Don’t Miss Joan of Arc at Mercury Lounge

August 7th, 2010

Some things just aren’t meant to last, which was exactly the case with Red Blue Yellow. The band played just one show—one—before breaking up. They got rid of their songs and decided to give it another go several months later as Joan of Arc. Some of the guys in the group had been part of the post-hardcore Cap’n Jazz. And now that they were performing under a different name, they wanted the music to be different, too. So they traded in traditional punk for a version that included electronics and loops. It must’ve worked because Joan of Arc (above, performing “Love Life” at this year’s SXSW) is still going at it more than 15 years later, and they the released their 14th LP, the emo-leaning Life Like, this past May. See them play Mercury Lounge on Wednesday.