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Kneel + Conspiracy of Beards

June 9 @ 6:00 pm


ivy room presents

(a tribute to neil young)

Conspiracy of Beards
(male choir tribute to leonard cohen)

Doors 5pm / Show 6pm
$15 Admission

Led by legendary East Bay front woman Angela Coon (Toychestra, Ninewood) and visionary guitarist John Shiurba (Eskimo, Molecules), Kneel takes the music of Neil Young and pushes it through the meat grinder while maintaining the familiar melodic brilliance everyone knows. It’s nothing but a party on stage with local Bay Area musicians including Val Esway, Lexa Walsh, Thomas Scandura, Myles Boisen, Berge Thomasian and Paul Verke.

Conspiracy of Beards
San Francisco’s Conspiracy of Beards is a 30 member male choir that performs dynamic, original, a cappella arrangements of the poetic songs of Leonard Cohen.

Well dressed in suits, ties, and the occasional fedora, the choir brings an energized live choral music experience out of churches and tabernacles and into the taverns, art houses, and theaters of the Bay Area and beyond. Transforming Cohen’s lyrics and simple melodies into complex 4- and 5-part harmonies, and with a wide variety of small ensemble and full choir pieces, Conspiracy of Beards achieves a sound that is both robust and tender. Drawing on influences ranging from jazz and gospel to barbershop and doo-wop, the unique arrangements that choir members create capture all of the emotion and humor of Leonard Cohen’s original music and inspire audiences to ponder common human experiences like romance, heartbreak, politics, sex, longing, and spirituality.


June 9
6:00 pm


Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, 94706 United States
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