Boss Hog – NEW SHOWS: US / Spain

The following Boss Hog shows have been announced:

8 June 2018 Cafe Nine New Haven, Connecticut US Info
9 June 2018 Club Helsinki Hudson, New York US Info
10 June 2018 Elsewhere Brooklyn, New York US Info
12 June 2018 Sala X Sevilla Spain Info
13 June 2018 Sala Planata Baja Granada Spain Info
14 June 2018 Sala 0 (Son Estrella Galicia) Madrid Spain Info
15 June 2018 16 Toneladas Valencia Spain Info
16 June 2018 Andoaingo Rock Jaialdia Festival 2018 Andoain Spain Info
17 June 2018 Las Armas Zaragoza Spain Info

Ticket / Event Links:

08 June 2018: Cafe Nine, New Haven, Connecticut, US

Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1677103

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/356187494902531/

09 June 2018: Club Helsinki, Hudson, New York, US

Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1681314

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/161469728011913/

10 June 2018: Elsewhere, Brooklyn, New York, US

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boss-hog-elsewhere-zone-one-tickets-44616242382

Event Page: http://www.elsewherebrooklyn.com/events/2018-06-10-boss-hog/

12 June 2018: Sala X, Sevilla, Spain

Tickets: https://www.ultimaentrada.com/comprar-entradas/concierto/boss-hog-en-sala-x-sevilla

13 June 2018: Sala Planata Baja, Granada, Spain

14 June 2018: Sala 0 (Son Estrella Galicia), Madrid, Spain

Tickets: https://sonestrellagalicia.masgalicia.net/entradas/es/musica-boss-hog-en-madrid

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/204864630116926/

15 June 2018: 16 Toneladas, Valencia, Spain

Tickets: http://www.tranquilomusica.com/event/boss-hog/

16 June 2018: Andoaingo Rock Jaialdia, Andean, Spain

INFO: https://andoaingorockjaialdia.wordpress.com/taldeak-grupos/

17 June 2018: Las Armas, Zaragoza, Spain

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.es/e/entradas-boss-hog-en-las-armas-45285180193

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“Getting Serviced”

Postal Recording have just posted this image of S-E-R-V-I-C-E in the studio with the caption “Getting Serviced with @gimmesomeservice“.

Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi-pF8CBjL3/

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Blackup / Brat Farrar – Split 7: New Edition

Three new editions of the BLACKUP / Brat Farrar split 7″ are now available from the Slice of Wax Records website on Red, Gold or Bloody Gold vinyl (available individually or as a bundle).

The Bloody Gold version is limited to 60 copies and includes two hand-numbered and screen printed cards designed by Xavier Benoit.

Red and Gold vinyl are limited to 120 copies each.

Available Here: http://sliceofwaxrecords.tictail.com

The Blackup track (‘Left To Right’) was originally released on the album Ease & Delight on which Jon Spencer is credited with “some pre-production”.

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S-E-R-V-I-C-E – LUNA Music, Indianapolis, IN

“5:15 p.m.: Birdsong sticks around after the White Moms’ set to play guitar, keyboards and drums in Service, a scorched-earth beast with a rock ‘n’ reputation that proceeds it. Jilly Weiss previously sang in We Are Hex, bass player John Zeps has played in perhaps dozens of Indianapolis bands and drummer Russell Simins now lives in Indiana after making his name as a member of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. The fifth member of Service appears to be its glue: guitarist Mitch Geisinger. His economical style is all killer and no filler, which adds a sledgehammer to Simins’ dirty-blues tendencies. Meanwhile, Weiss captivates every onlooker thanks to her metal head-banging, Roger Daltrey mic-cord tricks and Elvis-worthy arm thrusts. Lyrically, she shows a provocative side with, “I don’t know what to do with my body; I’m so glad that you do.”” – IndyStar.com

“when Jilly steps into the ring—ain’t no playing’.” – Luna Music

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“Melvins’ Buzz Osborne: 10 Albums That Made Me”

A new featured on RevolverMag.com features Buzz Osborne discussing the Pussy Galore album Sugarshit Sharp:

“The Melvins played with Pussy Galore in ’88 or ’89, and that was when they really put the hook in me. About halfway through their show I was like, “You know, I really like this.” And it went from there. This album is just an EP, but I think it’s their best record. It’s like the Cramps playing industrial music. And Jon Spencer is one of these guys that I think is one of the greatest, most unheralded guitar players ever. You never hear anybody talk about what a great guitar player Jon Spencer is. It doesn’t make any sense to me. I like this record all the way through. I like their “fuck you” attitude, I like the way it sounds. I like the performances. I like Jon in general. I think his sensibilities are really great. I’ve always been a big fan of his, no matter what he did.”

