At an Appleseed Cast or an Old Canes show, your eyes will be drawn to the olive countenance of an obviously wise frontman. How will you know that Christopher Crisci is wise? Why, he's got the beard to prove it! Silver hair streaks down from both of his temples, but the dense fuzz is pure black in the middle. It's a wizard's beard or an ancient mariner's — the curly mark of a man who's seen it all. As a longtime Lawrence musician, Crisci has lived through a lot. Rock tours have taken him across this land and into foreign ones; he has weathered lineup changes and bad reviews. Sure, a lot of other musicians survive that stuff, too. But Crisci wears it well.