Bob’s Burgers: Bobby Driver feat. Jon Spencer

Visit the Bob’s Burgers Facebook page to see a clip of the show featuring a song by Jon Spencer and The Elegant Too based on Bellbottoms with new lyrics about ‘quilting’.

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/BobsBurgers/videos/768296846842405/

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Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits: Reviews

“Fidèle à son éternel savoir-faire, à son énergie sauvage et primitive, comme à son charisme, Jon Spencer réveille la bête qui somnolait en lui, et profite de ce premier album solo pour rappeler la parenté du blues au sein de la grande famille musicale.”

REVIEW: http://www.mowno.com/disques/jon-spencer-sings-the-hits/

“The great Jon Spencer returns solo to prove he’s a wizard, a shaman, a prophet, a mage of the highest church of burnt ozone brain fry. There’s no cage that can hold his chemical burn barrage and that’s just the way it should be.”

REVIEW: http://www.ravensingstheblues.com/jon-spencer/

“Jon Spencer knows that all you need in order to write a stompin’ rocker is an old guitar, a beat-up amp, and a bit of attitude. On his solo debut, Spencer (of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Pussy Galore, Boss Hog) serves up 12 tracks, all glowing with gritty, golden fuzz just begging to be played at your next late-night after-party, when things start to get a little sweaty, loud, and broken. On the song “I Got the Hits,” Spencer shouts, “C’mon! You wanna feel good? How ‘bout it?” A challenge for anybody drowning in their own existence to shut up for a minute and take a shot of Jon Spencer’s pure rock ‘n’ roll hits. (4/5)”

REVIEW: https://bust.com/music/195284-jon-spencer-sings-the-hits-review.html

“Right now we need a down and dirty gutter punk and roll blues, like this record, more than ever. Everything is in the red on this record; the energy levels are set to the maximum and Spencer’s vocals and guitars are WILD”

REVIEW: http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2018/11/09/jon-spencer-spencer-sings-the-hits-in-the-red-records/

“Spencer Sings The Hits! brims with a live wire energy shot through with his patented, dirty sounding, fuzzed out riffs, along with metallic percussion that hints at Pussy Galore, to create one wild ride. Spencer sounds as feisty and plugged-in as ever.”

REVIEW: https://newnoisemagazine.com/review-jon-spencer-spencer-sings-the-hits/

“I can only think of a handful of rock and roll’s grand hoard that have aged as brilliantly as Jon Spencer. If you’re as cool in 2018 as you were in the 80s, you’re doin sumthin right. From the ‘Elvis on Smack’ riff-roaring noise of the Blues Explosion to the sickeningly sultry sounds of Boss Hog and all the way back to the eardrum-rupturing blues experiments with The Honeymoon Killers, Jon Spencer is still around for a reason.

If you haven’t heard his newest full-length rendezvous out now on In The Red Recordings, do yerself a huge favor and get to it.”

LINK: David Hampton (https://www.instagram.com/slyhampton/)

“It’s a brilliantly chaotic, explosive debut solo album…

…the raw, primal impulse that has threaded its way through his entire career hasn’t diminished one bit.”

REVIEW: https://www.clashmusic.com/reviews/jon-spencer-spencer-sings-the-hits

“On Jon Spencer’s debut solo outing, he’s trimmed whatever little fat there was on his trash blues garage sound and focused himself like never before to come out with what could well be his best album to date.”

REVIEW: https://louderthanwar.com/jon-spencer-spencer-sings-the-hits-album-review/

“The album starts with Do The Trash Can and it’s business as usual – growling fuzz, a tight three-piece (with Sam Coomes and M.Sord) and Spencer shouting out the sound-bites. It’s the first single from the album and it’s primitive and excellent.”

REVIEW: https://soundblab.com/reviews/albums/21141-jon-spencer-spencer-plays-the-hits

“Jon Spencer is the living embodiment of a rock ‘n roll maverick and his latest album is testimony to that, this is not predictable good time rock ‘n roll, it has the same spirit but it’s through the looking glass where everything is twisted and strange”

REVIEW: http://thepunksite.com/reviews/album-review-jon-spencer-spencer-sings-the-hits/

“…this record is a blast of fresh air, crank up the volume and prepare to have your ears sandblasted.” – Rock Regeneration

REVIEW: http://www.rock-regeneration.co.uk/wordpress/2018/10/cd-i-got-the-hits-by-jon-spencer/

“One of the great things about a Spencer related release is the uncertainty of what you’ll hear. He’s a creative soul who could make banging on cardboard boxes sound utterly amazing, his impeccable showmanship ensures live shows are fantastic…”

“‘Fake’ finds him commenting on the current climate of social media overload and overwhelming negativity of an overly hypercritical Trumpageddon world, that’s slowly crushing everyone. ‘Time 2 Be Bad’ is a standout track for me, with it’s Boss Hog groove and swagger. Spencer shouts “It’s a good time to be bad!”” – Graeme J Baty / Blank Slate Creative

REVIEW: https://blank-slate-creative.com/2018/10/jon-spencer-spencer-sings-the-hits-album-review/

“In Jon Spencer’s debut solo album, Spencer Sings The Hits, fans will find a genuine and true revelation about both the singer and his music.

