November 27 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
Live Photo: via Sam Knee / sceneinbetween (https://www.instagram.com/sceneinbetween/)
Band Photo: ANTI (posted by Julie Cafritz)

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Covered Dish, Gainsville, FL, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard and Brickbat

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK, US

1997: 20 Miles – Dolce Vita, Lausanne, Switzerland
w/ Delta 72

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
w/ Andre Williams and the Countdowns

“They’re doing something right right, because, eight years into their careers, a Blues Explosion gig is still the best ticket money can buy.”

“…followed by golden oldies like ‘Flavor’ and ‘Afro’ which allow Judah Bauer to strike his guitar like it’s a dangerous weapon and Russell Simins to batter his drums as if he’s exacting revenge on them for bullying him when he was a child.”

James Sherry / Kerrang!

1999: 20 Miles – Tab Tab, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

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November 26 – On This Day!

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands (26 November 1998)1988: Pussy Galore – The Studio, Birmingham, UK
w/ The Smoking Mirror and God

“There was a tiny club room at the top of the small complex. The PA was rubbish for this Pussy Galore show, no vocals were audible at all. Don’t think they had any monitors either. Only the carburettor lashed to the top of Bob Bert’s kick drum came through loud and clear. – Dave Twist”

Ticket: Dave Twist (https://www.instagram.com/dave_twist/)

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cow Haus, Tallahassee, FL, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard and Brickbat

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Morning Becomes Eclectic, KRCW, Santa Monica, CA, US
*radio session / broadcast date only*

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Zone, Albuquerque, NM, US

1997: 20 Miles – Banale, Padova, Italy
w/ Delta 72

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ticket Image: Arne / Labasheeda

1999: 20 Miles – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

2002: 20 Miles – The Metro Bar, London, UK
w/ Speedball Baby and Hotwires

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – FD Session (Videos)

Jon Spencer & The HITmakers live for FD Recordings @ La Rodia, Besançon, France (8 November 2019).

The following two videos from the live set have been posted online:

Just Wanna Die: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6BvhF7TCpk
Pretty Fuck Look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6DJju3ZQV4

Audio Mix: Don Fierro

HITmakers show #119

Just Wanna Die:

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November 25 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Leeds, UK

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard and Brickbat

1995: Boss Hog – La Luna, Portland, OR, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Hotel Congress, Tuscon, AZ, US
*Released as Controversial Negro.

1997: 20 Miles – K4, Ljubljana, Slovenia
w/ Delta 72

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Vooruit, Gent, Belgium

1999: 20 Miles – Wien Szene, Vienna, Austria
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

2002: Twenty Miles – Bar Academy, Birmingham, UK
w/ Speedball Baby
Poster Artwork: Steve Baker

2009: Mike Edison and the Space Liberation Army – I Walked With A Zombie (Holiday Version) – released
Video by Mort Todd
*features Jon Spencer, Mickey Finn and Hollis Queens / engineered by Matt Verta-Ray

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November 24 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Tropic Club, Bristol, UK
w/ Thrilled Skinny

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Easley Recording, Memphis, TN, US – recording Extra Width

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Library, Knoxville, TN, US
w/ Jesus Lizard, Southern Culture on The Skids and Brickbat

1995: Boss Hog – The Starfish Room, Vancouver, BC, Canada
w/ Railroad Jerk

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – La Cigale, Paris, France

1999: 20 Miles – Kapu, Linz, Austria
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones.

2004: Blues Explosion – Morning Becomes Eclectic, KRCW, Santa Monica, CA, US

2006: Russell Simins [DJ Set] – Heeb Magazine show, New York, US

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

2017: Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big Boi – Chase Me – released for Record Store Day, Black Friday.
*Chase Me is a remix of Bellbottoms by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland
w/ Grave Goods
Live Photo: stephenlongfoto (https://www.instagram.com/stephenlongfoto/)
HITmakers Show #134

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November 23 – On This Day!

