Scandinavian Saturday: Fuglen Coffee Roasters
Nov
17
8:00 AM08:00

Scandinavian Saturday: Fuglen Coffee Roasters

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November’s Featured Roaster:
This month’s Scan Sat roaster is Fuglen from Oslo, Norway! Fuglen has the distinction of owning and running shops + roasteries in both Oslo and Tokyo. They are most notably known for bringing light and bright Scandinavian-style roasts to Japan in 2012. We look forward to serving delightful coffees originating in Colombia and Kenya as roasted by Fuglen Oslo on Saturday, November 17.

About Scandinavian Coffee:
Modern Scandinavian roasters are renowned for their careful, nuanced approach to roasting with the goal of highlighting the delicately complex attributes of each coffee. This typically lighter approach is benefited by access to the highest quality green coffee – a privilege enjoyed in Scandinavia for some time thanks to early advancements in sourcing.

Coffees for Scandinavian Saturday are sourced and distributed by Kaffebox, one of our favorite new monthly subscription services. We have partnered up with KaffeBox to offer an exclusive referral link which allows folks to try the service for 25% off the first month. Click here to automatically receive the discount: KaffeBox.no/superior_merch

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Black Friday at SMCo.
Nov
23
7:00 AM07:00

Black Friday at SMCo.

SMCo. will be OPEN all day for the biggest shopping day of the year, 7am-7pm. Stop in and fuel up with coffee and toast before your shopping excursion begins! We will have all of our new holiday merchandise out on the floor from artists and makers all over the world, including lots of new custom SMCo apparel, knit goods and accessories!

SUPPORT YR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES!

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Small Business Saturday w/ Bread Alone Bakery
Nov
24
8:00 AM08:00

Small Business Saturday w/ Bread Alone Bakery

Make sure Superior Merchandise Company is on your route for this year's Small Business Saturday as you make your way around Downtown Troy supporting your favorite local small businesses! We have lots of new giftable items in stock for all of the design + coffee lovers in your life and you'll leave with a gift for yourself as well in the form of fresh baked goods--every lovely guest gets a FREE treat thanks to our great friends Bread Alone Bakery!

Whether you're in need of a one-stop shop to quickly check-off your entire holiday shopping list or just need that extra coffee to keep you fueled and ready for your post-Thanksgving recovery/weekend adventures we got you covered!

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Leyda with Joan Kelsey
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Leyda with Joan Kelsey

Join us Saturday, December 1st for an enchanted evening of low-key folk music with:

Saffi is a musician living in Buffalo, NY. She is the front-woman and songwriter for the band Leyda, where she sings, plays piano, keyboard, and clarinet. She describes her music as "indie rock/pop with poetic folk lyrics." Her songs are melodic, soul-searching, and tangible at every age and every stage of life.
www.leydaband.com


Joan Kelsey is a songwriter living in Troy. With a background in folk styles, they draw from tradition to create thoughtful, melodic music that combines the autobiographical with the metaphorical. 
https://joankelsey.bandcamp.com/

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Coffee + Chocolate Pairings w/ Primo Botanica
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Coffee + Chocolate Pairings w/ Primo Botanica

Join us during Troy’s annual Victorian Stroll, Sunday, December 2nd, for a cozy and delicious event with Primo Botanica Chocolate! Oliver Holecek will be in the house sharing his bean-to-bar offerings paired with some special coffees. These micro-batch craft chocolates are made with unrefined sugar and fortified with therapeutic botanicals, always conscientiously sourced and crafted by hand right here in Troy!

The shop is open all day from 8am-7pm, but this event will take place from 3-5pm.

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Belle-Skinner / Girl Blue / Zan Strumfeld
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Belle-Skinner / Girl Blue / Zan Strumfeld

Join us for an evening of incredible music from some incredible capital region women! Doors at 7, tunes start at 7:30. $5 suggested donation for the musicians. Full menu of coffee, tea, beer, wine, etc will be available!


