October 27 – On This Day!

Pussy Galore - Raji's, Los Angeles, CA, US (1987/1988)1988: Pussy Galore – Raji’s, Los Angeles, CA, US

Live Photos (PG): Krk Dominguez
Live Photo (Tad): Bob Bert (https://www.instagram.com/therealbobbert/)

The bootleg 7″ single Love You Live was recorded at this show.

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Casbah, San Diego, CA, US
w/ Demolition Doll Rods

Live Photo: Otis B. (https://www.instagram.com/otisserie/)
Demolition Doll Rods Flyer Image via https://www.instagram.com/tastydarchive/

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rage, Vancouver, BC, Canada
w/ Add N to (x)

“It was a classic Blues Explosion performance, with everyone staggering out of the club at the end and eyeing each other wearily, as if they’d just witnessed some miraculous event or been part of a mass hallucination.” – John Zaozirny, Discorder

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Liquid Room, Edinburgh, UK
w/ The Beatings

2005: Heavy Trash – KEXP, Seattle, WA, US

2005: Heavy Trash – The Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA, US
w/ The Sadies
Artwork: Jody Rodgers

2007: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Tim Festival, São Paulo, Brazil

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – WFMU Cherry Blossom Clinic, Jersey City, New Jersey, US

2016: Boss Hog – Union Pool, Brooklyn, New York, US
w/ Brianna Barbara and Sunshine & The Rain (DJ set)

2018: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
w/ The Reverse Cowgirls

“Ghost feels as though the band ate each individual member of Black Sabbath and spat them out like a furball, Do The Trash Can has a hula hoop swivel and grind. Classic Pussy Galore track New Breed ripples like a python, and I start to feel punch drunk on the filthy riffs and Sord’s pulverising drumming.” – Lorna Irvine, theweereview.com

HITmakers show #24

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October 26 – On This Day!


1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Palace, Hollywood, CA, US
w/ Clawhammer and Demolition Doll Rods
Poster Artwork: Taz, measures 34″ x 19″ in a signed edition of 400 copies

1995: Boss Hog – L’Erotika, Paris, France

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – La Luna, Portland, OR, US

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Leadmill, Sheffield, UK

2005: Heavy Trash – Dante’s, Portland, OR, US

2007: Eros Ramazzotti – e2 released in Europe
The number one* album includes a new recording of ‘Taxi Story’ featuring Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray.

*Number one in Italy! Number one in Greece! Number one in Sweden! Number one in Switzerland!

2007: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues (feat. Judah Bauer) – TIM Festival, Marina da Glória, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2008: Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues (feat. Judah Bauer) with Neil Young – 22nd Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert @ The Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA, US
Photo (close-up): Tim Mosenfelder
Photo (long-shot): ‘Uyen’

2009: Harper Simon (feat. Russell Simins) – The Late Show with David Letterman, Ed Sullivan Theatre, New York City, NY, US

2018: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Stylus, Leeds, UK
w/ Melvins

HITmakers show #23

“Jon Spencer would be enough to entice me but with the added bonus of the Melvins headlining (a separate feature coming for that very soon), it was just way too much cool for me to turn down! I filled up the car with petrol and did a 200-mile round trip to see this gig! Was it worth it? The answer is a HELL YES!”

Photo: Greame J. Baty

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October 25 – On This Day!

 Pussy Galore - The Satyricon, Portland, OR (25 October 1988)1988: Pussy Galore – The Satyricon, Portland, OR, US
w/ Tad

Poster Image: Larry Schemel (https://www.instagram.com/larryschemel/)

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Slim’s, San Franciso, CA, US
w/ Demolition Doll Rods and Poster Children

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Amoeba Records, San Francisco, CA, US

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Marquee Club, London, UK
w/ The Beatings

Tickets: Martin / Gary Warner

2004: Blues Explosion – [Unknown Venue], Spain

Photo: rockandrollarmy

2007: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – TIM Festival, Auditório Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil

2009: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Tim Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – CD102.5 Big Room, Columbus, OH, US

Photo: CD102.5

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rex Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, US
w/ Shockwave Riderz

2018: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Y Plas, Cardiff, UK
“This was a pure rock and roll assault with Jon’s loud distorted guitar riffs mixed with the low end provided by the keyboards positively making the room shake.

It was complete badass rock and roll and Jon Spencer is a wonderfully charismatic frontman with a brilliant almost stream of consciousness vocal style.” – Rich Oliver

Live Photo: ‘mitchagogo’ (https://www.instagram.com/mitchagogo/)

HITmakers show #22

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October 24 – On This Day!

