Tales of the Old New York: The Rock Box: Video

Nerdist.com have just posted The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion‘s video for Tales of the Old New York: The Rock Box.

“The Thing-style music video in which parasitic aliens invade earth and destroy humanity by latching onto people’s spines and turning them into a brand new kind of walking dead?”

Link: http://nerdist.com/premiere-parasite-aliens-take-over-in-jon-spencer-blues-explosions-rock-box-video/

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX5G9FnbaCY

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Classic Rock Compilation 39 feat. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Classic Rock Compilation 39 feat. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Classic Rock Compilation 39 feat. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

The compilation CD included with the German edition of Classic Rock #39 (April 2015) features The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion track Funeral and Jesper MunkMorning Coffee (from the Claim album which was produced in-part by Jon Spencer).

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Nerdist.com: Tales of the Old New York: The Rock Box (Official Video)

http://nerdist.com/premiere-parasite-aliens-take-over-in-jon-spencer-blues-explosions-rock-box-video/Visit Nerdist.com to see the brand new video for The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion track Tales of the Old New York: The Rock Box.

“The Thing-style music video in which parasitic aliens invade earth and destroy humanity by latching onto people’s spines and turning them into a brand new kind of walking dead?”

Link: http://nerdist.com/premiere-parasite-aliens-take-over-in-jon-spencer-blues-explosions-rock-box-video/

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Singlecut Brewery, Queens: Photos

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Singlecut Brewery, Queens, New York (28 March 2015) -  Brian Heater

“For the 75 minutes they were on stage, Spencer would climb over the barricades, climb across anything he could and play in the audience. He would wave a giant American flag they had hung over their stage area, but with all of his antics, the trio’s tight and perfect blend of garage rock and blues had everyone in awe.” – officiallyayuppie.com

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Singlecut Brewery, Queens, New York on 28 March 2015.

Photos: Brian Heater (https://twitter.com/bheater) / Officially A Yuppie (https://twitter.com/yuppieblog)

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Hank’s Saloon, Brooklyn: Videos

Audience-shot videos of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Hank’s Saloon, Brooklyn, New York, US on 26 March 2015.

Son of Sam (Chain Gang) / What Love Is (Rocket From The Tombs / Dead Boys): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58f78cXaOhc

The Ballad of Joe Buck / Special Brew: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONtUget9HJE

White Jesus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmhtWfjU96E

12 mins of clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeCkKEoQ3ac

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Hank’s Saloon, Brooklyn: Photos

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Hank’s Saloon, Brooklyn, New York, US (26 March 2015)

The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionHank’s Saloon, Brooklyn, New York, US on 26 March 2015.

Photos: Dean Keim

View Full Gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/42302753@N05/sets/72157651183737650

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Summer Sonic Festival 2015

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Summer Sonic Festival 2015Details of two new sets at Summer Sonic Festival, Japan have recently been posted on The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion facebook page.

15 August 2015: Summer Sonic Festival, Tokyo, Japan
16 August 2015: Summer Sonic Festival, Osaka, Japan

More Info: http://www.summersonic.com/2015/ / http://ro69.jp/news/detail/121317

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Point, The Bronx: Details

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Point, The Bronx, New York (27 March 2015)

27 March 2015: The Point (on stage 9PM), 940 Garrison Avenue, The Bronx, New York [VENUE]

28 March 2015: Singlecut Brewery (on stage 9PM), Queens, New York (Free Show) [VENUE]

All Tour Dates: http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.com/shows
More info: https://www.facebook.com/thejonspencerbluesexplosion

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Explosion Jukebox Series 7?

“Look out for a new ITR jukebox single from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion coming soon” – In The Red Recordings (via facebook.com)

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – KEXP/Cutting Room Studios, New York: Photos

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - KEXP/Cutting Room Studios, New York City, New York, US (12 March 2015)Photos of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion live at KEXP via Cutting Room Studios, New York City, New York, US on 12 March 2015 can be seen on flickr.com.

“This is one of the greatest sessions ever on the Morning Show. Right now. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is owning…everything.” – John Richards (The Morning Show presenter via twitter.com)

Photos: Beth Eisgrau-Heller

Photo Gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kexp/sets/72157651467414692

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cake Shop, Manhattan, New York: Photo Gallery

http://www.imposemagazine.com/photos/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-and-dnt-at-cake-shopImposeMagazine.com have posted a photo gallery from The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and DN’T show at the Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow Street, Manhattan, New York on 24 March 2015.

Photo: Derek Klevitz

Link: http://www.imposemagazine.com/photos/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-and-dnt-at-cake-shop

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Uncut Magazine feat. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Out Now

Uncut Magazine (May 2015)

The new issue of Uncut Magazine (May 2015) available in the UK from 24 March 2015 includes The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion track Funeral on their ‘Into The Mystic’ covermount CD. The issue also features a short review of Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Dance Party 2015.