ZAN STRUMFELD
Zan has carved her own niche of winter folk—anthems for the revivalists, lullabies for the lonely, ballads for the hopeful. With a soulful and seductive vulnerability, Zan’s songs of love and heartbreak are complemented by the indie/bluegrass sound of her band. In 2018, Zan and The Winter Folk were named the Best Folk Band of 2018 by The Alt and have opened for acts including grammy-nominated Robbie Fulks, Sean Rowe, and Ben Caplan.

www.zanstrumfeld.com/band


GIRL BLUE
Girl Blue is the pseudonym of singer/songwriter/producer Arielle O'Keefe . Born and raised in New York and Dallas on classical piano, choir music, hip hop and Ani Difranco, she developed a diverse sense for vocal arranging and storytelling through song. Her debut EP "I Am Not A Star" was embraced by Spotify right from its release, her first single "Fire Under Water" placed 7th on the New Music Friday playlist, seeing over 1 million hits within a month. Her cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" was also featured on New Music Friday and sat at Number 2 on the US Viral Charts. It was featured on the Huffington Post among several other publications. She currently lives in upstate NY, recording her own music with collaborators under the creative collective "Just Pretend Records" and is preparing a new full length album.

http://www.girlbluemusic.com/
Instagram @girlbluemusic


BELLE-SKINNER
Belle-Skinner is a dark nostalgic folk and jazz songwriter from Upstate New York and Brooklyn. With a hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano and innate sense of melody she crafts tales of songbirds, sirens and desert nomads - nuanced and layered stories that bridge the gap between past and present. Though her influences cover a broad range of genres - from French chansons and Russian folk to contemporary alt-pop and rock - her voice often draws comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, and Regina Spektor.

belle-skinner.com
instagram @belle.skinner

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Troy Night Out Pop-Up w/ CIDER BELLY DONUTS
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Troy Night Out Pop-Up w/ CIDER BELLY DONUTS

Join us this Friday, October 26 for a fun and festive Troy Night Out! Cider Belly Doughnuts will be popping up from 5-9pm with a spooky selection of their incredible apple cider donuts! To wash them down and warm you up we will have a cozy mulled red wine apple cider drink on special, along with our usual selection of specialty coffee, tea, craft beer, wine, kombucha and more.

See you there! :)

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Scandinavian Saturday: Morgon Coffee
Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

Scandinavian Saturday: Morgon Coffee

This month’s featured Scandinavian Saturday roaster is Morgon Coffee from Gothenburg, Sweden. This may possibly be one of the youngest companies we’ve ever featured, having just launched their brand this past June. We were immediately enamored with their branding + aesthetic and can’t wait to share two fresh crop coffees with you on Saturday, October 20!

About Scandinavian Coffee:
Modern Scandinavian roasters are renowned for their careful, nuanced approach to roasting with the goal of highlighting the delicately complex attributes of each coffee. This typically lighter approach is benefited by access to the highest quality green coffee – a privilege enjoyed in Scandinavia for some time thanks to early advancements in sourcing.

Coffees for Scandinavian Saturday are sourced and distributed by Kaffebox, one of our favorite new monthly subscription services. We have partnered up with KaffeBox to offer an exclusive referral link which allows folks to try the service for 25% off the first month. Click here to automatically receive the discount: KaffeBox.no/superior_merch

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Silica Angel / Palemen / Pink Nois / Wag1 Bhag1 at SMCo.
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Silica Angel / Palemen / Pink Nois / Wag1 Bhag1 at SMCo.

