The Spark Duo at SMCo.
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Spark Duo at SMCo.

Spark Duo performs an eclectic program of new works for clarinet and trumpet, mixing solos, duos, improvisations, and live electronics. The music ranges from groove-based works like Jacob TV’s Close Fight to more ambient pieces like Rojin Sharafi’s Magma. Kevin Joust’s Thoughts and Prayers contends with issues of gun violence in America while Ford Fourqurean’s catch fire deals with the new politics of climate change. The program also features a new premiere by Sam Zagnit and a reworking of Shifting no. 2 by Michael Lanci.

Ford Fourqurean regularly performs across New York City at venues ranging from National Sawdust, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Rockwood Music Hall, and Spectrum to DIY spaces and house concerts. During the 2018-19 season, he performed and presented guest artist lectures with Unheard-of//Ensemble as part of their second Midwest and Southern Tours, and also toured the Midwest with Tenth Intervention and Paul Pinto in performances of Peter Maxwell Davies’s Eight Songs for a Mad King.

Kate is extremely dedicated to commissioning and performing new music, premiering over 30 pieces both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Her debut album “As I Am” was released in Fall 2017, featuring new music by women composers. Kate’s second album of music inspired by politics and social concepts is due for release in September 2019.

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Mom's Night: Urban Garden Gab
May
29
5:00 PM17:00

Mom's Night: Urban Garden Gab

MOM’S NIGHT: Urban Garden Gab
Wed
nesday, May 29 / 5-7pm

Join Dara of 2nd Street Farm (South Troy) and Azure' of Collard City Growers (North Central Troy) to chat about urban gardening. A limited number of Troy-grown vegetable starts will be available for sale, so bring cash!

Coffee, tea, beer, kombucha and snacks available all night!

See you there :)

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Troy Night Out w/ Doctor Baker + Chris Gockley
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

Troy Night Out w/ Doctor Baker + Chris Gockley

Join us for Troy Night Out on the patio* of SMCo as we host a CD release party for local musical duo Doctor Baker! Opening for them is Albany-based singer-songwriter Chris Gockley. Tunes start around 7:30pm. $5 suggested donation for the musicians. Coffee, tea, beer, wine, kombucha and snacks will be available all night. See you there!

Doctor Baker is a musical collaboration between singer-songwriter Ed Schwarzschild (English PhD, UAlbany prof) and stellar guitarist Iggy Calabria (co-founder of Albany's Crisan Bakery). Something Else is their first CD.

https://doctorbaker.bandcamp.com/releases


Chris Gockley is a singer-songwriter from Albany, NY. His debut album, Fixer Upper, is a sparse arrangement of vocals and acoustic guitar. It was released April 1, 2019.


*Please note the show will be moved inside if the weather makes us.

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The Age + Sakura at SMCo.
Jun
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Age + Sakura at SMCo.

R&B/soul act The Age is releasing a brand new single called "Afford."

He'll perform a celebratory set with a full band on the SMCo patio (weather permitting) Friday, June 7 at 7:30 PM.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVWPffpnMQg

Albany singer-songwriter Sakura will open the show.
https://www.instagram.com/channel_sakura/

Come enjoy bevs (coffee, tea, kombucha, beer, etc.) from the lovely Superior Merchandise Company staff, explore goodies at the shop, check out new issues of The Collaborative and head on out the patio for some hot tunes.

$5 suggested donation for the artists

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Brunch Pop-Up w/ Poor Devil Pepper Co.
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch Pop-Up w/ Poor Devil Pepper Co.

Join us Sunday, June 9th from 10am-2pm for the back patio brunch pop-up of your dreams!!! Our good friends Poor Devil Pepper Co. from Hudson, NY will be packing up their fermented hot sauces and trecking up to Troy to serve up some exceptional TACOS! And don’t worry, we'll have Collar City Cold Pressed juice mimosas on deck to wash them down with!

Tacos of all types – think migas, short rib, chorizo, fresh local veg – with the option to top them with one of their 4 incredible wild fermented hot sauces:

MOUNTAIN MAMA: A powerhouse that combines an array of hot pepper with beets carrots and ginger for a versatile spicy sauce.

