Karen O – The Manderley Bar, The McKittrick Hotel, New York

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/09/karen_o_began_h.html#moreDuring the Karen O performance at The Manderley Bar, The McKittrick Hotel, New York, US on 10 September 2014 Russell Simins played tambourine for the song Days Go By.

SET LIST: NYC Baby / Ooo / Indian Summer / Rapt / Other Side / So Far / Beast / Comes the Night / Sunset Sun / Hideaway / San Fran / King / Body / Native Korean Rock / Day Go By
encore: Singalong / The Moon Song

nb. Some of these songs were previously performed by Native Korean Rock & The Fishnets in 2008

“Karen was accompanied by an all star band comprising of LA’s Moses Sumney (who also performed his own song) and NYC’s Holly Miranda. Her Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandmate Nick Zinner played on a few of the songs too. Russell Simins (of Blues Explosion), who drummed for Karen and Nick at MoMA, was there on the side playing tambourine for a song. The lo-fi Crush songs sounded great filled out with the additional instruments.” – brooklynvegan.com

Article / Photos: brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/09/karen_o_began_h.html#more

“There were times when the gentle songs on record almost became full-on rockers, as when Zinner rejoined for “Day Go By” (as did a tambourine played by someone Karen introduced as Russell Simmons, whom I couldn’t see but I can’t imagine was that Russell Simmons).” – consequenceofsound.net

Venue: https://www.facebook.com/manderleybar / http://instagram.com/manderleybar

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Heavy Trash – 2014 Tour Dates

Heavy Trash - Le Coup De Grace, St-Prime, QC, Canada (12 October 2014)All currently known Heavy Trash shows listed below:

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY INFO
8 October 2014 The Haunt Ithaca, New York US Info
9 October 2014 Helsinki Hudson Hudson, New York US Info
10 October 2014 Le Cabaret du Mile End Montreal, QC Canada Info
11 October 2014 Le Cercle Québec, QC Canada Info / Poster
12 October 2014 Le Coup De Grace Saint-Prime, Quebec Canada Info
14 October 2014 Space Portland, ME US Info
15 October 2014 The Monkey House Winooski, Vermont US Info
17 October 2014 The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON Canada Info
19 October 2014 The Casbah Hamilton Canada Info
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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Coachella: Videos

Audience-shot videos of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion live at Coachella, Indio, CA, US in April 2014 were recently posted on youtube.com.

2Kindsa Love / Boot Cut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3705ZoDlL8

Black Mold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qals1eTLFSU

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The Crunchy Frog 20th Anniversary Party: Update

Heavy Trash /Jon Spencer will NOT be appearing at the The Crunchy Frog 20th Anniversary Party at Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark on 12 September 2014.

Crunchy Frog recently posted the following update via facebook:

“Bad news, good news and GREAT NEWS!!!

Bad news first: Mr. Jon Spencer is unable to attend our party because of family obligations. so Heavy Trash have to cancel.

Good news: Mr. Matt Verta-Ray IS able to attend and will not only DJ with his better half Rocio Wray – both of them will also be guest stars in The Tremolo Beer Gut on this special evening!”

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462755827303622/
Tickets: http://www.billetlugen.dk/musik/34626/crunchy-frog-20th-anniversary-party/

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If We Took The Bones Out It Wouldn’t Be Crunchy: Pre-Order

V/A feat. Heavy Trash - If We Took The Bones Out It Wouldn't Be Crunchy (2xLP, DENMARK)The double vinyl compilation If We Took The Bones Out It Wouldn’t Be Crunchy is now available for pre-order via bandcamp.com.

This album is released on 8 September 2014, limited to 1000 copies and includes the Heavy Trash song Double Line from the album Going Way Out With Heavy Trash.

