June 10 – On This Day!

1986: Pussy Galore – Groovy Hate Fuck EP – released in the US

Thanks to Laundry Room Studio for test pressing photos (https://www.instagram.com/laundryroomlive/)

1986: Pussy Galore – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, US
w/ Black Market Baby and Shock Opera

nb. Photos show the Jon Spencer, Neil Hagerty, Julia Cafritz, John Hammill and Tom Rafferty line-up at 9:30 club at a show on either June 10 or 19, 1986.

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Middle East, Cambridge, MA, US
w/ Spore and Cheater Slicks

Live Photo (1): Dean Styers (https://www.instagram.com/deanstyers/)
Live Photos (2/3): Christopher Johnson (https://www.instagram.com/cjarchphoto/) via Limited Appeal Records (https://www.instagram.com/limitedappealrecords/)
Poster Artwork: Poon Village Con Artists collective, measures 12″ x 36″

1997: Russell Simins / Rick Lee of Butter 08 – Interview on ‘Sucker’

2005: Heavy Trash – Starlight, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
w/ The Sadies

2006: Heavy Trash – Marc Lamarr Show (BBC R2), London, UK

Broadcast: 09.06.06 Midnight to 2am.

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Birmingham Academy, Birmingham, UK

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Art Rock 2011, Côtes d’Armor, France

Poster Artwork: Miss.tic

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Canada
w/ We Are Hex

nb. We Are Hex replaced Pampers who were originally scheduled to support at this show but had to pull out due to medical reasons.

Live Photo: David Logan

2015: Jon Spencer [Interview] – Turned Out A Punk podcast with Damian Abraham, Toronto, Canada

nb. Interview posted online 24 June 2015.

2017: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – State Street Pub, Indianapolis, IN, US
w/ Nervous Curtains and Pariah Peels

Live Photo: Stevie Marie

2018: Boss Hog – Elsewhere, Brooklyn, New York, US
w/ Taiwan Housing Project

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June 9 – On This Day!

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – CBGB’s, New York City, NY, US
w/ Jesus Lizard, Girls Against Boys and Fuse

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan

2007: The Pierces (poss. w/ Russell Simins) – Boston Pride Festival, Boston, Massachusetts

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Bristol Colton Hall, Bristol, UK

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Festival Aucard,Tours, France

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015 – released on cassette

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Théâtre Fairmount, Montréal, QC, Canada
w/ We Are Hex

nb. We Are Hex replaced Pampers who were originally scheduled to support at this show but had to pull out due to medical reasons.

Live Photo: Corentin Hignoul (http://www.labibleurbaine.com/sorties/the-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-et-we-are-hex-au-theatre-fairmount-de-montreal/)

2015: Perrosky – Tostado – released in Japan
Recorded with Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed (Originally released in Chile in 2011 on vinyl and CD).

2017: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – MSM Fest, Morristown, IN, US

2018: Boss Hog – Club Helsinki, Hudson, New York, US
w/ The Bobby Lees and DJ Peter Aaron

“Sam Quartin, singer/guitarist for Woodstock, New York-based band The Bobby Lees, laughs as she recalls how she almost blew the chance for her band to work with Jon Spencer (of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Pussy Galore fame). “He emailed us randomly and asked us to open for him when he was playing up in Hudson, New York. I had never even heard of Jon Spencer before. I didn’t know who he was! I was like, ‘Sorry, we’re busy.’ Then I looked him up and I was like, ‘Holy shit!’”

There really was a scheduling conflict – bass player Kendall Wind had her high school graduation ceremony on the proposed night. But once Quartin and her bandmates realized Spencer’s status, they knew even that momentous occasion couldn’t stand in the way of this opportunity. “I wrote him back: ‘Actually…we can do it,’” Quartin says wryly. “So Kendall just rushed from graduation and we did it.”” – https://stompandstammer.com/feature-stories/the-bobby-lees/

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June 8 – On This Day!

