Jon Spencer & The HITmakers: Belgium Tour Dates Added

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY Info
2019.01.11 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA US Info
2019.01.12 Black Cat Washington, DC US Info
2019.01.13 Richmond Music Hall (Capital Ale House) Richmond, VA US Info
2019.01.14 Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC US Info
2019.01.15 Grey Eagle Asheville, NC US Info
2019.01.16 The Earl Atlanta, GA US Info
2019.01.17 Saturn Birmingham, AL US Info
2019.01.18 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA US Info
2019.01.19 House of Blues – Bronze Peacock Houston, TX US Info
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
2019.05.01 Roots & Roses Festival 2019 Lessines BEL Info
2019.05.02 Cactus Muziekcentrum Brugge BEL
2019.05.03 Rotondes Luxembourg LUX
2019.05.04 Muziekodroom Hasselt BEL
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Jon Spencer – Rough Trade Albums of The Month podcast

“He sums-up up rock ‘n’ roll to me… …he’s ahead of the curve all the time.”

Rough Trade​ – Albums of The Month: December 2018 podcast features Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits.

The podcast also references Bob Bert​ and the HITmakers set at Rough Trade East on 2 November 2018.

FULL EPISODE HERE (JS section starts at 31m 33s): https://soundcloud.com/rough_trade/rough-trade-podcast-episode-37-albums-of-the-month-december-2018

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Bob Bert – Interview: Download / Stream

A new interview with Bob Bert can be streamed / downloaded here: http://www.radionope.com/podcasts/protonicreversal/?name=2018-12-06_128_ep128__bob_bert_sonic_youth__pussy_galore__lydia_lunch_retrovirus__jon_spencer__the_hitmakers.mp3

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SERVICE – Crystal Corner Bar: PHOTOS

S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Crystal Corner Bar, Madison, WI, US (8 December 2018).

Photos:
https://www.instagram.com/bobbyhussy/
https://www.instagram.com/restingstitchface/
https://www.instagram.com/no_coast_records/

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Jon Spencer – The Hype Magazine: Interview

TheHypeMagazine.com have just published a new interview with Jon Spencer.

Link: https://www.thehypemagazine.com/2018/12/jon-spencer-on-new-album-spencer-sings-the-hits-his-upcoming-u-s-tour-more/

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Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits: Reviews

“De drums leggen in Ghost een galop ritme neer waar Jon zijn hoekige gitaarriffs tegenaan smijt, bijgestaan door de dreigende gierende synthesizer, die alle kanten op zwalkt.”

LINK: https://www.bluesmagazine.nl/recensie-jon-spencer-spencer-sings-the-hits/

“…while Sings The Hits does feature some familiar structures and ideas, it is unique beast unto itself.”

LINK: http://www.groundcontrolmag.com/vinyl-vlog-360/

“Spencer has nothing to prove but proves it anyway…”

LINK: https://thefirenote.com/2018/12/04/jon-spencer-spencer-sings-the-hits-album-review/

[‘Overload’]”A more fully filled out song, with a ass moving bass line and a razor sharp guitar lead…”

LINK: http://www.shutter16.com/jon-spencer-sings-the-hits-and-explosive-blues-on-solo-debut/

“For his first album under his own name, the ever-wild guitar renegade lampoons the posers and newbies while again rewiring rock’n’roll until the circuits almost short.”

REVIEW: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/jon-spencer-spencer-sings-the-hits/

“Und wer, wenn nicht Spencer, einer der „hardest working men in Garage-Rock“, könnte sich anmaßen, sich einfach mal eben in die lange Liste der „… sings the hits“- Alben einzureihen!?”

REVIEW: https://www.prettyinnoise.de/jon-spencer-spencer-sings-the-hits.html

“Spencer still sounding like the over-amped subway beat poet preacher that you don’t know whether to listen to intently or change trains to avoid; the fuzzed-up, fucked-up guitar chaos is still there in all its infectious, riff-laden glory. And the energy, that fiery, unstoppable, compelling energy that Spencer has always generated is just as prominent as it ever was.

“Playing this way takes a shitload of practice, and these songs are as focussed, refined and honed as anything Spencer has ever done, yielding some of his most infectious guitar lines and arguably some of the finest tracks of his lengthy career.”

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH FEATURE: https://www.clashmusic.com/features/albums-of-the-month-november

“…as if Einstürzende Neubauten decided to make an album covering The Fuzztones.”

REVIEW: https://tommygirard.wordpress.com/

“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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S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Who Are You Anyway? video / feature

“…the band has this to say about the song:

Soviet-era electronics and riotous guitar split open this fast, driving, wild rock song. Think the most far out Butthole Surfers song with a hook closer to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Jilly’s urgent vocals demand to know “who are you anyway?” Her succinct response to the same question? “Not subtle.””

Read feature on GlideMagazine.com here: https://glidemagazine.com/217351/video-premiere-s-e-r-v-i-c-e-display-driving-wild-rock-with-who-are-you-anyway/

VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/303617610

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From and Inspired By, Episode #74: Jon Spencer

The latest episode of ‘From and Inspired By‘ is an interview with Jon Spencer discussing the Edgar Wright films Hot Fuzz and Baby Driver along with the new album Spencer Sings The Hits.

Stream / Download here: http://www.fromandinspiredby.com/blog/2018/11/28/episode-74-jon-spencer-amp-the-films-of-edgar-wright

“Musician Jon Spencer and the attendant Jon Spencer Blue Explosion were college radio and underground faves long before director Edgar Wright used the Blues Explosion’s “Bellbottoms” — from the band’s 1994 album, Orange — to blow open the beginning of his film, Baby Driver. Spencer’s been making music for decades now, going all the way back to the days of Pussy Galore.

However, Spencer’s profile has definitely been raised by Baby Driver, and so we were super-thrilled to finally be able to talk with the musician about that movie, as well as Hot Fuzz and his first-ever solo album, Spencer Sings the Hits.” – fromandinspiredby.com

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S-E-R-V-I-C-E – NEW SHOWS: Chicago / Madison

S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Crystal Corner Bar, Madison, WI, US with Cave Curse, Solid Freex and Wash on 8 December 2018.

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2194941174108780/

S-E-R-V-I-C-E – The East Room, Chicago, IL, US with The Cell Phones and Krozer on 9 December 2018.

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/253737498634244/

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10 Years of Mom + Pop feat. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Foot Face

Rare track Foot Face by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will be released on the triple vinyl compilation “10 Years of Mom + Pop” on Record Store Day / Black Friday (November 23, 2018).

Info on the release can be found here: http://www.momandpopmusic.com/10-years/

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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 – 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 – 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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