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November 20, 2012 § 2 Comments

 

 

Thank You, A Class, And A Book

November 16, 2012 § 8 Comments

I just know I saw these curtains in the background of The Wire!

THANK YOU

First of all I’d like to thank all the hosts and all of the people that came out for my living room shows. That was a very exciting 10 days for me. I’ve confirmed that my predisposition for anxiety is by no means improved by traveling alone – I was hoarding gas and non-perishables and water, convinced that a party at Olive Garden was staring me down.

But those shows were really such a pleasure to play. I hope if you came out to one that you enjoyed it as much as I did. Thanks to Adam in Westland, MI; Jessica and her folks in Akron; Stephen in Rochester; Kevin in Boston; Natasha in Williamsburg; Eric in Flatbush; Maeve and Jake in Philadelphia; Jared in Baltimore; and Tara in Pittsburgh. It was very kind and generous of each of you to open your homes to me and my people.

A CLASS

And now that I’m home for a little while I’m preparing for a class I’ll be teaching this spring at The University of Chicago’s Graham School of Continuing Education.

If anyone in Chicago would like to spend 4 weeks workshopping your Experimental Fiction with me, please sign up. It’s Thursday nights, February 14 – March 7. It’s open registration and details for enrollment are here:

https://grahamschoolapp.uchicago.edu/offering.php?oi=6454

 

AND A BOOK

And finally, still sorting out the potential release of my second novel Let Go and Go On and On – an endless and  soul-crushing process which will hopefully all fall into place soon (fingers crossed.) But in the meantime, I think it’s safe to announce a different book forthcoming in 2013 – All Over and Over: Make Believe Tour Diaries, 2006. A shocking expose indeed into the lives of four grown men living all wrong. Details soon.

Upcoming Shows

October 31, 2012 § 1 Comment

October 31 – JOAN OF ARC COSTUME PARTY at Township, Chicago. With The English Softhearts and The Blasted Diplomats. $7. 9pm.

 

JOAN OF ARC (SOLO) ——-LIVING ROOM TOUR

November 1 – Westland, MI

November 2 – Tallmadge (Akron) OH

November 3 – Rochester, NY

November 4 – Boston, MA (Sold out)

November 5 – Brooklyn, NY (Sold out)

November 7 – Brooklyn, NY

November 8 – Philadelphia, PA

November 9 – Baltimore, MD

November 10 – Pittsburgh, PA

Advance Tickets NECESSARY for all LIving Room Shows – Available here  http://www.undertowtickets.com/

November 15 – Joan of Arc (Full band acoustic) at Comfort Station, Chicago. With Spectralina and Dr. Herndoctor. 7pm. Free.

SECOND BROOKLYN SHOW ADDED! And Halloween Party and more . . .

October 23, 2012 § 1 Comment

CHICAGO

JOAN OF ARC COSTUME PARTY!

Who have you really always wanted to be? Do you know your secret self? A Baldanders? A girl? A TV personality only you really understand? Here’s the opportunity to show off and compare and freak out the stoned kid in the corner.

Join us Halloween Night at Township. 9pm. $7

It will be JOAN OF ARC’s last show with our Big Band Line-up until at least next spring at the soonest.

We are honored to be joined by THE ENGLISH SOFTHEARTS http://www.englishsofthearts.com/bios.html

And THE BLASTED DIPLOMATS

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blasted-Diplomats/295063390432

There will be a costume contest with T-shirts and records as prizes. And we’ll have candy, but you should also bring your own for some speed-trick-or-treating, like speed-dating or like social networking within a single room.

Tickets available here http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3094834&pl=mp

NEW YORK

Second Brooklyn Living Room show added! Wednesday November 7 – TICKETS ON SALE NOW

The people of New Jersey have spoken and we have listened. They said, “We don’t care about a Joan of Arc (Solo) show” and so we thought with all of our marketing savvy and cancelled the show, moved it to where the people are – New York City. Let’s nurse our post-election night hangovers and / or blues together.

Advance tickets are necessary. Tickets on sale NOW at

http://www.undertowtickets.com/product/joan-of-arc-living-room-show-brooklyn-ny-november-7-8pm

Speaking of the East Coast . . .

PHILADELPHIA AND BALTIMORE, I don’t know what I’ve done, but I want to make things right between us again. There will be a raffle at each of those shows for a copy of the new Self-Titled Joan of Arc record. Everyone who comes to the show will be registered in the drawing.

Tickets for those shows are available here http://www.undertowtickets.com/product/joan-of-arc-living-room-show-philadelphia-pa-nov-8

And here http://www.undertowtickets.com/product/joan-of-arc-living-room-show-baltimore-md-nov-9

Please come! I don’t want to play to no one in these cities that I’ve always enjoyed so much.

And then CHICAGO AGAIN

November 15 Joan of Arc will be playing a stripped-down – who knows exactly – more than solo and less than Big Band all acoustic set – No P.A. even – at The Comfort Station in Logan Square.

We will be joined by the trio of Herndon / Bitney / and Trepp. And what will they do all acoustically? Who knows? But it’ll be awesome.

Living Room Tour Tickets Now on Sale

October 5, 2012 § 1 Comment

I’m doing a tour in the beginning of November – not basement shows, but all living rooms. (You know how when you’re almost 40 a kegger doesn’t sound as interesting as a dinner party? Think of it like that.)

Ten people in ten cities have graciously agreed to host me, but out of respect to their hospitality there are some stipulations – the big one being TICKETS MUST BE BOUGHT IN ADVANCE.

Tickets are available here http://www.undertowtickets.com/artist/joan-of-arc

I’m relearning old songs that I haven’t played in a while and I have new ones I’m excited about and it will be a very relaxed event. No opening bands, but I’ll be playing long sets.

The Visceral Realists

September 29, 2012 § 3 Comments

My new band has gone bandcamp! Check it out.

http://thevisceralrealists.bandcamp.com/track/topeka-fugue

http://thevisceralrealists.bandcamp.com/track/they-dont-know

http://thevisceralrealists.bandcamp.com/track/maine-guy?permalink

http://thevisceralrealists.bandcamp.com/track/white-men

We’re named in tribute to the inspiring tradition of maybe half-imaginary artistic movements, assuming the right to jump in on their lineage. And Melina apparently based the “V” in the logo on Picasso’s nose in a self-portrait.

We’re juggling way too much other stuff at the moment – new JOA and Owls probably coming out before this gets fully realized, not to mention some other weird collaborations – but hopefully shows will be happening sooner than later.

Living Room Tour Tickets Now on Sale

September 27, 2012 § 1 Comment

 

 

I’m doing a tour in the beginning of November – not basement shows, but all living rooms. (You know how when you’re almost 40 a kegger doesn’t sound as interesting as a dinner party? Think of it like that.)

Ten people in ten cities have graciously agreed to host me, but out of respect to their hospitality there are some stipulations – the big one being TICKETS MUST BE BOUGHT IN ADVANCE.

Tickets are available here http://www.undertowtickets.com/artist/joan-of-arc

I’m relearning old songs that I haven’t played in a while and I have new ones I’m excited about and it will be a very relaxed event. No opening bands, but I’ll be playing long sets.

 

 

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