1993: Boss Hog – Sideshows By The Seashore, Coney Island, New York, US

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Zepp, Tokyo, Japan

2004: V/A feat. Beck (w/ Russell Simins) – Kill The Moonlight CD/DVD -released in Japan

2006: Heavy Trash – Album Chart Show (Channel 4), Koko, Camden, London, UK

nb. exact recording date unknown, some time between June 8th and 10th.

2006: Heavy Trash – Dingwalls, Camden, UK

Ticket Image: Martin
Live Photo: Miri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rollingtheberries/)
Setlist: http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Bellbottoms/profile/

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Birthday Party @ Red Lotus Rooms, Brooklyn, New York, US
w/ ESG and Beans

Live Photo: Jim Idol

“They played a semi-private, one-off gig a couple weeks ago (6/8) at Brooklyn spot Red Lotus Room with ESG and Beans. it was a taping of a pilot for a show tenatively titled The Birthday Party TV Show that’s “conceived as Bandstand meets Soul Train in a loft with underground music.” The picture at the top of this post was from that taping.” – brooklynvegan.com

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Showcase Lounge – Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT, Canada
w/ We Are Hex

2018: Boss Hog – Cafe Nine, New Haven, Connecticut, US
w/ Honch

Live Photo: Annette Maltes-Collard (https://www.instagram.com/grskdnl/)
Set List Photo: smartsafari (https://www.instagram.com/smartsafari/)

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June 7 – On This Day!

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Tibetan Freedom Concert, Randall’s Island, New York, NY, US

Live Photo: мcнчьмт (https://www.instagram.com/mchybmt/)
Poster Artist: Taz

A live recording of Blues X Man from this show was released on the Tibetan Freedom Concert triple CD set.

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Zepp, Tokyo, Japan

2006: Heavy Trash – Birmingham Academy, Birmingham, UK

2012: Joseph Arthur – The Bottle Tree, Birmingham, AL, US

A recording of this show was officially released as a download titled Cocaine Feet.

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June 6 – On This Day!

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Guitar Player: Cover / Feature (PRESS, US)2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Guitar Player: Cover / Feature

nb. magazine feature is dated June 2002, available much earlier but included here because there’s no images for the shows on this date.

2006: Heavy Trash – The Cluny, Newcastle, UK

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Laiszhalle, Hamburg, Germany

2009: Mike Edison with the Delta Science Arkestra featuring Jon Spencer and Heavy Friends – Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, US

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Wiener Flex, Vienna, Austria

2012: Joseph Arthur – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA, US

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June 5 – On This Day!

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Club Diamond Hall, Nagoya, Japan

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Poster Design: Apfel Zet

2008: Tiny Masters of Today (w/ Russell Simins) – ‘Chancellor’s Day Matinee Show’ @ Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY, US

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Tvornica, Zagreb, Croatia
w/ Urban Jr.

“Jon Spencer, Judah Bauer and Russell Simins still got it, and they still make ladies cry and men scream, like they always did!” – Sasa Huzjak

Live Photo: Sasa Huzjak (https://www.sasahuzjak.com/events/the-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-urban-jr-20110605-tvornica-zagreb/)
Thanks to Miroslav

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Hakanai Recording, Brooklyn, New York, US

2020: Perrosky – Tostado: 10th Anniversary Edition – released
10th Anniversary digital-only and expanded edition of the Tostado album, recorded with Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray at NY Hed.

Stream album with bonus tracks here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgERzlKubUM

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June 4 – On This Day!

2005: Blues Explosion – Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY, US
Secret show w/ Chocolate Genius

2006: Heavy Trash – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
w/ Messer Chups

2007: V/A feat. Haze XXL feat. Jon Spencer – A Purge of Dissidents – released

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Lmh, Cologne, Germany

2015: Jon Spencer [Interview] – The Afternoon Show / WYNU, 89.1 fm New York City, NY, US

nb. Interview broadcast on June 4, 2015, recording date unknown.

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Teatro Miela, Trieste, Italy

Live Photo: Gabriele Fuso (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gabrielefuso/albums/72157626770852703)
Thanks to Ana

“Proprio grazie al theremin e all’uso di chitarre da pochi dollari con un suono ruvido e sporchissimo, una nuova schiera di fan, incuriosita, si avvicina.” – from ‘Jon Spencer torna al Teatro Miela’ / show preview lavoceditrieste.net

2017: Boss Hog – Do Division Street Fest, Chicago, IL, US

Live Photo: Roman Sobus (https://www.romansobus.net)

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June 3 – On This Day!


