As you may know, Conspiracy of Beards is a non-profit organization, and we strive to contribute our voices to good causes. To help offset the cost of our practice space and travel expenses we sell merchandise at our shows. Now you can find all of our merchandise right here on our website. Check out our Merchandise page here. Beard gear is perfect for holiday gift giving!
There are still three chances to catch the Beards before the new year!
This Thursday, November 29th, at the historic Vogue Theatre in San Francisco, Conspiracy of Beards will perform a lovely set of Leonard Cohen songs followed by a showing of the 1971 Robert Altman film “McCabe & Mrs. Miller,” which features a few Cohen songs. Music starts at 8pm sharp and the film is at 9pm. Tickets here.
Saturday, December 8th at 3pm, the Beards will conspire to fill the KALW public radio airwaves with our sweet harmonies. We will perform live in the studio on KALW’s weekly show Folk Music & Beyond. Tune in at 91.7 FM.
Thursday, December 13th, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. We are honored to once again sing in Goldman Hall at the CJM this holiday season. We may even diverge from our usual exclusively Leonard Cohen set and add a couple Hanukkah songs! We sing from 7-8pm. Reserve your tickets in advance because this show always sells out. Tickets here.
We are working on a new arrangement of Avalanche and something tells me we’re into something good.
What a cool event series this is! Live music followed by a movie. We are excited to kick off the night with a set of Leonard Cohen classics, and then we’ll sit back, sip on our flasks, and enjoy the movie. Here’s an interesting tidbit about the film, which features a few of Cohen’s songs…
During post-production on this film, ‘Robert Altman‘ was having a difficult time finding a proper musical score, until he attended a party where the album “Songs of Leonard Cohen” was playing and noticed that several songs from the album seemed to fit in with the overall mood and themes of the movie. Cohen, who had been a fan of Altman’s previous film, Brewster McCloud, allowed him to use three songs from the album – “The Stranger Song“, “Sisters of Mercy” and “Winter Lady” – although Altman was dismayed when Cohen later admitted that he didn’t like the movie. A year later, Altman received a phone call from Cohen, who told him that he changed his mind after re-watching the movie with an audience and now loved it.
You can watch the trailer for McCabe & Mrs. Miller here.
Last spring 28 Beards flew to New York for a one weekend whirlwind tour, and it turned out to be a huge success and an inordinate amount of fun. This video, the latest in a series, captures a glimpse of the good times we had wandering the streets, singing on the subway, and taking the Manhattan Inn at midnight.
Check out the other videos that document our 2011/2012 season here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ConspiracyofBeards
We are unreasonably excited to kick off our 10th anniversary season at San Francisco’s Brick & Mortar Music Hall at Mission St. and 13th St. on October 25th!