San Francisco's Conspiracy of Beards is men's choir from that performs gritty, original arrangements of the songs of Leonard Cohen. This a Capella group has had a string of acclaimed performances at Bay Area venues, including the Cafe du Nord, the Great American Music Hall, and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The choir has also been featured on National Public Radio's "West Coast Live," on KFOG-FM, and on PBS television station KQED-TV. Transforming Cohen's simple melodies into complex 4- and 5-part harmonies, the group achieves a sound that is both robust and tender. Their unique arrangements are influenced by indie rock, jazz, gospel, barbershop, classical and even doo-wop. Using the genius of Cohen's words, the Beards inspire their audience members to ponder romance, politics, sex, longing and spirituality while enjoying an intriguingly wry delivery of great songs.