1996: Yoko Ono/IMA – Rising Mixes – released in the UK

2000: Boss Hog – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC, US
w/ The Gunga Din

Live Photos: John W Stuart (http://www.cbandsplay.com/bosshog/)

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Zepp, Fukuoka, Japan

2006: Heavy Trash – Festival Skazabac, Rodez, France

2007: Tiny Masters of Today (w/ Russell Simins) – Southpaw, 125 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, US
Benefit show for 826NYC w/ Smoosh and Care Bears on Fire.

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – AB, Brussels, Belgium

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Open Air / Bar Gianni, Parma, Italy

2012: Joseph Arthur – 3rd & Lindsley, Nashville United States

2017: Boss Hog – El Club, Detroit, MI, US
w/ Danny and the Darleans & M.SORD

Venue Photo: Boss Hog

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Roxian Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, US
w/ Cheater Slicks

HITmakers show #108

Live Photo: Fred Vogel

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June 2 – On This Day!

2000: Boss Hog – Echo Lounge, Atlanta, GA, US
w/ Gunga Din and The Forty Fives

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Club Quattro, Hiroshima, Japan

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Live Photos: Guus Krol (https://www.flickr.com/photos/guuskrol/albums/72157610410255144)

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Les Docks, Laysanne, Switzerland
w/ Mama Rosin

2012: Joseph Arthur – Proud Larry’s, Oxford, MS, US

Guitar / Vocals: Joseph Arthur
Guitar / Vocals: Kraig Jarrett Johnson
Bass / Vocals: Catherine Popper
Drums: Russell Simins

2017: Boss Hog – Cattivo, Pittsburgh, PA, US
w/ Danny and the Darleans and The Homisides

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, Cleveland, OH, US
w/ Archie and The Bunkers

Hitmakers show #107

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June 1 – On This Day!

1989: Pussy Galore / Tad – Damaged II / Damaged I – June 1989 issue of Sub Pop singles club

The cover photo is by Charles Peterson taken at the Vogue, Seattle on 24 October 1988.

1995: Boss Hog – Girl+ – released in Japan

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Zepp, Osaka, Japan

2006: Heavy Trash – Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival, Düdingen, Switzerland

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Olympia, Paris, France
w/ Appaloosa

Live Photos: Guino Patrice

“After playing on Jan 21st at the Bataclan , Cat Power is back in Paris where she has many friends now.

Anyway Chan is here to promote her brand new cd of cover songs : “Jukebox” and that’s what we’re gonna get, most of the new cd will be played. Which is a good thing ’cause we LOVE it.” – Guino Patrice

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland

2012: Joseph Arthur – Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO, US

BAND: Joseph Arthur with Kraig Jarret Johnson and Russell Simins

2012: Joseph Arthur – KDHX, St. Louis, MO, US

BAND: Joseph Arthur with Kraig Jarret Johnson and Russell Simins

2013: Mama Rosin – Bye Bye Bayou: Directors Cut – released

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

HITmakers show #106

Live Photo: yvonne tsang (https://www.instagram.com/itsme_missyvonne/)

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May 31 – On This Day!

2006: Heavy Trash – The Swampclub, Freiburg, Germany
w/ The Shape-Shifters

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival, Dudingen, Switzerland

2010: Heavy Trash – Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Le Grenier @ La Vapeur, Dijon, France

“Never thought my request can be accepted… but it was. I met Jon at the venue,show him the place, the acoustic guitar i brought for him and he says it was ok. He came back with russell to find something to make rhythm with. We found a big box and russell took a raquette to play on it. They came back 10 minutes later, with Judah. And they started to play together… I thought they will stop after two tracks, but they played about 30 minutes, and jamming sometimes. A great moment, with simplicity, smiling at each other, not a ‘promo’ thing. They play together because they love rock’n’roll.

