The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Beat.com.au: Interview

http://www.beat.com.au/music/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-0“First off, I honestly don’t even think that Jeb Bush will make it past nominations at this point,” Spencer says. “The Presidential election is still a ways off – I think there’s a lot more things happening right now that are worth me getting pissed off about, both as a musician and a citizen. There was a shooting just recently in Carolina – how many times are we, as Americans, going to have to go through this? There’s so many things wrong with this. We don’t need guns. We certainly don’t need automatic weapons. We don’t need a consensus on flying the Confederate flag. It’s been a very hard year. This is something of great concern to me.”

A new interview and feature on The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has been published on Beat.com.au.

Link: http://www.beat.com.au/music/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-0

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – chorusVERSEchorus: Interview

“I was in a Chipotle recently and they were playing a song from the first Suicide album and I thought to myself: ”Damn, this shit has changed!”

Visit ChorusVerseChorus.com to read a new interview with Judah Bauer and Russell Simins.

Link: http://www.chorusversechorus.com/russell-simins–judah-bauer–the-jon-spencer-blues-explosion.html

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – UnderTheRadar.co.nz: Interview

http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/interview/806/Jon-Spencer-Blues-Explosion.utr“There are songs about the city today, there are songs about the city 10-20 years ago, places that are gone forever. And then there are songs about places that never existed except for within my own head, my heart or imagination.”

Another new interview with Jon Spencer can be read on UnderTheRadar.co.nz.

Link: http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/interview/806/Jon-Spencer-Blues-Explosion.utr

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Out on the street

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/music/news/article.cfm?c_id=264&objectid=11488675“In my head, this record was always going to be a dance party, and when it became clear that this dance party record was about New York City, one morning it hit me, that Freedom Tower, which is the nickname that was given to the tower replacing the World Trade Centre, would be a perfect name for this collection of songs, and the subtitle, No Wave Dance Party 2015 that refers to the musical movement in New York City, which started in the 70s. And while this is not an overt No Wave record, we’ve definitely been influenced by people such as James Chance or Lydia Lunch, it all goes with part of our big musical stew.”

NZHerald.co.nz have just published a new article/interview; The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Out on the street.

Link: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/music/news/article.cfm?c_id=264&objectid=11488675

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“Jon Spencer’s explosive dance party”

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/29126648/jon-spencer-s-explosive-dance-party/“New York rabble rousers Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are back with their best album in nearly 20 years. Freedom Tower — No Wave Dance Party 2015, a mouthful by any measure, is widely being compared with their 1994 classic, Orange.”

The West Australian have just posted an article on Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015.

Link: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/29126648/jon-spencer-s-explosive-dance-party/

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Powerstation, Auckland: Rescheduled

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Powerstation show has now been rescheduled for Wednesday August 5th

After getting the all clear overnight from the docs to fly and perform, we’re pleased to have been able to reschedule the Auckland Jon Spencer Blues Explosion show for next Wednesday August 5th.

All tickets purchased for the original date remain valid.

Tickets still available to purchase NOW for Wednesday August 5th at www.powerstation.net.nz/jsbx.” – via ripitup.co.nz

Link: http://www.ripitup.co.nz/music/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-auckland-show-rescheduled/

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Powerstation, Auckland: Cancelled

 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Powerstation, Auckland: CancelledThe Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have just posted the following message on facebook:

“Due to medical reasons we are unable to leave NYC and so must cancel our show on Friday July 31 at the Power Station in Auckland. We hope to be able to reschedule this gig.
Apologies to all our friends and fans in New Zealand – JSBX”

UPDATE via UnderTheRadar.co.nz

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have had to postpone their Auckland date at the Powerstation tomorrow night (refer to the ticketing agent for refund info) BUT their Wellington and Christchurch dates are still on as scheduled at this stage and they’re trying for a new Auckland date. Sit tight fans – we should have more info for you later today…”

Link: https://www.facebook.com/thejonspencerbluesexplosion/posts/1151606371521267

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“Bloodshot Bill and his very Heavy Friends” – Arts and Seizures: Postponed!

http://www.heritageradionetwork.org/programs/65-Arts-Seizures“Can yer heart stand it?? THIS SUNDAY on Arts & Seizures we’re gonna get positively unholy with the crazy Canadian King of Thump-a-billy and Grind, Mr Bloodshot Bill and his very HEAVY friends! Get ready for the real TRASH… as ever we go live at 2 PM on www.heritageradionetwork.org – tune in and git some!!!!!”

