Pre-orders of Bob Bert – I’m Just The Drummer are arriving now.
Order direct from Hozac Records: https://hozacrecords.com/
or at Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0996331972?ref=myi_title_dp&fbclid=IwAR2f110XJJ1yttDQVTvN1LbVM3iyIejxAYihmytQFi6FHXRyL7FpBfcV044
“Hozac Books is proud to present our third art book, I’m Just The Drummer: the Bob Bert artist compendium of photography and interviews, establishing his irreplaceable link between the 1970s No Wave movement and contemporary noise rock. Although Bert’s immediate work is best known drumming in his wide array of musical projects he’s been involved with (such as SONIC YOUTH, PUSSY GALORE, CHROME CRANKS, LYDIA LUNCH, and many more) since the early 1980s, the focus of his book isn’t drum-centric as it is an encapsulation of the artistic world he’s developed within. It’s not a drumming instructional guide, or a critical assessment of how the drummers in bands are treated, but a 200+ page guide through Bob’s musically adventurous life, and what a ride! Starting out with his teenage love of photography and his process of capturing the underground downtown figureheads as well as the emerging unknown No Wave bands, Bob was just as much of an enthusiastic fan of music as he was a fixture in some of the most crucial music of the 1980s, 90s, and beyond. And that’s what’s really important in the long run, as his excitement for music bursts from each page, providing the springboard to his long-running life in bands on the fringe of the mainstream.
But Bob Bert wasn’t just that figure of intersectional commonality of SEVERAL pivotal bands with an edge over the last 30 years, oh no. He also has (not surprisingly) impeccable taste in music and culture, which could only sprout forth in the 1990s with an inevitable ‘zine,’ and thus, BB Gun Magazine was born. Spanning from 1995 until 2004, and covering emerging underground music, film, and outre artists sub-underground, as well as Hollywood-level impresarios, I’m Just the Drummer contains a wealth of interview excerpts from the elusive original magazines, along with his photography accompaniment.”
Happy 90th Birthday Joe Meek.
Jon Spencer on Joe Meek from MAGNET Magazine when he was guest editor and published a series of articles between May 17 – 23, 2010.
S-E-R-V-I-C-E show at Woo Grl Fest @ Pioneer, 1110 Shelby St, Indianapolis, IN 46203, US on 20 April 2019.
Sarah Grain & the Billions of Stars
Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes
The Orchard Keepers
Mina & the Wondrous Flying Machine
Dana Skully and the Tiger Sharks
Werewolf With A Shotgun
Girls Rock! Indy Band
DJ Gabby Love
Woo Grl Fest:
https://www.instagram.com/pioneerindy/S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Woo Grl Fest @ Pioneer, Indianapolis, IN, US (20 April 2019)
Jon Spencer & The HITmakers tour poster by Malleus ROCK ART LAB available 25 March 2019.
“This is the new Jon Spencer & The Hitmakers March European tour poster. It’s a limited edition of 136 copies printed with 4 colors on cream paper.
This print will be available during the shows and from MARCH 25th on our store!
We’ve created two very special AP versions called “Gift”. One very small run of 10 copies printed with 5 colors plus gold leaf on cream archival paper and a regular edition of 42 copies printed with 5 colors on cream paper. ”
“…jer su u osnovi njegovog zvuka teški ritmovi koje Bob Bert, nalik kakvom zalutalom Frankenštajnovom monstrumu skrivenom iza tamnih naočara, proizvodi udarajući čekićima po udaraljkama sastavljenim od delova skupljenih na smetlištu. Dok su udarci čekića po kanti za smeće vodili publiku u zabačene njujorške ulice, gde se okupljaju skitnice i beskućnici kako bi svirali na improvizovanim instrumentima, bubnjarska virtuoznost M. Sorda uvukla ju je u srce džungle. Sem Kuns je za to vreme na klavijaturama, koje su se neprestano ljuljale, držao raspomamljenu psihodeličnu službu.”
Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Subbeerni Centar, Belgrade, Serbia (21 March 2019)
“Neusmiljeno rockanje tako ostaja njegov zaščitni znak, trojica, ki mu je pomagala na odru pa je pokazala brezkompromisnost izvedbe, tudi z razbijanjem po starih kantah, rezervoarjih in vzmeteh. Kot da bi bili oboževalci kakih Einstürzende Neubauten.” – https://www.24ur.com/
Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenija (20 March 2019).
More Photos: https://www.24ur.com/popin/glasba/jon-spencer-s-hiti-alternativnega-podzemlja.html
Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Circolo Magnolia, Milano, Italy (13 March 2019).
Photos: Gabriele Fuso
Full Gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gabrielefuso/
Andre Williams (November 1, 1936 – March 17, 2019)
Watch the full documentary
‘Agile, Mobile, Hostile: A Year With Andre Williams’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51Hkb0sbMDA
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.”
Photos: Sabrina Vani
Photo Gallery: http://www.100decibel.com/wp/wp/jon-spencer-and-the-hitmakers-allangelo-mai-roma/
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.
“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.”
3. Black White
7. Free Satpal Ram
8. Dub Mentality
9. Culture Move
10. Operation Eagle Lie
12. Tribute to John Stevens
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)
11. Free Satpal Ram (Russel Simmins Remix)
Catalogue Number: LMS5521229
“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).
Jon Spencer was interviewed for a future issue of rockinon.com
Blog Entry Here: https://rockinon.com/blog/rockinon/184090
& The HITmakers show at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM, Tokyo, Japan on 20 February 2019.
Photos via https://twitter.com/search?q=%23JonSpencer&src=tyah
“Pop Quiz: Jon Spencer
on going solo, growing old gracefully in garage rock”
Feature / interview from SF Chronicle.