“Thirty years of testifying have not dimmed the raw power and excitement that Jon Spencer can still generate…”

“Freedom Tower… showcases three men who grasp that great rock’n’roll can be at once rudimentary, virtuoso and preposterous.”

“The litany of yowls and squalls, and Simins’ funky belligerence, are crisply recorded at the Daptone House of Soul.” – Uncut Magazine (24 March 2015)

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Liedy’s Shore Inn, Staten Island

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Liedy’s Shore Inn, Staten Island, New York, US (23 March 2015)The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion live at Liedy’s Shore Inn, 748 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, New York, US (23 March 2015).

Live Photo: https://twitter.com/MomAndPopMusic

The Five Borough Freedom Tour continues:

24 March 2015: Cake Shop (on stage 9:30PM), 152 Ludlow Street, Manhattan, New York [TICKETS / [VENUE]
Grab yourself free passes with an early purchase of FREEDOM TOWER from Other Music, Turntable Lab or Insound NOW.

25 March 2015: Monty Hall (on stage at 9PM), 43 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey [TICKETS / VENUE]
Grab yourself free passes with an early purchase of FREEDOM TOWER from Vintage Vinyl Records NOW.

26 March 2015: Hank’s Saloon (on stage 10PM), 46 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, New York (Free Show) [VENUE]

27 March 2015: The Point (on stage 9PM), 940 Garrison Avenue, The Bronx, New York [VENUE]

28 March 2015: Singlecut Brewery (on stage 9PM), Queens, New York (Free Show) [VENUE]

All Tour Dates: http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.com/shows
More info: https://www.facebook.com/thejonspencerbluesexplosion

Do The Get Down (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jBXbzIf7qo
Betty vs The NYPD (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKTkJIyTfz0

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Freedom Tower: Reviews

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015 (CD, US)“On frenzied, byzantine workouts like “Born Bad” and “Dial Up Doll”, the Blues Explosion cycle through the history of rock’n’roll like one of those YouTube videos that summarizes a season of “Game of Thrones” in two minutes, stripping out stuff like character development and emotional arcs and stitching together only the most essential riffs, rhythms, and one-liners.”

Link: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/20243-freedom-tower-no-wave-dance-party-2015/

“The tight-knit trio of Jon Spencer, Judah Bauer and Russell Simins jam with precision, as Spencer’s grunting and yelping overlays a ferocious assault of riffs and grooves like nobody else.”

Link: http://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-freedom-tower-no-wave-dance-party-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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“A record as chaotic and full of life as the city that inspired it, Freedom Tower sweats with feverish energy.”

Link: http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/03/album-review-the-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-freedom-tower-no-wave-dance-party-2015/

“With their expertly rendered, precisely messy, irresistibly life-affirming punky, funky rock ‘n’ roll.”

Link: http://www.undertheradarmag.com/reviews/freedom_tower_-_no_wave_dance_party_2015/

“Des coups de latte, un baiser. Le Jon Spencer Blues Explosion au sommet de son art : l’expression ultime du rock’n’roll en 30 minutes.”

Link: http://www.indiepoprock.fr/chroniques/albums/jon-spencer-blues-explosion/freedom-tower-no-wave-party-2015/

“Freedom Tower… showcases three men who grasp that great rock’n’roll can be at once rudimentary, virtuoso and preposterous.”

“The litany of yowls and squalls, and Simins’ funky belligerence, are crisply recorded at the Daptone House of Soul.” – Uncut Magazine (24 March 2015)

Scan: https://twitter.com/popcatastrophe/status/580703875512066050

“Thirty years of testifying have not dimmed the raw power and excitement that Jon Spencer can still generate…” – Uncut Magazine (24 March 2015)

“Från det triumfatoriska inledande stridsropet här om att “we gotta pay respect” och vidare i suggestiva funkrytmer och rent livsfarligt stenhårda riff är energin i Freedom Tower lika stor som den inneboende hotfullheten.”

Link: http://nojesguiden.se/recensioner/musik/the-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-freedom-tower-no-wave-dance-party-2015

“När han ylar mot New Yorks fullmåne. Då är han helt ostoppbar. Då kan inte ens vilda hästar eller hela arméer stoppa honom.”

“Sen rider han in i solnedgången på några elektriska högspänningsvågor. The Blues har segrat igen.”

Link: http://www.corren.se/kultur-noje/superhjalten-jon-spencer-rider-igen-7882112.aspx

“Ce cocktail explosif concocté par un trio plus en forme que jamais vous fera sans nul doute passer de très bons moments.”