Be sure to listen to Arts & Seizures​ this Sunday at 2pm (26 July 2015).

UPDATE: “OH NO TODAY’S SHOW WAS POSTPONED – ELECTRIC POWER OUTAGE AT ROBERTA”S AND THE RADIO STATION.. STAY TUNED NEXT WEEK WE ARE COMING BACK W HEAVVVVVVVVVVVY TRASH FOR MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” – facebook.com

The show will now take place on 2 August 2015.

Listen Live at http://hrn.herokuapp.com/live_player

After broadcast the shows can be streamed or downloaded from heritageradionetwork.org

Event Page: facebook.com/events/822805721148198/824738260954944/
https://www.facebook.com/artsandseizures
http://www.heritageradionetwork.org/programs/65-Arts-Seizures

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“The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion bring Freedom Tower of funk to Australia”

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-bring-freedom-tower-of-funk-to-australia-20150726-gikob2.html“Ultimately we’re making records we want to hear and shows we want to play. It’s a powerful thing, I think, rock’n’roll. For me, I find it quite life affirming.”

SMH.com.au have published an interview / preview article for The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion‘s forthcoming Australian tour dates.

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-bring-freedom-tower-of-funk-to-australia-20150726-gikob2.html

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Stuff.co.nz: “15 Minutes with Jon Spencer”

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/69952821/15-minutes-with-jon-spencerAn interview and short preview of the forthcoming The Jon Spencer Blues Explsoion tour dates has just been published on Stuff.co.nz.

Link: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/69952821/15-minutes-with-jon-spencer

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Jon Spencer – Midnight in a Perfect World: DJ Set (Complete)

The complete Jon Spencer DJ Set from Midnight in a Perfect World has been posted on soundcloud.com/jsbx.

Tracklist:

Artist, title, label

01. Tav Falco Panther Burns, Ditch Digging, New Rose
02. The Customs, Long Gone, Shake It
03. Scientists, Swampland, Au Go Go
04. I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Is In, Sharon Jones, Daptone
05. Yello, Bimbo, Ralph
06. The Gun Club, The Fire Of Love, Animal
07. Elvis Presley with the Jordanaires, Spinout, RCA
08. Buddy Love, Heartbreak Hotel, Hent (reissue?)
09. Deutsch-Amerikanische-Freundschaft, Kebabtraume, Mute
10. The Fall, Pat-Trip Dispenser, Beggars Banquet
11. Halo Of Kitten, I Hate Porn, Amphetamine Reptile
12. Devo, Working In The Coal Mine, Warner Bros
13. Rufus Thomas, The Breakdown Part II, Stax
14. The Dirtbombs, Possession, In The Red
15. ?/unknown, I’m Gonna Destroy That Boy, Munster (reissue?)
16. Dub Narcotic Sound System, Fuck Shit Up, K
17. Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, BGP (reissue)
18. Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys, I Feel Good Little Girl, High Water
19. Gibson Bros., Broke Down Engine, Siltbreeze
20. The Drags, I Like To Die, Resin
21. Magnetix, Nulle Autre Que Toi, Slovenly
22. Laughing Hyenas, Here We Go Again, Touch & Go
23. Rene Hall’s Orchestra featuring Willie Joe, Twitchy, Specialty
24. Cabaret Voltaire, Nag Nag Nag, Rough Trade
25. The Otis and Carla Band, Tramp, BGP (reissue)

Link: https://soundcloud.com/jsbx

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – PBS: Junkyard show (inc. Interview)

PBSfm.org.au have just posted an hour-long show dedicated to The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion which includes many tracks and an interview with Jon Spencer (at 14m 22s).

