September 15, 2013 § 1 Comment


Hey if you’re looking to find us this is where we’ll be the next couple weeks.

And then in Chicago in October our collaborative performance with Every House Has a Door premieres – 7 shows at The Storefront Theater on Randolph St.


It’s Free! But please RSVP here:


Concert Review: Prince in Chicago!

June 30, 2013 § 2 Comments

(Full disclosure: I wasn’t actually there at The Aforementioned Concert. I had to contribute to The Greater Good fulfilling my civic contract  tonight by bartending.)

But aren’t you just so happy to live in a world in which this concert happened? It seems we must obviously live in Utopia to know that this is even within the realm of possibilities.

Imagine waking up one morning and living a totally mundane, kinda overcast day meandering Wicker Park only to find out sometime around dusk that you’re going to see fucking Prince play in an intimate setting that very same night.That’s like the ultimate potential of Life On Earth fulfilled – like I kinda can’t even believe that I know some people that that happened to. That guy has his bodyguards scope out some empty-looking cafe with flaky hummus plates in downtown Minneapolis on some weekday afternoon to make sure the coast is clear for him to pull down his string bikini and carefully take a shit with his cape on in a public men’s room – and – He is the only human in the entire deep toppling history of Life On Earth that it’s COOL for him to play City Fucking Winery. In fact, that’s actually IMPOSSIBLE to do – be a musician and play a place that some committee actually all agreed to purposefully christen “City Fucking Winery” – and it’s cool to  play there?! Only Prince.

I say the concert was a better concert than all of the other concerts that I hear about and don’t go to!



and he’s done it and some people we all know were there. It’s kinda amazing. I’m not even jealous. It’s like too much for


Roger Clinton

March 19, 2013 § 3 Comments

Oh man

Roger Clinton Sings

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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!


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.


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:



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.



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

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



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


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


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

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

And here

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


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

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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