At the end of the recording, Jon told me to do a quick mix to hear the result. He came back after the soundcheck, and gave me some requests on the mix (« more mono, man! »).” – http://www.fdsessions.com/

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – La Vapeur, Dijon, France
w/ Jessie Evans

2012: Joseph Arthur – Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN, US

BAND: Joseph Arthur with Kraig Jarret Johnson and Russell Simins

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – 27 Club, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

HITmakers show #105

Live Photo: Mike McCann (https://www.instagram.com/mcanimale/)

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May 30 – On This Day!

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Tramps, New York City, NY, US
w/ Andre Williams and Bassholes

nb. Although the date on the ticket is 2 May 1998 it is usually reported as 30 May 1998.

Ticket Image: Luke_Box_Hero (https://www.instagram.com/luke_box_hero/)

2006: Heavy Trash – Bremen Tower, Bremen, Germany

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain

2009: Jon Spencer [DJ Set] – Animal Train #11, Glasslands Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, US

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Le Cabaret Aleatoire, Marseille, France
w/ Jessie Evans

2011: The Pierces – You & I – released in the UK
Features Russell Simins on Glorious and Drag You Down.

2012: Joseph Arthur – Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY, US

BAND: Joseph Arthur / Kraig Jarret Johnson / Russell Simins

2019: Jon Spencer / Sam Coomes – The Sadies Studio, Montréal, Québec, Canada

nb. Jon Spencer and Sam Coomes recording for The Sadies at their studio in Montréal, Québec, Canada

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montréal, Québec, Canada
w/ The Leather Uppers, Whoresun and Punk Police DJ Set

HITmakers show #104

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May 29 – On This Day

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Washington, DC, US

2006: Heavy Trash – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
w/ Dan Sartain

Live Photos / Review: Kristen Sollee (https://bigtakeover.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=33)

“It was a rockabilly revival of religious proportions as the hip-swiveling prophet of HEAVY TRASH, JON SPENCER, testified his way to sweet salvation for the Dutch crowd. Few performers warrant comparisons to men of the cloth, but after witnessing Spencer in action, you’d be hard pressed to find a better descriptor for the way he works a room. At times coy and pleading, yet dominant and demanding, Spencer strutted across the stage and made true believers out of the audience with his scuzzy, souped-up rock ‘n’ soul sound.

…Verta-Ray’s injection of a bit of punk raucousness into his twangy licks and Spencer’s non-verbal pops and squeaks and growls amplified by his deep throat microphone skills somehow made the familiar sound fresh.

…Spencer ruled the packed room, leading the band through tight transitions between sections and songs.

Once on the floor amidst the crowd, Spencer was hoisted onto the shoulders of a large, tattooed man and paraded around the room. After dismounting his indelibly-inked ride, Spencer continued with his bravura performance, entreating us to crouch real low to the ground as he crooned his heart out. Then, the band finally returned to the stage, took a few brief, sweaty bows, and exited the theatre leaving behind some very satisfied fans.” – Kristen Sollee

2009: Coltrane Motion – Songs About Music – released

CD album featuring a sampled loop of drums played by Russell Simins on the song ‘Can’t’.

2009: Men Without Pants – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

nb. Exact date unconfirmed. 29 May 2009 seems likely although it has been listed as the 28th.

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Le Weekend Des Curiosities, Le Bikini, Ramoville Saint-Agne, France
w/ Jessie Evans

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – This Is Not a Love Song, Nimes, France

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

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, New York, US

US Freedom Tour ’15 Poster: Malleus

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – L’ANTI Bar & Spectacles, Quebec, QC, Canada
w/ The Leather Uppers

HITmakers shows #103

Venue Photo: Jon Spencer

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May 28 – On This Day!

Heavy Trash - Beauty Bar, Brooklyn, New York, US (28 May 2009) - Photo1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Extra Width – released in Europe

2006: Heavy Trash – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
w/ Clorox Girls and Viva L’American Death Ray Music

Poster Artwork: Anderas Van Iterson

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Coliseum, Porto, Portugal

2009: Heavy Trash – Beauty Bar, Brooklyn, New York, US

Live Photo: Nate “Igor” Smith (http://www.drivenbyboredom.com/2009/05/30/heavy-trash-with-jon-spenser-52809/)

“Jon Spencer ended up out front, perched on the hood of a finned Cadillac plucking his acoustic Gibson, yell-singing about something. It was tough to tell what exactly–he was unmiked–and it was heavily drizzling.”

