Happy Birthday Judah Bauer!

Photo: Anthony Batista (www.toniomodio.com)

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Boss Hog – Invade España!

17 June 2018 Las Armas Zaragoza Spain Info

17 June 2018: Las Armas, Zaragoza, Spain

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

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Boss Hog – Sala 0, Madrid: Photos

Boss Hog Sala 0 (Son Estrella Galicia), Madrid, Spain (14 June 2018).

View the full set of 65 photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sonestrellagalicia/albums/72157670137401458

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” ¿Actitud? Toda la esperable y más.”

“Las expectativas eran altas para el grueso de los presentes, que siguen ubicando el proyecto de Spencer y Cristina en ese compartimento íntimo en el que uno guarda el relicario del rock creíble que sobrevive por el mundo. ¿Actitud? Toda la esperable y más. La apertura, con la diva extremeño-cubana cantando ‘Disgrace’ entre el público, resultó una declaración de principios: españolitos, venimos a enseñaros un par de cosas sobre rock and roll.”

Review of Boss Hog live at Sala Planata Baja, Granada, Spain on 13 June 2018.

Link: http://www.efeeme.com/boss-hog-el-matrimonio-mas-deseado-de-la-serie-b/

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Bellbottoms!

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Jon Spencer – Tour Dates

Photo: Michael Lavine

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

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY
2018.07.29 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN US w/ The Melvins
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
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 Event Page
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
2018.08.09 Zanzabar Louisville, KY US
2018.08.10 The Woodward Theater Cincinnati, OH US
2018.08.11 Ottawa Tavern Toledo, OH US
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Spencer Sings The Hits!

“Legendary garage rocker Jon Spencer unveiled a gritty new track, “Do the Trash Can,” the first offering off his debut solo album, Spencer Sings the Hits!, set to arrive early this fall.” – RollingStone.com

Full Article: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jon-spencer-previews-debut-solo-album-with-raw-do-the-trash-can-w521226

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

Track list / Tour Dates:
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S-E-R-V-I-C-E: NEW SONGS!

S-E-R-V-I-C-E have just posted two new songs online:

Be Alright [Rough Mix]: https://soundcloud.com/gimmesomeservice/be-alrigh-roughmix-5-19-18

Cold Light [Rough Mix]: https://soundcloud.com/gimmesomeservice/cold-light-rough-mix

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“Boss Hog, a su debido tiempo”

larazon.es have just published a short Spanish-language interview and preview feature for the forthcoming Boss Hog tour.

Link: https://www.larazon.es/cultura/musica/boss-hog-a-su-debido-tiempo-LM18633967
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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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“Noise-rock royalty moves to Kingston”

“Attempting to encapsulate Boss Hog’s style, Jonathan Ringen of The New York Times last year came up with, “Mr. Spencer and his various collaborators channeled rockabilly ghosts and punk weirdness into a crackling electric riff-heavy sound.” When it comes to description, I favor a Wikipedia riff of the band’s 1995 debut on a major label: “The sleazy glam-punk sound of abrasive buzzsaw guitar and part-sneering, part-shouted vocals continued largely unabated,” the reviewer writes. “Fans and critics ate it up like pancakes on Christmas morning.” Also worthy of mention is reviewer David Sprague’s pithy evaluation of Boss Hog as evolving from a conceptual exercise in art-rock carnality into a legit, earthy dirt-blues band.”

HudsonValleyOne.com have just published an interview and preview article for the Boss Hog show at Helsinki Hudson on 9 June 2018.

Link: https://hudsonvalleyone.com/2018/06/07/noise-rock-royalty-moves-to-kingston/

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Jon Spencer: US Tour Dates with The Melvins

Jon Spencer appears on the listings for the following US tour dates with The Melvins:

30 July 2018: High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI, US
Event Page: Melvins w/ Jon Spencer at High Noon Saloon
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1645149

31 July 2018: Park West, Chicago, IL, US
Event Page: Melvins at Park West
Tickets: https://www.parkwestchicago.com/event/1644794-melvins-chicago/

2 August 2018: The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI, US
Event Page: Melvins w/ Jon Spencer | The Pyramid Scheme: 8/2
Tickets: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/melvins-jon-spencer-the-pyramid-scheme-tickets/8116195

3 August 2018: El Club, Detroit, MI, US
Event Page: Melvins 8/3 at El Club
Tickets: https://www.elclubdetroit.com/event/1645370-melvins-detroit/

5 August 2018: The Vogue Theatre, Indianapolis, IN, US
Event Page: Melvins at The Vogue
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1644917

6 August 2018: Rock Island Brewing Company, Rock Island, IL, US
Event Page: Melvins with Jon Spencer at RIBCO August 6th 8pm / 21+
Tickets: https://midwestix.securemytix.com/event/melvins7557475

nb. It is not known if this is the complete list of shows featuring Jon Spencer.

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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

TRACK LIST:
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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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