Joan of Arc and Owen recently played an outdoor show at Northwestern University and the school's publication, North by Northwestern, was there to document it. They also sat down with both bands to talk about their latest albums, Flowers and New Leaves. Click the link below to check out the photos and interviews.
Alright everyone. If you're not doing anything tomorrow night (1/22), and you're in Chicago...then listen up! The Andrew Rafacz Gallery will be hosting a special exhibition titled "Postcard Trouble," which features photographs and paintings by Joan of Arc contributors Bobby Burg and Jeremy Bolen. Right after that, Joan of Arc (along with tons of others) will be participating in the Joan of Arc Don't Mind Control Variety Show at The Empty Bottle in Chicago to celebrate the release of the new compilation - Joan of Arc Presents: Don't Mind Control. Bands performing include Owen, Tim Kinsella, Vacations, Birthmark, Pillars and Tongues, The Zoo Wheel plus a surprise guest! Intelligentsia Coffee will also be there, serving up delicious cups of their exclusive Joan of Arc Mourning Blend. Forget the plans you made with your significant other, reschedule that appointment, don't go to your night class! TRUST me, you don't want to miss it! Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the link below.
On top of me preaching the JOA gospel to you above, other publications have mentioned the show as well. The Onion A.V. Club, Newcity, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, and Time Out Chicago have all written tremendous literature about tomorrow night's festivities. Click the links below to check it all out. Hide More
Woah! It's time for SXSW again! We couldn't be more excited for this year's festival, and neither can our bands! We've got Japandroids, Casiokids, Joan of Arc, and James Husband representing the Polyvinyl family this year. Check out the COMPLETE schedule for all of our bands below. Also, don't forget to check out the Facebook event for the Polyvinyl Showcase by clicking the link. You'll need a badge or wristband to get in.
Casiokids 3/16 Media Temple Party @ The Mohawk (912 Red River) - 10:45 PM
3/17 Austin Pets Alive! Party @ Epoch Coffee (221 W. North Loop BLVD) - 1:10 PM
3/17 Shout It Out Loud Party @ Creekside Lounge (606 E. 7th St.) - 4:00 PM
3/17 Giant Steps Party @ Plush (617 Red River) - 6:00 PM
3/18 Filter Magazine Day Party @ Cedar Street Courtyard (208 W. 4th St.) - 12:00 PM
3/18 Moshi Moshi Day Party @ The Red House Pizzeria (1917 Manor Road) - 3:00 PM
3/19 Lose Control Party @ Vice (302 E 6th Street) - 5:00 PM
3/20 Polyvinyl Showcase @ Galaxy Room (508 E. 6th St.) - 10:00 PM
James Husband 3/18 Sled Island/Nudie Jeans Party @ Republic Live (301 West 5th St.) - 4:10 PM
3/18 DAG Presents Showcase @ The Parlor Hyde Park (4301 A. Guadalupe St) 10:00 PM
3/20 40 Watt Day/GROOP Party @ Side Bar (602 E 7th St.) - 1:30 PM
3/20 Polyvinyl Showcase @ Galaxy Room (508 E. 6th St.) - 11:00 PM
Japandroids 3/17 Brooklyn Vegan Day Party @ Emo's (603 Red River) - 2:00 PM
3/18 Schuba's Day Party @ Yard Dog (1510 South Congress Ave.) - 1:35 PM
3/18 Death + Taxes Day Party @ Red Fez (209 W. 5th St.) - 5:00 PM
3/19 Levis @ The Levis / Fader Fort - 3:00 PM
3/19 Pitchfork Day Party @ Emo's (603 Red River) - 5:30 PM
3/20 Urban Outfitters Day Party @ Urban Outfitters Backlot (2406 Guadalupe St) - 3:00 PM
3/20 Mess With Texas @ MWTX LOT @ (1001 E. 6th St.) - 7:30 PM
3/20 Polyvinyl Showcase @ Galaxy Room (508 E. 6th St.) 1:00 AM
Joan of Arc 3/17 Dag Presents Showcase @ The Parlor Hyde Park (4301 A. Guadalupe St) – 11:00 PM
3/18 Chronic Youth Party @ East End Tattoo (1101 Navasota St.)- 6:30 PM
3/18 SESAC Showcase @ Velveeta Room (525 E. 6th St.) – 1:00 AM
3/19 Antlerbox Presents @ Liberty Bar – 5:45 PM
3/20 Coffee? No Pants! 2 Day Party @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St.) - 2:15 PM
3/20 What By Whatever - KVRX Day Party @ Domy Books (913 E. Cesar Chavez) - 5:00 PM
3/20 Polyvinyl Showcase @ Galaxy Room (508 E. 6th St.) – 12:00 AM Hide More
Joan of Arc were all over the place at this year's SXSW. Lucky for you, XYZ was able to chat with Tim Kinsella about playing as a "power trio," the latest compilation - Joan of Arc Presents: Don't Mind Control, and a few other interesting tid bits. There's also some great video footage taken at the Polyvinyl showcase. Check it out by clicking the link below.