1926: Happy Birthday R.L. Burnside (November 23, 1926 – September 1, 2005)

1988: Pussy Galore – Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London, UK
Released as bootleg album: Cum Into My Mouth

NME Photo: Chris Clunn
Melody Maker Photo: Mike Morton

“Pussy Galore played a vicious street brawl of a set, leaving the impression that the band pursue a musical scorched-earth policy in the hope that the traditions on which they base their impressive music can never be used again.” – John Peel / Observer

“Pussy Galore are immense; coming across like some bastard Kraftwerk with the aid of conventional instruments. They exist in subterranean netherworlds where everything’s gone askew, the telescreens are blank and our deranged minds are at the end of their tether. All preconceptions about ‘the guitar’ are turned around and sold down the river. In their place, shrouded figures wearing death-masks pray for the new sun.” – Dele Fadele / NME

“Jon’s guttural vocals, mixed six times under the PA system, have a perfect counterfoil in the other two guitarists and Julia’s traumatic presence. And, just when you think its all too much, in comes Julia with a thrusting microphone welter, Jon throws his guitar off, and we start all over again.” – Everett True / Melody Maker

“With an extra guitar, Pussy Galore are now 24 rusty cheesewire strings slicing up the kind of scrawny multi-story garage riffs that would have scared even Bryon Gregory’s Cramps.” – Paul Splotch / Sounds

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – 40 Watt Club, Athens, US
Released as bootleg LP: Live!! 11.23.1993

1995: Boss Hog – Moe, Seattle, WA, US
w/ Railroad Jerk
Poster Artwork: Jeff Kleinsmith

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – SOMA, San Diego, CA, US
w/ R.L. Burnside

2004: Blues Explosion – Jonesy’s Jukebox (Indie 103.1 FM), Los Angeles, CA, US

SET LIST:

Burn It Off
Start of Pretty Vacant ( String breaks )
Pretty Vacant again with new strings …. it works. “Steve Jones Blues Explosion”
Rattlin’
Crunchy

2004: Blues Explosion – Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, US
w/ The Gossip
Poster Artwork: Tara McPherson

2007: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Jukebox Explosion Rockin’ Mid-90s Punkers – released in Japan

2009: Heavy Trash – Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA, US
w/ Jukebox Zeros and Delco Nightingale

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast, Northern Ireland
w/ New Pagans
Poster Artwork: Michael Eaton
Photos: Anna (https://instagram.com/lavender_girl81/)
HITmakers show #133

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November 22 – On This Day!

Pussy Galore - Zap Club, Brighton, UK (22 November 1988) by Gary Walker1988: Pussy Galore – Zap Club, Brighton, UK

“Pussy Galore was one of the best shows I saw in the late 1980’s. Live at the ZAP CLUB on Brighton beach winter 1988. All rock and roll attitude and industrial noise. It was brilliant.” – Bobby Gillespie (via https://www.instagram.com/primalscreamofficial/)

Live Photos: Gary Walker
Ticket Image: Michael Chaiken

1995: Boss Hog – Jay’s, Missoula, MT, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Palace, Hollywood, CA, US
w/ R.L. Burnside
Poster Artwork: Coop (via positiveape.tumblr.com)

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Olympic, Nantes, France

2004: Blues Explosion – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, US

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Il, US

2009: Heavy Trash – DC9, Washington, DC, US

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Year One / Extra Width + Mo’ Width Shove! reissues released in the UK

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – The Hive, Edinburgh, UK
w/ Sterling Roswell

Live Photo: Coma Cat (https://www.facebook.com/comacatband/)
Set List: Sha Rivari (https://www.instagram.com/sha_rivari/)

HITmakers show #132

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November 21 – On This Day!

1987: Pussy Galore – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, US
w/ Krackhouse and Spongehead Experience

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Vatican, Houston, TX, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard Magnapop and Wax

1995: Boss Hog – Filling Station, Bozeman, MT, US

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Le Bikini, Toulouse, France

2001: Spencer Dickinson released in Japan

2004: Blues Explosion – Harlows, Sacramento, CA, US
w/ Losin’ Streaks
Poster Artwork: Jason Malmverg

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Rumba Café Columbus, Ohio, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Southern, Charlottesville, VA, US

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – The Cluny 2, Newcastle, UK
w/ The Noise & The Naive
Photos by Chris
HITmakers show #131

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November 20 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Emo’s, Austin, TX, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard and Trouser Trout
Poster Artwork (Manson): Frank Kozik

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Theatre du Moulin, Marseille, France

2004: Blues Explosion – Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR, US
w/ The Gossip
Live Photo: Ben Mater

2009: Harper Simon (w/ Russell Simins) – The Bishop Bloomington, Indiana , US

2009: Heavy Trash – Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC, US

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – The Dome, Tufnell Park, UK
w/ Ye Nuns

