Monday, July 02, 2007

The Joans!

Here they are, folks. My new favorite band of all-time.

The uber-fabulous...

Mayer should know the price they pay...

They ought to have property of MGM tattooed on their backsides...

Our Dearest Mommies...



I saw The Joans in what I believe was their debut at the Handbag Happening, a benefit for one of the best damn theatre companies in Chicago, Hell in a Handbag Productions.

They sang a number of songs, but my favorite of the evening is a song that is getting a LOT of rotation in my iTunes entitled MAD AT THE DIRT!

Here is a clip of MAD AT THE DIRT from their first gig at Jackhammer. Be sure to play this all the way to the end for David Cerda's hilarious tag at the end of the video. His last line of this clip is an instant classic!



They have a couple of gigs coming up, so check out their site or the Hell in a Handbag site for info on when and where you can catch them. I will be at the August 3rd date most definitely!

And here they are in their first official band photo - - The Joans!



The Joans (from top L) Ed Joans, Jennifer Joans, Aaron Joans, Davy Joans, and Taylor Joans.

Photo by Rick Aguilar www.rickaguilar.com

Graphics by Michael Miller

Go and see them. They are brilliant.

4 comments:

Aaron said...

Thanks Stephen! You're wonderful...

Just so everyone knows, Davy is the one on the bottom left. Wearing the lipstick. Those of us who know him are not surprised by this. We've run into him at the Jewel/Osco in precisely this get-up (a Joan must always look like a STAR!) :-)

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - Of course!!! You have to look like stars - - for your fans!!

"They are life and death to me, baby!"

Palm Springs Savant said...

LOVE this...wish I were in town to check out The Joans. I'll have to plan a trip back home one of these days.

Stephen Rader said...

Palm Springs Savant - You would LOVE THE JOANS!!! And I would love to see you again, so it sounds like a trip back to Chicago is definitely in your future. :)