The entire show can be streamed on the following page: http://www.pbsfm.org.au/taxonomy/term/164/2015-07-23

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“The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion set to bring New York grit to Hobart”

http://www.themercury.com.au/entertainment/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-set-to-bring-new-york-grit-to-hobart/story-fnj3tycr-1227453503023TheMercury.com.au have just posted an interview / preview article for The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion show at Republic Bar, Hobart, Australia on 9 August 2015.

Link: http://www.themercury.com.au/entertainment/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-set-to-bring-new-york-grit-to-hobart/story-fnj3tycr-1227453503023

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“Bloodshot Bill and his very Heavy Friends” – Arts and Seizures: This Sunday

http://www.heritageradionetwork.org/programs/65-Arts-Seizures“Can yer heart stand it?? THIS SUNDAY on Arts & Seizures we’re gonna get positively unholy with the crazy Canadian King of Thump-a-billy and Grind, Mr Bloodshot Bill and his very HEAVY friends! Get ready for the real TRASH… as ever we go live at 2 PM on www.heritageradionetwork.org – tune in and git some!!!!!”

Be sure to listen to Arts & Seizures​ this Sunday at 2pm (26 July 2015).

After broadcast the shows can be streamed or downloaded from heritageradionetwork.org

https://www.facebook.com/artsandseizures
http://www.heritageradionetwork.org/programs/65-Arts-Seizures

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Freedom Tower Tour Continues

Check Official Listings: thejonspencerbluesexplosion.com/shows/

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY INFO
2015.07.31 Powerstation Auckland New Zealand Info / Poster
2015.08.01 Bodega Wellington New Zealand Info / Poster
2015.08.02 Allen St Christchurch New Zealand Info / Poster
2015.08.04 Chicks Hotel Dunedin New Zealand Info / Poster
2015.08.06 The Zoo Brisbane Australia Info
2015.08.07 Manning Bar Sydney Australia Info
2015.08.08 Supersense Festival / Playhouse Melbourne Australia Info
2015.08.09 Republic Bar Hobart Australia Info
2015.08.11 The Rosemount Perth Australia Info
2015.08.15 Summer Sonic Festival Tokyo Japan Info / Poster
2015.08.16 Summer Sonic Festival Osaka Japan Info / Poster
2015.08.17 umeda AKASO Osaka Japan Info
2015.08.18 Club Quattro Shibuya, Tokyo Japan Info
2015.08.28 Reverence Festival Valada Portugal Info
2015.08.29 Pompei Lab (Open Air) / Rockalvi Festival Pompei, Napoli Italy Info / Poster
2015.08.30 Latteria Artigianale Molloy / Caffe Molroy Courtyard Brescia Italy FACEBOOK
2015.08.31 Strade Blu @ Piazza Della Nenni / Molinella Faenza Italy VENUE
FACEBOOK
2015.09.01 Kino Šiška Ljubljana Slovenia Info
2015.09.02 Močvara Zagreb Croatia Info
2015.09.03 Miksalište Beograd Serbia Info
2015.09.04 Младински Културен Центар – MKC Skopje Macedonia Info
2015.09.05 Principal Club Thessaloniki Greece VENUE
FACEBOOK
2015.09.06 Gagarin 205 Athens Greece Info
2015.10.08 Gebäude 9 Köln Germany TICKETS
2015.10.09 Muziekgieterij Maastricht Netherlands Info
2015.10.10 TivoliVredenburg Utrecht Netherlands Info
2015.10.11 Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg Germany TICKETS
2015.10.12 Radar Aarhus Denmark TICKETS
2015.10.13 Pustervik Göteborg Sweden Info
2015.10.14 Debaser Stockholm Sweden Info
2015.10.15 Loppen Copenhagen Denmark Info
2015.10.16 Columbia Club Berlin Germany Info
2015.10.17 UT Connewitz Leipzig Germany VENUE
2015.10.18 Ampere / Muffatwerk München Germany Info
2015.10.20 Electric Ballroom London UK Info
2015.10.21 The Fleece Bristol UK Info
2015.10.22 Sound Control Manchester UK Info
2015.10.23 The Oobleck Birmingham UK Info
2015.10.24 Eden Charleroi Belgium Info
2015.11.03 Trix Antwerp Antwerpen Belgium Info
2015.11.04 La Gaîté Lyrique Paris France Info / Tour Poster
2015.11.05 Le Rocher de Palmer Bordeaux France Info / Tour Poster
2015.11.06 Santana 27 Bilbao Spain Info
2015.11.07 Joy Eslava Madrid Spain Info / Poster
2015.11.08 Bikini Barcelona Spain Info
2015.11.09 Le Bikini Toulouse France Info / Tour Poster
2015.11.10 L’Épicerie Moderne Lyon France Info / Tour Poster
2015.11.11 La Belle Electrique Grenoble France Info / Tour Poster
2015.11.17 Rockhouse Salzburg Austria Info
2015.11.18 Pret a Couter Festival / Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof e.V. Heidelberg Germany Info
2015.11.19 Arena Vienna Austria Info
2015.11.20 Posthof Linz Austria Info
2015.11.21 Les Docks Lausanne Switzerland Info
2015.11.22 Rote Fabrik Clubraum Zürich Switzerland Info
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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Diamond Ballroom: Video

