Engine Ears: Jon Spencer Trailer

Engine Ears forthcoming documentary by Holly Craine / Violet Biggs Productions features interviews with Jon Spencer, Matt Verta-Ray, Steve Albini, Calvin Johnson, Jim Waters, Solex and many more.

Jon Spencer Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7nKGA7LJS4

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az2TFI-ckUs

Information:
http://violetbiggsproductions.com/engine-ears
https://www.facebook.com/VioletBiggsPhotography/
https://twitter.com/BiggsViolet
https://www.instagram.com/p/BWgzSYsl6qa/

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Boss Hog – The Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball: 2 for 1 Tickets!

“2 for 1 Tickets!!

Boss Hog teams up with legendary The Joshua Light Show to celebrate their 50th anniversary!!
Friday Sept. 8th at NYU Skirball

Exclusive for Boss Hog fans — Just enter code “JLS” for buy one, get one free tickets!

This offer is good until September 1st, so get them while they last!!

TIX: https://nyuskirball.org/events/joshua-light-show/” – facebook.com/BossHogOfficial/

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Jon Spencer (Guest DJ) – Brilliant! Berlin NYC

Jon Spencer will be a guest DJ at Brilliant! at Berlin NYC, Ave A & 2nd St, NYC with Jezz Harkin and Joanna Pickering on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

Info: http://donyc.com/events/2017/8/29/brilliant

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“Dump Trump”

Photo Credit: Jolene Siana (https://www.instagram.com/p/BXzZcFngloi/)

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Boss Hog – New Tour Dates (US / Germany / France / Netherlands)

“Le groupe de garage-noise Boss Hog​ mené par Jon Spencer et Cristina Martinez revient en France pour 4 dates cet automne !” – Radical Productions

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY INFO
2017.09.08 The Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball New York, NY US Info
2017.09.09 Wonder Bar Asbury Park, NJ US Info
2017.10.29 Café Atlantik Freiburg Germany Info / Poster
2017.10.30 La Maroquinerie Paris France Info / Poster
2017.10.31 Le Fuzz’Yon La Roche Sur Yon France Info / Poster
2017.11.01 Le Cooperative De Mai Clermont-Ferrand France Info / Poster
2017.11.02 L’Astrolabe Orleans France Info / Poster
2017.11.04 Paradiso Amsterdam Netherlands Info
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Arts & Seizures feat. Jon Spencer & Cristina Martinez: Download

Arts & Seizures (Episode 222) featuring Bob Bert, Mike Edison, Cristina Martinez, Jon Spencer and Peter Zaremba covering Cunt Tease (7m 14s) / Summertime Blues (28m 00s) can now be downloaded from heritageradionetwork.org.

Photo: Posted on Facebook by Bob Bert (https://www.facebook.com/bbdrums/)

“Agent provocateur Mike Edison is joined by the Duke of Greenpoint Peter Zaremba and a cavalcade of stars for this mid-summer explosion of minds and bodies! Starring Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer of popular rock band Boss Hog, plus Beatnik No. 1, the unsinkable Bob Bert!!! Musical numbers include a Pussy Galore classic and the most revolting version of Summertime Blues ever!!!!” Last episode of Arts & Seizures till September… whatta lovely way to burn….

Stream / Download Here: http://heritageradionetwork.org/podcast/summertime-blues/

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Cat Power with Judah Bauer – Feed The Body, Feed The Soul (5 August 2015)

Judah Bauer has just performed live with Cat Power at Feed The Body, Feed The Soul, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, WI, US (August 5, 2017).

Photo Credit: ‘tysonthorne’ (via https://www.instagram.com/p/BXb7H4jBNII/)

Short Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXcaIo-gVOG/

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Laboratory of the Self – Chamunda: Pledge Music

“For those of you out there accustomed to the gentler versions of New Age music, this record might be outside of the norm, considering some of our musical influences. Our producer continually jokes that our project is “New Age with a Knife”!”

Visit the PledgeMusic.com to stream the tracks Atomized Guru and Bija Blues, for more info and CD, vinyl and digital pre-orders.

Link: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/chamunda

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Boss Hog – Joshua Light Show, NYU Skirball: 8 September 2017

“BIG NEWS! We are celebrating our 50th anniversary by opening NYU Skirball’s fall season, TWO NIGHTS OF LIGHTS, SEPTEMBER 8 and 9—with live music from Boss Hog, Dave Harrington Group, Man Forever and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. Tickets go on sale next week.” – facebook.com/The-Joshua-Light-Show…

The Joshua Light Show have recently posted details of an event featuring Boss Hog and Dave Harrington Group at NYU Skirball, New York on 8 September 2017.

Info / Tickets: https://nyuskirball.org/events/joshua-light-show/

Links:
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“Here’s A Video Of The Fantastic Car Chase Scene In ‘Baby Driver,’ Mapped”

“Here’s A Video Of The Fantastic Car Chase Scene In ‘Baby Driver,’ Mapped” via Digg (http://digg.com/video/baby-driver-car-chase-mapped)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?20&v=8ry9X2FPfHM

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Engine Ears: Forthcoming Documentary feat. Jon Spencer

Engine Ears forthcoming documentary by Holly Craine / Violet Biggs Productions features interviews with Jon Spencer, Matt Verta-Ray, Steve Albini, Calvin Johnson, Jim Waters, Solex and many more.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az2TFI-ckUs

Information:
http://violetbiggsproductions.com/engine-ears
https://www.facebook.com/VioletBiggsPhotography/
https://twitter.com/BiggsViolet
https://www.instagram.com/p/BWgzSYsl6qa/

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Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver: UK Vinyl Release

The vinyl edition of Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver was released in the UK on 14 July 2017.

