November 28 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
Ticket Photo: Matthias Westerwelle (https://www.instagram.com/theworldofweller/)

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, US
Image: Thanks to Jim Hayes

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rockafella’s, Columbia, SC, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard and Brickbat

1995: Boss Hog – Malarkey’s, Sacramento, CA, US
w/ Railroad Jerk

1997: 20 Miles – Bikini Test Club, La Chau-de-Fonds, Switzerland
w/ Delta 72
*Live recording of Piece of Clay released on the compilation LP Wanted 20 Years Dead or Alive*

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, NJ, US
w/ The Gossip and Mike Edison
Poster Artwork (Bowling Pin): Silk screen poster measuring 30″ x 13 1/2″ in a signed and numbered edition of 100 copies
Poster Artwork (Dynamite): Porkchop

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November 27 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
Live Photo: via Sam Knee / sceneinbetween (https://www.instagram.com/sceneinbetween/)
Band Photo: ANTI (posted by Julie Cafritz)

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Covered Dish, Gainsville, FL, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard and Brickbat

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK, US

1997: 20 Miles – Dolce Vita, Lausanne, Switzerland
w/ Delta 72

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
w/ Andre Williams and the Countdowns

“They’re doing something right right, because, eight years into their careers, a Blues Explosion gig is still the best ticket money can buy.”

“…followed by golden oldies like ‘Flavor’ and ‘Afro’ which allow Judah Bauer to strike his guitar like it’s a dangerous weapon and Russell Simins to batter his drums as if he’s exacting revenge on them for bullying him when he was a child.”

James Sherry / Kerrang!

1999: 20 Miles – Tab Tab, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

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November 26 – On This Day!

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands (26 November 1998)1988: Pussy Galore – The Studio, Birmingham, UK
w/ The Smoking Mirror and God

“There was a tiny club room at the top of the small complex. The PA was rubbish for this Pussy Galore show, no vocals were audible at all. Don’t think they had any monitors either. Only the carburettor lashed to the top of Bob Bert’s kick drum came through loud and clear. – Dave Twist”

Ticket: Dave Twist (https://www.instagram.com/dave_twist/)

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cow Haus, Tallahassee, FL, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard and Brickbat

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Morning Becomes Eclectic, KRCW, Santa Monica, CA, US
*radio session / broadcast date only*

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Zone, Albuquerque, NM, US

1997: 20 Miles – Banale, Padova, Italy
w/ Delta 72

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ticket Image: Arne / Labasheeda

1999: 20 Miles – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

2002: 20 Miles – The Metro Bar, London, UK
w/ Speedball Baby and Hotwires

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November 25 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Leeds, UK

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard and Brickbat

1995: Boss Hog – La Luna, Portland, OR, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Hotel Congress, Tuscon, AZ, US
*Released as Controversial Negro.

1997: 20 Miles – K4, Ljubljana, Slovenia
w/ Delta 72

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Vooruit, Gent, Belgium

1999: 20 Miles – Wien Szene, Vienna, Austria
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

2002: Twenty Miles – Bar Academy, Birmingham, UK
w/ Speedball Baby

Poster Artwork: Steve Baker

2009: Mike Edison and the Space Liberation Army – I Walked With A Zombie (Holiday Version) – released
Video by Mort Todd

*features Jon Spencer, Mickey Finn and Hollis Queens / engineered by Matt Verta-Ray

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November 24 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Tropic Club, Bristol, UK
w/ Thrilled Skinny

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Easley Recording, Memphis, TN, US – recording Extra Width

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Library, Knoxville, TN, US
w/ Jesus Lizard, Southern Culture on The Skids and Brickbat

1995: Boss Hog – The Starfish Room, Vancouver, BC, Canada
w/ Railroad Jerk

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – La Cigale, Paris, France

1999: 20 Miles – Kapu, Linz, Austria
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones.