“Spencer is a ball of practiced energy so this is a fast night, only the shortest moments between songs, and it’s motivating. Amid all the fuzzed-up rock ‘n’ roll and the junkyard jargon there’s a clear message. Don’t sit on your hands and watch the world turn to shit.” – Nic Howden

All Live Photos: Jeff Pitcher (https://www.instagram.com/pitcher_poster/)

HITmakers show #130

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November 19 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Basement, Dallas, TX, US
w/ Jesus Lizard and Caulk

1995: Boss Hog – The Uptown, Minneapolis, MN, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, US
w/ R.L. Burnside

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rolling Stone, Milano, Italy
w/ Andre Williams
Photos: Francesco Carloni

2000: Russell Simins – 4th & B, San Diego, CA, US
w/ Flaming Lips

2003: 20 Miles – Babylon, Ottawa, ON, Canada

2004: Blues Explosion – Neumo’s, Seattle, WA, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Criminal Records, Atlanta, GA, US

2009: Heavy Trash – The Earl, Atlanta, GA, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Muse, Osaka, Japan
w/ King Brothers
Poster photo from http://blog.livedoor.jp

2018: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – State Street Pub, Indianapolis, IN, US
w/ Jaye Jayle
Live Photo: William Sipple
Poster: Mark Tester

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November 18 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rome, Norman, OK, US
w/ Jesus Lizard and Rein Sanction

1995: Boss Hog – Club DeWash, Madison, WI, US

1995: V/A feat. Boss Hog – USA Today cassette given away with NME dated 18 November 1995.

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Muffathalle, Munich, Germany

2004: Blues Explosion – Richards on Richards, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2006: Spencer Dickinson – State Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL, US
w/ North Mississippi Allstars

2007: Heavy Trash – Plaza Club, Vancouver, BC, Canada
w/ Powersolo

2009: Heavy Trash – End, Nashville, TN, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Liquid Room, Tokyo, Japan
w/ Ziyoou Vachi

2016: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – MotoPub, Cincinnati, OH, US
w/ Lung

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands
w/ Live Skull
Live Photo: Daria Scagliola
Tour Poster Design: Sami Vähä-Aho
HITmakers show #129

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November 17 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Nightshift Cafe, Naugatuck, CT, US

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Golden West Saloon, Albuquerque, NM, US
w/ Jesus Lizard and Elephant

1995: Boss Hog – Metro, Chicago, IL, US
w/ Demolition Doll Rods
Artwork: Derek Hess

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – La Luna, Portland, OR, US
w/ R.L. Burnside
Artwork (Drawing): Rick Panchera
Artwork (Photo): Frank Kozik

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Columbia Fritz (The Loft), Berlin, Germany
w/ Andre Williams
nb. This was the first show at Columbia Fritz, the new owners of The Loft which was closing down.

2006: Spencer Dickinson – Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, US
w/ North Mississippi Allstars

2007: Heavy Trash – Wall of Sound, Seattle, WA, US
*3pm in-store performance

2007: Heavy Trash – KEXP, Seattle, WA, US

2007: Heavy Trash – Chop Suey, Seattle, WA, US
w/ Powersolo and The Fucking Eagles

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Hi Tone Memphis, Tennessee, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shimokitazawa Shelter, Tokyo, Japan
w/ Guitar Wolf

“…a tiny venue that will be bursting at the seams with guitar skronk, cigarette smoke and leather jackets.” – metropolisjapan.com

Poster Artwork: Rockin’ Jelly Bean

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
w/ Live Skull
Set List: Evert Nijkamp
Photos: Mark Bennett @sparkygroover / markbennettphotography.myportfolio.com
Poster: The Impossible Machine
HITmakers show #128

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November 16 – On This Day!