KALI CURRY: Named for the Hindi goddess Kali, who represents destruction and annihilation – it's certain to thrash through your taste buds with flavors of hot peppers, ginger, turmeric, onion and curry.

GREEN GYPSY: Jalapeños, garlic and lime create an addictive sauce that will remind you not to sleep on the heat of jalapeños!

SMOKE SHFTER: A sweet n spicy sauce made with brown sugar, hot peppers, all spice and garlic.

All PDPC sauces and LOTS of cool merch will also be available for purchase during the event as well!

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Geoff Gordon / NXNES / Sarah Rose / Tien at SMCo.
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Geoff Gordon / NXNES / Sarah Rose / Tien at SMCo.

Join us for a chill evening of music on the patio of SMCo! Tunes start around 7:30pm. $5 suggested donation for the musicians. Coffee, tea, beer, wine, kombucha and snacks will be available all night. See you there!

NXNES
Romantic mastery of pop sounds lovingly familiar and alien.
https://nxnes.bandcamp.com/  

Geoff Gordon
Race fast. Be nice. 
https://geoffgordon.bandcamp.com/ 

Sarah Rose
Poetry for people who hate poetry. 
https://nofunrose.squarespace.com/ 

Tien
Bedroom pop for a wedding reception in your dreams.
https://soundcloud.com/oceankingida

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Dead Gowns / Izzy Heltai / Joan Kelsey's Silver Lining
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Dead Gowns / Izzy Heltai / Joan Kelsey's Silver Lining

Join us for a chill evening of music on the patio of SMCo! Tunes start around 7:30pm. $5 suggested donation for the musicians. Coffee, tea, beer, wine, kombucha and snacks will be available all night. See you there!

Dead Gowns
A newer project from Portland, Maine. Pulling on folk, garage, and soft rock tendencies – it's music in the raw & tender.
https://deadgowns.com/

Izzy Heltai
An indie-folk singer-songwriter who puts a unique twist on traditional story-telling. Through songs that draw from personal stories to address broader universal truths, Izzy connects deeply with his listeners. Izzy’s latest release, Only Yesterday (April 2019) draws inspiration from the natural beauty of his native Western Massachusetts, his lived experiences, and stories from his community.
http://www.izzyheltai.com/home

Joan Kelsey’s Silver Lining
Founded by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joan Kelsey, Joan Kelsey's Silver Lining is an unusual trio composed of guitar, fiddle, and cello. Joan Kelsey writes the songs and lends their vocals and guitar. They are grounded in folk and country music.
https://www.facebook.com/joankelseymusic/

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Mom's Night: Botanical Watercolors
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Mom's Night: Botanical Watercolors

Mom’s Night: Botanical Watercolors
With The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Wednesday, June 26 / 5-7pm


Join Kim and Dana of the Arts Center of the Capital Region for their first ever grown-up art outing! Inspired by Studio Sprouts, art education for children, this team is churning up artful fun for adults, starting with us MOMS. Attendees will create their very own botanical watercolor resist painting (hopefully) on the patio if weather allows!

PLEASE RSVP SO THAT WE CAN PROVIDE ENOUGH MATERIALS!

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Emily Ritz + Andrew Joseph Weaver at SMCo.
Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

Emily Ritz + Andrew Joseph Weaver at SMCo.

Join us for a chill afternoon of music on the patio of SMCo with Emily Ritz (hudson, ny) and Andrew Joseph Weaver (kingston, ny). Tunes start around 3pm. $5 suggested donation for the musicians. Coffee, tea, beer, wine, kombucha and snacks will be available. See you there!

ABOUT EMILY
After nine years of living in northern California and developing her sound in bands Yesway and Honeycomb, Emily Ritz moved back home to upstate NY and began performing under her own name. Last spring she released her first solo album Pattern Recess, followed by a two month tour across the U.S. and back. This winter Emily toured Spain and finished recording her next record with Luke Temple. Ritz struggles with Lyme-related arthritis, which at times has left her totally disabled. If you listen closely to her songs, you can hear her experience of feeling trapped in her body, while trying to hold on to the hope for a return to health. The darkness and devastation that comes from loss of mobility is certainly felt, yet the overwhelming sensation given off by these songs is one of healing. It’s rare to find an artist through whom the bliss of creation flows so freely.  While classic elements of jazz and R&B can be heard, Ritz's sound is enticingly off-kilter due to her subtly unusual melodic choices and inventive use of electronic manipulation. She uses her voice to weave complex harmonies and avant-garde patterns while delivering poignant and romantic lyrics. Confident and idiosyncratic, Ritz calls forth other bold female artists such as Jenny Hval, Amy Winehouse, Circuit Des Yeux, Solange, and Angel Olsen.

