Jon Spencer in ‘Music Portraits 1989-2001’ by Hester Doove

Jon Spencer from the Hester Doove book ‘Music Portraits 1989-2001’, published June 2020.

Pages:160
Size:220 x 269 mm

More Info: https://hesterdoove.com/music-portaits/

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Happy Birthday Cristina Martinez!

Boss Hog – Winn Coma live at KEXP, Seattle, WA, US (12 July 2016).

Host: Troy Nelson
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D’Alessandro & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Scott Holpainen

Full Set Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-6KX02vy0c

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The Bobby Lees – Coin: New Single

The Bobby Lees – Coin was released Friday 6, February.

Animation: Macky Bowman
Video: Miles Rogoish

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y429hKPHtNw

Taken from the Jon Spencer-produced album ‘Skin Suit‘ out on May 8, 2020 on Alive Naturalsound.

“With its angular guitar riffs and vocals that build from muffled to manic, the track feels like a dream tumbling into a nightmare. Quartin starts off mumbling vocals over guitar distortion. Halfway through, the song turns even darker, and Quartin starts bellowing over epic guitar shreds and trembling backing vocals…

…The Bobby Lees Are The Giant Green Cyclops of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” – BTRtoday

“When you can claim that your album was produced by Jon Spencer, you’re going to get my attention. The latest single from Woodstock, NY’s The Bobby Lees definitely has some serious Jon Spencer vibes to it, but The Bobby Lees have their own sound. “Coin” is dirty blues punk that is dripping with attitude. It brings this intensity that is missing in a lot of music today, but it also has this slinky groove throughout. At times it can’t quite tell if it’s a punk song, a more traditional blues jam, or noise rock, and that just might be the brilliance of The Bobby Lees.” – If It’s Too Loud

“Their raw and unapologetic energy promises to make you feel alive.” Listen to them and see for yourself.” – Audiotex UK

“We have seen the future of rock and it begins anew with The Bobby Lees…

…The band’s delivery is visceral in every aspect of the word and the young bone-shaking Garage Rock band hails out of Woodstock, NY.” – Ghettoblaster Magazine

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Happy Birthday Jon Spencer!


Photo: eatsdirt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eatsdirt/)

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Rob Kennedy Interview: Stream Online

Check out the latest Forbidden Alliance radio show in which Robbie White interviews Rob Kennedy and Mike Miller of The Chumps.

Rob also discusses his numerous bands including The Workdogs (Jon Spencer has worked with Rob Kennedy on many occasions and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have a song titled “Rob K Is President” featuring the man himself.).

Stream Here (interview starts approximately half way through):

https://www.mixcloud.com/robbinewhite/forbidden-alliance-wowd-943-fm-2-2-20-with-rob-kennedy-mike-miller-the-chumps/

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Pussy Galore – Drums, New York City: Photo

Macioce Photography has recently posted this photo from a previously unlisted Pussy Galore show at Drums, New York City, NY, US with Gun Club and B.A.L.L. on 29 March 1988.

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S-E-R-V-I-C-E – LIVE: 2020

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY INFO
2020.02.06 State Street Pub Indianapolis, IN US Info
2020.03.13 WHPK 88.5FM Chicago, IL US *live set on for radio broadcast*
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The Guardian: Unforgettable Moments of Australian Music TV

#4: “The blues is number one!” – Jon Spencer destroys the Recovery set

The much-missed tonic for Saturday morning hangovers, Recovery added an extra element of risk in that musical performances were genuinely live, rather than mimed. Like Countdown, though, it was recorded early in the morning – a challenging time slot for any band, let alone a high-energy act like the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, who – in September 1997 – were themselves recovering from a show the night before, at the end of a long tour.

From the depths of exhaustion, Spencer went berserk: mics were thrown, props torn down, cameramen shoved aside, and host Dylan Lewis sat upon, before the singer waded into the audience as bandmates Judah Bauer and Russell Simins maintained maximum rock’n’roll behind him.

If excitement was the sole criteria, the JSBX’s performance would top this list, as Spencer channelled the spirit of Little Richard and the young Elvis.

The Guardian have mentioned The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion‘s performance on Recovery, ABC Studios, Melbourne, Australia (6 September 1997) in their feature “From Madison Avenue to Iggy Pop: five unforgettable moments of Australian music TV“.

Read Here: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jan/19/from-madison-avenue-to-iggy-pop-five-unforgettable-moments-of-australian-music-tv

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Bowery Ballroom (29 December 2019): Photos

“The surprise opener for night 8 was Jon Spencer and his non-Blues Explosion solo project, The HITmakers, whose lineup includes Sam Coomes (Quasi), Bob Bert (Sonic Youth) and M. Sord. They played a quick-n-dirty set accented by crunchy riffs, howls and yelps, with Bert literally banging on trash cans with hammers.”

Photo: Ellen Qbertplaya

Review / Photos: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/yo-la-tengo-wrapped-up-hanukkah-2019-w-jon-spencer-laurie-anderson-more-setlist-pics-video/

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – New Year

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6zDEIQ8Jsc

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The Bobby Lees – Skin Suit: Update

“The Bobby Lees are a young bone-shaking Garage Rock band out of Woodstock NY. Their new record “Skin Suit” is produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion, and mixes classic garage-punk hits with raw and emotive storytelling.

