The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland: Poster

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / We Are Hex - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, US (12 May 2015)Poster by Nat Damm for The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and We Are Hex show at Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, US on 12 May 2015.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion tour continues this week. View all dates / ticket info here: http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.com/shows/

Nat Damm: http://www.gigposters.com/designer/15633_Nat_Damm.html

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DN’T – Test Pressing

https://www.facebook.com/pages/DNT/354948877857548DN’T have just posted a photo of a new test pressing which hopefully means the tracks they recorded at NY Hed with Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray in 2013 will be getting a release in the not-too-distant future.

Photo: facebook.com/354948877857548/photos/a…

DN’T:
http://dntnyc.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dont/354948877857548
dntnyc.bandcamp.com

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The Jon Spencer Blues Exploison – Freedom Tower: Reviews

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015“…this might be the most focused and meticulous the Blues Explosion has ever been.”

Link (LP Review): http://groundcontrolmag.com/detail/9/4156/

““Do The Get Down” is all about the beat and Spencer’s own vocal association with it and could have been the best song you never heard come out of the vaults at Stax…”

Link (CD Review): http://groundcontrolmag.com/detail/3/4123/

“The razor-wire riffs some of their best.” – Mojo (May 2015)

“And yes, they are still kicking your favorite band’s ass across the stage.”

“What makes them important today is what made them important two decades ago. There is still an element of danger about their music; danger in its simplicity.”

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“The Way of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion”

http://groundcontrolmag.com/detail/1/4174/OO: Throughout your career, you’ve always been part of projects, like with the Blues Explosion of course and Boss Hog, and Heavy Trash. Have you ever considered doing a solo project? Considering your music history, I don’t even know what that would sound like.

JS: I’ve definitely thought about it, but I like to collaborate with people. It’s why I was drawn to making music, it’s to work with people. It’s not just me by myself. Maybe the closest I ever came was, I made a record with the Dickenson brothers, it was called Spencer Dickinson, I think that was around 2000. It was a spur of the moment project. I went down there with a lot of ideas and sketches for songs. There’s a lot of me on that record, and it’s an interesting record. I like to write with other people. Occasionally by myself, but mostly with other people.”

GroundControlMag.com have just published a new interview with Jon Spencer from the day of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion appearance on Boston Rock Talk and the show at Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA (9 April 2015).

Photo / Words: Ollie Ottoman

Link: http://groundcontrolmag.com/detail/1/4174/

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Bloodshot Bill – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro: Review

http://rumoremag.com/2015/04/28/live-report-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-cats-cradle-carrboro-14042015/“Ad aprire il concerto un personaggio incredibile, Bloodshot Bill. Come descriverlo? Immaginatevi sospesi nel tempo, probabilmente negli anni ’50. Bill appare brillantato all’eccesso, una specie di greasy Elvis, viscido, ma un genio della chitarra.”

“La performance è un continuo crescendo. Il ritmo diventa isterico anche tra il pubblico.”

RumoreMag.com have just published an Italian-language review of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Bloodshot Bill live at Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC , US on 14 April 2015.

Link: http://rumoremag.com/2015/04/28/live-report-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-cats-cradle-carrboro-14042015/

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Boston Rock Talk, Norwell, MA: Photos

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Boston Rock Talk, Norwell, MA, US (April 2015)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion from their appearance on Boston Rock Talk, Norwell, MA, US on 9 April 2015.

“…we will be uploading them once we get the rights in a few weeks. We will definitely make a post about it so stay tuned!” – Boston Rock Talk

Short Video: https://instagram.com/p/1RF0KZIGq3/

Boston Rock Talk:
https://www.facebook.com/bostonrocktalk
https://twitter.com/Boston_RockTalk

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Pyramid Scheme: Photos

http://localspins.com/vox-vidorra-joe-louis-walker-mayer-hawthorne-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-weekend-photo-gallery/LocalSpins.com have published a photo gallery of several artists including images of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI, US on 21 April 2015.

Link: http://localspins.com/vox-vidorra-joe-louis-walker-mayer-hawthorne-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-weekend-photo-gallery/

Photo Credit: Anthony Norkus (facebook.com/anthonynorkusphotography)

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Jon Spencer – Co-Host on Movie Meltdown Podcast: Download

http://moviemeltdown.libsyn.com/attack-of-jon-spencer“NEW EPISODE!! This week we welcome very special guest co-host JON SPENCER from the bad-ass band – “The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion“! Check it out…”

Jon Spencer is the co-host on the new episode of Movie Meltdown podcast: ‘Attack of the Killer Soundtrack – Episode 25‘.

Download here: http://moviemeltdown.libsyn.com/attack-of-jon-spencer

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PGHCityPaper.com A Conversation with Jon Spencer

http://www.pghcitypaper.com/FFW/archives/2015/04/22/a-conversation-with-jon-spencer-of-the-jon-spencer-blues-explosion“We are a rock and roll band and we are kind of a garage band. We were so in love with these bands and the records that they made that we wanted to start our own band.”

A new Jon Spencer interview has just been published on pghcitypaper.com.