Joan of Arc are hitting the road across America and Europe! They'll be playing across the Midwest and the South at the beginning of November until they meet up with Love of Everything in Luxembourg for 19 awesome shows across the EU, ending in Germany at the beginning of December. Make sure to catch them so you can hear the new material they'll be road testing for the upcoming Joan of Arc Album! Check out the US dates listed below, and find the complete list of tour dates HERE.
10/27 Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club 10/28 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews 10/29 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club 10/30 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr. 10/31 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon 11/2 Columbia, MO @ Mojo's 11/3 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird 11/4 Fayatteville, AR @ Dickson Theatre 11/5 Dallas, TX @ Loft at Palladium Ballroom* 11/6 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
If you weren't able to catch Joan of Arc on their current midwest tour, you should check out Music vs. Man for a great live review during the band's stop in St. Louis, MO. You'll also be able to see some amazing photos by Louis Kwok (see above). Click HERE to check it out.
Joan of Arc still have a few shows left on this current tour before they leave for a 2 week long European tour with Love of Everything. Check out the complete list of tour dates HERE.
Joan of Arc are taking a break from recording their new album to do a set at Chicago's Second City Improv "Letters to Santa" benefit on December 14-15. The show is a 24-hour improv comedy / musical event with performances by Jeff Tweedy, The Blisters, and of course, Second City Improv. A raffle will be held at the event with some pretty awesome prizes, like Iggy Pop's original lyric book, a lifetime pass for two to Chicago's Lincoln Hall, and a private concert by Jeff Tweedy in your living room. Click the link below to learn more about the event and to get tickets.
Joan of Arc have been on the road, and last night they made it through the ice storm blanketing NYC to play a great show at the Mercury Lounge. The band played songs spanning their entire catalogue, and Village Voice was there to document the action with an awesome review: "Tim Kinsella and company put on a solid, rocking performance...snappy and engaging." Make sure to catch Joan of Arc when they come through your town. Click the link below to see a full list of tour dates, and to pre-order their new album Oh Brother.
Earlier this week, 13 musicians drawn from both Joan of Arc and the Lightbox Orchestra came together at Chicago's Hideout as the Joan of Arc Lightbox Orchestra. The Lightbox Orchestra is improvisational cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm's group of musicians who take improv cues from a pre-assigned lightbulb box, directed by Lonberg-Holm. All 13 members followed Lonberg-Holm's cues via the aforementioned Lightbox and hand-made signs, and played an entirely improvised set. Click the link below for a play-by-play account of the event.
It's that time of year again, where we all flood the streets of Austin--and the Polyvinyl showcase: South by Southwest. And this year we've got an awesome lineup to keep you partying until the very end. The Polyvinyl 2011 SXSW showcase takes place on Satruday, March 19th at The Parish, and will feature performances by STRFKR, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Asobi Seksu, Casiokids, Joan of Arc, and special guests Yip Deceiver. And check out that awesome poster for the show (above). See you there!
We're all getting ready for SXSW 2011 over here at Polyvinyl and we're psyched. This year's Polyvinyl Showcase at the Parish on March 19th will have performances by STRFKR, Asobi Seksu, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Casiokids, Joan of Arc, and Yip Deceiver. That's the showcase poster above, and you can click the link below to buy your very own limited-edition (limited to 50) silk-screened Polyvinyl SXSW 2011 Showcase poster. Check out the full list of Polyvinyl artist SXSW shows below.
