Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – La Rodia / Jett Fes 2020

Jon Spencer & The HITmakers live at La Rodia, Besançon, France (8 November 2019) was just broadcast as part of Shimane JETT Fes 2020 @ Super Dommune, Tokyo, Japan [Streaming] (26 September 2020)

Edited & Mixed: Don Fierro
Filmed: Sébastien Faits-Divers

SONGS BROADCAST:

Wilderness
Fake
Time 2 Be Bad
Tough Times In Plastic Land
New Breed
Hornet
Can’t Polish A Turd

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SHIMANE JETT FES 2020 feat. Jon Spencer & The HITmakers

A set by Jon Spencer & The HITmakers will be broadcast for Shimane JETT fes 2020 @ Dommune, Tokyo, Japan on 26 September 2020.

To be broadcast:

Sep.25 10pm – (ET)
Sep 26 3am – (GMT)
Sep.26 11am – 7pm (JPN)

nb. This will be a broadcast of Jon Spencer & The HITmakers live in Besançon, France (8 November 2019)

MORE INFO: http://jettfes.net/artist.html

“Hello, this is Seiji from Guitar Wolf.

I love rock’n’roll and my hometown of Shimane!

Let’s climb together the ancient tomb site there that overlooks the best, majestic lake in Japan.

And let’s have a party together!

This is what I want to do with everyone at the Simane Jet Festival, my rock’n’roll project since 2017.

In the midst of the world pandemic, I can’t stop thinking about ways to keep this festival going.

Especially now, when music, bands, live music venues and festivals are in dire straits.

One thing I’m proud of is my history of touring the world for the past 25+ years.

This gave me an idea of getting together all my favorite bands from all over the world, at my virtual web festival this year.

It could be one mess of a festival, but hey, that is what I’ve been after all my life.

I need your help to make this virtual festival wildest ever during this pandemic.
I am working on getting together some of the best rock’n’roll lineup from around the world the web festival can seek.
To top it off, Guitar Wolf plans to broadcast live from my hometown’s ancient tomb site. I guarantee you will be blown away, as you’ve never seen anything like it before.

Please consider making a contribution for our festival to take place on Sept 26, 2020. Love you all, and stay healthy wherever you are.

Seiji / Guitar Wolf”

News article on Yahoo Japan:

2020年9月26日にオンラインで開催される「シマネジェットフェス2020」に、ジョン・スペンサーがJon Spencer & the HITmakersとして出演する事が決定した。

ギターウルフ主催イベントにジョン・スペンサー

ギターウルフのセイジの地元島根で開催されるシマネジェットフェス。今年はオンラインでの開催となる。今回、セイジが出演を打診したところ、今朝出演OKの返事が来たという。ギターウルフとジョンスペンサーイクスプロ―ジョンは、かつてNYのマタドールレーベルでのレーベルメイトでもあった関係から、ギターウルフセイジとジョンスペンサーは古くからの盟友である。

本イベントは、渋谷パルコ9Fのスーパードミューンより世界に向かって配信される。当日は、渋谷パルコ10F屋上のカフェ『ComMunE』にて、パブリックビューイングのカフェ「ジェットカフェ」がオープンする予定。

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「シマネジェットフェス2020」

開催日:2020年9月26日(土)

シマネジェットフェス2020HP:
SUPERDOMMNUE HP:- yahoo.co.jp

Other Artists:

⚡Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
⚡T字路s
⚡Devil Dogs
⚡Teengenerate
⚡Big Boys
⚡The Rip Offs
⚡Oblivans
⚡New Bomb Turks
⚡The Phantom Surfers
⚡Autoramas
⚡The 5.6.7.8’s
⚡Boogieboy Ikuto
⚡KING BROTHERS
⚡THE NEATBEATS
⚡GASOLINE
⚡ザ・たこさん
⚡切腹ピストルズ
⚡Electric Machine Gun Tits
⚡Peelander-Z
⚡Whateverglades
⚡The Schizophrenics
⚡THE LET’S GO’s
⚡Atomic Suplex
⚡The Ghost Wolves
⚡Black Mekon
⚡Bipolar
⚡Sloks

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The Robert Kennedy Assassination – Resist!: Video

Music video for The Robert Kennedy AssassinationResist! single includes a clip of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion‘s performance on Recovery, ABC Studios, Melbourne, Australia (6 September 1997).

