The Flesh Hungry Dog Show Presents, "Christmas With The Joans"


The Flesh Hungry Dog Show Returns with,



Friday, December 7th, 2012, 9 p.m.
6406 N. Clark St., Chicago
Tickets at

Chicago, IL Following an 8 month hiatus from a 7+ year monthly run, The Flesh Hungry Dog Show returns to Jackhammer for its fourth annual “Christmas With The Joans” event. This holiday extravaganza features Chicago’s favorite party band The Joans, vintage twist-meisters Pieptone!, and connesieurs of the forgotton B-side Bric-A-Brac. Chicago rock impresario Gary Airedale hosts, DJ Moose spins before and between the bands. Go Go dancing troupe, The REVELETTES appear as special guests

The Flesh Hungry Dog Show starts at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7th, 2012 at Jackhammer (773-743-5772), 6406 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Jackhammer is a 21+ venue. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door, or online at

The Joans
Formed in 2007, in Chicago The Joans are bunch of bickering weirdos who are united by their love for rock and roll, drama and glamour, not necessarily in that order. They have played from San Francisco to Milwaukee opening for Cyndi Lauper, Joan Rivers and some guy that played the electric violin. The Joans videos, ‘Mad at the Dirt’ and ‘Joan Crawford Goes to Hell’, directed by Peter Neville have been featured on the LOGO network and in film festivals around the world. You can hear their new holiday song, ‘A Very Crawford Christmas’ in the soon to be gay classic film Scrooge and Marley. You can get their music on iTunes, Amazon or CD Baby.

Pieptone! was conceived by former Goethe Institut Chicago students who thought a party band that sings “auf Deutsch” might be a good way to learn a little German vocabulary and grammar without the textbook. The Pieptone! set list is from a linguistic golden age of pop music — the 1950s and 60s, when bands and singers from Europe and the US looked beyond their own borders and cut the same record in two, three, or four languages to increase their appeal internationally. North America’s only Schlager band (Schlager = “hits”) takes its cues from mid-century European pop idols like Rex Gildo, Gitte, and Caterina Valente — and American singers like Connie Francis and Chubby Checker — who weren't afraid to tackle a new language to climb the foreign charts. You don’t need to speak German to feel the Pieptone! beat: Die Sprache der Popmusik ist universell! (The language of pop music is international.)

The definition of Bric-a-Brac is “miscellaneous curios” and true to their name, Bric-a-Brac covers the world of little known songs found on thrift store records and B-sides of singles giving them a fresh sound for today’s audience. Rock, pop and lounge are blended into a velvety sonic soundscape to create what 60′s poet icon Rod McKuen called ‘an amazingly large sound’. Starting their second decade of performing, Bric-a-Brac has performed on NPR’s This American Life, Chic-a-Go-go, Milly’s Orchid Show, and was the prom band at The Old Towne School of Folk Music’s 50th anniversary “Homecoming Dance”.

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