…And because it can so easily be presumed that Spencer Sings The Hits is a pure expression of the artist’s work, listeners will finally feel as though they truly know and understand the artist after they’ve run front-to-back with the album.” – Bill Adams / Ground Control Magazine

REVIEW: http://www.groundcontrolmag.com/jon-spencer-album/

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Jon Spencer – European Tour Poster: Available Online

“This is the brand new poster for Jon Spencer European Tour 2018.

It’s a limited edition of 131 copies printed with glossy colors on cream paper.

This poster will hit our store on Wednesday November 14th at random time!”

MORE INFO: https://www.malleusdelic.com/site/malleus/jon-spencer-european-tour/

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers: US / Japan Tour Dates

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY Info
2019.01.11 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA US
2019.01.12 Black Cat Washington, DC US
2019.01.13 Richmond Music Hall (Capital Ale House) Richmond, VA US
2019.01.14 Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC US
2019.01.15 Grey Eagle Asheville, NC US
2019.01.16 The Earl Atlanta, GA US
2019.01.17 Saturn Birmingham, AL US
2019.01.18 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA US
2019.01.19 House of Blues – Bronze Peacock Houston, TX US
2019.01.20 3TEN ACL Austin, TX US
2019.01.21 Paper Tiger San Antonio, TX US
2019.01.22 Club Dada Dallas, TX US
2019.01.23 Stickyz Little Rock, AR US
2019.01.24 Hi-Tone Cafe Memphis, TN US
2019.01.25 Exit/In Nashville, TN US
2019.01.26 Pilot Light Knoxville, TN US
2019.01.27 Side Stage at the Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC US
2019.01.28 Bunker Brewpub & Cadence Hall Virginia Beach, VA US
2019.01.29 The Golden Pony Harrisonburg, VA US
2019.01.30 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA US
2019.01.31 Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, New York US Tickets
2019.02.01 Great Scott Allston, MA US
2019.02.02 The Met Pawtucket, RI US
2019.02.20 Ebisu Liquidroom Tokyo JP Info
2019.02.21 Umeda Shangri-La Osaka JP Info
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Jon Spencer – Gleis 22, Münster: Photos / Set List

Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Gleis 22, Münster, Germany on 7 November 2018.

Full Set: https://www.diegoldenehor.de/jon-spencer-rob-moir/

SET LIST:

Just Wanna Die
Do The Trash Can
Beetle Boots
Alien
Fake
Time 2 Be Bad
Wilderness
Tough Times In Plastic Land
Hornet
New Breed
Cape
Love Handle
Overload
Shirt Jac
I Got The Hits
The Loveless – Roadrunner

encore:

Pretty Fuck Look
Ghost
Dang
No Count

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Jon Spencer – FOXES Magazine: Feature

Jon Spencer is in the new issue of FOXES Magazine. Available for pre-order on FoxesMagazine.com.

Photo: Ebru Yildez
Words: Julian De La Celle
Interview: Katie Skelly

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Jon Spencer – Botanique, Brussels: Photo / Set List

Jon Spencer – Botanique, Brussels, Belgium (6 November 2018).

Live Photo: Bert Savels​ (instagram.com/p/Bp4HN7enz_5/)
Set List: Olivier Wouters (instagram.com/p/Bp3ugX8l7Av/)

More Live Photos: https://www.proximus.be/music/fr/reportagesphoto/1901100/jon-spencer-botanique-brussel

SET LIST:

Alien Humidity
Wilderness
Overload
Pretty Fuck Look
Fake
Time 2 Be Bad
Ghost
Dang
Beetle Boots
Cape
Love Handle
Tough Times In Plastic Land
Shirt Jac
I Got The Hits
Do The Trash Can
Loveless – Roadrunner

+ unknown encore

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Jon Spencer – Skream! Magazine: Interview

Skream.jp have recently published a new interview with Jon Spencer.

Link: https://skream.jp/interview/2018/10/jon_spencer.php

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Jon Spencer – Do The Trash Can: Video

Directed: Alex Italics
Produced: John Marsaglia
Cinematography: Brody S. Anderson
Edited: Gen Hernandez

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZwgKKc9AbA

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Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits

Jon SpencerSpencer Sings The Hits is available from Friday, 2 November 2018 on CD, Digital, vinyl and ltd colour vinyl (indies-only / 500 copies).