1990: Boss Hog – Cold Hands released in the US

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Sun Club, Tempe, AZ, US
w/ Jesus Lizard

1995: Boss Hog – The Patio, Indianapolis, IN, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
w/ R.L. Burnside

“That night The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion exemplified what a concert should be and put everyone else to shame. – John Zaozirny / The Ubyssey “Exploding Blues”

“But what really got me going was when they broke it down in the middle of a song with the theremin – Judah was on bullhorn and Russell’s bass drum had a crazy beat so phat I had to rub my eyes to double-check that I wasn’t at a hip-hop joint!” – Byrce Dunn / Discorder

2006: Spencer Dickinson – Freebird Live, Jacksonville Beach, FL
w/ North Mississippi Allstars

2007: Heavy Trash – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, US
w/ Powersolo

2009: Heavy Trash – Northside Tavern, Cincinnati, OH, US

2019: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Square Cat Vinyl, Indianapolis, IN, US
w/ Radar Gold, Dope Sweater and Sonny Falls

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Rolling Stone Beach, Weissenhäuser Strand, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Photo: Bjørn Giesenbauer (https://instagram.com/giesenbauer/)
HITmakers show #127

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November 15 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Casbah, San Diego, CA, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard
Video: Krk Dominguez

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA, US

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Nova, Stockholm, Sweden (15 November 1998)
w/ Andre Williams and The Countdowns

2003: 20 Miles – The Lager House, Detroit, MI, US
w/ Bouge
Poster Artwork: Tom Deja

2004: Blues Explosion – Hot Gossip – released in the UK

2006: Spencer Dickinson – Music Farm, Charleston, SC
w/ North Mississippi Allstars

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, Tennessee, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Schubas, Chicago, IL, US

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Atlas, Aarhus, Denmark
w/ Powersolo
Live Photo: Jason Champney
European Tour Posters by Malleus
HITmakers show #126

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November 14 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bogart’s, Long Beach, CA, US
w/ Jesus Lizard and Dolomite

“The next night in Long Beach was pretty great, Sandra didn’t have to lay a finger on anybody. Now that I’m older, there is something to be said for Over-21 shows. Both of these shows featured a lot of new songs, which is cool; but I wanted to hear A Reverse Willie Horton in its entirety! I decided that Son of Sam was the best song that Jon’s ever done and I wondered when it would come out.” – Alright #2

Photos: Rick Shipley

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Threadwaxing Factory, New York City, NY, US
w/ Trip Hammer, Railroad Jerk and War Comets
Photo / Flyer Image: Skeleton Boy

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Kulturbolaget, Malmö, Sweden
w/ Andre Williams and The Countdowns

2005: Coldcut – Everything Is Under Control – released in the UK
Features Jon Spencer on guitar and vocals.

2006: Spencer Dickinson – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC

2007: Heavy Trash – Cafe du Nord, San Francisco, CA, US

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Cowboy Monkey, Champaign, IL, US

2011: The Experimental Tropic Blues Band – Liquid Love – released in Belgium
Recorded with Jon Spencer & Matt Verta-Ray at NYHed / Produced and Mixed by Jon Spencer
In-Studio Photos: Olivier Donnet

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Canada
w/ Quasi
Poster / Ticket Image: Thanks to Mizue

2017: Laboratory of The Self (Elizabeth Rossa / Johnny Rossa / Meredith Meyer / Judah Bauer) – Salon 94, New York City, NY, US
the band were surrounded by Max Lamb’s installation, “Boulders”.
Image: Screenshots taken from a 46 minute live video posted on Facebook.com by Johnny Rossa.
Live Photo: via Meredith Meyer (https://www.instagram.com/p/BbncQGcgmPZ/)

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Live Photo: Phill Cresswell (https://instagram.com/crock_sparrer/)
HITmakers show #125

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November 13 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA, US

“The Blues Explosion is the greatest rock and roll band in the world right now. their drummer Russell hits his midget drum kit so hard that you would think it was his father. Judah Bauer is the perfect Mick Taylor Meets A Clean Neil Hagerty and what can I say about Jon that hasn’t been said a thousand times before?” – Alright #2

w/ Jesus Lizard
Artwork: Taz

1995: Boss Hog – Euclid Tavern, Cleveland, Ohio, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – DV8, Salt Lake City, UT, US

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Große Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany
w/ Demolition Doll Rods and Dimbulb

2003: Twenty Miles – Cowboy Monkey, Champaign, IL, US

2004: Blues Explosion – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, US

2007: Heavy Trash – Joe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, CA, US

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Natasha’s Bistro, Lexington, KY, US

2009: Heavy Trash – The Summit, Columbus, Ohio, US
w/ Cheater Slicks and Unholy Two
Poster Artwork: Chris Lutzko

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Crocodile, Seattle, US
w/ Quasi