600 copies of the album will be given to attendees of The Crunchy Frog 20th Anniversary Party at Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark on 12 September 2014 which also features a live set by Heavy Trash and a DJ set by Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray. Also appearing: Beta Satan, EPO-555, Lars & The Hands of Light, ONBC, Powersolo, Shiny Darkly and The Tremolo Beer Gut along with DJ sets by Snake & Jet, Ramogens and Jessi-Q

Link: http://crunchyfrog.bandcamp.com/album/if-we-took-the-bones-out-it-wouldnt-be-crunchy

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462755827303622/
Tickets: http://www.billetlugen.dk/musik/34626/crunchy-frog-20th-anniversary-party/

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands: Photos

http://www.vera-groningen.nl/photos/jon-spencer-blues-explosionA set of photos from The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and The Glücks show at Vera, Oosterstraat 44, Groningen, Netherlands on 15 July 2014 can be seen on vera-groningen.nl.

Photo Credit: © Mischa Veenema, 2014

Link: http://www.vera-groningen.nl/photos/jon-spencer-blues-explosion

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“Greetings from the recording studio!” – Boss Hog

https://twitter.com/BossHogBitches/status/506186864232263680“After morning at beach it’s back to the studio. Mickey, Hollis and Jens listen to playback.”

Boss Hog have been posting updates and photos from the studio via the official twitter account.

Boss Hog: https://twitter.com/BossHogBitches/
Mickey Finn: https://twitter.com/MickeyFinnkeys
Hollis Queens: https://twitter.com/lohi91

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The Jam Messengers – Guilty feat. Jon Spencer

The Jam Messengers - GuiltyRob Kennedy & Marco Butcher are The Jam Messengers and their forthcoming tour-only album Guilty features Jon Spencer on the track Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions and guest appearances by many other artists including by Greg Cartwright, Scott Jarvis, Jack Martin, Daniel Kroha, Poppa Chubby, Don Fleming and Walter Daniels (see Guilty entry for full details).

The Jam Messengers: https://www.facebook.com/#!/JamMessengers
Thick Syrup Records: http://www.thicksyruprecords.net/ / https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Thick-Syrup-Records/19674368016

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Jeff Buckley – Double J: Feature / Radio Show

http://doublej.net.au/programs/jfiles/jeff-buckley“I pretend I’m Judah Bauer naked in my apartment sometimes…” – Jeff Buckley

Double J have recently posted a huge feature and radio show on Jeff Buckley. In an interview segment from August 1995 he lists six songs that mattered to him at the time and includes The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion song Blues X Man.

Read / Listen here: http://doublej.net.au/programs/jfiles/jeff-buckley

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Heavy Trash – The Casbah: New Show / Tour Dates

Heavy Trash - Cactus Festival, Brugge, Belgium (11 July 2010) by Dieter Quaghebuer (33degrees.be)Details of a new Heavy Trash show at The Casbah, Hamilton, Canada on 19 October 2014 have recently been posted online.

Venue: http://casbahlounge.ca/

Event Pages: http://casbahlounge.ca/event_listing/heavy-trash/ / https://www.facebook.com/events/329719633871170/

Photo: © Dieter Quaghebuer (33degrees.be / flickr.com/photos/cactusmuziekcentrum….)

All currently known shows listed below:

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY INFO
12 September 2014 Pumpehuset Copenhagen Denmark Info / Poster
8 October 2014 The Haunt Ithaca, New York US Info
9 October 2014 Helsinki Hudson Hudson, New York US Info
10 October 2014 Le Cabaret du Mile End Montreal, QC Canada Info
11 October 2014 Le Cercle Québec, QC Canada Info / Poster
12 October 2014 Le Coup De Grace Saint-Prime, Quebec Canada Info
14 October 2014 Space Portland, ME US Info
15 October 2014 The Monkey House Winooski, Vermont US Info
17 October 2014 The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON Canada Info
19 October 2014 The Casbah Hamilton Canada Info
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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Brudenell Social Club: Photos

http://gjbperformancephotography.com/2014/08/21/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-leeds-may-2014/A set of photos from The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion show at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK on 15 May 2014 has just been posted on gjbperformancephotography.com

Link: gjbperformancephotography.com/2014/08/21/jon-spencer-blues-explosion-leeds-may-2014/

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Pussy Galore – Record Store Day Releases: Available Online

http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.myshopify.com/collections/pussygalore/products/pussy-gold-5000 http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.myshopify.com/collections/pussygalore/products/pussy-galore-groovy-hate-fuck-ep http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.myshopify.com/collections/pussygalore/products/pussy-galore-feel-good-about-your-body-7

All three of the Pussy Galore Record Store Day releases are currently available at the online Shove store.