RPI GZ Basement x SMCo. Present:
Another incredible line up of back patio performances!
Friday, October 19 / 7pm
$5 suggested donation

Palemen (Hidden Records, Troy, NY )
palemen.bandcamp.com/
Eclectic electronic and dance music performance

Silica Angel (Troy, NY) 
silicaangel.bandcamp.com/
Abstract, deconstructed dance soundscapes and live beat improvisations; new single out now

Pink Nois (Rose Record Label Group, Albany, NY) 
pinknois.bandcamp.com/
Vibes from another world

WAG1 BHAG1 (Queens, NY) 
soundcloud.com/wag1bhag1
Extra special live debut, coming up to bless us from Queens, NY

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Anna RG / Wendy Eisenberg / Lina Tullgren at SMCo
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

Anna RG / Wendy Eisenberg / Lina Tullgren at SMCo

SMCo Presents: A night of transcendental folk music and togetherness. These wonderful touring artists are playing solo sets with collaboration between each other dispersed throughout. 

This will be a donation based event. We're lucky to have these artists, so let's make them feel welcome and excited to come back.

Anna RG (of Anna & Elizabeth) (VA)
Taking what you know about folk music and challenging you with every step. Presenting you with a work of unique, genre-bending storytelling and sonic exploration.
https://annaandelizabeth.bandcamp.com/album/the-invisible-comes-to-us

Wendy Eisenberg (MA)
Circles, angles, arcs, lines, intersections, Wendy Eisenberg is an explorer, inventor, author, observer, reporter, and much more. On the vanguard of the new new school, where teacher and student are irrelevant distinctions, Wendy has smelted these fine alloys for you; to build a skyscraper with a new type of scaffold.
https://wendyeisenberg.bandcamp.com/

Lina Tullgren (ME)
Lina Tullgren boasts rhythmically intricate lyrics and hushed guitar lines that plead you to lean in. "A lot of the songs stem from looking for a place of belonging and a home to feel comfortable in."
https://linatullgren.bandcamp.com/

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FAST FOODIES: City Beer Hall Pop-Up
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

FAST FOODIES: City Beer Hall Pop-Up

Join us for September's Troy Night Out as we partner with our good friends from The City Beer Hall for FAST FOODIES: the fast food knock-off pop-up of your dreams!

Chef Dimitrio Menagias and his crew will be popping up on the patio from 6-9pm serving up their own take on all of your fast food favorites. Think McRib, Big Mac, Crunch Wrap Supreme AND MORE! Vegan/Vegetarian options will be available!

Inside, we will be serving our regular line up of specialty coffee, tea, craft beer, wine and locally made kombucha.

Full menu TBA, see you there!

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Mom's Night Out: Sip + Swap
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Mom's Night Out: Sip + Swap

Mom's Night / Sip + Swap Edition!

Join us Wednesday, September 26 for our monthly mom hang! This month it’s out with the old and in with the new as we host a low-key Autumn clothing swap for mom and baby. All are welcome to bring gently worn / used clothing and accessories to swap for something new-to-you. All unclaimed items will be donoated.

Drink and laugh and try on silly clothes! Come with too small pants - leave with a new Fall wardrobe!

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Join us for an enjoyable evening of night caps + mama chats at MOM'S NIGHT OUT, a monthly evening hang for all mums! These gatherings will take place the last Wednesday of every month from 6-8pm.

If you are expecting, actively mothering, or all your babies have left the nest, let's drink to that! A great way to connect with other moms / forget you're a parent / share tips on finding time for creativity + self-care / shamelessly talk about boobs, vagina, poop, etc.

Join us and eMAMAncipate yourself!

SMCo's full menu of tasty beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

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Scandinavian Saturday: Vertical Coffee Roasters
Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

Scandinavian Saturday: Vertical Coffee Roasters

One month per year, our Scandinavian Saturday coffee partner selects a roaster outside of Scandinavia that roasts in the style of our beloved Nordic brethren in coffee. This year's "Wild Card" roaster is Vertical Coffee from Switzerland, a brand that embraces the energy and adventure associated with sourcing, roasting and brewing specialty coffee in a unique, sports-themed look. Coffees from Colombia and Kenya will be on our bar starting Saturday, September 22nd until it runs out!

