Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tara Borger

Milwaukee-based illustrator Tara Borger will be occupying some wall space at the fair this Sunday.

Fringe Outerwear

Crocheted hats, scarves, and other miscellaneous cozies by Sheboyganite Carrie McWithey, dba Fringe Outerwear.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Timon Tupper

One of the local artists selling goods at the Local Yokel Yuletide Craft Fair this Sunday from 10am-6pm here at the shop.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Story of Stuff

Above is the YouTube link, but a higher quality version exists here.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Mugs Are In!

Paradigm travel mugs have arrived! 14 ounces, stainless steel interior (none of that plastic crap), and coffee refills are $1 each. A steal at $12, tax included.

Chelsea Z

Tonight. 8pm. Free.

Frugal Gift Idea

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Most Wonderful Time

Have you seen our tree?? Stop by and help us decorate it! (We supply the pipe cleaners and pine cones).

Eric Nassau is our friend.

Our favorite folk troubadour from Ohio stopped by Sunday night to sing about sugar-coated sugar and things like that. He is pictured below with his hat-maker, Lea.

Where are the monkey hats?

If you borrowed one or both, please return. No questions asked.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tis the Season

Gift cards available in $5 increments. Perfect for the caffiene-jonesing, progressive-thinking, bicycle-riding, music lover on your list.

Friday, November 28, 2008

This Just In!

Sequoia will be playing the blues tomorrow night at 8:30pm, after she finishes the dishes.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Hours

We'll be open from 8am-12pm on Thanksgiving Day so you can fuel up for a day of eating and napping.

Adventures in Gardening

Today Kate and I laid to rest the final remnants of Paradigm's inaugural garden. "Garden Experiment 2008" taught us many important lessons, namely the importance of a staggered planting schedule. We plan on hitting the ground running next spring to bring you even more locally grown, organic produce for our menu items.

In the meantime, we're looking forward to a winter full of Sarafina's Soups:)

The Craft Fair is Coming...

We're excited to announce Paradigm's first craft fair extravaganza! In accordance with our commitment to keeping it local, The Local Yokel Yuletide Craft Fair will take place here in the shop on Sunday, December 21 from 10am-6pm. The list of exhibitors is being finalized, but we can guarantee unique, handmade items for your last-minute shopping pleasure.

Stay tuned...

Gillen & Turk Rocked Fearlessly

just as they promised they would. (11/23/08)

No music scheduled this week, but mini-high school reunions are likely.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Last Night, Tonight

If you weren't here last night, well, sucks to be you.

Molly Venter amazed us with her powerful voice and original, personal songwriting. A heckler with a harmonica approved.

And if you missed last night (or even if you were here), you should definitely make it out tonight to see one of Milwaukee's best, Pezzettino. I can guarantee it will be worth braving the cold.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Drought Is Over

Lots of music this weekend...

Molly Venter {Austin,TX}
8pm, free

Pezzettino {Milwaukee,WI}
8pm, free

Bruce Holmes {Evanston,IL}
8pm, free

Gillen & Turk {Hudson Valley,NY}
8pm, free

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Surprise Show

Indianapolis singer-songwriter Kendall Ludwig was in the neighborhood last night and gave us an impromptu show. And nobody felt awkward.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

French Toast Tomorrow

Give us your photos!

We're collecting shots of the shop to adorn the walls. Photos from past shows are strongly encouraged. Drop 'em off anytime!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Artists are dropping like flies...

Tomorrow's Art Opening, Shells, is cancelled because Melissa Zipperer has mono and is not permitted in the building. We wish her a speedy recovery as well (as fast as a mono recovery can be).

Now the Good News

Provided there are no more concussions, the following events are scheduled for this week:

Art Opening
Melissa Zipperer's Shells
paintings and drawings
7pm, Free

Claudia Schmidt {Traverse City, MI}
w/ Sequioa
Folk legend Claudia Schmidt is gracing our stage! Opening for Claudia is Paradigm's own, Sequioa. A show not to be missed!
7:45 pm, $10 cover

THURSDAY & FRIDAY 11/13-11/14

Wigwam's November Hallway Sale
(it's not happening here, we're just big fans of socks)
Thurs 7am-7pm
Fri 7am-1pm
@ Wigwam Mills Inc, 3402 Crocker Ave

Tonight's Show Cancelled :(

Bad news to report...Emily Hurd bonked her head and can't play tonight. We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her when she's all better.

In her place, Baker is going to juggle blueberry muffins while whistling tunes from the musical, 'Hairspray.' Not really, but if she ever did we'd have to charge a cover.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

French Toast!

Don't forget to stop in tomorrow for French Toast. We start serving at 9am and go until we run out of bread. Every Sunday!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Emily Hurd in Sheboygan Press

Check out the write up in the Sheboygan Press about Tuesday's show.

Emily Hurd {Chicago, IL}
Tuesday, November 11
8pm, free

Weekend Schedule

My Morning Belle {from Milwaukee, WI}
w/ Blue, Seriously and Aaron Moore
8pm, free

Cat Ries {Milwaukee, WI}
9pm, free
Cat Reis is celebrating her 19th birthday by revisiting the first venue she ever played. Happy Birthday!

Whether you're honoring the Sabbath or trying to cure your hangover, we have French Toast served from 9am until we're out of bread. So try to get here sooner than later.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


A little re-cap of the week's music is in order...

Chelsea Z kicked off our fine Thursday night with a few angsty acoustic guitar ridden folk rock ballads about airports, Australia, love/hate... and confusion... a few interjections about wool sweaters... empathy engulfed the crowd... and she wins us over again.