The Pussy Gold 5000 and Groovy Hate Fuck 12″ EPs are both $13.00, the Feel Good About Your Body 7″ EP is $5.00 and they also have the reissue of Right Now! for $15.00.

Links:
http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.myshopify.com…pussy-gold-5000
http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.myshopify.com…pussy-galore-groovy-hate-fuck-ep
http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.myshopify.com…pussy-galore-feel-good-about-your-body-7
http://thejonspencerbluesexplosion.myshopify.com/…right-now

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Niceto Club, Buenos Aires [2011]: Photos

A set photos from The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion show at Niceto Club, Buenos Aires Argentina on 27 July 2011 has just been posted on the Maximo Gimenez blog.

Link: http://maximogimenez.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/john-spencer-blues-explosion_14.html

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Boss Hog – Peel Session [1991]: Audio

Boss Hog – Peel Session, Maida Vale 3, London, UK (3 March 1991).

SET LIST: Big Fish / Sugar Bunny – Spanish Fly / Red Bath

Boss Hog line up:
Drums: Charlie Ondras
Bass: Jens Jurgensen
Guitar/Vocals: Jon Spencer
Vocals: Cristina Martinez
Ashtray/Percussion: Remko

Recorded: 3 March 1991 / Transmission: 30 March 1991
Producer: Dale Griffin / Engineer: Simon Askew / Engineer: Dave Mccarthy

The Peel Session recordings of ‘Big Fish’ and ‘Bunny Fly’ (‘Sugar Bunny/Spanish Fly’) were released on the Japanese version of Girl + and the Action Box double 7″ EP.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYvenDEL0EQ

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Soul Typecast: An Interview with Jon Spencer [2008]

http://issuu.com/canteenmag/docs/canteen3“Soul Typecast: An Interview with Jon Spencer” by Matthew Porter from issue three of Canteen (2008) can be read online or downloaded as a PDF from issue.com.

LINK: http://issuu.com/canteenmag/docs/canteen3

Jon Spencer interview:
http://www.pop-catastrophe.co.uk/va-feat-jon-spencer-canteen-soul-typecast-interview-press-us/

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Blues Explosion – PBS, The Breakfast Spread [2005]: Stream Online

http://pbsfm.org.au/node/37484“Put your hands on the radio, feel the vibration just like Marky Mark and His Funky Bunch” – Jon Spencer

The PBS show ‘The Breakfast Spread‘, Melbourne, Australia have just played recordings of the Blues Explosion performing Help These Blues (Sound Check) and Magical Colors live on 1 February 2005.

The entire show can be streamed online (BX songs start at 76m 08s) at the following address: http://pbsfm.org.au/node/37484

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Arts & Seizures :: Episode 134 – Happy Birthday, Mike!

http://hrn.heroku.com/episodes/6537-Arts-Seizures-Episode-134-Happy-Birthday-Mike-The Mike Edison Birthday episode of Arts & Seizures features Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer.

Includes live performances of River Deep Mountain High and three different renditions of ‘Birthday Blues’ (two of which feature Cristina and Jon).

The episode can be streamed/downloaded here: http://hrn.heroku.com/episodes/6537-Arts-Seizures-Episode-134-Happy-Birthday-Mike-

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Peel Session [1993]: Audio

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – John Peel Radio Show / Peel Session, Maida Vale, Studio 4, London, UK (9 September 1993).

SET LIST: Bellbottoms / Blues X Man / Shirt Jac / Train #3 / Orange

Producer: Nick Gomm
Engineer: Julian Markham
Broadcast: 9 October 1993

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t99N4KkaizA

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Sjock Festival, Belgium: Photos

http://www.arnyzona.com/sjock2014/e63cfde3Visit ArnyZona.com to view a gallery of photos (including some images of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) from Sjock Festival, Antwerp, Belgium in July 2014.

Link: http://www.arnyzona.com/sjock2014/e63cfde3

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