ABOUT ANDREW
Andy Weaver has been active in music since 2002. Has played on records by rockets and bluelights, castanets, mail the horse, hand habits, etc. A dedicated home recordist and songwriter. People say 'I thought he was really into arthur russell', 'kinda got some tweedy vibes', 'melancholy psychedelia', etc. 

From r/deathgrips:
canireddit• Jul 27, 2014, 6:02 AM
Wow, Weaver is so cool. Not what I was expecting from a guy in a band like Death Grips

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Utah / Heave / Andrew Sblendorio
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

Utah / Heave / Andrew Sblendorio

Join us for a chill evening of music on the patio of SMCo! Tunes start around 7:30pm. $5 suggested donation for the musicians. Coffee, tea, beer, wine, kombucha and snacks will be available all night. See you there!

UTAH [solo] (PHILLY)
https://utahusa.bandcamp.com/


HEAVE (BUFFALO)
https://heavemusic.bandcamp.com/


ANDREW SBLENDORIO (UTICA)
https://andrewsblendorio.bandcamp.com/

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Scandinavian Saturday: Coffea Circulor
May
18
8:00 AM08:00

Scandinavian Saturday: Coffea Circulor

March’s Featured Roaster:
This month's Scan Sat roaster is Coffea Circulor from Norway. These folks started out in 2009 in the coffee business as an exporter in Kenya, focusing on sustainability and transparency in trade. Circulor’s retail bags feature some of the most detailed and transparent listings about their offerings. This ethos carries through to their roasted product – it’s unique, intentional and beautiful. We can’t wait to brew these gorgeous dry processed coffees for you!

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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Beats on the Patio with The Collaborative
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Beats on the Patio with The Collaborative

Come hang outside on the patio with The Collaborative and move a little (and maybe even be moved) with these beat makers. SMCo will be serving the usual goods! $5 suggested donation for the artists. Music starts at 7:30 PM SHARP (for real for real).

Jordan Taylor Hill
Afrobeat percussionist
https://youtu.be/goi7kJcXEDE

Silica Angel
curated computer music and sound installation
https://silicaangel.bandcamp.com

Amani O+
poet, raptivist and spoken word artist committed to therapeutic expression, uplifting others and addressing social injustice
www.amanipoet.com

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Lady Jane + Shlomo Franklin at SMCo.
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

Lady Jane + Shlomo Franklin at SMCo.

Lady Jane is Esperanza Friel, a singer songwriter from Western Mass. In her tiny bedroom in her small hometown, she writes songs of loss and love and the small beautiful victories in between. These days are not for the faint of heart and neither are these ballads.

https://ladyjane.bandcamp.com/

Shlomo Franklin’s songs situate him in a long lineage of troubadours and poets, who manage to make sense of our nonsensical world, who tackle well-worn emotional territory from the kind of fresh perspective that makes it feel like virgin ground. He wrings every ounce of honesty and emotion from the music when he sings, delivering a series of intimate, unforgettable performances. At some turns a gentle tremble, at others an eerie, raspy wail, his voice is hopeful but experienced, weary but insistent, often sounding as if it’s lived dozens more lifetimes than the man it belongs to.

http://www.shlomofranklin.com/

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An Evening With: Eleanor Seigler
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening With: Eleanor Seigler

Join us as Eleanor Seigler presents her new book too much beauty, a non-traditional collection of short vignettes and stories intended as an ‘an ode to humanity and everyone in it.’  

As Seigler writes in the opening lines, ‘The last several years revolved around trying to find a home and to secure work.  What happened, instead, was that I came face to face with humanity and all of the humans in it in ways I had not yet before known.  In what simultaneously became a journey to find and better understand myself as a person in the world, I instead had the privilege of losing myself and gaining the rest of the world in its place, myself included.  The man said no to me, but the People said yes.”

