1988: Pussy Galore – Big Kahuna (New Music Seminar), New York City, NY, US
“Pussy Galore, one of New York’s best bands and a group likely to stay on the the underground circuit because of the harshness of its music, will be performing.”
The Galore group, which will be performing tomorrow at Big Kahuna, has been playing together for three years and is one of the New York scene’s main attractions. Its latest album, “Right Now!” (Caroline), seethes with frustration with the formal and cultural confines of rock. And though the group has been well received critically, the band, with its wild, almost abstracted rock riffing, doesn’t have much of a chance to go beyond the underground audience.
“We’ll never be mainstream,” said Jon Spencer, the band’s lead singer and guitarist. “From the word go-the name isn’t exactly salable – it’s not what we’re about. It’s not what we aspire to. We’re not in it for a job. If that happens, that’s fine.”
“I play music because it makes me feel good,” Mr. Spencer said, “and I hope an audience shares in my joy. I hope there is something left to do in rock, but it doesn’t really seem like it. It would be great if something really wild happened, but now, rock is all references. It seems like rock is totally gone, co-opted. But what isn’t? It’s hard to do anything natural, because you are going up against 30 years of rock and 5 years of beer commercials using rock; a rock-and-roll sensibility seems to be lost.
There’s no way out: once you’ve picked a guitar, you are part of the whole thing.” – Malhar Ferguson – New York Times / “Alternative Is the Word At Festival”
1993: Boss Hog – Elbow Room, San Francisco
Poster Artwork: Frank Kozik
2001: Khan – No Comprendo – released on vinyl
Features the vocals of Jon Spencer on Monster.
2005: Blues Explosion – Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
2006: Heavy Trash – Dour Festival, Dour, Belgium
2009: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Gran Rex Theatre, Capital, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI, US
w/ Lee Marvin Computer Arm and Duende
2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Club Schocken, Stuttgart, Germany
2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Nefertiti, Göteborg, Sweden
w/ What We Do Is Secret DJ’s
2015: Heavy Trash – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
w/ Bloodshot Bill
Live Photo: Nik Green
Ticket Photo: Laura Saville (https://www.instagram.com/laura_marie_86/)
2016: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Demo – released
2016: Boss Hog – Casbah, San Diego, CA, US
w/ Krass Bros.
Mark Boyce of Krass Bros. (formerly of Boss Hog) joined the band on stage and played a few songs at the end of the show.
Photo: otisserie (https://www.instagram.com/otisserie/)