Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – ANGELO MAI, Roma: Photos / Review

Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – ANGELO MAI, Roma, Italy (15 March 2019)

“Urla e si dimena accennando coretti, suda a dismisura e sculetta mandando in visibilio i presenti attraverso un volume emorragico che da sempre contraddistingue i suoi live set. La musica prodotta da questo infaticabile bluesman impazzito ha qualcosa di primordiale, mossa da un istinto cavernicolo e ancestrale capace di risorgere anche i morti.”

Review: http://www.xtm.it/

Photos: Sabrina Vani

Photo Gallery: http://www.100decibel.com/wp/wp/jon-spencer-and-the-hitmakers-allangelo-mai-roma/

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Circolo Magnolia, Milano: Photos

Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Circolo Magnolia, Milano, Italy (13 March 2019).

Photos:

https://rumoremag.com/2019/03/14/le-foto-di-jon-spencer-the-hitmakers-al-magnolia-di-milano-13-03-2019/

https://www.nightguide.it/foto/5321063

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers: 2019 Tour Dates

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY Info
2019.03.13 Circolo Magnolia Milano Italy Info
2019.03.14 sPAZIO211 Torino Italy Info
2019.03.15 Angelo Mai Roma Italy Info
2019.03.16 Fabrik Cagliari Italy Info / Poster
2019.03.18 Locomotiv Club Bologna Italy Info
2019.03.19 Auditorium Flog Firenze Italy Info
2019.03.20 Kino Šiška Ljubljana Slovenija Info
2019.03.21 SubBeerni Centar Belgrade Serbia Info
2019.03.22 Vintage Industrial Zagreb Croatia Info / Poster
2019.03.23 Colorificio Kroen Verona Italy Info / Poster
2019.03.24 Rote Fabrik Zurich Switzerland Info
2019.04.30 Le 106 Rouen FR Info
2019.05.01 Roots & Roses Festival 2019 Lessines BEL Info
2019.05.02 Cactus Muziekcentrum Brugge BEL Info
2019.05.03 Rotondes Luxembourg LUX Info
2019.05.04 Muziekodroom Hasselt BEL Info
2019.05.05 Paradiso Amsterdam NL Info
2019.05.06 Schlachthof Wiesbaden GER Info
2019.05.07 Manufaktur Schorndorf GER Info
2019.05.08 Beatpol Dresden GER Info
2019.05.09 Ut Connewitz Leipzig GER Info
2019.05.10 Forum Bielefeld GER
2019.05.11 Molotow Hamburg GER Info
2019.05.12 Musik & Frieden Berlin GER
2019.05.13 Kranhalle/Feierwerk Munich GER
2019.05.14 La Poundriere Belfort FR Info
2019.05.15 La Cooperative De Mai Clermont Ferrand FR TICKETS
2019.05.16 Le Belle Electrique Grenoble FR Info
2019.05.17 La Maroquinerie Paris FR TICKETS
2019.05.18 L’Aeronef Lille FR TICKETS
2019.05.30 Bar Le Ritz Montréal, Québec CAN Info / Poster
2019.05.31 27 Club Ottawa, Ontario CAN Info / Poster
2019.06.01 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario CAN Info
2019.06.02 Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Cleveland, OH US Info
2019.06.03 Thunderbird Café & Music Hall Pittsburgh, PA US Info / Poster
2019.11.8/9 Rolling Stone Park Rust GER
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Asian Dub Foundation – Rafi’s Revenge: 21st Anniversary

On 22 March 2019 the 21st Anniversary edition of Rafi’s Revenge by Asian Dub Foundation will be reissued as a double CD set with bonus tracks including the Russell Simins remix of Free Satpal Ram.

Details:

“Originally peaked at #20 on the UK album chart, and was shortlisted for the 1998 Mercury Music Prize, with Bobby Gillespie hailing them at the time as “the best live act in Britain.”