About Scandinavian Coffee:
Modern Scandinavian roasters are renowned for their careful, nuanced approach to roasting with the goal of highlighting the delicately complex attributes of each coffee. This typically lighter approach is benefited by access to the highest quality green coffee – a privilege enjoyed in Scandinavia for some time thanks to early advancements in sourcing.

Coffees for Scandinavian Saturday are sourced and distributed by Kaffebox, one of our favorite new monthly subscription services. We have partnered up with KaffeBox to offer an exclusive referral link which allows folks to try the service for 25% off the first month. Click here to automatically receive the discount: KaffeBox.no/superior_merch

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Back Patio Flower Crown Party
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Back Patio Flower Crown Party

Flower Scout and SMCo present another of their famous Flower Crown Parties, and cordially invite you + all of your friends to join us!

Spend a summer evening on the flower-filled Superior Merch patio, sip on some rosé or lemonade, and learn how to make your very own floral crown. Colie of Flower Scout will provide materials, tools, and knowledge. You just bring your noggin and your friends (oh, and maybe lipstick for those selfies you'll be taking).

Included with this class: materials to make one gorgeous flower crown, free rosé or lemonade, light snacks, access to our super cute antique chalkboard photo booth, and a 10% discount off all SMCo. merchandise (discount during workshop hours only).

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SMCo. 3 YR. ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Sep
8
8:00 AM08:00

SMCo. 3 YR. ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Man, time flys huh?! Being around for 3 years is no small feat for a small business and there's no way we could have done it without YOU, our incredible guests!

So let’s celebrate okay? We’ll have coffee and toast all morning, with some extra special beans on bar and fresh juice mimosas from Collar City Cold Pressed!

The real PARTY starts around 5pm with food from Peck's Arcade Alley Cart, beers from Hudson Valley Brewery and Great Flats Brewing. Limited edition kombucha wine koolers from Yesfolk Tonics. Tunes from Pink Noise (7pm) and Championship Vinyl DJing all night. Come get weird and cry happy tears with us!!!!

Cheers to three years! XOXOXO

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Roastery Announcement Party
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Roastery Announcement Party

Join us on Friday, September 7th for a taste of what's to come--literally! The carriage house behind the store will be unveiled in its bare-bones state as our future coffee roastery + lab space and Director of Coffee Matthew Loiacono will host a coffee tasting and Q+A. This will be an opportunity for folks to experience the raw potential of the space as well as taste preview roasts, learn of Loiacono’s approach to sourcing and roasting coffee and provide insight on the mission, vision and values of the new roasting arm of the company. To top it all off and ensure the endeavor gets off on the right foot, our fav wine guy, Corey Mitchell from 22 2nd Street Wine Co, will be in the house popping bottles for your enjoyment... because this is a celebration after all! The roasting team will be on-hand (with drink-in-hand!) to field any questions from the community one-on-one.

As you probably know (or could guess), renovating a 100 yr old building takes a lot of blood, sweat, tears and...money. We’ll be working hard over the coming months to bring this space to life so we can make our vision a reality. We’ve been through this process before so we are under no illusions about the work that lies ahead.

Turning this carriage house into a functioning roastery is going to take some time and a lot of determination on our part. We’ll take all of the encouraging words and positive vibes we can get while we’re building this thing but we will also have some early-release coffees on hand to get the ball rolling.

Bags of our first batches of roasted coffee and bottled iced coffee will be available on a name-your-own-price basis so you can contribute what you wish to our cause :)

See you there!

 

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Latte Art Throwdown
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Latte Art Throwdown

We're kicking off our third birthday celebration with a good ole fashioned LATTE ART THROWDOWN - with a twist! We'll be using the dreaded Dice of Doom to determine the pour for every round! This event is open to the public, so grab your friends and come out to support your favorite baristas from the Capital Region and beyond!

