Jon Spencer – Park West, Chicago, IL: Photos

Jon Spencer[/caption]Visit TheBadCopy.com for a review and set of photos from The Melvins and Jon Spencer show at Park West, Chicago, IL on 31 July 2018.

Photo Credit: Patrick Houdek

Link: https://thebadcopy.com/show-reviews/melvins-jon-spencer-in-chicago-il/

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Jon Spencer: UK Tour Dates

Jon Spencer will be playing UK dates at the end of October as special guest to The Melvins.

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY Info
2018.10.23 02 Academy 2 Birmingham UK Info / Tour Poster
2018.10.24 Waterfront Norwich UK Info / Tour Poster
2018.10.25 Y Plas Cardiff UK Info / Tour Poster
2018.10.26 Stylus Leeds UK Info / Tour Poster
2018.10.28 Manchester Academy 2 Manchester UK Info / Tour Poster
2018.10.29 Concorde 2 Brighton UK Info / Tour Poster
2018.10.30 Koko London UK Info / Tour Poster

Tickets on sale Friday 27 July, 10AM: https://www.axs.com/uk/series/6905/melvins-tickets?skin=goldenvoiceuk

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Kyle Meredith with… Jon Spencer: New Interview

“Jon Spencer returns with his first solo record after decades fronting the mighty Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Pussy Galore. Spencer spoke with Kyle Meredith abotut the obstacles of writing alone on Spencer Sings The Hits, soundtracking the iconic opening scene of Baby Driver, and stories of a pair of his 90s records.”

A new interview with Jon Spencer can be streamed on youtube.

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

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“Pussy Galore and Blues Explosion Legend Jon Spencer Visits Cincinnati Ahead of His First Solo Album Release”

Short preview feature for the Jon Spencer show at The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati, OH, US (10 August 2018).

LINK: https://www.citybeat.com/music/live-music/article/21017073/pussy-galore-and-blues-explosion-legend-jon-spencer-visits-cincinnati-ahead-of-his-first-solo-album-release

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I’m In The Band, Episode 11: Julie Cafrtiz: Now on Youtube

I’m In The Band, Episode 11 with Julie Cafrtiz can now be heard via youtube.com.

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H5-4YCAGiY

Stream the I’M IN THE BAND EP. 11: Julie Cafritz (PUSSY GALORE) on Tidal or read an extract here: http://read.tidal.com/

Tidal Link: https://listen.tidal.com/track/92838810

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The HITmakers and The Melvins

“I can’t say enough good things about #jonspencer and his new band. All of them, great and interesting people. Was an inspiration watching them kickass every night! Was a special pleasure hanging with old friend @therealbobbert. He’s like the east coast #keithmorris; thee best stories of coming up in NYC during the 70’s and early 80’s, and just the best dude,..Love ya Bob! Get the new record, go see them live, you will #thankme. We hook back up in Europe this fall. #cantwait!” – Steven McDonald

Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BmLzcbWHm5v/

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Jon Spencer – US Tour Dates

VIEW: Jon Spencer UK Tour Dates

Rolling Stone article on ‘Spencer Sings The Hits!’:
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jon-spencer-previews-debut-solo-album-with-raw-do-the-trash-can-w521226

There are many other news articles but they all contain the exact same information as the original RollingStone.com piece.

Pitchfork.com: Jon Spencer Announces Debut Solo Album, Shares New Song “Do the Trash Can”
Stereogum.com: Jon Spencer – “Do The Trash Can” Video

And…

“I will be Joining my long time friend & Pussy Galore mate Along with Quasi’s Sam Coomes & drummer M. Sord playing the ole gas tank & metal percussion…” – Bob Bert

Jon Spencer – Sings The Hits can be pre-ordered on CD, Vinyl and Colour Vinyl (500 copies, indie shops only) via RoughTrade.com.

Link: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/jon-spencer-spencer-sings-the-hits

And new track I Got The Hits can be streamed via Uncut.co.uk.