Read Full Feature Here: https://www.revolvermag.com/music/melvins-buzz-osborne-10-albums-made-me

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S-E-R-V-I-C-E – NEW SHOWS: Blockhouse, Bloomington / Luna Music, Indianapolis

The following S-E-R-V-I-C-E shows have recently been announced:

April 20: Blockhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, US
w/ Lung / Dee Dee Catnips / Heaven Honey

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/973935119451316/

April 21: LUNA Music, Indianapolis, IN, US
w/ Vess Ruthenberg / Kevin Krauter / Sleeping Bag / White Moms / MUDKIDS

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1564730923622023/

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Baby Driver – Volume 2: The Score For A Score: Out This Week

Baby Driver Volume 2: The Score For A Score will be released this Friday, April 13, 2018 on vinyl, CD and digital.

The album includes Danger Mouse ft. Run The Jewels and Big BoiChase Me which is a remix of The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionBellbottoms. Chase Me was also previously released as a 12″ single on Black Friday 2017 and appeared on the double CD edition of the Baby Driver soundtrack.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHShmiCxL8s

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Baby Driver Volume 2: The Score For A Score: April 13, 2018

Baby Driver Volume 2: The Score For A Score will be released April 13, 2018 on vinyl, CD and digital.

Pre-Order Digital / Vinyl / CD Here (US): https://30thcenturyrecords.shop.musictoday.com/dept/baby-driver

Pre-Order Vinyl (UK): https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BF24854
Pre-Order CD (UK): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Baby-Driver-2-Score/dp/B07BF3T98X/

The album includes Danger Mouse ft. Run The Jewels and Big BoiChase Me which is a remix of The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionBellbottoms. Chase Me was also previously released as a 12″ single on Black Friday 2017 and appeared on the double CD edition of the Baby Driver soundtrack.

“Featuring even more gems from almost every musical genre and spanning across multiple decades, Baby Driver Volume 2: The Score For A Score will be released on April 13, 2018 via 30th Century Records / Columbia Records. The album features more memorable songs from the movie, exclusive tracks and special remixes that mirror the unique experience of the movie as well as dialogue excerpts from the film, and the unreleased score by Oscar winning composer Steven Price.

Written and directed by Edgar Wright, Baby Driver tells the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game.

Celebrate your freedom by blasting out Baby’s perfect score-for-a-score at maximum volume!”

Pre-Order Digital / Vinyl / CD Here: https://30thcenturyrecords.shop.musictoday.com/dept/baby-driver

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Bob Bert Interview / Jon Spencer DJ Set

The Bob Bert interview on WUSB 90.1 FM (March 20, 2018) can now be streamed online here:
http://stream.wusb.stonybrook.edu:8090/content/2Tue-1900.pls

Jon Spencer will DJ Set at the Wolfmanhattan Project show at The Safari Room at El Cortez, 17 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, New York with Art Gray Noizz Quintet and the Robert Kennedy Assassination on 22 March 2018.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1999421567010535/

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Bob Bert – I’m Just The Drummer & New Interview

Later this year Hozac Books will be publishing Bob Bert – I’m Just The Drummer (no release date / pre-order info yet) but Please Kill Me have just posted a brand new interview.

Bob Bert: View From Behind The Drum Kit:

“Then in 1986, I went to the Cat Club to see Einstürzende Neubauten, and Thurston was hanging around and he said this band just moved to town and need a drummer and I look around and see these people with their hair dyed black and brand new leather jackets from Trash and Vaudeville — they were like 19-20 years old and I was already 30. I walked over and introduced myself. I was working at Pier Platters in Hoboken. [Jon] Spencer gave me a copy of their record Groovy Hate Fuck and I wrote his number down, I hooked up with them. First rehearsals I was just playing regular kit and John Hammill was banging on metal, and Jon [Spencer] said, “I’ve been thinking about combining the two elements.” We went to a junkyard and made this drum kit — a bass drum with a gas tank on top and a cowbell and snare drum with metal around it, and Steve Albini donated his cock ring, and I played with a drumstick in my right hand and a metal rod in the other. It made this great sound. I was really into that — it was this perfect combination of industrial music and garage rock. Jon [Spencer], when he moved to New York he had his records at my house, and it was all Pebbles and Back From The Grave — [sixties] garage stuff.”

READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE: https://pleasekillme.com/bob-bert/

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Boss Hog – I Dig You: Cut by Cut Podcast

“This is what I consider to be one of the sexiest songs ever made.” – Cut X Cut Podcast

The Boss Hog song I Dig You is one of the subjects discussed on episode 25 of the Cut x Cut podcast.

nb. The Boss Hog segment is only the first 15 minutes or so.