Steph Taylor and the State of fired up around 9 that night... there could have been lights and a smoke machine... the tickets COULD have been $30.00... but there wasn't... and it was FREE...

"bone chillingly awesome" Said one.

"oh my god! this is so amazing" Said another - mid show.

"Why didn't we charge a cover?" Said the barista.

Steph Taylor and the State of will be back. Don't miss it.

Cataldo played here Friday for the first time ever... but why do we know all of their songs so well...? Because we haven't taken the CD out of the rotation since the day it arrived! Think... indie-campfire-folk-rock... better yet... click the link and listen... then keep an eye on our schedule for the next time they come our way.

Stay tuned by simply visiting: Paradigm Coffee and Music for a full listing of our shows.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Starbucks is to Paradigm as to Walmart is to...

I haven't felt such disappointment in this city since the day I went to the city clerk's office with my papers and check in-hand to acquire an application for a beer and wine license; was met with the statement "Even if we were to grant you a license, it would be ripped out of your little hands in six months due to violations."

Today. The Reader's Choice Awards were posted in the Sheboygan Press. As a business owner I look forward to the competition and the 'audience participation' of the event. Knowing that we weren't in the winning spot for the best cup of coffee, I expected to see our sincerely respected predecessor... The Weather Center or maybe my former employer Z Spot.

What I saw was Starbucks; A corporate giant. Three have opened in our city of barely 60,000 in the past three years. By no means will I deny that their existence has made our need for a gourmet cup of coffee a commodity. They've come a long way from their humble beginnings... they've moved from the neighborhood hot-spot brimming with warmth, character, quality and consciousness to McDonald's answer to the local drive-in. Factory. Sterile. Corporate.

What happened to the appreciation for "Family owned and Operated"? What part of McDonalds (won best french fries) is 'Sheboygan'... a truck pulls up to the back door and unloads boxes of prepared(cut, sprayed with beef stock) and frozen potatoes... from... Factory X in... ?

One of my favorite customers just said it right: "We vote with our wallet."

Thank you to all the folks out there who think twice about where they will spend their buck. We whole heartedly appreciate every one of you.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sunburns are healing and life is good... You may have noticed that Mondays are void of Paradigm goodness... but don't dispair... those precious hours are time well spent at Paradigm's very own vegetable garden... we're growing ALL of our own produce this year... granted... we're a little behind in the season due to the rains and more rain... it thinned our crops a bit but what's there is wonderful and we keep planting and weeding and weeding and weeding... and then we eat ice cream and life is good.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Get There by bike.

You might have noticed the pile of bikes by our back door. You might be one of the folks that asked... 'What's up with all the bikes?'

Well... we ride them... some are in need of a little work... from last season's midnight rides and whiskey runs... but they're all claimed... and have a claim to fame.

Its true that my first inkling to run something of my own... was born of the Northeast corner of the 'little barn' ... bike frames and chain-less ten speeds strung up in the coolest fashion... crates of parts on rickety storage racks... it housed my phases of the sweetest patched up bikes to whimsical wind chimes of spokes and sprockets... I've yet to stray too far from my original ideals of the sweetest thing... the hours of ... wouldn't it be sweet if...

Friday, June 27, 2008

an amazing show...

So... we were very pleased to host an amazing show last night... Driftwood Fire... check them out... for real. Seriously.

and TONIGHT... Mara Levi will be gracing our stage at 8pm... and we're excited to have her back... did ya'll see the write up in the paper yesterday? There were two great press releases in the weekend edition... props to The Press for emphasizing LIVE MUSIC in the area. Awesome awesome.

Friday, June 20, 2008


My body aches this morning... I've been hoe-ing... ha ha ha... in the garden.

We planted just before the rains... things have taken to a new growing pattern... not necessarily better... but things are growing... so it needs a hoe-ing.

Soon Paradigm will be basking in the freshest of fresh produce... grown by us... its the sweetest thing. Really.

I'll post pictures of Paradigm's garden soon!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

... don't you know the song on the stereo...

The title of this blog entry is a line from a song... Name the musician and song... and win a $5 gift certificate for Paradigm goodies.
Hint: played Paradigm twice... and is booked again.

Today's sandwich suggestion is... The Goodness Gracious - Toasted pita bread, provolone, greens, cucumber, tomato, turkey(optional)... brought together with Aleka's Greek Kitchen's Tsatsiki Sauce(cucumber and home-made yogurt)... its pretty amazing.

Don't forget that calling ahead is welcomed - 457-5277.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Heads up... what does that mean? Duck?

The infamous Nacho Cheese Chowder is on the burner today!

A spring note: The weather is warming... yes, its cold today... but it might not be tomorrow... or even later... so... keep in mind... Paradigm is 'steeping' its cold press coffee daily!! Iced Coffee!! Made right!!

What's everyone doing tomorrow night?
Coming to the GIRL PARTS show! RIGHT??!!

Free show... 8pm... GIRL PARTS is: Julie Loyd, Melineh Kurdian and Liz Clark.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

FRENCH TOAST! yeah toast.

We serve FRENCH TOAST every Sunday until we run out of bread... picture this... two giant slices of stone-hearth baked Ciabatta from City Bakery... REAL maple syrup... cinnamon-vanilla-goodness... sprinkled with powdered sugar... and orange slices on the side... mmmmmmm.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

How about a blog?

Hey Everyone...

Welcome to our new element of getting our news to you. Stop in here to find out the latest in Paradigm news... well... we'll try to keep this updated with things like... what's new, what's happening, what went wrong... what went right... what we might think... maybe some sweet pictures... and you are all welcomed to share with us... got a great shot from the show...? Found a sweet bike...? Send us some pictures... or just a note... we love feed back!

Talk to ya'll soon,