Directed by Sha Rivari*

*Sha Rivari has covered Shithaus and written a song referencing Jon Spencer.

The Robert Kennedy Assassination – Resist!
Words: Kennedy
Music: E. Floyd / BT Jones
Produced: Brian Bilsky / Andrew Cushen / Robert Kennedy
Recorded: Soul Rebel Studio East by Brian Bilsky
Voice: Robert Kennedy
Guitars / Organ / Backing Vocal: Andrew Cushen
Guitar: Jack Martin
Bass: Kai Eric
Drums: Eric Blitz
Backing Vocals: Anne Husick

https://therobertkennedyassassination.bandcamp.com/

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tEpDak6VKg

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Henry Rollins interviews Larry Hardy

Henry Rollins interviews Larry Hardy of In The Red Records.

Full Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVBX58p3vKg

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Laboratory of the Self – Ganapataye (Short Film)


Ganapataye is a short film produced by Laboratory of the Self which includes Judah Bauer as music producer.

“Our Short Film GANAPATAYE is an official selection for the Global Nonviolent Film Festival! More info soon

Global Nonviolent Film Festival | The Most Important & Renown Nonviolent Film Festival in the World” – Laboratory of the Self

nb. The film festival runs from 24 September 2020 to 4 October 2020.

Direction & Cinematography: Elizabeth Rossa
Produced: Laboratory of the Self
Starring: Lekha & Saara Wood with Lucia Ribisi
Film Editing: Johnny Rossa
Music Producer: Judah Bauer
Original Music: Johnny Rossa / Meredith Meyer / Elizabeth Rossa

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Casbah, San Diego: Videos

Backslider:

Pant Leg:

Comeback:

Train #1 – #3:

The Dusty Medical Youtube.com account has posted yet more rarely seen videos of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

This time it’s Backslider, Pant Leg, Comeback and Train #1, Train #2 and Train #3 live at The Casbah, San Diego, CA, US (15 November 1992)

Shot by Krk Dominguez

Backslider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htr-TMCf3Fo
Pant Leg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE4N1fJ4dW8
Comeback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIlNPVExXx0
Train #1 – 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARsyERW-ZRo

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Sam Coomes on The Trap Set: Stream / Download

Sam Coomes is on The Trap Set podcast today “rambling on about whatever.”

Stream / Download here: https://thetrapset.libsyn.com/290-sam-coomes-quasi

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Bob Bert – Church of Rock: Interview

A new interview with Bob Bert on The Church of Rock radio show has just been posted on youtube and can be played at the following address.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFN0pUVjCYY

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The Bobby Lees – New Interview

“Its a long way from Auckland to Woodstock but that didn’t stop The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda from chatting with three of the members of The Bobby Lees as they hit the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The band talks about their new album, Skin Suit and working with Jon Spencer, who produced the record.”

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E50qLurufw

“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.””

Link: https://stompandstammer.com/feature-stories/the-bobby-lees

Reviews:

“The Bobby Lees’ new record Skin Suit was produced by punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion and will be released 17 July via Alive Naturalsound Records. Orange-colored vinyl is also available. In advance of the record, the group have released “Wendy”, a weird, energetic slice of riot ‘n’ roll that has plenty of punk attitude. Did it crawl from the gutter? The garage? It doesn’t matter because it’s a full-on assault that will have you hitting the repeat button faster than a Western gunslinger reaches for his piece in the heat of battle.

Bobby Lees’ frontwoman Sam Quartin says, “This song is about a really cool old lady I knew named Wendy. I used to give her rides around town because she was disabled and couldn’t drive, but she had a great spirit and loved rock and roll, so I wanted to make a song for her.”- PopMatters.com

Interview: https://www.popmatters.com/bobby-lees-wendy-premiere-2646365224.html

Reviews:

* “Fear not, loyal reader. Rock isn’t dead. It is alive and well in the capable hands of The Bobby Lees. In fact, the next time you hear that rock is dead, you should present this album as evidence to the contrary. Every one of the 13 songs on this album is an absolute pounder. Even if you’ve never seen the band live, you get the idea that their live shows must be amazing considering the energy they put into recording.” – glidemagazine.com

