WMBR Top 5 Beards in Indie Rock
5. Sam Beam, Iron and Wine
Sure, the music is overrated, but the beard is undeniably awesome.
4. Devendra Banhart
Crazy recluse quality beard. Apparently it is for Siobhan. I hear he’s playing a gig in a dumpster soon.
3. Efrim Menuck, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band/Godspeed You! Black Emperor
I love his beard as much as he loved his dog. And he wrote what, like three songs mentioning her?
2. Doug Martsch, Built to Spill
Mere words cannot describe the glory.
1. Stephen Malkmus, The Jicks/Pavement
But SM doesn’t have a beard, you say? No matter. Whatever Malkmus does will always be the best in indie rock.
Show: Late Risers Club
DJ: Ben Shanks
Time Slot: Friday Afternoon, 10–12
Late Risers Club, on every weekday, is recognized as one of the first punk rock radio shows in the United States. 2008 marks its 31st year of fucking the man, which when you think about when punk broke, is pretty hip. No, we won’t play Fall Out Boy. Not even their old stuff.
This week’s Top 5 is Malkmus-centric in honor of his tour coming through Massachusetts this week. I think he maybe grew a mustache once. We have plenty of great indie rock shows on WMBR. If you like the sound of this top five, you could listen to Breakfast of Champions from 8–10 a.m., Freshman 15 from 12–1 a.m. Monday, and DJ Awesome & the Wonder Friends from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday. You can listen to these archived at wmbr.org, and while you’re there, check our schedule for other great shows.
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