2004: Blues Explosion – Morning Becomes Eclectic, KRCW, Santa Monica, CA, US

2006: Russell Simins [DJ Set] – Heeb Magazine show, New York, US

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

2017: Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big Boi – Chase Me – released for Record Store Day, Black Friday.
*Chase Me is a remix of Bellbottoms by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland
w/ Grave Goods

HITmakers Show #134

Live Photo: stephenlongfoto (https://www.instagram.com/stephenlongfoto/)

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November 23 – On This Day!

1926: Happy Birthday R.L. Burnside (November 23, 1926 – September 1, 2005)

1988: Pussy Galore – Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London, UK
Released as bootleg album: Cum Into My Mouth

NME Photo: Chris Clunn
Melody Maker Photo: Mike Morton

“Pussy Galore played a vicious street brawl of a set, leaving the impression that the band pursue a musical scorched-earth policy in the hope that the traditions on which they base their impressive music can never be used again.” – John Peel / Observer

“Pussy Galore are immense; coming across like some bastard Kraftwerk with the aid of conventional instruments. They exist in subterranean netherworlds where everything’s gone askew, the telescreens are blank and our deranged minds are at the end of their tether. All preconceptions about ‘the guitar’ are turned around and sold down the river. In their place, shrouded figures wearing death-masks pray for the new sun.” – Dele Fadele / NME

“Jon’s guttural vocals, mixed six times under the PA system, have a perfect counterfoil in the other two guitarists and Julia’s traumatic presence. And, just when you think its all too much, in comes Julia with a thrusting microphone welter, Jon throws his guitar off, and we start all over again.” – Everett True / Melody Maker

“With an extra guitar, Pussy Galore are now 24 rusty cheesewire strings slicing up the kind of scrawny multi-story garage riffs that would have scared even Bryon Gregory’s Cramps.” – Paul Splotch / Sounds

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – 40 Watt Club, Athens, US
Released as bootleg LP: Live!! 11.23.1993

1995: Boss Hog – Moe, Seattle, WA, US
w/ Railroad Jerk

Poster Artwork: Jeff Kleinsmith

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – SOMA, San Diego, CA, US
w/ R.L. Burnside

2004: Blues Explosion – Jonesy’s Jukebox (Indie 103.1 FM), Los Angeles, CA, US

SET LIST:

Burn It Off
Start of Pretty Vacant ( String breaks )
Pretty Vacant again with new strings …. it works. “Steve Jones Blues Explosion”
Rattling
Crunchy

This recording of Rattling featuring Steve Jones was released on Snack Cracker.

JonesysJukebox.blogspot.com credits the artist for Pretty Vacant as “Steve Jones Blues Explosion”.

2004: Blues Explosion – Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, US
w/ The Gossip

Poster Artwork: Tara McPherson

2007: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Jukebox Explosion Rockin’ Mid-90s Punkers – released in Japan

2009: Heavy Trash – Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA, US
w/ Jukebox Zeros and Delco Nightingale

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast, Northern Ireland
w/ New Pagans

HITmakers show #133

Poster Artwork: Michael Eaton
Photos: Anna (https://instagram.com/lavender_girl81/)

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November 22 – On This Day!

Pussy Galore - Zap Club, Brighton, UK (22 November 1988) by Gary Walker1988: Pussy Galore – Zap Club, Brighton, UK

“Pussy Galore was one of the best shows I saw in the late 1980’s. Live at the ZAP CLUB on Brighton beach winter 1988. All rock and roll attitude and industrial noise. It was brilliant.” – Bobby Gillespie (via https://www.instagram.com/primalscreamofficial/)

Live Photos: Gary Walker
Ticket Image: Michael Chaiken

1995: Boss Hog – Jay’s, Missoula, MT, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Palace, Hollywood, CA, US
w/ R.L. Burnside
Poster Artwork: Coop (via positiveape.tumblr.com)

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Olympic, Nantes, France

2004: Blues Explosion – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, US

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Il, US

2009: Heavy Trash – DC9, Washington, DC, US

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Year One / Extra Width + Mo’ Width Shove! reissues released in the UK

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – The Hive, Edinburgh, UK
w/ Sterling Roswell

Live Photo: Coma Cat (https://www.facebook.com/comacatband/)
Set List: Sha Rivari (https://www.instagram.com/sha_rivari/)

HITmakers show #132

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November 21 – On This Day!