Soundcloud Direct Link: https://soundcloud.com/user-906067948/10-i-got-the-hits

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY Info
2018.07.29 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN US Info
2018.07.30 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI US Info
2018.07.31 Park West Chicago, IL US Info
2018.08.01 Ignition Music Garage Goshen, IN US Info
2018.08.02 The Pyramid Scheme Grand Rapids, MI US Info / Poster
2018.08.03 El Club Detroit, MI US Info
2018.08.04 Ace of Cups Columbus, OH US Info
2018.08.05 The Vogue Theatre Indianapolis, IN US Info
2018.08.06 Rock Island Brewing Company Rock Island, IL US Info
2018.08.07 Old Rock House St. Louis, MO US Info / Poster
2018.08.08 Memphis on Main Champaign, IL US Info
2018.08.09 Zanzabar Louisville, KY US Info
2018.08.10 The Woodward Theater Cincinnati, OH US Info
2018.08.11 Ottawa Tavern Toledo, OH US Info / Poster
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Jon Spencer – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN: Photos / Review

“The garage rocker kicks things off with their first single Do the Trash Can. There is a reason they kicked off with this song. IT ROCKS! From the swinging drum intro to the buzzy guitar riff, the song is a great way to wake the crowd up. I knew the Melvins were going to be bringing two bass players out for this show, but I didn’t know that Spencer would be bringing two drummers out! This wasn’t your traditional two drummers, there is one regular drummer and the second drummer was using hammers to bang on metal and other things on his makeshift drum kit. I got a kick out of this and it added that extra bit of garage-y vibe to the set. It didn’t feel like we were watching band on the main stage at First Ave. It felt like were hanging out a Spencers house and he was just jamming for us and other friends.”

TwinCitiesMedia.net have published a review and photos from the Jon Spencer show at First Avenue, Minneapolis, MI, US on 29 July 2018.

Link: http://twincitiesmedia.net/blog/the-melvins-crank-up-the-bass-at-first-avenue/

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Jon Spencer – The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI: Photos

LocalSpins.com have published a set of photos and review from the Melvins and Jon Spencer show at The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI, US (2 August 2018)

Link: https://localspins.com/melvins-rock-might-tight-head-scratchingly-brilliant-in-grand-rapids-local-spans/

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LocalSpins.com: M.Sord Feature

“A self-proclaimed “glorified street hustler,” Mike Gard (aka M. SORD) has been a staple on the Southwest Michigan scene for nearly 26 years.

This may be his biggest and baddest hustle yet.

Having linked up with Spencer on multiple recording projects (including JSBX and Boss Hog albums) while working alongside Bill Skibbe at Key Club Recording Company in Benton Harbor, Gard was tabbed by Spencer to play drums on his latest project.

“He was the handyman and assistant engineer that turned out to be a great drummer,” Spencer said of Gard in a recent Rolling Stone article.

Along with Quasi’s Sam Coomes on keys, the two recently put the finishing touches on “Spencer Sings the Hits!” which is set for an early fall release. The trio is being joined by former Sonic Youth drummer Bob Bert on percussion for their 14-date, no-night-off tour which kicked off Sunday in Minneapolis and will make a second Michigan stop at the El Club in Detroit Friday.”

LocalSpins.com have just published an article on The HITmaker M. Sord / preview feature for the Jon Spencer show at The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI, US (2 August 2018)

Link: https://localspins.com/kalamazoos-m-sord-gets-huge-break-joining-jon-spencer-on-tour-local-spins/

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Jon Spencer – Columbus Alive: Interview / Feature

“Anyone familiar with Spencer’s previous bands won’t be caught off guard by his initial solo foray — “It’s not leaps and bounds into some new territory,” he said — which arrives packed with clattering drums, trashy rock riffs and Spencer’s now-trademark yelps and exaltations. “Kick that can!” he yowls on the album-opening “Trash Can.””

ColumbusAlive.com have just published a new Jon Spencer interview and preview feature for the show at Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH, US with Cheater Slicks on August 4, 2018.

PHOTO: Michael Lavine

Link: http://www.columbusalive.com/entertainment/20180801/feature-interview-jon-spencer-at-ace-of-cups

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“Oh hi Jon Spencer playing my local record store!”

Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl9OfbgH33-/

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Jon Spencer’s Wild Ride: Interview

“I kind of liked everything about it. The fact that it was this huge city and noisy place. The buildings and the streets. All the bricks and concrete and steel. The city itself, which is overwhelming and imposing. But more importantly, the music and the art. Most of all, we were just so into the bands that were around then. I was really into the Lower East Side art scene as well. In particular, it was people like Lydia Lunch, Swans, Sonic Youth. The no wave stuff, and of course, the punk stuff before that. The Ramones, and then you go even earlier to the New York Dolls to Suicide to the Velvets. It was such an intimidating and overwhelming place, but there was this rich history of subversive art. Back then, if you wanted to connect with like-minded freaks, you kind of had to go to a city like New York. You couldn’t go online and find stuff like that. You had to search it out, so physical proximity was important.”