3/16 Windish Showcase @ ND Studios A (501 N IH-35) - 1 AM 3/17 Prefix Magazine Party @ ND at 501 Studios (501 N IH-35) - 2 PM 3/18 My Old KY Blog Party @ Perkerhead's (402 E. 6th St.) - 6 PM 3/19 Filter / Dickies Party @ Lustre (97 Rainey St) - 2 PM 3/19 Polyvinyl Showcase @ The Parish (214 E 6th St) - 11 PM
3/16 Radio Day Stage @ SXSW Convention Center - 1:00 PM 3/16 Moshi Moshi Showcase @ Beauty Bar - 1AM 3/18 Redefine Magazine Party @ House of Commons (2610 Rio Grande St) - 9 PM 3/19 Torchy's Party @ Torchy's Taco Pavilion (1311 S 1st St) 3/19 Polyvinyl Showcase @ The Parish (214 E 6th St) - 10 PM
Joan of Arc
4 U !!! Party @ -The Blue Theatre (916 Springdale) 3/18 Bearded Ponies Party @ The Grackle (1700 E. 6th St.) - 6PM 3/19 New Granada Records Day Party @ The Ghost Room (304 W. 4th St.) 12:45 PM 3/19 Stem and Leaf Party @ Khabele School (801 Rio Grande) - 5 PM 3/19 Polyvinyl Showcase @ Parish (214 E 6th St) - 9 PM
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
3/17 Twangfest @ Jovita's (1619 S 1st St) - 12 PM 3/17 Billions Day Party @ Mohawk - 5:10 PM 3/18 Music By The Slice @ Home Slice Pizza (1415 S Congress Ave)- 4:40 PM 3/19 Polyvinyl Showcase @ The Parish (214 E 6th St) - 12 AM
3/16 My Old Kentucky Blog Party @ Peckerheads - 4:30 PM 3/18 Friendly Fire Party @ Lipstick 24 - 6 PM 3/18 Redefine Magazine Party @ House of Commons (2610 Rio Grande St) - 9:30 PM 3/19 Terrorbird Party @ ND at 501 Studios (501 N IH-35) - 2:30 PM 3/19 Polyvinyl Showcase @ The Parish (214 E 6th St) - 1 AM
Tim Kinsella of Joan of Arc is stopping by Revolver Records in Phoenix, AZ to play an acoustic set before their show at the Rhythm Room tonight! This free in-store performance starts at 6pm. Check it out if you're in the area! Click the link below for more details.
Joan of Arc are kicking off their summer 2011 tour! The tour starts in Michigan and weaves around the East Coast until coming to a close in St. Louis. Also be sure to catch them at the Polyvinyl 15-year anniversary show at Pygmalion Music Festival. Check out the dates below, or head over to the Polyvinyl tour page to see the full list of dates.
Joan of Arc Tour Dates
Aug 4, 2011 – The Pike Room, Pontiac, MI Aug 5, 2011 - The Garrison, Toronto, ONT, Canada Aug 6, 2011 - Casa del Popolo, Montreal, QC, Canada Aug 7, 2011 - Great Scott, Allston, MA Aug 9, 2011 - Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Aug 10, 2011 - Mercury Lounge, New York, NY Aug 11, 2011 - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA Aug 12, 2011 - Golden West Cafe, Baltimore, MD Aug 13, 2011 - The Milestone, Charlotte, NC Aug 14, 2011 - The EARL, Atlanta, GA Aug 16, 2011 - The End, Nashville, TN Aug 17, 2011 - Firebird, St. Louis, MOAug 19, 2011 - Subterranean, Chicago, IL Sep 24, 2011 - Highdive (Pygmalion Music Festival), Champaign, ILHide More
Southern Souls was at Joan of Arc's recent show at The Garrison in Toronto, ONT and captured some great live videos of the band's set. Check out a live cut of "I Saw The Messed Blinds of My Generation" & "Love Life" above, then head to Southern Souls for more vids, including a few Owls jams! Follow the link below to check them out.