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A little-known form of music originating in the 1990's as a throwback acknowledgement to the early folk rockers, (i.e. Bob Dylan, Crosby Stills & Nash, etc. ). This style of music often falls under the label Indie or Folk or Indiefolk, and is very prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. Signed artists mostly belong to Sub Pop Records, a label from Seattle, Washington. Songs are laden with references to nature and personal philosophy of all aspects. The difference from regular indie/folk music is that each group tends to sport facial hair, styles including but not limited to: the chin curtain, Grizzly Adams, mutton/lambchops, or any other generally considered "unkempt" look. These artists emphasize the importance of the environment, overall camaraderie and independent thinking, making Henry David Thoreau look like a demigod. Examples of bands are: Fleet Foxes, Midlake, The Decemberists, Band of Horses, Mojave 3 and many more. One thing is for sure though, the beard is key to defining Beard Rock.
Fleet Foxes singing 'round a campfire in the woods: Pallid animals in the snow tipped pines, I find
Hatching from the seed of your thin mind, all night?

Astounded observer: Their music is thoughtful and catchy, and their beards rival that of Plato!

Other observer: Gotta love that Beard Rock.
by bennedictus February 28, 2010
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The simple yet elegant twitching-type dance maneuver performed when one finds out that they have been admitted into Western Washington University. It is performed by the dancer first blurting the word, "Western" one time. The dancer then begins twisting the hips sharply in a horizontal direction while rocking the shoulders from side to side, and keeping your hands completely straight (as in The Robot or a karate chop) close to one's chest and jerking them up and down. This dance normally calls for two people, doing the same dance face-to-face.
Person 1: "Dude, Brady just got into Western too!"
Person 2: "I know! I saw him over by the vending machines doin' the Western Dance."

Brady: "...western." (Dancing)
by bennedictus May 18, 2010
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