Available online from:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Driver-Music-Motion-Picture-VINYL/dp/B071ZRY3Y9/
https://www.roughtrade.com/music/baby-driver-music-from-the-motion-picture
https://www.banquetrecords.com/baby-driver-ost/various-artists-sky-ferreira-kid-koala-blur-queen/88985456022
https://www.piccadillyrecords.com/counter/product.php?pid=116877

Also issued digitally and on double CD both of which also feature Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big BoiChase Me.

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Baby Driver: Opening Scene

“ColumbiaPicturesPhils” have recently posted the six minute opening scene from Baby Driver soundtracked by The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionBellbottoms:

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XMuUVw7TOM

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S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Girl’s Rock, Indianapolis, IN (10 July 2017)

“Kicked off our new camp lunchtime concert series with Service the band! We want to inspire our campers with live performances and Q&A’s from musicians right here in the Indianapolis community.” – facebook.com/girlsrockindy

S-E-R-V-I-C-E live at Girl’s Rock – Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, Purdue University Indianapolis, 535 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, US on 10 July 2017.

Photos: via https://twitter.com/GirlsRockIndy

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“Edgar Wright Explains How He Crafted the Perfect Soundtrack for Baby Driver”

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Bellbottoms”

“It basically inspired the whole movie in a way. I was 20 or 21 when the album Orange first came out, and I [played] “Bellbottoms” on repeat on this audio cassette I had of it. I don’t think I actually even bought it—I dubbed somebody else’s copy because I didn’t have any money at the time. I would listen to the song, and I could imagine a car chase. And I wasn’t even thinking about a particular film, it was more about not being able to listen to the song without seeing a car chase in my head. So at some point, I had to come up with something and I had to write a theme to go along with that idea and this vision I had of this car chase. And that, in turn, spawned the idea of Baby trying to soundtrack the entire movie. You’re basically seeing the story through the ears of the main character.”

Link: http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a56151/edgar-wright-baby-driver-soundtrack/

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Behind the Music of Baby Driver, With Director Edgar Wright

“In the opening scene of Baby Driver, Baby (Ansel Elgort) sits behind the wheel fiddling with his click-wheel iPod. He cues up Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s “Bellbottoms” and lip syncs into an invisible microphone, making an otherwise private experience a performance. As three robbers jump in the getaway car, Spencer’s fiery track sets the tone for the first of many breakneck chases—much as the song itself planted the movie’s initial seed. When Baby Driver writer-director Edgar Wright first heard “Bellbottoms” sometime around 1995, he wasn’t a filmmaker yet, but visions of car chases danced in his head. “It was as close to synesthesia as I’ll probably ever come: ‘When I listen to this song, I think of a car chase—what is the movie that goes with this vision?’” says Wright…”

Link: http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/behind-the-music-of-baby-driver-with-director-edgar-wright/

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Baby Driver: References to Jon Spencer / JSBX

Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB7E0geIeV8

Baby sits back, cranks up “Bellbottoms” by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and air guitars his way through the sequence while the others rob a bank and exit in a hurry. That’s when things really get going as Baby steps on the gas and maneuvers away from the cops with heart-pounding, exhilarating polish. It’s a car chase for the ages.

http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/entertainment/review-baby-driver-toe-tapping-engine-revving-jolt-article-1.3278196

“The first time we see Baby in action, he’s sitting in his red Subaru, lip-syncing to Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s ‘Bellbottoms’.”

http://www.gamesradar.com/baby-driver-review/

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Soundtracking with Edgar Wright: Podcast

The new episode of Soundtracking with Edith Bowman features Edgar Wright discussing the music featured in Baby Driver and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

nb. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Jon Spencer are mentioned several times throughout the show.

Stream Here: https://audioboom.com/posts/6066615-episode-47-edgar-wright-on-the-music-of-baby-driver

Download on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/soundtracking-edith-bowman/id1140497332

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“How a New York band inspired ‘Baby Driver’ 20 years ago”

“You might already know this, but the new movie Baby Driver opens with an absolutely virtuosic broad-daylight Atlanta car chase set to the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s deathless romp “Bellbottoms.” If this isn’t enough to convince you to see this movie, then you and I are not the same. Wright cuts the car chase so that all the big moments arrive at big moments in the song, and by the time it ends, you’re left panting. It’s a trick that Wright pulls again and again in the movie, setting all of its scenes to great old pop and funk and instrumental tracks.”

Link: http://nypost.com/2017/06/29/how-a-new-york-band-inspired-baby-driver-20-years-ago/

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‘Baby Driver’: How Edgar Wright Staged the Crime Movie’s Musical Action Scenes

“”Bellbottoms,” The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (1995)

I mean, that song was never not going to be in the movie. It all starts there, with that weird moment of synesthesia – it wasn’t even “Oh, I know this will be the opening of a movie.” It was just something that appeared to me when I heard the song. But over the years, I had this sequence, and I knew it was the germ of something but I didn’t know what.

Then I thought: What if the getaway driver is listening to that track? Suddenly, it was the starting point for some sort of diegetic action-musical … taking what I love about the movies of Tarantino and John Landis and Scorsese and putting it into one full movie. Or American Graffitti, which is really the first diegetic musical. It’s one of the first movies I can think of where the pop soundtrack really isn’t a score – it’s all coming from whatever people are listening to onscreen.”

Link: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/features/baby-driver-edgar-wright-on-staging-those-musical-action-scenes-w489919

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