Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Beard 5

Beard 5
Originally uploaded by Stew of the Beard.
Out now! Featuring an in depth chat with maverick pop's greatest Beard, Robert Wyatt and a rare interview with the first lady of English folk, Shirley Collins.
Beyond that, we have Devendra Banhart talking of dolphins and fighting, cosmic Aberdonians Hookers Green No1, and indie glamourpusses The Pipettes! Oh, and the rebirth of Bis with Data Panik! And folk-rockers Foxface! And pictures and beards from the Green Man Festival! And so much more!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Beard Presents...............

Beard magazine presents a Christmas Gift To You

Beard, the award winning Glasgow based music and arts zine, in association with Levis Antidote, is hosting a free day of live music and fanzine making at Glasgow’s Mono bar on Sunday 11 December.

Dedicated to music, arts and facial hair, Beard was awarded Best Music Fanzine at the EMAP Fanzine Awards 2005. The judges said: "Stood out like a beacon. It has loads of great ideas, illustrations and an ingenious use of language. And very funny indeed"

Headlining the show are Beard favourites Lucky Luke. An eventful year has seen these Glasgow folk-rockers release their debut album Patrick The Survivor (Invada) to great acclaim, support Teenage Fanclub on their UK tour, and record a session for BBC6music. In the new year, they will travel to Texas as one of the Scottish acts selected to play the prestigious South By South West music conference.

Cosmic Aberdonians Hookers Green No1 make a rare Glasgow appearance, promising a carnival of sound and vision. A heady brew of psychedelic art rock, electronica and big band jazz, debut album On How The Illustrious Captain Moon Won The War For Us (Snowstorm Records) has been an underground word of mouth hit since its release earlier this year.

Country-fried power-popsters Skeleton Bob complete the line up. Think Evan Dando, Jonathan Richman and Uncle Tupelo and smile.

During the day, we’ll be holding a fanzine workshop. The idea is for everyone to get together and produce a cut ‘n paste fanzine on the day. Everyone’s pages will be gathered up and collated, so we can dash off to the copy shop and have a finished zine to hand out at the end of the night. Beard contributors will set the ball rolling with a discussion, before we let everyone loose on the paper, scissors, glue, glitter and pens and typewriters.

In addition to all this we’ll have a beardy pub quiz and the infamous Beard DJs spinning a wonderful and perverse range of tunes.

The event comes ahead of the mid-December release of Beard #5. It’s been a long time coming, but we hope you’ll find it worth the wait as we have a very rare interview with the first lady of English folk Shirley Collins and an in depth chat with bearded pop maverick Robert Wyatt. In addition to that we have features on freaky folk dude Devendra Banhart, Brighton girl group The Pipettes, Data Panik, the new incarnation of Glasgow legends Bis, Hookers Green No1, and the frisky Foxface. And that’s not to mention a plethora of reviews, rants and our wondrous new strip, Beatnik Whaling Comix.

For more information contact:


From 3pm until midnight on Sunday 11th July in Mono, King’s Court, Glasgow

Free entrance.

Beard online: http://beardmag.blogspot.com and www.myspace.com/beardmag