About Eleanor:
Eleanor Seigler lives between New York City and Los Angeles.  She is best known for having played Jessica, Andy Bernard’s girlfriend on The Office. 

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Troy Night Out: Superior Rhythmz!
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Troy Night Out: Superior Rhythmz!

A few brilliant performances from Ithaca's finest beat-makers and Electronic Wizards, and then a few highlights from the Capital Region's Best. Are you a fellow beat maker/producer? Into Gabber, IDM, Vaporwave, or some other needlessly esoteric sub genre of electronic music? Come throuuuuugh and show off your stuff, network, and get scouted for more shows.

Make music but not into performing just yet? Bring some files and we'll spin 'em while we're chillin'.

Coming through is Beatscene Hub with:

Big Sister
@yungspacewalk
NO LINKS CUZ HE'S PERFECTING HIS ALBUM OUT AUG 4th

Fuzzy Bunny Slippers
https://fuzzybunnyslippers.bandcamp.com/releases

Gabe Banford
https://soundcloud.com/gabebanfordmusic

DJs for the night so far are:
DJ Crazy Feelings
DJ Probably Sean Kenny

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Divide + Conquer: PLANT SWAP
Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

Divide + Conquer: PLANT SWAP

Join us April 24 for a special evening brought to you by the Matriarchs of our monthly Mom's Night Out Club:

DIVIDE + CONQUER PLANT SWAP!
Wednesday, April 24 from 5-7pm at SMCo.
(fingers crossed we'll be out on the patio so dress accordingly!)

Plants and womyn unite to take Spring Cleaning to the next level. Let's plot how we might grow a saner world while we exchange plants, wisdom, and productive profanities!!! Bring house plant specimens to share and leave with something new. Be sure plants are in vessels you're willing to part with. Upcycled containers welcome. Coffee, tea, beer, wine, kombuchas and snacks available all night!

See you there :)

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Girl Blue / Candy Ambulance / Annie Dressner
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Girl Blue / Candy Ambulance / Annie Dressner

Join us for a chill evening of music on the patio of SMCo! Tunes start around 7:30pm. $5 suggested donation for the musicians. Coffee, tea, beer, wine, kombucha and snacks will be available all night. See you there!

GIRL BLUE > girlbluemusic.com/
Girl Blue is the moniker of singer-songwriter/producer Arielle O’Keefe. Compared often to the likes of Laura Marling, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King and Jeff Buckley, she is a powerhouse vocalist with the rare ability to write songs that both catch the ear and touch the heart. Girl Blue’s first single, “Fire Under Water” was released completely independently, and was immediately recognized by Spotify on their “New Music Friday” playlist. It has since been featured in Visit Las Vegas’ viral commercial “Now and Then”, and sits comfortably at over 2.5 million streams on Spotify alone. Spotify embraced Girl Blue once again with the release of her cover of Fleetwood Mac’s hit song “Dreams”, giving her another spot on “New Music Friday”. O’Keefe is a rare and genuine talent, most especially shining as a live performer, where she has the unique ability to silence a room with just her voice and a guitar. She continues to tour regularly and record her own music independently in collaboration with Just Pretend Records.


CANDY AMBULANCE >
candyambulance.bandcamp.com/
Formed in the summer of 2014, Candy Ambulance of Upstate NY are Caitlin Barker, Jesse Bolduc & Jon Cantiello. Lifelong friends and musical mates Bolduc & Cantiello rescued Barker from a wealthy engagement prospect and whisked her away to the land of DIY punk. Poppy melodies, dynamic vocal changes and half naked live shows have solidified this rock trio as always entertaining, unabashed fun.


ANNIE DRESSNER >
anniedressner.com/
Since moving from her hometown of New York City to the UK seven years ago, singer-songwriter Annie Dressner has received considerable recognition from her live shows, as well as both her debut album, "Strangers Who Knew Each Other's Names" (2011), her EP "East Twenties" (April 2013). Dressner's second in-studio album with producer Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore) was released 26 October 2018.  It has been receiving rave revues, such as Shire Folk calling it "one of the freshest and most enjoyable releases of the year." Dressner's songs are delivered with a such conversational ease, it often seems as if she is reading from an intimate letter or a book, set to music. Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front row seat to her stories, as they take shape above the understated music. She has been compared to an up-tempo Mazzy Star 'Fade Into You,' or Jenny Lewis.

