Joan of Arc began in 1996 with the clear goal of “creating music for no audience.” JOA saw themselves as constant and voracious consumers and keen observers of many scenes contemporary at the time: hardcore, punk, post-punk, post-rock, riot girl, emo, math rock, no wave, noise, experimental, drone, free jazz, kraut rock, dub, glitch, drum and bass, psych, folk, and twee. All of these scenes had their own codes of membership and conformity. Joan of Arc set out knowing that their failure to be embraced by any prefab audience would be the proof of the singularity of their expression.
Music kicks off at 4:30pm each week so head on over Friday to The Plaza at Millennium Park to start your weekend. For a full summer schedule of Friday Night Sounds, head to 93XRT.com/FridayNightSounds.
Plan your next Happy Hour at Friday Night Sounds. Live Music, Ice Cold Goose Island Beer, and a Chicago Summer Night on The Plaza at Millenium Park – sounds like the perfect recipe for fun. Hope to see you there!