An audience-shot video of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion performing Lost Someone, Vacuum of Loneliness, Inside The World of The Blues Explosion and World of Sex at the Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK, US* has been posted on youtube.com.

*unknown date. The video gives 1996 as the year but it is probably 1993 or earlier as they’re still using the ‘Punk Rock’ drumkit and all of the songs posted online from this show are from Extra Width and earlier.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmGNxTR57hw

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JSBX vs Rude

 http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/artist/jsbx/info/456716

“NEWS ABOUT JSBX
“「YOSHIKA HORITA」PHOTO EXHIBITION”
“JSBX vs. RUDE”
“JSBX単独東京公演スペシャルゲスト”
についてのお知らせです。
8月が待ち遠しいですね!!”

Link: http://www.rude-blog.com/2015/07/news_about_jsbx.html

Info: http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/artist/jsbx/info/456716

Rude Gallery:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rude-Gallery/364566750242567
https://twitter.com/rude_gallery
https://instagram.com/rude_gallery_official/

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Heavy Trash – Broadcast, Glasgow: Photos / Review

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.858128340933843.1073742202.104453602967991&type=3“As a collection Heavy Trash appear like the devil possessed house band on a river boat damned and destined for the underworld, at times steady like a train at others like ramshackle voodoo phantoms baying the crowd to ghoulishly chant along to a deadly call and response.”

A live review and photos by ‘Rave Child’ (Thomas Ritchie) from the Heavy Trash and Bloodshot Bill show at Broadcast, Glasgow, UK on 14 July 2015 can be seen at the following addresses:

Review: http://ravechild.co.uk/2015/07/20/heavy-trash-bloodshot-bill-at-broadcast-14715/
Photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.858128340933843.1073742202.104453602967991&type=3

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Freedom Tower: Cassette

http://burgerrecords.11spot.com/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-freedom-tower-no-wave-dance-party-2015-cassette.htmlThe cassette issue of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015 is available now from Burger Records for $6.00.

Link: http://burgerrecords.11spot.com/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-freedom-tower-no-wave-dance-party-2015-cassette.html

Burger Records:
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Heavy Trash​ – City Sounds Festival, Paris: Photos

http://www.photosconcerts.com/heavy-trash-paris-boule-noire-2015-07-18-city-sounds-festival-10727Heavy Trash​ – City Sounds Festival​, La Cigale, Paris, France on 18 July 2015.

Photos: Robert GIL

Full Set: http://www.photosconcerts.com/heavy-trash-paris-boule-noire-2015-07-18-city-sounds-festival-10727

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