Link: http://rock-station.over-blog.com/2015/03/the-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-freedom-tower-no-wave-dance-party-2015.html

“Sous cet arc électrique, on croise James Brown arborant sa plus belle crête, des Beastie Boys en santiags, et même Elvis avec un réveil pendu à son cou, tous convoqués pour que perdure toujours un peu plus le bel héritage laissé par la musique du 20ème siècle.”

Link: http://www.mowno.com/disques/the-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-freedom-tower-no-wave-party-2015/

“Funeral, le titre d’ouverture, est comme un uppercut sous le menton qui met le cerveau à l’envers et qui donne…”

“Courez vite chez votre disquaire favori.”

Link: http://addict-culture.com/jon-spencer-blues-explosion/

“…the JSBX are ferociously tight on this set, turning these 13 tunes into a set of lean, mean party jams that will set your head bobbing and your feet moving.”

Link: http://www.allmusic.com/album/freedom-tower-no-wave-dance-party-2015-mw0002817452

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Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion: My Life in 10 Songs

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-my-life-in-10-songs-20150323“For 30 years, rock & roll powder keg Jon Spencer has been a flailing, wailing presence in the American underground: from the transgressive noise clang of Pussy Galore to the high-octane avant-blues of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, from Boss Hog’s major label dirt-groove to Heavy Trash’s rockabilly rumble. Once again — alongside drummer Russell Simins and guitarist Judah Bauer — his most acclaimed band, the JSBX, is returning with their 10th album…”

Visit RollingStone.com to read a new article in which Jon Spencer discusses his ten songs from his career.

Link: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-my-life-in-10-songs-20150323

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Freedom Tower: Released Today

http://bronzerat.limitedrun.com/artists/jsbx/productsThe Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionFreedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015:

UK (23 March 2015): http://bronzerat.limitedrun.com/artists/jsbx/products

US (24 March 2015): http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.myshopify.com

Japan (1 April 2015): http://www.hmv.co.jp/artist_Jon-Spencer-Blues-Explosion-Blues-Explosion…

SonyMusic.co.jp:
JSBX Artist Page: http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/artist/jsbx/
Freedom Tower Page: http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/artist/jsbx/info/449759

Do The Get Down (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jBXbzIf7qo
Betty vs The NYPD (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKTkJIyTfz0

Tour Dates: http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.com/shows

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‘We Wanted To Entertain': Jon Spencer On 25 Years In New York

http://www.npr.org/2015/03/21/393627275/we-wanted-to-entertain-jon-spencer-on-25-years-in-new-yorkThe recent Jon Spencer interview on NPR: All Things Considered can now be streamed online.

Link: http://www.npr.org/2015/03/21/393627275/we-wanted-to-entertain-jon-spencer-on-25-years-in-new-york

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Freedom Tower Five Boroughs Tour: Next Week

http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.com/shows/

23 March 2015: Liedy’s Shore Inn, 748 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, New York (Free Show)
24 March 2015: Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow Street, New York, New York (Free ticket with record purchase from Other Music or Insound. Very Limited quantity) [VENUE]
25 March 2015: Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey [TICKETS / VENUE / Free ticket with record purchase from Vintage Vinyl]
26 March 2015: Hank’s Saloon, 46 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, New York (Free Show) [VENUE]
27 March 2015: The Point, 940 Garrison Avenue, The Bronx, New York ($5 on the door) [VENUE]
28 March 2015: Singlecut Brewery, Queens, New York (Free Show) [VENUE]

All Tour Dates: http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.com/shows

Stream ‘Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015′: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-jon-spencer-blues-explosions-freedom-tower-no-wave-dance-party-2015-20150316

Do The Get Down (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jBXbzIf7qo
Betty vs The NYPD (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKTkJIyTfz0

More info: https://www.facebook.com/thejonspencerbluesexplosion

Photo: https://instagram.com/p/0edoOCn4dS/

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on SiriusXM Insight: Friday


Msg from God: “Please let social media followers know that they can hear JSBX on SiriusXM Insight 121 at 4PM ET. Call in at 877.9.SIRIUS” – twitter.com/JSBX_1

Jon Spencer and Russell Simins interview on ‘Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang’.

Listen Online: http://www.siriusxm.com/siriusxminsight

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“The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion coming to detonate at WFMU’s Monty Hall”

http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2015/03/jon_spencer_blues_explosion_co.html“I think it would be hard for anyone to live in New York City and not be impacted by the city itself, the number of people, the noise; we’ve always taken from New York in our music,” Spencer continued. “We’ve been a band for 24 years and we’ve been a New York band all that time and I think that’s what you’ll hear on this record.”

NJ.com have just published a preview article / interview for the upcoming show at WFMU’s Monty Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey on 25 March 2015.

Link: http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2015/03/jon_spencer_blues_explosion_co.html

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