1987: Pussy Galore – CANCELLED in-store appearance at Fall Out Records, Seattle, WA, US

“The band didn’t show up for the in store so Fall Out employee Tom Price (also guitar player for the U-Men) gave me the poster as a consolation prize.”
Photo / Quote: Larry Schemel

1987: Pussy Galore – Vogue, Seattle, WA, US
w/ Dr Stephen J Bernstein, p.f.l. and Tad
Photo: Charles Peterson
Set List One: Mr John Troutman
Set List Two: James Burdyshaw

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Roseland Ballroom, New York City, NY, US

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Slim’s, San Francisco, California, US

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Kerrang: Exiles on Main Street feature

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Fillmore, San Francisco, US
w/ Add N to (x)

2004: Blues Explosion – Carling Academy, Bristol, UK

2005: Heavy Trash – The Bottom of The Hill, San Francisco, CA, US
w/ The Sadies and The Husbands
Poster Artwork: Lil Tuffy

2009: Heavy Trash – WFMU Record Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City, NY, US
Photo: “vinyl_and_beer”

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Meat and Bone released in Japan

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH, US
w/ Divine Fits, Cold Cave and People’s Temple

2013: Subtwine Sessions (feat. Judah Bauer) @ Entwine, 765 Washington Street, New York, New York 10014, US

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Eden, Charleroi, Belgium
Photo: Thierry Dupiereux-Fettweis
Double Freedom Tower Poster: Malleus

2018: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – The Waterfront, Norwich, UK

HITmakers show #21

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October 23 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA, US

1993: Boss Hog – The Khyber Pass, Philadelphia, PA, US

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – John Henrys, Eugene, OR, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
w/ R.L. Burnside and Doo Rag

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion with R.L. Burnside, Kenny Brown and Cedric Burnside – Lola da Musica, VPRO TV, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Palace, Los Angeles, CA, US

2000: Boss Hog – Powerstation, Auckland, NZ

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, UK

2005: Heavy Trash – Knitting Factory, Hollywood, CA, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
w/ Bloodshot Bill

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Oobleck, Birmingham, UK

2018: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Birmingham 02 Academy 2, Birmingham, UK

“Untouchable live, at the O2 Academy Spencer and his band create a beautifully cataclysmic staccato riot of noise that is sonically engineered to perfection, and just who can resist a band whose percussion is pounded out using hammers.” – Giles Logan

Live Photo: Paul Reynolds
HITmakers show #20

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October 22 – On This Day!

1987: Pussy Galore show at Cat Club, New York City, NY, US
w/ Sonic Youth and Black Snakes

“Pussy Galore uses three guitars, each contributing a different range of textures and a distinctive rhythm attack, along with Bob Bert’s unusual drumming, which combines trash-can sounds with swing and precision. The arrangements filter some of the most flashy British blues-rock stylings through an ironic post-punk sensibility. The riffs are taut, the music moves; chaos intrudes, but isn’t allowed to overwhelm the solidity of the riff structures.”

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT, US

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – La Luna, Portland, OR, US
w/ Clawhammer

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Luxor, Koln, Germany

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Morning Becomes Eclectic, KRCW, Santa Monica, CA, US

2004: Blues Explosion – Manchester Academy 2, Manchester, UK
Photo: Miss Emma Gibbs

2005: Heavy Trash – Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, Pioneertown, CA, US

2007: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Studio A, Miami, FL, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN, US
Photos: Rodney Urbanski

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Current 89.3, Minnesota, MN, US

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Marc Riley Show / BBC 6 Music, MediaCityUK, Salford, UK

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Sound Control, Manchester, UK
w/ Ming City Rockers

2018: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Call This Number, London, UK
HITmakers show #19

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October 21 – On This Day!

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - UK Tour Poster 2015 (POSTER, UK)

1988: Pussy Galore – Sun Hall, Osaka, Japan

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rocky Point Palladium, Warwick, RI, US

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Moe’s Mo’ Rockin’ Cafe, Seattle, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – 2Kindsa Love released in the UK

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – 4th & Broadway, San Diego, CA, US

1998: Pussy Galore – Dial ‘M’ For Motherfucker, Sugarshit Sharp and Right Now! reissued in Japan.

2000: Boss Hog – Livid Festival, Brisbane, QL Australia

2001: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cane’s, San Diego, CA, US

2005: Heavy Trash – Thunderbird Lounge, Las Vegas, NV, US

2007: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – State Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL, US

2013: Cat Power (w/ Judah Bauer) – Elliott Smith Tribute Show @ Glasslands, Williamsburg, NY, US

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Fleece, Bristol, UK

2018: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Wilde Westen / Concertzaal De Kreun, Kortrijk, Belgium

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October 20 – On This Day!

