Conspiracy Of Beards

Doc's Lab Presents

Conspiracy Of Beards

Dave Mihaly Shimmering Leaves

Sat, October 21, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Doc's Lab

San Francisco, CA

$12.00 - $15.00

Conspiracy Of Beards
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.
Dave Mihaly Shimmering Leaves
Dave Mihaly Shimmering Leaves has released 3 CDs since 2010 and is about to release an LP of original music called "Light in the Ring: the Muhammad Ali Suite" on Calar Records out of Argentina. They played recently at the Mendocino Film Festival doing original music for 7 silent films. Mihaly spent two weeks over the summer playing a series of gigs and recording with the band "Unbound" in Chengdu, China. Shimmering Leaves opened for the Conspiracy of Venus at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley in June of 2016. Their music mixes avant garde jazz with a variety of folk musics, instrumental and sung. They are based in SF, CA.
Venue Information:
Doc's Lab
124 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133
http://www.docslabsf.com