Link: https://cutxcut.com/2018/03/13/episode-25-topic-slow-and-low/

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Graffiti, Pittsburgh: Video

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Graffiti, Pittsburgh, PA, US (29 August 1995).

Clip: Train #2 / Train #3 / Son of Sam / Orange / Bellbottoms / Dang

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Eoy0n1dqs

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Untypical Girls: Julie Cafritz

Julie Cafritz of Pussy Galore is featured in Untypical Girls: Styles and Sounds of The Transatlantic Indie Revolution by Sam Knee.

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Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn (14 February 2018): Photos

BrooklynVegan.com have posted photos from the VALENTINES DAY VILLAGE OF LOVE show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, US on 14 February 2018.

Photo Credit : Toby Tenenbaum

Bob Bert, Kid Congo Powers, Cynthia Ross, Jon Spencer, Cristina Martinez and Mickey Finn performed four songs:

Mr Pharmacist by The Other Half (also known as a cover by The Fall)
Downtown Love by Johnny Thunders / Jerry Nolan
The Mummy by Tibia and The Fibula’s (Maury Laws / Jules Bass – Mad Monster Party OST)
I Hate You by The Monks

Clips of these can be seen on instagram.com/popcatastrophe/.

View Full Set Here: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/the-lemon-twigs-jon-spencer-shilpa-ray-more-at-village-of-love-mhow-pics/

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VALENTINES DAY VILLAGE OF LOVE with Surprise Guests

“Warning ☠️ if you want to be surprised with who will be joining me, @kidcongopowers & @cynthiabgirlnyc at the #plannedparenthood benefit tonight #valentinesday @musichallofwb @bust_magazine @jonathantoubin @boss_hog_bitches then don’t look 👀 at this photo”
– @therealbobbert (https://www.instagram.com/p/BfKnxBSH6eG/)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, VALENTINES DAY VILLAGE OF LOVE show at Music Hall of Williamsburg also features The Lemon Twigs, Bush Tetras, April March & Lola Kirke, Shilpa Ray, Binky Griptite, Reverend Vince Anderson, TV Baby, Twin Guns, Kendra Morris, Fiona Silver, Art Gray Noizz Quartet, Comedy by Aparna Nancherla, Dancing after midnight with Jonathan Toubin and friends.

All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood Action!

UPDATE (15 February 2018): Bob Bert, Kid Congo Powers, Cynthia Ross, Jon Spencer, Cristina Martinez and Mickey Finn performed four songs including covers of The Fall song Mr Pharmacist and Downtown Love by Johnny Thunders / Jerry Nolan. Clips of these can be seen on instagram.com/popcatastrophe/.

Live Photo Credit: Jack Silbert (https://www.instagram.com/jacksilbert_nj/ )
Photo Credit: Bob Bert (https://www.instagram.com/p/BfKnxBSH6eG/)

Tickets/ Info: https://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/event/1625566-village-love-brooklyn

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/365355813938757/

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Pussy Galore – Vanity Fair: Ivy League Rockers

Pussy Galore feature from January 1987.

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Watch How Police Sirens Are Mixed to Jam With The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion​

Baby Driver​’ Sound: Watch How Police Sirens Are Mixed to Jam With The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion​.

Edgar Wright’s longtime sound designer Julian Slater breaks down how sound works with music in the film’s opening action scene.

Read Full Article on IndieWire​: http://www.indiewire.com/2018/01/baby-driver-best-sound-mixing-editing-julian-slater-1201923792/

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU9NFd-kjW8

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Joseph Arthur – Bowery Ballroom, New York City: Photos / Download

A Joseph Arthur show (w/ Russell Simins) at Bowery Ballroom, New York City, NY, US on 26 July 2012 was recently posted online.

BAND:
Guitar: Dan Murphy
Bass: Kraig Jarret Johnson
Drums: Russell Simins
Accordion: Paul Cantelon
Trumpet: John “Scrapper” Sneider

Photo Credit: Rob Yasinsac

Audio Download / Photos here: http://whenyoucryyoureyesarehollow.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/2012-07-26-bowery-ballroom-new-york.html

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“Take them by the Polls! Women’s March 2018”

Photo: Doerte Fitschen-Rath (via instagram.com/studiodf6/)

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D’NT – Nobility: Video

Nobility from LP01 by D’NT.

Video produced and edited by Ted Maniatakos

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9f6kGT6zA8

LP01 is available now direct from Bandcamp. White vinyl, limited to 250 copies.

Mixed by Jon Spencer at N.Y. HED Studio & Oktopus Studio, assisted by Matt Verta-Ray & Alap Momin.

nb. D’NT – The Red Door Demos is available as a free download on the same page.

Link: https://dntnyc.bandcamp.com/album/lp01

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