Sign-ups / Practice at 6pm
First pour at 7pm
$5 buy in, winner gets all the ca$$$h plus a ton of other awesome prizes! (tba)

Beer from our fav neighborhood brewery Rare Form Brewing Company
Snax from Troy's new board game cafe Bard & Baker
Tunes form the one + only DJ Selector David Normal

 

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Mom's Night Out: Drawing Edition
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Mom's Night Out: Drawing Edition

Mom's Night / Drawing Edition!

Join us Wed, August 29 for our monthly mom hang, as we welcome our friend and extremely talented artist/designer/illustrator, Caroline Corrigan Studio!

All mamas are welcome to hang out and learn about intuitive drawing as a low key, organic process that can be very calming for busy minds. There will be a variety of dry media for some experimental mark-making, with as well as some books and natural objects for inspiration. 

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Join us for an enjoyable evening of night caps + mama chats at MOM'S NIGHT OUT, a monthly evening hang for all mums! These gatherings will take place the last Wednesday of every month from 6-8pm.

If you are expecting, actively mothering, or all your babies have left the nest, let's drink to that! A great way to connect with other moms / forget you're a parent / share tips on finding time for creativity + self-care / shamelessly talk about boobs, vagina, poop, etc.

Join us and eMAMAncipate yourself!

SMCo's full menu of tasty beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

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Patio Pop-Up w/ City Beer Hall
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Patio Pop-Up w/ City Beer Hall

Join us in the garden for a new summer series of BACK PATIO POP-UPS! Some of our favorite local restaurants and foodies will be providing delicious eats for you to enjoy while hanging out in our little hidden oasis. 

Inside, SMCo will be providing our usual line up of incredible beverages including specialty coffee, house blended hot + iced teas, craft beer, Union Wine Company cans, Yesfolk Tonics kombucha and more!

Popping up this week is Albany-based CITY BEER HALL! Join us for an awesome menu full of your brunch favorites form 10am -2pm. Full menu TBA.

The City Beer Hall is an incredible beer bar and gastropub located in downtown Albany, serving up lunch, dinner and brunch along side a line up of the best craft beer around.

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Scandinavian Saturday: NORD
Aug
18
8:00 AM08:00

Scandinavian Saturday: NORD

This month's Scandinavian Saturday is Nord Brenneri from Oslo, Norway. Nord is an extremely conscientious group of restaurants/cafes that also roast their own coffee, bake their own goods and distill their own liquor. All raw ingredients for their products (especially their green coffee!) are intentionally sourced and prepared with care. 

About Scandinavian Coffee:
Modern Scandinavian roasters are renowned for their careful, nuanced approach to roasting with the goal of highlighting the delicately complex attributes of each coffee. This typically lighter approach is benefited by access to the highest quality green coffee – a privilege enjoyed in Scandinavia for some time thanks to early advancements in sourcing.

Coffees for Scandinavian Saturday are sourced and distributed by Kaffebox, one of our favorite new monthly subscription services. We have partnered up with KaffeBox to offer an exclusive referral link which allows folks to try the service for 25% off the first month. Click here to automatically receive the discount: KaffeBox.no/superior_merch

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Ben Morey / Katie Preston / Onlyness
Aug
7
7:30 PM19:30

Ben Morey / Katie Preston / Onlyness

Join us on the SMCo. patio for another enjoyable evening of live music! Coffee, beer, wine, etc flowing all night. $5 suggested donation to the musicians.

BEN MOREY is a songwriter living in Rochester, NY
benmorey.bandcamp.com

KATIE PRESTON is also a songwriter living in Rochester, NY
katiepreston.bandcamp.com/releases

ONLYNESS is the self-titled debut and latest installment from upstate New York based singer-songwriter Rick Spataro. Soft pillowy snare drum and muted bass guitar contrasts with layers of vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, upright piano, analog synthesizers and other electronics. Spataro’s approach to writing his own songs emphasizes melody and lyric, with a production and orchestration style that aims to support the underlying song, rather than dress it up or drown it out. The words are plain and direct, equal parts sarcastic and sincere. 
onlyness.bandcamp.com/releases

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COFFEE + CREAM: Ice Cream Floats and Affogatos
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

COFFEE + CREAM: Ice Cream Floats and Affogatos

Join us for Troy Night Out on Friday, July 27th from 6-9pm as we celebrate sweet summertime with COFFEE + CREAM: An Evening of Ice Cream Floats and Affogatos!