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Scandinavian Saturday: Jacu Coffee Roastery
Apr
20
8:00 AM08:00

Scandinavian Saturday: Jacu Coffee Roastery

March’s Featured Roaster:
We are pleased to welcome Jacu Coffee Roastery to this month's Scandinavian Saturday feature. Jacu is located in Alesund, Norway. Started by three friends in 2011, the roasting company is named for the jacu - a bird that is known for eating only the highest quality cherries from coffee shrubs in producing origins. They use this as inspiration in selecting only the highest quality green coffee they can find.  We are excited and proud to share two of these delicious coffees with our community!

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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Phangs at SMCo.
Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

Phangs at SMCo.

Phangs is the dream pop notion of Nashville-based Jake Germany. Blanketed in layers of synthesizers, steady pulsing percussion and memories of growing up in the early 90’s, Phangs stirs up familiarity and innovation under the umbrella of honesty.

Show starts around 7pm, no cover. Coffee, tea, beer, wine, kombucha and snacks available all night.

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Scandinavian Saturday: Per Nordby Kafferostare
Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

Scandinavian Saturday: Per Nordby Kafferostare

March’s Featured Roaster:
We are pleased to welcome Per Nordby Kafferostare to this month's Scandinavian Saturday feature. Per Nordby is located in Gothenburg, Sweden and since opening in 2013 have had the main goal of sourcing, roasting and sharing the best coffee possible and never cutting corners on quality. We are excited and proud to share two of these delicious coffees with our community!

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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Ian McCuen / Joan Kelsey / Hamilton Craig at SMCo.
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ian McCuen / Joan Kelsey / Hamilton Craig at SMCo.

Join us for a lovely Wednesday evening of tunes at SMCo. Music will start around 7pm, $5 suggested donation for the bands. Coffee, beer, wine, kombucha and snacks will be available all night. See you there :)


Hamilton Craig (Shushan, NY)
Singer-songwriter from a small village in upstate new york, for whom his music is his redeeming feature. https://hamiltoncraig.bandcamp.com/


Joan Kelsey's Silver Lining (Troy, NY)
Joan Kelsey's Silver Lining is an unusual string folk trio, weaving melodies that call upon the immediate, the memory, and the metaphor.
https://joankelsey.bandcamp.com/


Ian McCuen (Buffalo, NY)
DIY bedroom folk singer-songwriter known for his deeply personal music featuring introspective lyricism, delicate arrangements, and desolate production.
https://ianmccuen.bandcamp.com/

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Troy Night Out w/ Andrew Mirabile + Honey Slider
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Troy Night Out w/ Andrew Mirabile + Honey Slider

Join us for low-key evening of local tunes! Beer, wine, coffee, and kombucha will all be flowing. Tunes start around 7:30pm, $5 suggested donations for the bands.

ANDREW MIRABILE is a Rolling Stones style, mystic Country, Rock 'N Roll singer-songwriter with a vocal-styling reminiscent of Chris Stapleton. Going on tour to support his latest single, "Bad Cigarettes", his one man live show is both raw and captivating. Playing an old electric guitar through a vintage tube-amp, Mirabile's intricate pickin’ lands just as much a supporting role in his performance as do his voice and stage presence."

"Vocally, he is a force, moving seamlessly from a smooth delivery to a fiery howl, all of it contained within this very raw, honest emotion." - WTF Out There Zine

HONEY SLIDER is a rock/pop duo-band based in Albany, NY. After meeting in 2012 at College, Caity Gallagher and Alec Lewis, have grown as both musicians and colleagues. Their roots in musical theatre still shine through their classic rock and folk influences, especially during their live performance. Their latest EP "Why Not Tonight?”, features songwriting that combines both raw emotion and intricate harmonies in order to highlight their storytelling.

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Scandinavian Saturday: Langøra Kaffe
Feb
16
8:00 AM08:00

Scandinavian Saturday: Langøra Kaffe

Join us on February 16th for Scandinavian Saturday! This is a special series featuring a different Scandinavian coffee roaster on the third Saturday of every month. We’re super excited to bring in some exceptional coffees which until now have not been available in the Capital Region.