“The Beauty Bar owner took me aside before we went on and said, Jon Spencer! Whatever you do. We’re new in the neighborhood. DOOOONNNN’TTT take everybody out in the street. To stomp and scream! To which, Jon Spencer immediately led everyone out to the street to stomp and scream. Perfectly in synch, a cop car immediately rolled by, slowed, and stared. And then kept going.” – Camille Dodero (www.villagevoice.com)

2009: The Pierces – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France

Band:

Catherine Pierce
Allison Pierce

Drums: Russell Simins
Guitar: Erik Paparazzi
Violin: Gillian Rivers
Bass: Sammy James Jr

2010: Heavy Trash – Brudenell, Leeds, UK

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Primavera Sound Festival, Parc del Forum, Barcelona, Spain

nb. Money Mark performed on Chicken Dog.

Live Photo: Jr. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nottooamused/)

2012: Joseph Arthur – Kentucky Theatre, Lexington, KY, US

BAND: Joseph Arthur with Kraig Jarret Johnson and Russell Simins

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Le Brise Glace, Annecy, France

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bowery Ballroom, New York City, NY, US
w/ Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, DJ $mall ¢hange and Mindzorching visuals by BA Miale

Live Photos: Christina Domingues (https://www.brooklynvegan.com/jon-spencer-blu-17/)
Aftershow Portrait: Jammi York (https://instagram.com/jammi_york/)

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Space, Portland, ME, US
w/ (New England) Patriots

HITmakers show #102

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers: 2021 Shows – Brooklyn Date Added!

October 8: The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, Cleveland, OH
October 9: Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
October 10: Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH
October 11: The Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY
October 12: The Zanzabar, Louisville, KY
October 13: The High Watt, Nashville, TN
October 14: The Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis, TN
October 16: Martin’s, Jackson, MS
October 18: The EARL, Atlanta, GA
October 19: 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
October 20: New Brookland Tavern, Columbia, SC
October 22: Kings, Raleigh, NC
October 23: The Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
October 24: Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

Check Shove Records Facebook for more details and links: https://www.facebook.com/JonSpencerHITmaker/posts/824020144889661

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May 27 – On This Day!

2008: Men Without Pants – “Live Shows in NYC & Brooklyn this week (with East and West Coast dates in the future)”

“The live setup includes Russell (drums, vox, guitar), Dan the Automator (keyboards, programming), Phil Hernandez (bass) and the guitarists from The Mooney Suzuki & Mercury Rev.”

2009: Men Without Pants – Villette Sonique, Paris, France

2010: Heavy Trash – Stereo, Glasgow, UK

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Festival K Live / Théâtre de la mer, Sète, France
w/ Servo and Jesse Evans

Live Photo: ‘Un francais au Festivoix’ (http://unfrancaisaufestivoix.blogspot.com/2011/05/jon-spencer-une-explosion-de-blues.html)

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Le Fil, St. Etienne, France
w/ Camilla Sparksss and The Norma Jean Baker’s Underwears

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Abbey Bar, Harrisburg, PA, US

US Freedom Tour ’15 Poster: Malleus

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May 26 – On This Day!

2002: Twenty Miles – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, US
w/ Bob Log III

2006: Heavy Trash – 12 tónar, Reykjavík, Iceland

2006: Heavy Trash – Nasa, Reykjavik, Iceland

Live Photo: Gúndi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/reykjavikgrapevine/)

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal

2010: Heavy Trash – Academy 3, Manchester, UK
w/ Bloodshot Bill

“Clearly enjoying themselves and in no hurry to leave, Spencer switches places with the drummer, and they bang out The Stooges ‘ No Fun’, complete with a Stooges-style stage invasion.