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Starfish Room, Vancouver, BC, Canada

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Fat Daddy’s, Las Vegas, NV, US

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Acme released in the US

2000: Boss Hog – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

2001: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Palace, Hollywood, CA, US

2004: Blues Explosion – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK

2007: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – The Club at Firestone, Orlando, FL, US

2007: Tiny Masters of Today (w/ Russell Simins) – Brooklyn Vegan Party @ Pianos, New York City, NY, US
w/ The King Left, Georgie James, Drug Rug, Turbo Fruits, Foals and Maccabees

2009: Heavy Trash – CMJ Showcase: Santos Party House, New York City, NY, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – PBR Lounge Session, Indianapolis, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – White Rabbit Cabaret, Indianapolis, US

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Call This Number, London, UK

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Electric Ballroom, London, UK

2018: S-E-R-V-I-C-E​ – The Hi-Fi Indy​, Indianapolis, IN, US

2018: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands

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October 19 – On This Day!

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Acme released in the UK

2000: Boss Hog – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

2004: Blues Explosion – Ancienne, Brussels, Belgium

2007: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Trustees Theatre/Savannah, College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia

2007: Heavy Trash – Iceland Airwaves Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland

2009: Bikini Machine – The Full Album – released in France

Jon Spencer mixed five tracks and plays guitar on Boxful of Pranks and Sing On It.

2009: Cobra Killer – Uppers & Downers – released in Europe

Features Jon Spencer on Good Time Girl and Schneeball In Die Fresse.

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Magic Stick, Detroit, MI, US

2014: Heavy Trash – The Casbah, Hamilton, Canada

2018: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Café Wilhelmina, Eindhoven, Netherlands

HITmakers show #16

Live Photo: Effenaar

2019: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Lang Lab, South Bend, IN, US

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October 18 – On This Day!

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and The Legendary Tigerman - Ampere / Muffatwerk, München, Germany (18 October 2015)1995: Boss Hog – Huxley’s Junior, Berlin, Germany – POSTPONED and RESCHEDULED for 20 March 1996

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Gino, Stockholm, Sweden
w/ R.L. Burnside

2004: Blues Explosion – Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France
w/ The Hunches

Live Photo: Loïc Duquénois

“Les voici qui arrivent, et c’est partis pour une heure et demi de blues apocalyptique, de guitares distordus et de rythme diabolique. Le son est énorme, le trio est en forme et le public semble acquis à la cause des new yorkais.”

2007: Heavy Trash – La Nef Angoulême, Angoulême, France

2007: Tiny Masters of Today (w/ Russell Simins) – World’s Fair CMJ Showcase @ Bowery Ballroom, New York City, NY, US
w/ British Sea Power, Pela, 1990s

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Horse Shoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada

2014: Heavy Trash – Call The Office, London, ON, Canada

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ampere / Muffatwerk, München, Germany

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October 17 – On This Day!

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany (17 October 2015)1987: Pussy Galore – D.C. Space, Washington, DC, US
w/ Twisted Teenage Pilot

1995: Boss Hog – Logo, Hamburg, Germany

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Kulturbolaget, Malmö, Sweden
w/ R.L. Burnside

2000: Russell Simins – Public Places – released in the US

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – L’Olympic, Nantes, France

2007: Heavy Trash – Sala Sol Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Live Photo: Tnarik Innael (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tnarik/)

Poster Artwork: Adrian Lopez

2009: Heavy Trash – Midnight Soul Serenade released in the UK

Artwork: Jean-Luc Navette at VivaDolor
Design: Jeffrey Kurtz and Jon Spencer

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Théâtre Corona, Montréal, Canada
w/ Catl

2014: Heavy Trash – The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON, Canada

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany

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October 16 – On This Day!

1986: Pussy Galore – The Rat, Boston, MA, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Loft, Berlin, Germany

2000: Boss Hog – The Metro, Sydney, Australia

2001: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Richard’s on Richards, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Centro de Historia, Zaragoza, Spain

2007: Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues – Cats Cradle, Carrboro, NC, US

2007: Tiny Masters of Today (w/ Russell Simins) – CMJ/Club NME @ The Annex, New York City, New York, US

2009: Mike Edison and the Rocket Train Delta Science Arkestra (with Jon Spencer) – Spiegelworld, New York, NY, US
w/ The Lost Crusaders

2009: Heavy Trash – Cutting Room Studios (for Morning Show, KEXP) New York City, NY, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Higher Ground Lounge, South Burlington, VT, US
w/ Rough Francis

2014: Heavy Trash – Water Street Music Hall, Rochester, NY, US
w/ Bloodshot Bill

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Columbia Theatre, Berlin, Germany
w/ The Legendary Tigerman

2016: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Indy CD & Vinyl, Indianapolis, IN, US

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October 15 – On This Day!

