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Monday, December 14, 2009

Joan of Arc release party set

The kickoff for Joan of Arc's Don't Mind Control release party is in full gear. The party begins Friday, Jan. 22 with the official release coming on Jan. 26 on Polyvinyl.

The night will kick off at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery ( from 6-9 PM with its two week run of "Postcard Trouble," an art show featuring new paintings and photography by frequent Joan of Arc contributors Bobby Burg and Jeremy Bolen. Both artists will also be performing a free set with their current band, Vacations, at this opening night reception.

Proceeding the art show, at 10 PM, the Empty Bottle will host the Don't Mind Control Variety Show - an almost all-inclusive concert featuring many of the musicians who contributed to the compilation. Acts scheduled to perform at this one-time gathering of the Joan of Arc family tree include: Tim Kinsella, Vacations (ex-Chin Up, Chin Up), Jeremy Boyle, Lites Alive, Disappears, A Tundra, Pillars and Tongues, Matt Clark and The Zoo Wheel (with more TBA). Tickets for the Variety show can be purchased HERE.

In addition to the Variety show, Joan of Arc will be playing a few other shows in late Dec/early January to support Don't Mind Control and their previous release, Flowers. The first of these shows will also be at Chicago's Empty Bottle with Victor Villarreal (Capn' Jazz, Owls, Ghosts and Vodka), Male, and My Empty Phantogram. After that, Joan of Arc will travel to Japan for seven shows with Owen. Check out the complete list of dates and details below.

a few more late morning highlites:
  • Panther is calling it quits. Their final show will be in Portland, OR on Dec. 20.
  • Freeway is releasing The Stimulus Package on Feb. 16
  • We Came as Romans have some Canadian dates up.
  • Tim Barry and Ninja Gun have been added to the 2010 Against Me tour.
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