In the past year they’ve played with The Chats, Future Islands, Boss Hog, Daddy Long Legs, Shannon & The Clams and Murphy’s Law. They will be on tour in the US and Europe throughout 2020.

“The Bobby Lees Are The Giant Green Cyclops of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” – BTRtoday”

The Bobby Lees – Skin Suit coming 8 May 2020 on Alive Naturalsound Records.

via https://www.alive-records.com/artist/the-bobby-lees/

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Jon Spencer – Big Yule Log Boogie / My Christmas Wish

Jon Spencer – Big Yule Log Boogie (7″, US)Jon Spencer – Big Yule Log Boogie / My Christmas Wish originally released as a Sub Pop singles club 7″ in December 1992.

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Matt Pinfield vs The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (at Christmas)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSD1QFsRUFc

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Casa Franciscana, Mexico City: Review / Photos

“Quien sabe cuántas personas he conocido a lo largo de mi vida que han pedido y pedido a promotores que viniera Jon Spencer y fue Georgetown Records quien nos hizo el milagro de traer a uno de los mejores frontmen de todos los tiempos en un formato inmejorable: celebrando tres décadas de carrera y su primer LP solista, Jon Spencer tocando en una sola noche temas de todos sus proyectos: Blues Explosion, Heavy Trash y Pussy Galore, en compañía de Sam Coomes de Quasi (y alguna vez miembro de la banda de Elliot Smith), el percusionista M. Sord de No Monster Club, y la leyenda viviente del Noise, Bob Bert, baterista original de Sonic Youth, Lydia Lunch y los mismos Pussy Galore ¡Imperdible!”

Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Casa Franciscana, Mexico City, Mexico (14 December 2019).

Photo: Carlos Garza

Review / Photos: https://www.mehaceruido.com/2019/12/jon-spencer-the-hitmakers-casa-franciscana/

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Jim Sclavunos interviews Bob Bert: Listen Online

Jim Sclavunos interviews Bob Bert on soho radio.

Link: https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/jim-scalvunos-16122019/

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Casa Franciscana: Photos

Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Casa Franciscana, Mexico City, Mexico, US (14 December 2019).

Photos: Toni François

Full Set: http://www.tono.tv/fotos-jon-spencer-the-hitmakers/

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Georgetown Records CDMX: Photos

Photos from the Jon Spencer & The HITmakers meet and greet at Georgetown Records CDMX, Mexico City, MX, US on 13 December 2019.

Photos:
Jon Spencer & The HITmakers: https://www.instagram.com/jonspencerhitmaker/
Seated: Rogelio Matamoros (https://www.instagram.com/diablodespierto/)
Standing: Hemingroove (https://www.instagram.com/hemingroove/)

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers: Casa Franciscana, Mexico City + Interviews

Warp.la and indierocks.mx have just published a new interview and preview feature for the forthcoming Jon Spencer & The HITmakers show at Casa Franciscana, Mexico City, MX on 14 December 2019.

“Estoy sumamente emocionado por este show, he conocido a muchos mexicanos que se me han acercado después de un concierto a preguntarme porqué no voy a México y bueno, necesitaba que alguien me invitara ¡gracias Georgetown Records! The HITmakers y yo haremos que suden, bailen y sea verdaderamente una posada inolvidable.”

Link: https://warp.la/editoriales/warppresenta-entrevista-jon-spencer

“¿Qué esperas de tú próxima visita a la Ciudad de México?
Espero que me vuele la cabeza, estoy ansioso por visitar un lugar nuevo para mí, conocer gente y lo más importante dar un buen show para todo el público. Espero que sea una noche inolvidable para los que asistan”.”

Link: https://www.indierocks.mx/musica/entrevistas/entrevista-con-jon-spencer-the-hitmakers/

“VERY RARE. Jon Spencer las bandas que lo inspiraron, la escena de Nueva York, Baby Driver y sus recuerdos favoritos en el estudio

Esta es la primera vez que harás un show en la Ciudad de México ¿cómo te sientes al respecto?

Muy emocionado ya que es mi primera vez, no recuerdo haber venido nunca a tocar por lo que estoy ansioso por ir y por el show.”

Link: https://dnamag.mx/very-rare-jon-spencer-las-bandas-que-lo-inspiraron-la-escena-de-nueva-york-baby-driver-y-sus-recuerdos-favoritos-en-el-estudio/

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers: Malleus Tour Poster Available

Two versions of the Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Malleus European Tour Poster is available online at https://www.malleusdelic.com/.

Jon Spencer & The HITmakers (50cm x 70cm): 2 colors on cream paper in a limited edition of 135 copies (€40)

Vampire (50cm x 70cm): AP Version, printed in 2 colors plus iridescent glitter on cream paper in a limited edition of 65 copies (€50)

LINK: https://www.malleusdelic.com/site/malleus/jon-spencer-and-the-hitmakers-vampira-ap/

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“Jon Spencer chats about his wild 1997 live performance on Recovery”

Jon Spencer interview about The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion performance on Recovery, ABC Studios, Melbourne, Australia (6 September 1997)

nb. Jon Spencer interview segment starts at approx 45m into the show.

On the show they performed Wail / 2Kindsa Love-Flavor

Stream Here: https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/programs/curated/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-interview-recovery-performance-1997/11730806

Download Here: https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/programs/curated/jon-spencer-wild-recovery-performance/11757324

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