Old school ice cream parlor meets modern specialty coffee shop as our baristas serve up an awesome line up of fancy ice cream floats, affogatos and more using SMCo. coffee and ice cream from the one and only Battenkill Valley Creamery! Non-dairy options will be available too.

Craft beer + wine will be flowing as usual!

See you there :)

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Mom's Night Out: Pottery Edition
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Mom's Night Out: Pottery Edition

Mom's Night / Pottery Edition!

Come hang for a special edition of Mom's Night Out with local ceramic artist, Yiyi Mendoza! Yiyi will lead a simple, hand-building lesson where each attendee will craft an espresso-sized vessel from clay - perfect for toddler hands or ma's elixirs.

This event is free, but we do ask that you come prepared to donate what you can to this lovely artist who is volunteering her time, skills, and resources to keep us mamas happy and inspired.

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Join us for an enjoyable evening of night caps + mama chats at MOM'S NIGHT OUT, a monthly evening hang for all mums! These gatherings will take place the last Wednesday of every month from 6-8pm.

If you are expecting, actively mothering, or all your babies have left the nest, let's drink to that! A great way to connect with other moms / forget you're a parent / share tips on finding time for creativity + self-care / shamelessly talk about boobs, vagina, poop, etc.

Join us and eMAMAncipate yourself!

SMCo's full menu of tasty beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

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Scandinavian Saturday: LIPPE KAFFE
Jul
21
8:00 AM08:00

Scandinavian Saturday: LIPPE KAFFE

This month's Scandinavian Saturday is Lippe Kaffe from Oslo, Norway. Run by a lovely couple who have a chemistry and biology background, Lippe uses their collective scientific knowledge to deliver delicious, decadent coffees. Get stoked to share their roasts of Kenya Rungeto and Guatemala La Esperanza with our guests next week! 

About Scandinavian Coffee:
Modern Scandinavian roasters are renowned for their careful, nuanced approach to roasting with the goal of highlighting the delicately complex attributes of each coffee. This typically lighter approach is benefited by access to the highest quality green coffee – a privilege enjoyed in Scandinavia for some time thanks to early advancements in sourcing.

Coffees for Scandinavian Saturday are sourced and distributed by Kaffebox, one of our favorite new monthly subscription services. We have partnered up with KaffeBox to offer an exclusive referral link which allows folks to try the service for 25% off the first month. Click here to automatically receive the discount: KaffeBox.no/superior_merch

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Burly with Greg Farley (of The Felice Brothers)
Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

Burly with Greg Farley (of The Felice Brothers)

BURLY is a five-piece, vibraphone led band that plays heavy music quietly. They are based in Troy, NY. Members include: Ryan Stewart, Adam Muro, Ian Nichols, Seth Tillinghast, Richard Nolan Jr.

GREG FARLEY (of The Felice Brothers) was born in Highland, NY, a small town on the Hudson River. In 2006 he began touring out of his car playing house shows, small bars, and on the street, burning CDs, wrapping them in road maps, stamping GF on the front. From the east coast to California and back, he saw landscapes and cities that most of the people he grew up with never got the chance to see.

Upon returning he was lent a fiddle by a good friend, took up learning some old time, and joined The Felice Brothers. He played with them for the next ten years, working other jobs in his down time: He mucked stalls on a horse farm, waited tables at a vegetarian restaurant, worked as a carpenter, arborist, woodworker, and sawmill operator. 

Through it all, his music was the only constant. Now, striking out on his own with his debut LP Taker Easy, recorded in Stanfordville, NY with producer/engineer Nick Kinsey, he mines his own history for stories of class struggle, nature, love, pain, work, and family, all set against the backdrop of the northeast. End of the day, Farley has nothing to lose and something to say, and he’s saying it from the gut.