CD 1:
1. Naxalite
2. Buzzin’
3. Black White
4. Assassin
5. Hypocrite
6. Charge
7. Free Satpal Ram
8. Dub Mentality
9. Culture Move
10. Operation Eagle Lie
11. Change
12. Tribute to John Stevens

CD 2:
1. Intro
2. Real Areas for Investigation
3. Culture Move (Audio Active Pusher Sound Mix)
4. Naxalite (Adrian Sherwood Mad Scientist Dub Mix)
5. Modern Apprentice
6. Digital Underclass
7. Dub Mentality (Rafi)
8. Buzzin’ (Dylan Rhymes Remix)
9. Hypocrite
10. Charge
11. Free Satpal Ram (Russel Simmins Remix)

Barcode: 5060555212292
Catalogue Number: LMS5521229

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Jon Spencer: Qetic.jp Interview

Japanese-language Jon Spencer interview (with some great pictures).

Link: https://qetic.jp/interview/jonspencer-feature/310379/

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Jon Spencer & The Hitmakers – The Echo: Review

“At this point, it was all making sense and the music acted like an unstoppable machine led a tireless man hammering his ‘hits’ with the swag of decades of rock ‘n’ roll while recycling about everything deep down in this trash can.”

Review of Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – The Echo, LA (February 23, 2019).

LINK: https://rocknyc.live/jon-spencer-the-hitmakers-with-lamps-at-the-echo-saturday-february-23rd-2019.html

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Jon Spencer: Interviewed for Rockin’On

Jon Spencer was interviewed for a future issue of rockinon.com

Blog Entry Here: https://rockinon.com/blog/rockinon/184090

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Ebisu LIQUIDROOM: Set List / Photos

Jon Spencer & The HITmakers show at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM, Tokyo, Japan on 20 February 2019.

Photos via https://twitter.com/search?q=%23JonSpencer&src=tyah

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“Pop Quiz: Jon Spencer on going solo, growing old gracefully in garage rock”

“Pop Quiz: Jon Spencer on going solo, growing old gracefully in garage rock”

Feature / interview from SF Chronicle.

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New interview with Jon Spencer: Needle and Grooves

Needle and Grooves: Jon Spencer – Musiker, David Möllmann – “Münsterbandnetz”

Link: https://www.nrwision.de/mediathek/needle-and-grooves-jon-spencer-musiker-david-moellmann-muensterbandnetz-190211/

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Pussy Galore – Club With No Name (1989): Photos

Pussy Galore show at ‘Club With No Name’ @ Scream, Hollywood, LA, CA, US in 1989.

Live Photo (top): Krk Dominguez
Live Photos (bottom): Xrstine Franco

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Rough Trade NYC: Review

“When you watch him perform, it’s hard to imagine Mr. Spencer is past the half-century mark — he’s rock-star lean with a thick shock of dark hair (the obsidian gleam is sweat — the man runs on all eight cylinders). Deep into a muscular set, he’s still all angular kinetics, head thrown back, climbing on top of the amps before leaping off, dropping to his knees to howl out some verses. I was reminded of Jack Kerouac’s classic line about the people who are like fireworks–burning and burning, a roman candle exploding like golden spiders across the stars.” – Blurred Culture

Link:http://blurredculture.com/home-run-hitmakers-jon-spencer-at-rough-trade-nyc/

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“Post Explosion: Jon Spencer sings the hits and slings that grit”

“It’s not my first choice,” Spencer says of working alone in a recent chat with Vanyaland. But in a period of downtime following a deactivation of the long-running Blues Explosion and a lull in other projects, the solo approach arose out of necessity. Calling from outside Austin, Texas — where he and his backing band are a little more than a week into a tour that brings them to Great Scott on Friday (February 1) — Spencer recalls writing alone in his basement practice room, “spitting out ideas, just plucking away at a guitar,” in a process he’d characterize as “atypical.”

