Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Joans at Jackhammer

I just got in from see THE JOANS at Jackhammer as a part of the Flesh Hungry Dog Show and I have to say - - this is THE band to be following in Chicago right now!

From brand new songs like "Faye Dunaway" and "The Boys and the Booze" to songs that I heard at THE JOANS premiere performance like "Joan Wins" and (my personal favorite) "Mad at the Dirt," this band is a crowd pleaser...

...No, that doesn't do them justice...

This band makes the crowd scream! And dance uncontrollably. They make us brilliantly happy and you must, Must, MUST attend one of their shows if you're in town! They are the new "It" band.

My favorite moment of the night came when "Davy Joans" said..

"You know, a few minutes ago a reporter asked me what I thought and how I would describe the marriage between the Jackhammer and The Joans. I told him I thought it was a hell of a match!"

Who else in this town could take a line from MOMMIE DEAREST, substitute a couple of words and make a bar crowd roar with delight? Nobody.


Congrats to all of my buddies in THE JOANS - - especially David, Aaron, Jen and Ed.

I will definitely be one of the fans standing outside of your Hollywood home when you all win your first Oscar... or Grammy... whichever entertainment world you tackle first!


Aaron said...

You're such a sweetheart--and thanks so much for coming! It was great seeing you last night...

We're off in a few hours to do it all over again at the TPAN Aware Affair benefit. NOW I'm getting excited--never been to one before!

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - Thank you for the kick-ass music!!! I hope the Aware Affair benefit was fun. I know they LOVED you guys!!