1987: Pussy Galore – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, US
w/ Krackhouse and Spongehead Experience

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Vatican, Houston, TX, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard, Magnapop and Wax

1995: Boss Hog – Filling Station, Bozeman, MT, US

1997: Boss Hog – CBGB, New York City, NY, US
w/ Speedball Baby

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Le Bikini, Toulouse, France

2001: Spencer Dickinson – released in Japan

2004: Blues Explosion – Harlows, Sacramento, CA, US
w/ Losin’ Streaks

Poster Artwork (speakers): Jason Malmverg

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Rumba Café Columbus, Ohio, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Southern, Charlottesville, VA, US

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – The Cluny 2, Newcastle, UK
w/ The Noise & The Naive

HITmakers show #131

Live Photo: Chris
Set List / Ticket: Sha Rivari (https://www.instagram.com/sha_rivari/)
Set List (with Sticker): Alan Mutely (https://twitter.com/alanmuttley1066)

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November 20 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Emo’s, Austin, TX, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard and Trouser Trout

Poster Artwork (Manson): Frank Kozik
Poster Artwork (other): Jason Austin

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Theatre du Moulin, Marseille, France

2004: Blues Explosion – Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR, US
w/ The Gossip

Live Photo: Ben Mater

2009: Harper Simon (w/ Russell Simins) – The Bishop, Bloomington, Indiana, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC, US

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – The Dome, Tufnell Park, London, UK
w/ Ye Nuns

HITmakers show #130

“Spencer is a ball of practiced energy so this is a fast night, only the shortest moments between songs, and it’s motivating. Amid all the fuzzed-up rock ‘n’ roll and the junkyard jargon there’s a clear message. Don’t sit on your hands and watch the world turn to shit.” – Nic Howden

All Live Photos: Jeff Pitcher (https://www.instagram.com/pitcher_poster/)

2021: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Cole’s Bar, Chicago, IL, US
w/ No Men

Poster Artwork: Jilly

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November 19 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Basement, Dallas, TX, US
w/ Jesus Lizard and Caulk

1995: Boss Hog – The Uptown, Minneapolis, MN, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, US
w/ R.L. Burnside

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rolling Stone, Milano, Italy
w/ Andre Williams

Live Photos: Francesco Carloni

2000: Russell Simins – 4th & B, San Diego, CA, US
w/ Flaming Lips

2003: 20 Miles – Babylon, Ottawa, ON, Canada

2004: Blues Explosion – Neumo’s, Seattle, WA, US

2006: Tiny Masters of Today – Southpaw, 125 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
w/ The Bones Royal, Care Bears on Fire and Fiasco.

2009: Heavy Trash – Criminal Records, Atlanta, GA, US

2009: Heavy Trash – The Earl, Atlanta, GA, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Muse, Osaka, Japan
w/ King Brothers

2018: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – State Street Pub, Indianapolis, IN, US
w/ Jaye Jayle

Live Photo: William Sipple
Poster: Mark Tester

2021: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – UFO Factory, Detroit, MI, US
w/ Tart and Werewolf Jones

Poster Artwork: Jilly

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November 18 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, US
w/ Cosmic Psychos

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rome, Norman, OK, US
w/ Jesus Lizard and Rein Sanction

1995: Boss Hog – Club DeWash, Madison, WI, US

1995: V/A feat. Boss Hog – USA Today cassette given away with NME dated 18 November 1995.