Visit Nuvo.net to read a new Jon Spencer interview and preview feature for the show at The Vogue Theatre, Indianapolis, IN, US (August 5, 2018).

Link: https://www.nuvo.net/music/jon-spencer-s-wild-ride/article_cf2b7400-94fd-11e8-843f-67ad9a357545.html

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Jon Spencer – Park West, Chicago: Photos

Jon Spencer live at Park West, Chicago, Il, US on 31 July 2018.

nb. Visityarrhanna and skeletonboynyc Instagram pages for video clips from this show.

The HITmakers:

Jon Spencer
Sam Coomes
M. Sord
Bob Bert (Gas Tank & Metal Percussion)

Photos:
helps.both.ways (https://www.instagram.com/helps.both.ways/)
fhuetter x 2 (https://www.instagram.com/fhuetter/)
Ryan Skeletonboy (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl6_oTdlvES/)

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I’m In The Band, Episode 11: Julie Cafrtiz

“Jon Spencer calls me and he’s like, ‘Hey, I heard you bought a guitar.’ Jon was a very difficult person to talk to, so I was just like, ‘What the fuck is Spencer doing calling me?’ I was like, ‘Yeah.’ And he goes, ‘So you were serious?’

I actually had no idea what he was talking about, but I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, of course I am.’ He goes, ‘So we’ll start the band. I’ll move to D.C. Can you find us a practice space? Maybe find me an apartment?’ I hung up and I was just like, ‘What the fuck did I just sign on to? A practice space? What is that?’”

Stream the I’M IN THE BAND EP. 11: Julie Cafritz (PUSSY GALORE) on Tidal or read an extract here:

Text: http://read.tidal.com/article/im-in-the-band-ep-11-julia-cafritz-pussy-galore

Tidal Link: https://listen.tidal.com/track/92838810

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Jon Spencer – High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI: Review

“Spencer also included a couple of JSBX songs in the set, including “Dang” and “Shirt Jac,” the video links from the High Noon show at the end of this post, plus Heavy Trash’s “The Loveless” and Pussy Galore’s “Pretty Fuck Look” and “New Breed.””

Visit VinylFromTheVault.tumblr.com for a review, photos and videos from the Jon Spencer show at High Noon Saloon, 701 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI, US on 30 July 2018.

Link: http://vinylfromthevault.tumblr.com

SET LIST:

Do The Trash Can
Overload
Pretty Fuck Look
Time 2 Be Bad
Ghost
Dang
Beetle Boots
Hornet
Wilderness
New Breed
Love Handle
Shirt Jac
I Got The Hits
Cape
The Loveless

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Solo Explosion Next For Jon Spencer: Interview

Photo: Matthew Pitkoff

South Bend Tribune had recently published a new Jon Spencer interview and preview feature for the show at Ignition Music Garage, Goshen, IN (August 1, 2018).

“I guess I still got the bug. I still want to make a racket. I have always been in the hive mentality. I like being in a band.”

The band dissolved shortly after the release of its 2015 album, “Freedom Tower — No Wave Dance Party 2015.”

“There were just circumstances which made it impossible to continue working,” Spencer says. “It was very unfortunate, especially since we were in the middle of promoting that last album. It was a real blow. It took me awhile to mourn that and get over it, but I’m moving on.”

Link: www.southbendtribune.com

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Jon Spencer – LP Pre-Order / Stream New Track

Jon Spencer – Sings The Hits can be pre-ordered on CD, Vinyl and Colour Vinyl (500 copies, indie shops only) via RoughTrade.com.

Link: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/jon-spencer-spencer-sings-the-hits

And new track I Got The Hits can be streamed via Uncut.co.uk.

Soundcloud Direct Link: https://soundcloud.com/user-906067948/10-i-got-the-hits

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Rockin’ The Suburbs Podcast

‘Rockin’ The Suburbs’ podcast discusses The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionBellbottoms and the forthcoming Jon Spencer show at The Pyramid Scheme​, Grand Rapids, MI (August 2, 2018).

nb. JS/JSBX section runs from 8m 25s – 13m 12s

Link: https://audioboom.com/posts/6941728-guest-shot-remembering-college-radio

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Jon Spencer – New Interview: Stream

Green Arrow Radio have recently posted a new interview with Jon Spencer.

Link: http://greenarrowradio.com/2018/07/13/the-now-of-jon-spencer/

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