Earlier this week, Buzzfeed did a list of the 51 best beards in Hollywood. Sure, it had some respectable beards, but some of them were nothing more than glorified five o’clock shadows. Here at AP, we might not walk the red carpet, but this is punk rock goddamnit, and we know a few things about facial hair. Take not Buzzfeed: Here are 20 real beards.
1. John Dyer Baizley of Baroness
2. Jason Aalon Butler of letlive.
Have you seen his beard lately? I think it’s tripled in size since Warped Tour. Seriously, watch their new video for “Younger.” There’s a whole lot of shit going on—kidnapping, gun violence, weird dudes on soapboxes—but all I saw was his amazing beard.
3. Jeremy Davis of Paramore
4. Larry And His Flask
Each of the guys in Larry And His Flask has a pretty impressive beard, but all together it’s like an explosion of beard-shaped rainbows. (Hey, it could happen.)
5. Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra
6. Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It.
I call this the nerdy hipster beard. It’s usually accompanied by thick-rimmed glasses and collared shirts buttoned all the way to the top.
7. Dan O’ Connor of Four Year Strong
Photo: Jeremy Saffer
8. Andy Williams of Every Time I Die
Photo: Adam Elmakias
These days he’s rocking more of a mega-mustache, but still, the dude knows how to work the epic facial hair.
9. Mike Hrancia of the Devil Wears Prada
(pictured far left)
10. Sam Beam of Iron & Wine
Sure, it may be a bit Amish-y, and he may look morel like a carpenter than a musician, but Mr. Beam makes it work.