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 Info

2018.07.29 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN US Info
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 Info
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 Info
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 Info
2018.08.09 Zanzabar Louisville, KY US Info
2018.08.10 The Woodward Theater Cincinnati, OH US Info
2018.08.11 Ottawa Tavern Toledo, OH US Info / Poster
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Jon Spencer – New Interview: Stream

Green Arrow Radio have recently posted a new interview with Jon Spencer.

Link: http://greenarrowradio.com/2018/07/13/the-now-of-jon-spencer/

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“Do The Trashcan”

Bob Bert recently posted this photo on instagram and a short video with an excerpt from a new song was posted on the Shove Records account.

Kit Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BlUIUh3lJGI/
Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/BlTs7hjAn7D/

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#SWAG #HITS

New shirt design posted on the Shove Records Instagram account.

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Spencer Sings The Hits!

“Spencer Sings the Hits!
In The Red Recordings out early Fall, 2018 #ITR329
Key Club Recording #MichaelLavine #KatieSkelly” – Shove Records

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Spencer Sings The Hits!: Tour Edition

“Special tour edition of Jon Spencer’s Spencer Sings The Hits album are stamped, numbered and ready to ship. Edition of 300. Available exclusively on Jon’s merch table at the following dates:” – In The Red Recordings

Artwork: Katie Skelly

“so so SO happy to say i contributed artwork to the new jon spencer solo album SPENCER SINGS THE HITS! here’s the special tour edition… there’s more to come!” – instagram.com/skellyskellyskelly/

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY Info

2018.07.29 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN US Info
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 Info
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 Info
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 Info
2018.08.09 Zanzabar Louisville, KY US Info
2018.08.10 The Woodward Theater Cincinnati, OH US Info
2018.08.11 Ottawa Tavern Toledo, OH US Info / Poster
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100% Rock Magazine: NEW Jon Spencer Interview

“I didn’t try to overthink things when I was making it so I think I tried to go with my instincts. It’s a punk record. I’ve always been a primitivist.”

“So, I started thinking about trying to start something new. A couple false starts and I just figured out I’m going to do it by myself. So I wrote a bunch of songs and went out to Benton Harbor, Michigan to work at the Key Club, which is a great studio out there that I’ve done a few records at. It was the end of September. That was the tracking session. I used a local guy from Kalamazoo, M. Sord, to play drums. He’s someone that I’ve met over the years working at the Key Club. He sort of the studio handyman. He’s also a very good drummer. He played on the record and then my old friend Sam Coomes, of the band Quasi, he came in from Portland, Oregon. I had this batch of songs and we set things up and every day I would show them. We would just work through the songs, I would play it down for them and we would figure it out and just sort of bang it out a few times. It was certainly not over rehearsed. I taught the band the songs, we figure stuff out, we played it and got a good sound, and then we got a good take and that was it. We just kind of moved quickly through it.”

“And then in January I went back and just by myself and did the overdose and mixed it. The whole record was recorded and mixed in Michigan. It was at the Key Club in Benton Harbor and working with Jessica Ruffins and Bill Skibbe, the couple that owns that studio and runs that place. And like I said it’s a punk record, it’s pretty simple, straight ahead.”

“I think things will be a little different from the way that we did it on the record. Certainly if we do a Pussy Galore cover, a Blues Explosion cover, it’ll sound different. But I think that’s part of the reason I’m excited and mostly nervous, because it’s all kind of still forming.”

“When we’re out on the road this July and August we will have the special pre-release tour edition for sale. So there will be vinyl copies for sale at all these shows.”

NEW interview with Jon Spencer just published by 100% ROCK Magazine.

Link: https://100percentrock.com/interviews/201807/244654

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Please welcome the last HITmaker, a man that really knows how to Do The Trash Can: Bob Bert

“introducing the HITmakers: @theecoomes on synths
#Quasi #ElliottSmith #BuiltToSpill #Jandek” – https://www.instagram.com/shoverecords/

“introducing the next HITmaker: @msord2 on drums!
#MSord #KeletonMD #NoMonsterClub.” – https://www.instagram.com/p/BlDgwx9jhGc/

“please welcome the last HITmaker, a man that really knows how to Do The Trash Can: @therealbobbert on metal! #SonicYouth #PussyGalore #ChromeCranks #LydiaLunchRetrovirus #WolfmanhattanProject” – https://www.instagram.com/p/BlGDTS-DQRz/

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Covered Dish, Gainesville: Video

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion performing Water Main, Orange and ’78 Style live at the Covered Dish, Gainesville, FL, US on 27 November 1993.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32jZOjep5-o

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Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits!