The mojo spirit of the classic rockabilly/rootsabilly performers, is alive and being channelled through Heavy Trash tonight. Hell Yeah!” – Paul Robinson (https://www.silentradio.co.uk/05/28/live-heavy-trashbloodshot-bill-26052010/)

2012: Joseph Arthur – City Winery, New York City, NY, US

Guitar/Vocals: Joseph Arthur
Guitar / Vocals: Kraig Jarrett Johnson
Bass / Vocals: Catherine Popper
Drums: Russell Simins
Vocals on 10,000 BC: Peter Buck

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris, France
w/ Catfish and Camilla Sparks

Poster Design: Black Forest Industries (https://www.instagram.com/blackforest_industries/)

2017: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – The Hi Fi, Indianapolis, IN, US
w/ Brother O’ Brother and The Maness Brothers

Poster / Live Photos: sfilzen (https://www.instagram.com/sfilzen/)
Polaroid Photo: Greg E Andrews

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May 25 – On This Day!

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Nighttown, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Ticket Image: Arne

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Fang Plastique – released in Japan

2010: Karen O and Nick Zinner (w/ Russell Simins) – Museum of Modern Art’s 42nd annual Party in the Garden, NY, US

Live Photos / Set List: Kathryn Yu

2010: Heavy Trash – Relentless Garage, London, UK
w/ Joe Gideon & The Shark and Bloodshot Bill

Live Photos: Mark Ashby (https://www.instagram.com/ashbyshoots/)

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May 24 – On This Day!

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Extra Width – released

1993: Boss Hog – Girl+ – released

1994: Workdogs accompanied by Jon Spencer and Marcellus Hall – Waterworks Recording West, Tucson, AZ, US

Recording Robert Kennedy Blues and Brave New Blues

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf, Netherlands

2000: Boss Hog – Showbox, Seattle, WA, US
w/ Holly Golightly and The Need

2002: Twenty Miles – Call The Office, London, ON, Canada
w/ Bob Log III, Full White Drag and 50 Watt Head

Poster Design: Yeah Right! Records (https://www.instagram.com/yeahright_records/)

2005: Edison Rocket Train – East River Delta – released

Images show album cover outtake by Cristina Martinez.

2009: Men Without Pants – Spazio 211, Torino, Italy

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Dirty Shirt Rock ‘n’ Roll: The First Ten Years – released in the UK

2010: Heavy Trash – Paard van Troje, The Hague, Netherlands

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Territorios Sevilla, Seville, Spain

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May 23 – On This Day!

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Experimental Remixes – released in the US

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Live Promo Video – issued by Mute

2000: Boss Hog – Richard’s On Richards, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2008: The Smoking Section Presents: Bob Dylan’s 67th Birthday Bash @ Rehab, 25 Avenue B, East Village, New York City, NY 10009, US

“The Smoking Section Presents: Bob Dylan’s 67th Birthday Bash Featuring: The Street Legal Six Plus: Adam Green, The Pierces, The Hymns, Tracy Bonham, Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes, Antony Ellis of The Five O’Clock Heroes, Russell Simins and members of the Mooney Suzuki, Albert Hammond’s band and much, much more!.”

2009: Men Without Pants – Nuits Sonores Festival, Lyon, France

2009: Boss Hog – Rocking Chair, Vevey, Switzerland

2010: Heavy Trash – Vera, Oosterstraat 44, Groningen, Netherlands

Live Photos: Harold (https://www.flickr.com/photos/herbnl/)
Poster Artwork: Wytse Sterk

2011: The Pierces – Glorious – promo single released in the UK
Features Russell Simins on drums.

2012: Joseph Arthur – The Bowery Ballroom New York, NY, US
w/ Afghan Whigs

Joseph Arthur Band: Joseph Arthur, Kraig Jarret Johnson, Catherine Popper and Russell Simins

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Joy Eslava, Madrid, Spain

2014: Jon Spencer [DJ Set] – The Blackout, Madrid, Spain

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Casbah, San Diego, CA, US
w/ Krass Brothers, DJ Monster and Mike Umholtz

Soundcheck Photo: Bernie Bahrmasel (https://www.instagram.com/berniebahrmasel1/)
US Freedom Tour ’15 Poster: Malleus

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