Link: http://www.pghcitypaper.com/FFW/archives/2015/04/22/a-conversation-with-jon-spencer-of-the-jon-spencer-blues-explosion

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Radio Radio, Indianapolis: Photos

http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/slideshow-jon-spencer-blues-explosion/Content?oid=3125060Photos of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN, US on 20 April 2015 can be seen on Nuvo.net.

Photo Credit: Christian Doellner

Link: http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/slideshow-jon-spencer-blues-explosion/Content?oid=3125060

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Crunt Jamming with Joan Jett @ Bad Animals, Seattle: Audio

Stuart Gray has just posted a 9m 51s recording of Crunt jamming with Joan Jett @ Bad Animals, Seattle, WA (1993) on StuSpasm.Bandcamp.com.

“I taught her a catchy song I had once written about seafood hiding in Bernard King’s underwear, all it needed was a slight tweeking of the lyrics to something a tad more shall we say accessable…” – Stuart Gray

Bass: Stu Spasm
Guitar / Vocals: Joan Jett
Drums: Russell Simins
Guitar / Vocals: Kat Bjelland

Stream online: http://stuspasm.bandcamp.com/track/crunt-jamming-with-joan-jett

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Blind Pig, Ann Arbor: Video

Audience-shot video of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion performing Blues X Man and the Batman Theme (with Bloodshot Bill) live at Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI, US on 22 April 2015.

At the end of this video Bloodshot Bill appears on stage with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and performs a cover of the Link Wray interpretation of the Batman Theme (RELEASE) originally by Neil Hefti (RELEASE).

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBq_-KYantQ

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – WCBN: Photos

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Photos of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Bloodshot Bill on the Uncle Jam Wants You with Tom C show at WCBN-FM, 515 Thompson St., Ann Arbor, MI, US on 22 April 2015.

Photos: Irksnit Allrums
Link: https://www.facebook.com/co.tien/posts/10153045824125817

WCBN: http://www.wcbn.org/content/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-visits-wcbn

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Pussy Galore / Boss Hog / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Photos

http://someoldpicturesitook.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/jon.htmlSome great photos of Pussy Galore, Boss Hog and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion by Rick McGuinnes can be seen on someoldpicturesitook.blogspot.com. The article includes a commentary along with several previously unpublished images along and the rear cover image from Freedom Tower: Now Wave Dance Party 2015 and a different photo from the same shoot.

Link: http://someoldpicturesitook.blogspot.com/2014/12/jon.html

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Earl, Atlanta: Photos

http://www.atlantamusicguide.com/2015/04/20/photobook-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-wbloodshot-bill-the-earl-41615/dsc_0201-5/Photos of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Bloodshot Bill at The Earl, Atlanta, GA, US on 16 April 2015 can be seen on AtlantaMusicGuide.com.

Photo Credit: Hillery Terenzi

Link: http://www.atlantamusicguide.com/2015/04/20/photobook-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-wbloodshot-bill-the-earl-41615/dsc_0201-5/

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Record Store Day: More Photos

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ianwebberphotography/sets/72157651603299057The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on Record Store Day at Grimey’s, Nashville, TN, US on 18 April 2015.

“…the band detonated on a rocket-sled ride of turned-to-eleven twin-guitar riffery”

“We hope everyone who caught the band later that night at Mercy Lounge paid up on their face insurance premiums.” – NashvilleScene.com

Photos Credit: Ian Webber

Full Gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ianwebberphotography/sets/72157651603299057

Short Review: http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashvillecream/archives/2015/04/20/from-halestorm-to-thunderstorms-record-store-day-2015-in-review

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Record Store Day

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Grimey's Nashville, TN, US (18 April 2015) - Zelda Zonk

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on Record Store Day at Grimey’s, Nashville, TN, US on 18 April 2015.

Photos Credits:
Nicholas Von Shark (https://instagram.com/p/1oZoGGusIT/)
Crankees (https://instagram.com/p/1oZWGMuu6A)
Zelda Zonk: https://twitter.com/tikibetty/status/589563140762927104
Grimey’s Nashville: https://twitter.com/Grimeys/status/589664881885876224

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA: More Videos

Audience-shot videos of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion live at Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA, US on 10 April 2015.

White Jesus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJbYsDlfWV4
Strange Baby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1UaNhy7nC8
Chicken Dog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8XfDsBnlGw

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Russell Simins – Tracks From The Van #32

32. Junior Wells – (I’ve Got A) Stomach Ache

“A definite standout track from the Vanguard recordings that followed Harp master Wells’ 2 classic Delmark releases, Hoodoo Man Blues and Southside Jam.

The great Buddy Guy brilliantly accompanied Wells on both the Delmark recordings and came with him when he moved to Vanguard. And as usual Guy’s unique adventurous guitar style couldn’t be more evident than on this track with his furiously cool picking and way out leads perfectly complimenting Wells’s wildly manic vocals highlighted by his playfully expressive oooches, ahhhs, mmms and ows. With the one and only Fred Below’s energetic driving beat and colorful minimal fills adding to all the soulful intensity of this very funky track. – R.S.”

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

View full list: Russell Simins – Tracks From The Van: 1 – 32

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA: Video

Audience-shot video of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion performing White Jesus at Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA, US on 10 April 2015.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJbYsDlfWV4

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