Jon Spencer & The HITmakers: Tour Dates Added

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY Info
2019.02.20 Ebisu Liquidroom Tokyo JP Info
2019.02.21 Umeda Shangri-La Osaka JP Info
2019.02.23 The Echo Los Angeles, CA US Info
2019.02.24 Slim’s San Francisco, CA US Info / Poster
2019.02.26 The Crocodile Seattle, WA US
2019.02.27 Dante’s Portland, OR US
2019.03.13 Circolo Magnolia Milano Italy
2019.03.14 sPAZIO211 Torino Italy
2019.03.15 EVOL Live Roma Italy
2019.03.18 Locomotiv Club Bologna Italy
2019.03.19 Auditorium Flog Firenze Italy
2019.03.20 Kino Šiška Ljubljana Slovenija TICKETS
2019.03.21 SubBeerni Centar Belgrade Serbia Info
2019.03.22 Vintage Industrial Zagreb Croatia Info / Poster
2019.03.23 Colorificio Kroen Verona Italy
2019.03.24 Rote Fabric Zurich Switzerland Info
2019.04.30 Le 106 Rouen FR TICKETS
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
2019.05.06 Schlachthof Wiesbaden GER Info
2019.05.07 Manufactory Schorndorf GER
2019.05.08 Beatpol Dresden GER
2019.05.09 Ut Connewitz Leipzig GER
2019.05.10 Forum Bielefeld GER
2019.05.11 Molotov Hamburg GER
2019.05.12 Music & Peace Berlin GER
2019.05.13 Crane Hall Munich GER
2019.05.14 La Poundriere Belfort FR TICKETS
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
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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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S-E-R-V-I-C-E – NEW SHOW: Black Circle Brewing Co.

S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Black Circle Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN, US (22 May 2019)

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/2232169323471888/

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Jon Spencer – Beetle Boots Video / New Shows

One of the highlights from Jon Spencer‘s solo debut, Spencer Sings the Hits, is “Beetle Boots,” where he rails against fakes and phonies — all against a typically explosive backing. He’s just released a video for that one, directed by Andrew Hooper in pop art style, and featuring his solo band, the HITmakers — aka Bob Bert (Sonic Youth/Pussy Galore), Sam Coomes (Quasi, Heatmiser), and M. Sord.

ARTICLE: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/jon-spencer-adds-west-coast-dates-to-tour-watch-new-beetle-boots-video/

VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH8XorimIP4

New Shows Announced:

2/23 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
2/24 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
2/26 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
2/27 Portland, OR @ Dante’s

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Q&A: Jon Spencer (9 January 2019)

“It might come as a surprise that Jon Spencer — the guiding force behind some of the best, most dangerously playful rock ‘n’ roll of the modern era — would only now be releasing his first solo album. The 12-song “Spencer Sings the Hits” is of a piece with the trademark punk blues and fuzzed-out retro rock he’s specialized in for 30 years.

“Part of the reason I used my name is so I can let people know what to expect,” the 53-year-old performer says, calling from his New York City home base…”

Preview feature for Jon Spencer & The HITmakers at Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House (January 13, 2019)

FULL ARTICLE: https://richmondmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/music/q-a-jon-spencer/

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S-E-R-V-I-C-E: Full-Length Album 2019

“S-E-R-V-I-C-E full-length album 2019. #gimmeservice #gimmesomeservice #servicetheband #S-E-R-V-I-C-E #gimme #seer #vice” – https://www.instagram.com/p/BsEtHXxnEsJ/

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Jon Spencer – NEW interview: Stream

Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz: Episode #011 opens with a Jon Spencer interview which can be streamed at the following address:

https://soundcloud.com/puregrainaudio/paltrocast-with-darren-paltrowitz-episode-011-with-jon-spencer-chris-barron-hafthor-bjornsson

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Jon Spencer – Rough Trade Albums of The Month podcast

“He sums-up up rock ‘n’ roll to me… …he’s ahead of the curve all the time.”

Rough Trade​ – Albums of The Month: December 2018 podcast features Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits.

The podcast also references Bob Bert​ and the HITmakers set at Rough Trade East on 2 November 2018.

FULL EPISODE HERE (JS section starts at 31m 33s): https://soundcloud.com/rough_trade/rough-trade-podcast-episode-37-albums-of-the-month-december-2018

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Bob Bert – Interview: Download / Stream

A new interview with Bob Bert can be streamed / downloaded here: http://www.radionope.com/podcasts/protonicreversal/?name=2018-12-06_128_ep128__bob_bert_sonic_youth__pussy_galore__lydia_lunch_retrovirus__jon_spencer__the_hitmakers.mp3

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