PRESS RELEASE:

SPENCER SINGS THE HITS!

JON SPENCER, THE BLUES EXPLOSION MAN who put the BELLBOTTOMS on BABY DRIVER!

The Top Cat who spread the Secret Sauce in BOSS HOG!

The Rockabilly Right-Hook from Heavyweight Outlaws HEAVY TRASH!

The Swank-Fucking Master of PUSSY GALORE!

Jon Spencer is back! Often imitated, never duplicated, the original NYC underground-rock legend returns from the wilderness with twelve red-hot hits, each more powerful than the last!

This is Garage Punk for Now People! A wizard’s brew of rhythm & blues and subversive dance grooves, weaponized with sci-fi skronk and industrial attitude, calibrated for the Revolution, a ball-peen hammer of sound guaranteed to destroy any post-modern hangover!

Pulsing with energy, clanging with excitement, and dripping with radioactive soul and raw emotion, Jon Spencer opens up his heart like never before, exploring man’s modern condition with caustic guitars and outerworld crooning, asking and answering the musical question, “Is it possible to torch the cut-throat world of fake news and pre-fab, plastic-coated teen ennui with the cold hard facts of rock’n’roll?”

THE ANSWER IS YES!

SPENCER SINGS THE HITS!

This is the truth serum America has been craving, the beginning of a rock’n’roll special counsel that takes no prisoners and puts the squares on ice!

Recorded and mixed with Bill Skibbe at the Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI.

Featuring the talents of Sam Coomes (Quasi, Heatmeiser) and M. Sord (M. Sord).

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Boss Hog – Sala 0, Madrid: Photos / Review

“Tampoco ha perdido un ápice de fuerza cuando atacaba los temas, con momentos de fiereza y tambien de sosegada pausa, éstos últimos menos numerosos.”

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

Link: https://www.rockandrollarmy.com/magazine/2018/06/19/boss-hog-madrid-sala-0-14-6-18/

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Boss Hog – Club Helsinki, Hudson: Photos / Review

“Thirty-odd years after her debut Martinez remains a riveting stage presence, and like Iggy Pop she simply abhors any separation between band and audience. When Boss Hog’s opening number “Devious Motherfucker” failed to fill the dancefloor directly in front of the stage, Martinez jumped offstage and crossed the gulf herself, getting in the face of those of us in the first row while she sang “Winn Coma.” – Steven Stock

Boss Hog show at Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, New York, US with The Bobby Lees and DJ Peter Aaron on 9 June 2018.

Photograph: Andrzej Pilarczyk

Review / Photos: http://www.nippertown.com/2018/06/19/live-boss-hog-club-helsinki-6-9-18/

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“…escupiendo esa suerte de: punk, funk y blues.”

“La base rítmica, liderada por la excelente baterista –que además canta– Hollis Queens, es endemoniada y los arreglos de teclado de Mickey Finn son inmejorables.” – Muzikalia

Review from the Boss Hog show at Sala 0 (Son Estrella Galicia), Madrid, Spain on 14 June 2018.

Review: https://muzikalia.com/boss-hog-sala-0-palacio-la-prensa-madrid-140618/

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“Boss Hog, rock and roll actitud”

“Blues, distorsión y rock & roll sin tregua que muchos esperaban con palpable expectación.”

Review from the Boss Hog show at Sala 0 (Son Estrella Galicia), Madrid, Spain on 14 June 2018.

Review: https://estrellagalicia.es/son/2018/06/18/boss-hog-rock-and-roll-actitud/

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sonestrellagalicia/albums/72157670137401458

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Boss Hog – Andoaingo Rock Jaialdia Festival: Photos

Boss Hog set at Andoaingo Rock Jaialdia Festival 2018, Andoain, Spain on 16 June 2018.

Live Photos: Anthony Batista (http://www.toniomodio.com)

More Photos by Anthony Batista:
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Garorock, Marmande, France (26 June 2015)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – This Is Not a Love Song, Nimes, France (29 May 2014)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – I’ll Be Your Mirror, London, UK (4 May 2013)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Le Bikini, Ramonville Saint Agne, France (10 February 2013)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Stereolux, Nantes, France (1 December 2012)

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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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