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Lounge Ax, Chicago, IL, US

1995: Boss Hog – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
w/ Green Hornet

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Now I Got Worry released in the US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Backstage, Munchen, German

2000: Boss Hog – The Metro, Sydney, Australia

2001: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Showbox, Seattle, WA, US

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Apollo, Barcelona, Spain

2007: Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues – 9:30 Club, Washington D.C., US
w/ Childballads

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins on drums) – Jimmy Kimmel Live, Los Angeles, CA, US

2014: Heavy Trash – The Monkey House, Winooski, VT, US

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019: Jon Spencer [DJ Set] / Sympathy for the Drummer Book Launch Party! – Lola, New York, NYC, US
w/ The Lucille Balls

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October 14 – On This Day!

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (14 October 2015)1985: Pussy Galore – recording Feel Good About Your Body at The Laundry Room with with Barrett Jones

1987: Sonic Youth – Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, US – released as bootleg album ‘Hold That Tiger’*

*featuring a photo of Bob Bert and Julie Cafritz by Pat Blashill from the Spin magazine article The Pussy Identity (April 1989).

1993: Boss Hog – Club De Wash, Madison, WI, US

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Lounge Ax, Chicago, IL, US
w/ Mommyheads

1995: Boss Hog – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2001: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO, US

2007: Heavy Trash – Bikini, Toulouse, France

2007: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – The Norva, Norfolk, Virginia, US

2007: Tiny Masters of Today (w/ Russell Simins) – Sound Fix Records In-Store, Brooklyn, New York, US

2009: Harper Simon (w/ Russell Simins) – Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA, US

2014: Heavy Trash – Space, Portland, ME, US

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
w/ The Legendary Tigerman

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Honeymoon Killers – Hung Far Low: Bang Records Reissue

The Bang! Records vinyl reissue of Honeymoon Killers – Hung Far Low is now shipping!

Available from Munsterama.com for 16 € here:

https://www.munsterama.com/index.php?mode=spot&skuid=40729

The line-up of Honeymoon Killers on this album is Jerry Teel, Lisa Wells, Russell Simins and Jon Spencer.

…and Honeymoon Killers fans might also be interested to know that the shop also has the following exceptionally cheap Five Dollar Priest* albums:

Jazz Salt LP – 7 €
Eyes Injected With Love LP – 6,30 €
Five Dollar Priest CD – 1 €

*Five Dollar Priest is Ron Ward, Norman Westberg, Bob Bert, Patrick Holmes, George Porfiris with a whole load of guests including Jon Spencer (self-titled album only), Matt Verta-Ray, Christina Campanella, Grasshopper, James Chance, Jack Martin and more. These albums were largely recorded at HY Hed with Matt Verta-Ray and Ivan Julian.

“Hung Far Low” is the fifth and final studio album by New York noise rock band The Honeymoon Killers, originally released in 1991 and is now remastered in order to achieve the extreme sound desired for this band. The Honeymoon Killers recorded this album picking up 2/3 of the nascent Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and it meant a Sonic evolution to the band in the way to get the original Honeymoon Killers sound adding slicks of Pussy Galore and The Blues Explosion. Artwork revised and completed by Pauline Teel (Big City Stompers). The Band: Jerry Teel – guitar, harmonica, vocals (The Chrome Cranks, Knoxville Girls, Big City Stompers, etc). Jon Spencer – guitar (Blues Explosion, Pussy Galore, Five Dollar Priest, etc). Russell Simins – drums (Blues Explosion, etc). Lisa Wells – bass.”

Hung Far Low was originally issued by Fist Puppet Records in 1991 on black vinyl, red vinyl, CD and as a promotional cassette.

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October 13 – On This Day!

