Standard Tap and Philadelphia Brewing Company to host a benefit for Black Landlord’s Maxx Stoyanoff-Williams


We’ve given a lot of love to Black Landlord this year, having featured the local act our inaugural Key Studio Sessions Live concert (as well as in a Key Studio Video Session). So it was with a heavy heart that we read the news about how the band’s frontman, Maxx Stoyanoff-Williams, was recently hospitalized. Thankfully, the folks at Standard Tap and Philadelphia Brewing Company have organized a benefit to help Maxx deal with the massive medical bills.  Make Major Moves‘ Brian McManus sums it up pretty succinctly:

Maxx Stoyanoff-Williams: lead dude of Black Landlord (and formerly of the Goats and Incognegro), noted beer drinker and actor. You know him. You LOVE him. Well he’s not been doing so hot of late. Hospitalized for the better part of a month, in fact. Why? We’re not sure, but dammmmn you’re nosy. Anyway, this is America. So, naturally, the medical bills have ballooned at such a rate and to such a degree that Maxx can no longer keep up. Enter the Maxx Stoyanoff-Williams benefit. Like Maxx, it is outsized and thoroughly original.

From the benefit organizers:

Standard Tap and Philadelphia Brewing Company will be hosting a benefit for Maxx Stoyanoff-Williams, Monday, December 19th 2011. The charismatic leader of Philadelphia’s own Black Landlord, and formally of The Goats and Incognegro, was hospitalized for the better part of a month which has resulted in medical bills far too large to endure.  To help support the cause the event will take place 4 – 7PM, with live auction beginning at 7PM at Standard Tap, located at 901 N. 2nd St, featuring an unprecedented offer

The “Philadelphia Golden Ticket” will allow the auction winner a non-transferable, unlimited Two Ticket Pass to any of the shows, at any of the designated venues, any time between Jan 1st 2012 – December 31st 2012.  Yes, this includes sold out shows and yes, this means you could potentially go to an unlimited amount of shows with a guest, at any of the following venues, any time throughout the year.

Venues include: Electric Factory, Mann Center, The Trocadero, All R5 events, Theatre of Living Arts, Festival Pier at Penns Landing, Union Transfer, Milkboy, The Note, Kung Fu Necktie, Johnny Brendas, The Fire, North Star, Fergie’s & Time!

You can find more information at the event page on Standard Tap’s Facebook.



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One Response to “Standard Tap and Philadelphia Brewing Company to host a benefit for Black Landlord’s Maxx Stoyanoff-Williams”

  1. Alinak33

    i’ve been coming to this place for over 5 years and really considered this to be a great spot with great people.  Always brought in friends from in and out of town and tried to bring in customers to support this place.  I, myself, spent over 7 years bartending in Philadelphia bars and restaurants so I understand how important it is to support local places so they stay open.  In my 10 year living in the city I have never through id actually be posting something to discourage people from going to eat and drink at a place but this is exactly why i’m writing this post.  
    Over the last few months I have been treated extremely rudely by an upstairs bartender by the name of Kate…if you have gone there i’m sure you have seen her, she is always there on Sat night at the upstairs bar.  Blonde hair, a bit over weight, and constantly looking mean.  I have no idea what I have ever done to her but she has always been extremely rude to me and anyone I had with me.  Later I realized it wasn’t just me but mostly everyone that comes in contact with her. I’m not a rude or drunk person and always tip over 20% when i go out since I was the person behind the bar for so many years.  After going to this place almost every Sunday for the last 2 years and bringing a large group of people with me where we normally spend around 1,000 dollars together you would imagine the restaurant management and owners would appreciate that.  Especially since Sunday is a slow day for many places down town.  Well not at Standard Tap!!!! Customers here do not have any say or respect and really they can care less whether you come in or not, as far as they are concerned if you do not take the bad treatment then go somewhere else.
    This is really appalling especially in such an economy. 
    I decided to do the adult thing and write an email to the management explaining what has been going on and how I feel quite wronged and treated badly by someone who works for them.  Thinking that a manager who cares about the business and customers of the establishment she/he works for would care and want to resolve such an issue.  WAS I WRONG OR WHAT!!! Instead of asking me any questions or trying to resolve the problem, the manager ( i do not believe even told the owners the issue) emailed me back telling me, well if i don’t like it then i’m not welcome and my friends are not welcome to Standard Tap.  All i can say i how appalling and sad for this restaurant’s owners because they will not be able to stay in business in such an economy if their staff treats their customers in such a manner.  I can say that now I feel a duty to let other Philadelphia residents know that such bad treatment exists and they should not support a place that will take their money and will not care how they get treated.

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