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Bar Brooklyn (Debaser), Stockholm, Sweden
w/ Cherry Pickles
Photos: Adrian Pehrson (Full Set: https://rockfoto.nu/artists/jon-spencer-and-the-hitmakers/20191113/27449/photos/242926)
HITmakers show #124

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November 12 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cattle Club, Sacramento, CA, US
w/ Jesus Lizard and Gun

1995: Boss Hog – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI, US
Poster: Emek

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO, US

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cologne Live Musicale, Cologne, Germany

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Transbordeur, Lyon, France

2003: 20 Miles – The Hurricane, Kansas City, MO, US

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA, US

2006: Spencer Dickinson – Starr Hill Music Hall, Charlottesville, VA

2007: Heavy Trash – Club Underground, Reno, NV, US

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Pike Room @ The Crofoot, Pontiac, MI, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, Oregan, US

“The most amazing part of seeing the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion live is how seamlessly the three men can play together. There’s a reason this group has been going strong for 20 years and in a day and age of indie bands that hide in their bedrooms and make weepy soundscapes, a little Blues Explosion may be what is needed to break up the catatonia.” – David Harris / spectrumculture.com

Photo: Quasi with Judah Bauer (https://www.facebook.com/thejonspencerbluesexplosion)

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – John Dee, Oslo, Norway
Photo: Oda Sandal (https://www.instagram.com/odasandal/)
HITmakers show #123

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November 11 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Kennel Club, San Francisco, CA, US
w/ Jesus Lizard and Porch
Poster Artwork: Frank Kozik
Kennel Club Advert: http://tightpants883.blogspot.co.uk

1995: Boss Hog – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON, Canada

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS, US
w/ Railroad Jerk
Design: Nova

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ipswich Regency Music Room

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Paradise Axis, Boston, MA, US

2006: Spencer Dickinson – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, US
w/ North Mississippi Allstars

2007: Heavy Trash – Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA, US

2009: Harper Simon (w/ Russell Simins) – Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, Ohio, US
w/ The Whiskey Daredevils and Alan Madej Band

2011: Joseph Arthur (w/ Russell Simins) – Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, US

2017: Boss Hog – Sedel, Luzern, Switzerland
w/ Cocaine Piss and Hanter dro

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Muskens Hus, Göteborg, Sweden
w/ The Glücks
Poster: Micke P
HITmakers show #122

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November 10 – On This Day!

1995: Boss Hog – Cafe Campus, Montréal, QC, Canada
w/ Stellar Dweller and Slaphappy 5
Review: Gateway: The Baddest Pig

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Exploison – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, US
w/ Railroad Jerk
Ticket scan: ‘fiestasandfiascos’
Poster Artwork: Ward Sutton

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Mercat de las Flors, Barcelona, Spain

2004: Blues Explosion – Cabaret du Tulipe, Montreal, QC, Canada

2006: Spencer Dickinson – Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
w/ North Mississippi Allstars

2007: Heavy Trash – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, US
Image from https://twitter.com/JSBX_1

2017: Boss Hog – Rocking Chair, Vevey, Switzerland
w/ La Cabane De Baldwin
Live Photo: Nikita Thevoz (via https://www.rocking-chair.ch/events/boss-hog/)

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November 9 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – W.O.W. Hall, Eugene, OR, US
w/ Jesus Lizard

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI, US

2001: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – St Ann’s, Brooklyn, New York US – filming ‘Devil Got My Woman’ for “Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – La Riviera, Madrid, Spain

2004: Blues Explosion – Mod Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ticket Photo: via https://twitter.com/whilst_tweet

2007: Heavy Trash – The Casbah, San Diego, CA, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – 98.7 FM, Los Angeles, CA, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA US
w/ Quasi

2017: Laboratory of The Self (Elizabeth Rossa / Johnny Rossa / Meredith Meyer / Judah Bauer) – Karen Karch, New York City, New York, US
Live Photo: Phyllis Leibowitz (https://www.instagram.com/phylleib/)
Heart Stamp design by Frank Ford, Photo via Johnny Rossa (https://www.instagram.com/johnnyrossa/)

2017: Boss Hog – Astro Club, Fontanafredda, Italy
Photo: Astro Club
w/ The Devils and EH.SIST (DJ Set)

2019: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – The Spot Tavern, Lafayette, IN, US

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Rolling Stone Park, Rust, Germany
Photo: © Backstage
HITmakers show #121

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