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Patio Pop-Up w/ Berben + Wolff's
Jul
13
5:00 PM17:00

Patio Pop-Up w/ Berben + Wolff's

Join us in the garden for a new summer series of BACK PATIO POP-UPS! Some of our favorite local restaurants and foodies will be providing delicious eats for you to enjoy while hanging out in our little hidden oasis. 

Inside, SMCo will be providing our usual line up of incredible beverages including specialty coffee, house blended hot + iced teas, craft beer, Union Wine Company cans, Yesfolk Tonics kombucha and more!

Popping up this week is everyone's fav capital region vegan deli: BERBEN + WOLFFS! 

Berben and Wolff's Vegan Delicatessen prides itself on creativity, quality, and ethical consumption. With an evolving menu of classics and specials, Berben & Wolff's is constantly striving to expand their culinary knowledge and expertise. Whether you're in the mood for a familiar favorite or for something new, they're sure to please!

EVENT MENU TBA!

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Troy Night Out w/ Aurora Birch
Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

Troy Night Out w/ Aurora Birch

Join us during June's Troy Night Out for another magical evening full of live music, tasty beverages and good times with good friends on the back patio at SMCo!

Boston-based AURORA BIRCH will be joining us along with violinist/vocalist AISHA BURNS! Coffee, beer and snacks all night! Suggested donation of $5-$10 for musicians.

Aurora Birch makes music in Boston, MA. An incorrigible tinkerer, Aurora wears many hats in her music: songwriter, producer, arranger, composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and performer, most notably. The result, as evinced by her debut record, Brightness, is cathartically bewitching and contemplative folk-rock, gracefully bridging genre divides to inhabit an ethereal space of dreamy curiosity.

Aisha Burns, born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and currently residing in Beverly, Massachusetts, is an exceptional violinist, vocalist and songwriter. She began playing violin when she was 10 years old, and has been touring and recording since 2006. Soon after moving to Austin in 2005, she gained her start with folk-rock outfit Alex Dupree and the Trapdoor Band, and joined the instrumental ensemble Balmorhea on violin in 2007. After years of secret singing, she released her solo debut Life in the Midwater in 2013. Called "twisting, ethereal...arresting" by Dazed Magazine, and praised for its "delicate intimacy" by NPR, Life in the Midwater explored mortality and relationships with candor and wisdom.

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Patio Pop-Up w/ THUNDER MOUNTAIN CURRY
Jun
28
5:00 PM17:00

Patio Pop-Up w/ THUNDER MOUNTAIN CURRY

Join us in the garden for a new summer series of BACK PATIO POP-UPS! Some of our favorite local restaurants and foodies will be providing delicious eats for you to enjoy while hanging out in our little hidden oasis.

Inside, SMCo will be providing our usual line up of incredible beverages including specialty coffee, house blended hot + iced teas, craft beer, Union Wine Company cans, Yesfolk Tonics kombucha and more!

Popping up this week is a Troy Waterfront Farmers Market staple: THUNDER MOUNTAIN CURRY! Thunder Mountain Curry serves Pan Asian Cuisine - recipes from Thailand, India, Indonesia and other countries in the Pacific Rim are created with special attention to authenticity.

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SPRING ROLLS - bok choy, shiitake mushroom, fried tofu
DUMPLINGS - Thai steamed pork with dipping sauce and toppings
SOM TAM SALAD - Thai green papaya salad
PAD KEE MAO - Better known as Drunken Noodles. Wide rice noodle stir fry with chicken or tofu, Thai basil, fresh herbs and lots of umami deliciousness!

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Crayons + Cans: Summer Edition!
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Crayons + Cans: Summer Edition!

Come hang out with us Friday, June 22 for CANS + CRAYONS! A night filled with craft beer specials and coloring with your pals.