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Muffathalle, Munich, Germany

2004: Blues Explosion – Richards on Richards, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2006: Spencer Dickinson – State Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL, US
w/ North Mississippi Allstars

2007: Heavy Trash – Plaza Club, Vancouver, BC, Canada
w/ Powersolo

2009: Heavy Trash – End, Nashville, TN, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Liquid Room, Tokyo, Japan
w/ Ziyoou Vachi

2016: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – MotoPub, Cincinnati, OH, US
w/ Lung

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands
w/ Live Skull

HITmakers show #129

Tour Poster Design: Sami Vähä-Aho
Live Photo (square): Daria Scagliola
Live Photos (all others): Dimitri Hakke / Podium Info
Show Listing Photo: M. Sord

2021: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – The Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH, US
w/ DANA and Brood X

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Columbus Alive: Jilly Weiss is finally writing love songs in S-E-R-V-I-C-E

A show-preview and new interview with Jilly Weiss discussing S-E-R-V-I-C-E has just been published on columbusalive.com.

“Weiss and Simins also had plenty of time to write, amassing enough material for a new record, which the musicians intend to start work on after its already completed, long-delayed full-length surfaces sometime in the first half of 2022.”

FULL ARTICLE: https://eu.columbusalive.com/story/entertainment/music/2021/11/16/jilly-weiss-finally-writing-love-songs-service/8641649002/

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November 17 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Nightshift Cafe, Naugatuck, CT, US

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Golden West Saloon, Albuquerque, NM, US
w/ Jesus Lizard and Elephant

1995: Boss Hog – Metro, Chicago, IL, US
w/ Demolition Doll Rods
Artwork: Derek Hess

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – La Luna, Portland, OR, US
w/ R.L. Burnside
Artwork (Drawing): Rick Panchera
Artwork (Photo): Frank Kozik

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Columbia Fritz (The Loft), Berlin, Germany
w/ Andre Williams
nb. This was the first show at Columbia Fritz, the new owners of The Loft which was closing down.

2006: Spencer Dickinson – Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, US
w/ North Mississippi Allstars

2007: Heavy Trash – Wall of Sound, Seattle, WA, US
*3pm in-store performance

2007: Heavy Trash – KEXP, Seattle, WA, US

Live Photos: Mike Blankenhorn

Full Set: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kexp/albums/72157603241567378

2007: Heavy Trash – Chop Suey, Seattle, WA, US
w/ Powersolo and The Fucking Eagles

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Hi Tone Memphis, Tennessee, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shimokitazawa Shelter, Tokyo, Japan
w/ Guitar Wolf

“…a tiny venue that will be bursting at the seams with guitar skronk, cigarette smoke and leather jackets.” – metropolisjapan.com

Poster Artwork: Rockin’ Jelly Bean

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
w/ Live Skull

HITmakers show #128

Set List: Evert Nijkamp
Photos: Mark Bennett @sparkygroover / markbennettphotography.myportfolio.com
Poster: The Impossible Machine

2021: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Ace of Cups Bar, Columbus, OH, US
w/ DANA

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November 16 – On This Day!

1990: Boss Hog – Cold Hands – released in the US

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Sun Club, Tempe, AZ, US
w/ Jesus Lizard

1995: Boss Hog – The Patio, Indianapolis, IN, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
w/ R.L. Burnside

“That night The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion exemplified what a concert should be and put everyone else to shame. – John Zaozirny / The Ubyssey “Exploding Blues”

“But what really got me going was when they broke it down in the middle of a song with the theremin – Judah was on bullhorn and Russell’s bass drum had a crazy beat so phat I had to rub my eyes to double-check that I wasn’t at a hip-hop joint!” – Byrce Dunn / Discorder

Ticket Image: Jessica Edwards (https://www.instagram.com/jesslena_edwards/)

2000: Russell Simins – Maritime Hall, San Francisco, CA, US
w/ Flaming Lips

2006: Spencer Dickinson – Freebird Live, Jacksonville Beach, FL
w/ North Mississippi Allstars

2007: Heavy Trash – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, US
w/ Powersolo