Link: https://vanyaland.com/2019/01/30/post-explosion-jon-spencer-sings-the-hits-and-slings-that-grit/

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Andrew Hooper Talks Dog Party ‘Hit & Run’ & Jon Spencer ‘Beetle Boots’

““Beetle Boots” was similar in days to shoot. Since Jon was across the country, we had Matt Pitkoff shoot his stuff out there and send it to me. Jon’s a natural performer, and Matt captured it perfectly. They gave me amazing stuff to work with. I had showed Jon a few examples of what I needed him to do, and they knocked it out of the park. I was really excited to piece it together. The editing for this one was probably the most intense editing I’ve ever done on a project. Like I mentioned earlier, a lot of it is frame by framed, new things constantly coming and going… this took me about a solid business week of editing. I’m talking full 24 hour days. I remember going to bed at night a lot of the times (or maybe it was the morning?) and my eyes would be jittering back and forth for a while because I’d just been staring at a screen for hours, perfecting every little detail I threw in.”

Link: https://www.indieactivity.com/andrew-hooper-talks-dog-party-hit-run-jon-spencer-beetle-boots/

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S-E-R-V-I-C-E: Drag Me / Debut Album / Finish Line

“Starting to see the finish line for Drag Me, the debut record. Repost from @russianrecording #gimmesomeservice #servicetheband #russellsimins #russianrecording #dragme”

LINK: https://www.instagram.com/p/BtJ8V6SnJ1i/

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session

Jon Spencer & The HITmakers live on Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session / XPN.

Photo: Katie Tapman

SET LIST:

Do The Trash Can
Beetle Boots
Ghost
Tough Times In Plastic Land

STREAM HERE: http://thekey.xpn.org/2019/01/25/irhp-jon-spencer-session/

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers: Dallas Preview / Feature

“Jon Spencer has racked up quite the resume over a career that spans decades, genres and conventions. Yet somehow it was only last fall that the indie rock stalwart finally debuted as a solo act in his own right. That decision was made reluctantly yet deliberately, more so as a clarification than a dramatic twist.”

DallasObserver.com have just published an interview and preview feature for the Jon Spencer & The HITmakers show at Club Dada, Dallas, TX, US (22 January 2019).

Link: https://www.dallasobserver.com/music/concerts-to-see-in-dallas-including-pop-evil-the-bralettes-and-more-11462395

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers live on Adult Swim​

Jon Spencer & The HITmakers live on FISHCENTER / Adult Swim​, 4pm (ET), Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Do The Trash Can
Beetle Boots

[Interview]

Tough Times In Plastic Land
Pretty Fuck Look
I Got The Hits

New Breed

LINK: https://www.adultswim.com/videos/fishcenter-live

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Jon Spencer: New Interview

Why was now the time to release your first “solo” record?

I wanted to get back on the road. I wanted to get back to work. I didn’t have a band of my own anymore; both Blues Explosion and Heavy Trash had kind of run their course. I was working with Boss Hog, and we made what I think was a really great record; the album Brood X, which came out a couple of years ago. And we did some touring, but I missed having a band of my own. Rather than search around for players and put something together and start practicing, I thought I’d make the record first and then start playing.

So, yeah, I wanted to get back to work. And it’s not like this is a huge shift. The reason I used my name is because it was a shortcut; the quickest and easiest way to tell people what to expect when they put the needle to the record.

New Jon Spencer interview published by Jefferson County Journal:

LINK: http://jeffcojournal.com/2019/01/15/jon-spencer-sings-the-hits-at-saturn-on-thursday/

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SET THE WAYBACK MACHINE TO NEVER: A Q&A With Jon Spencer

“SET THE WAYBACK MACHINE TO NEVER: A Q&A With Jon Spencer, Legendary Blooze Traveler, Elvis From Hell, Noise-Rock Deviant & A Really Nice Guy”

LINK: http://www.phawker.com/2019/01/10/set-the-wayback-machine-to-never-a-qa-with-jon-spencer-legendary-blooze-traveler-elvis-from-hell-noise-rock-deviant-really-nice-guy/

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