Buying a beer (or other bev) gets you the most special coloring pages designed by local artists (who will probably be famous one day and these will be priceless collectibles) and all the crayons your heart could desire. See you there!

Featuring Coloring Sheets By:
Caitlin Cadieux (animator for The Atlantic)
Caroline Corrigan (graphic designer + illustrator)
Caitlin Fitzgerald (illustrator + barista extroridonaire)
Zach Higgins (graphic designer + illustrator)
Jess Turcotte (illustrator + printmaker)

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Back Patio Flower Crown Party
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Back Patio Flower Crown Party

Flower Scout and SMCo present another of their famous Flower Crown Parties, and cordially invite you + all of your friends to join us!

Spend a summer evening on the flower-filled Superior Merch patio, sip on some rosé or lemonade, and learn how to make your very own floral crown. Colie of Flower Scout will provide materials, tools, and knowledge. You just bring your noggin and your friends (oh, and maybe lipstick for those selfies you'll be taking).

Included with this class: materials to make one gorgeous flower crown, free rosé or lemonade, light snacks, access to our super cute antique chalkboard photo booth, and a 10% discount off all SMCo. merchandise (discount during workshop hours only).

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Ben Cosgrove with Lone Phone Booth
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Ben Cosgrove with Lone Phone Booth

Join us on the SMCo. patio for an evening of experimental ambient noise as we welcome Ben Cosgrove, a traveling composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist from New England, joined byAlbany-based Lone Phone Booth (solo).

BEN COSGROVE
Ben's music straddles a line between folk and classical music. His “electric and exhilarating” live performances are at once dazzling and intimate: music that has been described as “stunning” and as “compelling and powerful,” all presented with warmth and honesty. For his latest release, 2017′s Salt, he pulled back from the expansiveness of his previous work, exploring feelings of ambiguity and ungroundedness by writing quiet, shifting, and intense music for piano and guitar inspired by estuaries, fault lines, tidal rivers, and other landscapes in flux.
bencosgrove.com/

LONE PHONE BOOTH
"Music for the faint of heart"  Experimental / Noise from Albany,NY.
lonephonebooth.bandcamp.com

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Scandinavian Saturday: JACOBSEN + SVART
Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Scandinavian Saturday: JACOBSEN + SVART

This month's featured roaster is Jacobsen + Svart from Trondheim, Norway. Co-owner and head barista Tony Jascobsen has been working in coffee and roasting since 2012 and opened his own shop in 2015. His main goal in opening this space was to makes his guest's days better by helping them enjoy the little moments in life. We are excited to be serving up Rwanda Gataba and Ethiopia Guji Gigessa as roasted by Jacobsen + Svart!

About Scandinavian Coffee:
Modern Scandinavian roasters are renowned for their careful, nuanced approach to roasting with the goal of highlighting the delicately complex attributes of each coffee. This typically lighter approach is benefited by access to the highest quality green coffee – a privilege enjoyed in Scandinavia for some time thanks to early advancements in sourcing.

Coffees for Scandinavian Saturday are sourced and distributed by Kaffebox, one of our favorite new monthly subscription services. We have partnered up with KaffeBox to offer an exclusive referral link which allows folks to try the service for 25% off the first month. Click here to automatically receive the discount: KaffeBox.no/superior_merch

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Casual Decay / ER Yan / Blood Blood Blood
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Casual Decay / ER Yan / Blood Blood Blood

Blood Blood Blood
A new project from Super Dark Collective’s Shane and Chris, formed after relocating from Glenn’s Falls to Troy. Blood Blood Blood play mischievous electronic post-punk for fans of Gary Numan, Devo and B Movie Horror Soundtracks. 

ER Yan
Solo soundscapes for guitar and voice. From ambient drones to contemplative bedroom pop and everywhere in between. 

Casual Decay
Ambient / Tropical House from Troy NY. For fans of: Jamie XX, Four Tet, John Talabot. Casual Decay will play a live electronic set, and will be DJing between bands all night.

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