2009: Heavy Trash – Northside Tavern, Cincinnati, OH, US

2019: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Square Cat Vinyl, Indianapolis, IN, US
w/ Radar Gold, Dope Sweater and Sonny Falls

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Rolling Stone Beach, Weissenhäuser Strand, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

HITmakers show #127

Live Photo: Bjørn Giesenbauer (https://instagram.com/giesenbauer/)
Live Photos (black borders): https://www.instagram.com/mooseandhobbes/

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November 15 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Casbah, San Diego, CA, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard

Video: Krk Dominguez

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA, US

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Nova, Stockholm, Sweden (15 November 1998)
w/ Andre Williams and The Countdowns

2003: 20 Miles – The Lager House, Detroit, MI, US
w/ Bouge

Poster Artwork: Tom Deja

2004: Blues Explosion – Hot Gossip – released in the UK

2006: Spencer Dickinson – Music Farm, Charleston, SC
w/ North Mississippi Allstars

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, Tennessee, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Schubas, Chicago, IL, US

Live Photos: Johanna Claudette (https://www.flickr.com/photos/indie_jojo/)

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Atlas, Aarhus, Denmark
w/ Powersolo

HITmakers show #126

What can the audience expect from the show?
“Loud noises! Swagger! Attitude! Fierce looks! Sex!”

Live Photo: Jason Chimney (Full Set: https://fondenvoxhall.dk/koncerter/jon-spencer-the-hitmakers/)
European Tour Posters by Malleus

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November 14 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bogart’s, Long Beach, CA, US
w/ Jesus Lizard and Dolomite

“The next night in Long Beach was pretty great, Sandra didn’t have to lay a finger on anybody. Now that I’m older, there is something to be said for Over-21 shows. Both of these shows featured a lot of new songs, which is cool; but I wanted to hear A Reverse Willie Horton in its entirety! I decided that Son of Sam was the best song that Jon’s ever done and I wondered when it would come out.” – Alright #2

Live Photos: Rick Shipley

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Threadwaxing Factory, New York City, NY, US
w/ Trip Hammer, Railroad Jerk and War Comets

Photo / Flyer Image: Skeleton Boy

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Kulturbolaget, Malmö, Sweden
w/ Andre Williams and The Countdowns

2005: Coldcut – Everything Is Under Control – released in the UK
Features Jon Spencer on guitar and vocals.

2006: Spencer Dickinson – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC

2007: Heavy Trash – Cafe du Nord, San Francisco, CA, US

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Cowboy Monkey, Champaign, IL, US

2011: The Experimental Tropic Blues Band – Liquid Love – released in Belgium

Recorded with Jon Spencer & Matt Verta-Ray at NYHed / Produced and Mixed by Jon Spencer

In-Studio Photos: Olivier Donnet

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Canada
w/ Quasi

Poster / Ticket Image: Thanks to Mizue

2017: Laboratory of The Self (Elizabeth Rossa / Johnny Rossa / Meredith Meyer / Judah Bauer) – Salon 94, New York City, NY, US

The band were surrounded by Max Lamb’s installation, “Boulders”.

Images: Screenshots taken from a 46 minute live video posted on Facebook.com by Johnny Rossa.
Live Photos: via Meredith Meyer (https://www.instagram.com/p/BbncQGcgmPZ/)

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark

HITmakers show #125

Live Photo: Phill Cresswell (https://instagram.com/crock_sparrer/)

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November 13 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA, US
w/ Jesus Lizard

“The Blues Explosion is the greatest rock and roll band in the world right now. their drummer Russell hits his midget drum kit so hard that you would think it was his father. Judah Bauer is the perfect Mick Taylor Meets A Clean Neil Hagerty and what can I say about Jon that hasn’t been said a thousand times before?” – Alright #2

Poster Image: Greg (https://www.instagram.com/gregmcc_/)
Poster Artwork: Taz

1995: Boss Hog – Euclid Tavern, Cleveland, OH, US
w/ Demolition Doll Rods and Dimbulb

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – DV8, Salt Lake City, UT, US

