We decided to get together on Friday afternoons when The Wilders weren’t touring to listen to records, share tour stories, pick guitars, go for convertible rides, and maybe drink some beer. It’s been a few years, suddenly, and we know all these songs and have a bunch of stories. They sound good, so, why not play ‘em out!?” Bower reasons. “It’s such a treat to have a real pro, someone of whom I’d otherwise just be a fan, as a best bud. Getting to play together is the cherry on top.”

Ike Wilder featuring Daniel Bower (The Manatawny Creek Ramblers & Frog Holler) play at Frecons Hard Bean Friday November 5. Special guest Jon Bensing will open the evening. Music starts at 8. Tickets are $5 at the door.


November 2010

11/5 – Ike Wilder featuring Daniel Bower

w/ special guest John Bensing

(acoustic, Americana, folk)


11/6 – The Kevin Spyker (from Land of the Look Behind)

(acoustic indie folk)


11/12 - Erik DeStito Memorial Benefit

featuring live music by Project Wendigo


Waterfae Readings (tarot readings)

“relaxation station” with massage therapy,

Chinese Auction, Face-painting, board games, and coloring

early start: 7-11pm, NO BYOB

donations accepted to pay for funeral costs
more info:

11/13 – The Mercy Beats

(Beatles Tribute Band)

11/19 – Rhythm Road


11/20 – John Austin &

Maggie Spike



(for info on private event rentals email: mofoproductions@mail.com

11/27 – Steve Walker & Friends ‘CD Release Party’



Wednesday, September 29, 2010

October Shows at the Bean

October Live Music

10/1 – Squid Films


10/2 – Freddie & Michelle

plus special guest Boog www.myspace.com/freddieandmichele


10/8 – Lost in Holland


10/9 – ‘Pick Fest’ After Party

featuring an array of special guests, live music, fun, food and festivities

10/15 – TBA

10/16 – Green Apple Squared


10/22 - Jeff Bannan

Never Look Back

10/23 - ‘Halloween Post Parade Party’

featuring Big Beat Tornado


Late Start - 9pm

10/29 –

Echoes Talk Back * www.facebook.com/pages/Echoes-Talk-Back

Bee’s in a Bottle * www.facebook.com/pages/Bees-In-A-Bottle

People Like Us * www.facebook.com/pages/People-Like-Us

10/30 – 2ND Annual “Hallowbean Disco Party”

$4 at door $4 extra BYOB

Sport your best vintage disco outfit!!