Joan of Arc
/ The English Softhearts / Blasted Diplomats
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
- Thursday, Nov 01, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Township, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
JOAN OF ARC (Tim Kinsella of Cap'n Jazz / The Owls)
Tim Kinsella is a figurehead in the realm of independent music because of the vehement reaction of his critics, fans, and deriders. There's just no in between: people either love him with frothing passion or hate him with ferocious vitriol, to the point that he matters at least as much as any other artist in the increasingly gray area of what we call indie rock, purely because of indie rock's cultural reaction to him. For all the squawky, experimental shit that gives this band its divisive controversy, there are some genuinely nice arty folk moments that would probably get more credit were it not for Kinsella's by-now well established persona. I don't care what side you're on-- if you think this man is this generation's Ginsberg or an idiot fooling no one; when he lets his act slip and indulges his melodic vice, he proves himself far more talented than he otherwise lets on.
The English Softhearts previously exhisted from early 1997-mid 2002... Currently the band has released a new album "End It" this year...
Four friends making an infernal racket. Aware our their influences and not scared to use them, Blasted Diplomats are a rock band with time on their minds. Since the wheel will never be re-invented, their goal seems simple: Ignore the wheel.