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Große Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany

2003: Twenty Miles – Cowboy Monkey, Champaign, IL, US

2004: Blues Explosion – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, US

2007: Heavy Trash – Joe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, CA, US

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Natasha’s Bistro, Lexington, KY, US

2009: Heavy Trash – The Summit, Columbus, OH US
w/ Cheater Slicks and Unholy Two

Poster Artwork: Chris Lutzko

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Crocodile, Seattle, US
w/ Quasi

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Bar Brooklyn (Debaser), Stockholm, Sweden
w/ Cherry Pickles

HITmakers show #124

Live Photos: Adrian Pehrson (Full Set: https://rockfoto.nu/artists/jon-spencer-and-the-hitmakers/20191113/27449/photos/242926)

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November 12 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cattle Club, Sacramento, CA, US
w/ Jesus Lizard and Gun

1995: Boss Hog – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI, US
Poster: Emek

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO, US

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cologne Live Musicale, Cologne, Germany

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Transbordeur, Lyon, France

2003: 20 Miles – The Hurricane, Kansas City, MO, US

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA, US

2006: Spencer Dickinson – Starr Hill Music Hall, Charlottesville, VA

2007: Heavy Trash – Club Underground, Reno, NV, US

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Pike Room @ The Crofoot, Pontiac, MI, US

2012: Quasi (with guest appearance by Judah Bauer) – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, US

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, US

Live Photo: https://www.facebook.com/thejonspencerbluesexplosion

“The most amazing part of seeing the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion live is how seamlessly the three men can play together. There’s a reason this group has been going strong for 20 years and in a day and age of indie bands that hide in their bedrooms and make weepy soundscapes, a little Blues Explosion may be what is needed to break up the catatonia.” – David Harris / spectrumculture.com

Live Photo: Björn Bischoff / spectrumculture.com

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – John Dee, Oslo, Norway
Photo: Oda Sandal (https://www.instagram.com/odasandal/)
HITmakers show #123

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November 11 – On This Day!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Kennel Club, San Francisco, CA, US
w/ Jesus Lizard and Porch

Poster Artwork: Frank Kozik
Kennel Club Advert: http://tightpants883.blogspot.co.uk

1995: Boss Hog – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON, Canada

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS, US
w/ Railroad Jerk

Poster Design: Nova

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ipswich Regency Music Room

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Paradise Axis, Boston, MA, US

2006: Spencer Dickinson – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, US
w/ North Mississippi Allstars

2007: Heavy Trash – Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA, US

2009: Harper Simon (w/ Russell Simins) – Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, Ohio, US
w/ The Whiskey Daredevils and Alan Madej Band

2011: Joseph Arthur (w/ Russell Simins) – Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, US

2017: Boss Hog – Sedel, Luzern, Switzerland
w/ Cocaine Piss and Hanter dro

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Muskens Hus, Göteborg, Sweden
w/ The Glücks

HITmakers show #122

Poster Design: Micke P

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November 10 – On This Day!

1995: Boss Hog – Cafe Campus, Montréal, QC, Canada
w/ Stellar Dweller and Slaphappy 5

Review: Gateway: The Baddest Pig

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Exploison – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, US
w/ Railroad Jerk

Ticket scan: ‘fiestasandfiascos’
Poster Artwork: Ward Sutton

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Mercat de las Flors, Barcelona, Spain

2004: Blues Explosion – Cabaret du Tulipe, Montreal, QC, Canada

2006: Spencer Dickinson – Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
w/ North Mississippi Allstars

2007: Heavy Trash – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA, US

2011: Mama Rosin – NY Hed Studio, New York City, NY, US

Recording Bye Bye Bayou with Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray (November 3 – 10, 2011)

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, US

Image via https://twitter.com/JSBX_1

2017: Boss Hog – Rocking Chair, Vevey, Switzerland
w/ La Cabane De Baldwin

Live Photo: Nikita Thevoz (via https://www.rocking-chair.ch/events/boss-hog/)

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