This month’s featured roaster: Langøra Kaffebrenneri! We will be serving up an Guatemala Miriam Morales and Burundi Nyamuzi via v60 pourover.

About Langøra:
This month's featured Scandinavian roaster is Langøra Kaffebrenneri from the small municipality of Stjørdal in Norway. Their entire operation exists planted on idyllic land in a tiny traditional red "stabbur" or storehouse. Langøra is supremely charming on the outside but equally invested in sourcing the highest quality green coffee and roasting to the coffee's fullest potential.

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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Troy Night Out: Hot Chocolate Hop
Jan
25
5:00 PM17:00

Troy Night Out: Hot Chocolate Hop

Join us for this month’s Troy Night Out featuring a Hot Chocolate Hop around our beloved little city!

Head on down to 4th Street for a one-night-only menu of extra special hot chocolate drinks including vegan oat milk cocoa, red wine hot cocoa, a CBD-infused cocoa in collaboration with local chocolate maker Primo Botanica and many more! 

Make things extra creamy + dreamy with housemade Battenkill Valley Creamery whipped cream or add a shot of espresso to keep you going all night long! Non-dairy milk options will be available.

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Scandinavian Saturday: da Matteo
Jan
19
8:00 AM08:00

Scandinavian Saturday: da Matteo

November’s Featured Roaster:
We are pleased to welcome (for a third time!) da Matteo to this month's Scandinavian Saturday feature. da Matteo Torrefazione is a specialty coffee roastery based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Their singular goal when they started roasting in 2007? To have more people drink great coffee. Their coffee features the usual hallmarks of Nordic roasters - high quality green coffee sourcing, light but developed roasts and an obsessive hunger for sharing the stories of farmers throughout the coffee growing world.

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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Mom's Night Out: Winter Wellness
Dec
26
5:00 PM17:00

Mom's Night Out: Winter Wellness

Mom’s Night Out: Winter Wellness Wear + Share

Join Ani from The Whipple Tree for a relaxing Moms’ Night Out with fellow mamas, learning the basics of using essential oils during the winter months for moms and babes alike. We’ll make custom oil blends, and diffuser bracelets - one for you and one to give to a friend. See you from 5-7PM for some winter wellness 101.

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Scandinavian Saturday: Kaffa Coffee
Dec
22
8:00 AM08:00

Scandinavian Saturday: Kaffa Coffee

November’s Featured Roaster:
This month’s Scan Sat roaster is Kaffa Coffee from Oslo, Norway! We are pleased to welcome (for a third time!) Kaffa Coffee to this month's Scandinavian Saturday feature. Kaffa is the roasting brand started by Robert Thoreson, the gentleman who has the distinction of winning the first ever World Barista Championship in the year 2000! Robert not only owns and runs Kaffa, Java and Mocca, shops of distinction in Oslo, he's also deep into green coffee importing as an owner of Collaborative Coffee Source. Needless to say, we welcome Kaffa for continually sharing pristinely sourced and roasted coffee each time they come our way! 

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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Sip + Stitch: Custom Embroidery w/ LYF Supply
Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

Sip + Stitch: Custom Embroidery w/ LYF Supply

Join us for our last event of the holiday season, Saturday December 15 from 5-8pm. Embroiderer extraordinaire, David Reali of local lifestyle brand Love Yourself First will be in the house working his magic.

Purchase a blank tshirt, sweatshirt or baseball cap, choose one of our fun designs, pick your color thread and David will get to work creating customized merch on the spot, just for you (or for one of the special people on your shopping list!)

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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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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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Troy Night Out Pop-Up with Saratoga Tea & Honey
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Troy Night Out Pop-Up with Saratoga Tea & Honey

Join us Friday, November 30 for Troy Night Out as our friends Saratoga Tea & Honey Co. pop-up with an awesome selection of their delicious loose tea blends!

We will be serving the teas hot in order to keep you nice and warm on what's bound to be a chilly night. We will have both caffeinated and decaffeinated options available along with a few of their special honey's to sweeten things up!

Come get cozy with us and start your holiday shopping off on the right foot :)

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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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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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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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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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