1987: Pussy Galore – Brewery, Raleigh, NC, US

1993: Boss Hog – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN, US

1995: Boss Hog – Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands
w/ Facehugger

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland

2000: Boss Hog – Heaven, Adelaide, Australia

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Havana Cafe, Toulouse, France

2007: Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues – Echo Project Festival, Fairburn, Georgia
2007: Heavy Trash – Ubu, Rennes, France

2009: Heavy Trash – Bowery Electric, New York City, NY, US
w/ Bad Girlfriend and Super Sonic Rockabilly Soul DJ Ms K

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – German Hall, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
w/ Bloodshot Bill, Jittery Jack, Boo City, The Atlantic Thrills, Loose Salute and DJ Hula Bomb
2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion question was broadcast on Jeopardy.

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Pustervik, Göteborg, Sweden
w/ The Legendary Tigerman

**If you have any additional photos, posters, tickets, press for these shows or information about gigs on this date involving Judah Bauer, Russell Simins or Jon Spencer please let me know.**

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October 12 – On This Day!

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Stache’s, Columbus, Ohio, US

1995: Boss Hog – The Garage, London, UK

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bloom, Milan, Italy

2000: Boss Hog – The Globe, Perth, Australia

2004: Blues Explosion – Rainbow Club, Milan, Italy

2007: Heavy Trash – L’Astrolabe, Orleans, France

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, MA, US

2014: Heavy Trash – The Old Barn / Le Coup De Grace, St-Prime, QC, Canada

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Radar, Aarhus, Denmark

2019: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI, US

**If you have any additional photos, posters, tickets, press for these shows or information about gigs on this date involving Judah Bauer, Russell Simins or Jon Spencer please let me know.**

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October 11 – On This Day!

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Orange released in the US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – CCO, Lyon, France

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Muffathalle, Munchen, Germany

2007: Heavy Trash – Chapiteau, Rouen, France

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Stubbs BBQ, Austin, TX, US

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Asylum, Portland, Maine, US

2014: Heavy Trash – Le Cercle, 228 St-Joseph Est, Québec, QC, Canada

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany

2018: Jon Spencer interview / live acoustic performance at the Radioeins Studio @ Goethe-Institut, New York City, New York, US

2019: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Crystal Corner Bar, Madison, WI, US

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October 10 – On This Day!

1987: Pussy Galore – Cave Club, Austin, TX, US

1995: Boss Hog – released in the US
1995: Boss Hog – Dynamo, Zürich, Switzerland
w/ Sportsguitar

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bataclan, Paris, France
1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Nulles Part Ailleurs, Paris, France

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Tower Records, Tokyo, Japan

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelburg, Germany

2007: Heavy Trash – Soundstation, Liege, Belgium

2008: Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues (feat. Judah Bauer) – Warehouse, Houston, TX, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Monkey Week, Santa María, Cádiz, Spain

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Unit D, Tulsa, OK, US

2014: Heavy Trash – Le Cabaret du Mile End, Montreal, QC, Canada

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands

2018: Jon Spencer & Cristina Martinez [DJ Set] – Olsen Gruin Gallery, New York, NY, US

2019: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, US

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October 7 – On This Day!

1987: Pussy Galore – Fitzgerald’s, Houston, Texas, US
w/ Party Owls and Grindin’ Teeth

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Acme – released in Japan

2006: Heavy Trash – Joe’s Pub, New York City, NY, US

2007: Heavy Trash – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, UK
w/ Copter and Swampmeat

Live Photo: ‘Bounder’ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bounder/)

Poster uses the Going Way Out With Heavy Trash artwork by Tony Millionaire.

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ, US

2008: Heavy Trash – Echo, Los Angeles, CA, US
w/ Powersolo and Champagne Velvet

2009: Heavy Trash – Fnac Forum (Châtelet les Halles), Paris, France

2009: Heavy Trash – Le Trabendo, Paris, France
w/ T-Model Ford and The A-Bones

Set List Photo: Dallas Kincaid

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Record Bar, Kansas City, MO, US
w/ Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds

Photos / Review: Danny R. Phillips

“The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are, without any inkling of doubt, the most intense band I have ever seen live. Easily, bar none, they are The Intensity Champions of the Universe. Spencer is a wild man and natural showman; pouring out his demons on the stage like Jerry Lee, talking to the crowd in tone, vigor and passion befitting a Southern preacher at a fire and brimstone tent revival. He jumped around the stage like a man possessed, stopping just short of howling at the moon…”

“The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is no one man show, not by a long shot. Guitarist Judah Bauer was cool, calm and collected. Rarely did he sing (except for the rap section on “Flavor” originally done by Beck) opting instead to let his battle scarred Telecaster do all the talking and man, did it scream.”

“Drummer Russell Simins beat his drum kit like a rented mule all night, foregoing flash for power. He was a man obsessed; playing every song like it would be his last night on the throne.” – Danny R. Phillips

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