CONSPIRACY OF BEARDS
Society of Rockets (album release party), The Liners
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
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 the 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, Conspiracy of Beards achieves a sound that is both robust and tender. With 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.
Formed in 2003 through the inspiration of the late performance artist Peter Kadyk, the choir has become an integral part of the San Francisco music scene with performances at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, The Jewish Music Festival, Cafe Du Nord, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco City Hall and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as well as dozens of bars, bookstores, galleries, hospices, and various other community centers. The choir has also been featured on several radio programs including NPR's "West Coast Live," "The California Report," "Weekend Edition," KQED, KFOG, KPFA, KALW, KWMR, WFMU, and on PBS television.
As a non-profit organization (501c-3) and with a commitment to contributing to civic progress, Conspiracy of Beards also performs in support of many charities, fundraisers, and, other non-profits.
Society of Rockets (album release party)
The Society of Rockets are six dedicated paleofuturologists that have been navigating the outer reaches of psychedelia and pop for the last 15 years, rst as the Shimmer Kids Underpop Association. In 2004, “...the Kids,” changed their band name to Society of Rockets after their sonic-scape outgrew the home studio and matured into a steady and full-on proper studio setup.
Based out of San Francisco, the Society of Rockets conducts its operations and experiments from within a hermetically sealed combination temple/laboratory in the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood.
Their latest outing, Family Ways, finds itself roaming the streets of Bakers led, and further exploring country and folk influences. The Rockets usual pastiche of pysch, indie-rock, and funk/soul dabblings has taken a more dusty path for this outing. Family Ways saw its release on December 2nd, 2016 across all digital retailers.
"This group has the spirit, even when it heads a few thousand light years from home." --L.A. Times Music Critic
The Liners hail from San Francisco, a city created for dirty rhythm and blues infused rock and roll. Mixing sultry vocals and a hard hitting musical backdrop, they stray from the derivative; yet straddle the line between the best of what's classic and what's to come.