The bearded gather at the Middle East

Photos by Aram Boghosian for the Boston Globe

TallBoy Industries hosted the 2013 Facial Hair Fiasco at the Middle East Downstairs the other night. It was a night of music and competition, and a bunch of guys (and some gals) who looked bearded enough to join the Red Sox. Bands on the lineup included Mellow Bravo and Cask Mouse. Revelers included Dan Bythewood (above), Nick Peden (near right), and John Russell.