Buy direct from In The Red: intheredrecords.com

Photo: BearTreeRecords.com

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Jon Spencer – Marc Riley, BBC 6: Stream Online

The Jon Spencer session with Marc Riley on BBC 6, 31 October 2018 can now be streamed online.

SET LIST:
I Got The Hits
Do The Trash Can
Tough Times In Plastic Land
Beetle Boots
Ghost

nb. the live set starts approximate 1hr 4m into the show.

LINK: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000xks

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Jon Spencer – Stylus, Leeds: Photos / Review

“Jon Spencer would be enough to entice me but with the added bonus of the Melvins headlining (a separate feature coming for that very soon), it was just way too much cool for me to turn down! I filled up the car with petrol and did a 200-mile round trip to see this gig! Was it worth it? The answer is a HELL YES!”

Review and huge photo gallery from the Jon Spencer show at The Stylus, Leeds on 26 October 2018: https://blank-slate-creative.com/2018/10/jon-spencer-26-10-2018-leeds-stylus-review-and-photos/

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S-E-R-V-I-C-E – NEW SHOW: State Street Pub

S-E-R-V-I-C-E show at State Street Pub, Indianapolis, IN, US with Jaye Jayle on 19 November 2018.

Poster: Mark Tester

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/289210191689981/

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Jon Spencer – The Waterfront, Norwich: Review / Set List

“The night downstairs opened in phenomenal style with Jon Spencer (and the Hitmakers), known to most from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. This was trashy garage rock and roll at its best. Literally, because as well as a drummer there was also a percussionist (with Olinski hair) bashing trash cans and what appeared to be junkyard car parts and scrap metal with two claw hammers. I later dubbed him Edward Hammerhands. Jon Spencer was bashing out these trashy, punky chords on his guitar and the whole band was an absolute powerhouse.”

Review / Bob Bert Photo: Richard Shashamane

FULL REVIEW: https://norwichblog.com/2018/10/25/melvins-jon-spencer-the-waterfront-24-october-2018/

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Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits: Pre-Order

“We are proud to announce the release of Jon Spencer’s first ever solo album!!! After several decades of making music in Pussy Galore, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Boss Hog Jon has decided to strike out on his own. Despite the title, this is not a hits collection but is instead twelve brand new Spencer penned originals. Spencer Sings The Hits is a twisted take on garage-punk: super-nasty, super-simple caveman guitars, metal percussion and synth bass. This is some of his most primitive and hard-hitting works since his early days in Pussy Galore. Limited edition on color vinyl.” – intheredrecords.com

Link: https://intheredrecords.com/collections/jon-spencer/products/jon-spencer-spencer-sings-the-hits

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Jon Spencer – Wilde Westen, Kortrijk, Belgium: Set List

Jon Spencer show at Wilde Westen / Concertzaal De Kreun, Kortrijk, Belgium on 21 October 2018.

Set List: >> alternative teKen << (https://www.instagram.com/p/BpNkQjAA9a5/)
Bob Bert: Sam Coomes (https://www.facebook.com/bbdrums)
Live Photo: Riton Bachelard (https://www.instagram.com/p/BpNOotvlGXp/)
Poster: Maxime Opposer (https://www.instagram.com/p/BpOe0u2ghUw/)

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Jon Spencer – Café Wilhelmina, Eindhoven: Photos

Jon Spencer – Café Wilhelmina, Eindhoven, Netherlands (19 October 2018)

Photos by Willem Wouterse: https://www.facebook.com/pg/cafewilhelminaeindhoven/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2340057836023080

Photos by Marco Smeets: https://www.facebook.com/pg/effenaarfanpage/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157264956802985

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Jon Spencer – Uncut: Album by Album

In the new issue of Uncut (December 2018 / #259) Jon Spencer discusses Pussy Galore, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Boss Hog and Heavy Trash albums along with Spencer Sings The Hits which is also reviewed in this issue.

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Now I Got Worry: An Interview With Jon Spencer

“Ladies and gentlemen: the fabulous Jon Spencer on his new solo album, his most groovy past and the ‘orange piece of shit’ and ‘stupid men that run the United States of America'”

A new interview with Jon Spencer has just been published on LouderSound.com.

Link: https://www.loudersound.com/features/now-i-got-worry-an-interview-with-jon-spencer

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Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits

Colour vinyl edition of Jon SpencerSpencer Sings The Hits, limited to 500 copies and only available from indie stores.

This album is released 2 November 2018 on CD, black vinyl, colour vinyl.

Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo4qoaJAS3r/

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