* “The Bobby Lees’ SKIN SUIT is oozing with sex, sweat, and joyful abandon. It’s a raucous ride from beginning to end. Cover to cover, this thing’s got you by the short hairs.” – POPMATTERS

* “The Bobby Lees are a very young band from Woodstock NY and they play the garage punk blues with real fire and wild animal energy like they can hardly stop themselves.” – ECHOES & DUST

* “Skin Suit is a raucous ride from beginning to end. Cover to cover, this thing’s got you by the short hairs. Quartin is the star and a light that you can’t seem to blink out, but the whole band is a well-oiled and furious blues-punk machine.” – HITMUSIC.TV

* “The Bobby Lees are a rambunctious, sometimes ramshackle, reminder of what rock and roll is all about.” – PENNYBLACKMUSIC

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Oddville, MTV (1997)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion perform 2Kindsa Love and Flavor live on Oddville, MTV (9 September 1997).

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWhbFPy2Z5k

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – 120 Minutes, MTV (1997)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion perform segments of Flavor, Blues X Man and Attack whilst Matt Pinfield makes a valiant attempt to conduct an interview live on 120 Minutes, MTV.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-eZo8w2mug

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rachel (Video)

The official video for Rachel by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has been posted online for the first time in a good few years.

Directed: Jim Spring / Jens Jurgensen

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Melkweg (1993): Video

A 17 minute clip of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion live at Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands on 25 September 1993 has recently been uploaded to youtube.com.

Songs in Video:

Brenda
Afro
History of Lies
Backslider
Soul Letter
Soul Typecast (clip)
World of Sex

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqf0oWpTQaU

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Happy Birthday Judah Bauer!

Photo: Anthony Batista (www.toniomodio.com)

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The Bobby Lees – Skin Suit: Pre-Order

The Bobby Lees – Skin Suit (produced by Jon Spencer) is available for pre-order on orange vinyl and CD at BompStore.com.

Pre-Order: https://www.bompstore.com/bobby-lees-skin-suit-produced-by-underground-punk-legend-jon-spencer-of-the-blues-explosion-ltd-ed-orange-vinyl/

“The Bobby Lees are a young bone-shaking Garage Rock band out of Woodstock NY. Their new record “Skin Suit” is produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion, and mixes classic garage-punk hits with raw and emotive storytelling.

In the past year they’ve played with The Chats, Future Islands, Boss Hog, Daddy Long Legs, Shannon & The Clams and Murphy’s Law. They will be on tour in the US and Europe throughout 2020.

“The Bobby Lees Are The Giant Green Cyclops of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” – BTRtoday”

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Bob Bert – It’s Monsters Meeting Time: Interview

The recent interview with Bob Bert on It’s Monsters Meeting Time (Episode 165) has just been posted online and can be streamed at the following address.

LINK: https://www.mixcloud.com/sheri-corleone/its-monsters-meeting-time-episode-165-feat-bob-bert/

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Mike Edison – Sympathy For The Drummer: Audiobook feat. Jon Spencer

“Initially released in 2019 through Backbeat Books, the audiobook version doesn’t regurgitate word for word a homogeneous, monotonic narrative that bores one to tears. To write a book about Charlie Watts means you have to make an audiobook with the same swagger and finesse Watts has played with for five decades, and Edison knows this. To do this, Edison recruits engineer extraordinaire, Jesse Cannon, to co-produce and engineer the feat and enlists notable rock n’ roll journeymen Jon Spencer (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion), Mickey Finn (Boss Hog), and Pete Zaremba (The Fleshtones) to provide the soundtrack to Edison’s storytelling of the Rolling Stones icon. Edison shares his thoughts on the undertaking below.”

Full Article / Clips / Photos: https://v13.net/2020/06/mike-edison-unveils-audiobook-version-of-sympathy-for-the-drummer-why-charlie-watts-matters/

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Perrosky – Tostado: 10th Anniversary Edition – Stream Here

Perrosky – Tostado: 10th Anniversary Edition to be released June 5th featuring unreleased photos and material (the album was Produced by Jon Spencer / Features Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray) .

“Este 5 de #junio lanzaremos una version digital extendida con toda la sesion de nuestro disco #tostado , el cual cumple 10 años de grabación y lanzamiento , estaremos subiendo fotos y material inédito de este disco que nos llevo a grabar con Jon spencer y Matt verta-ray en el increíble estudio de Ny hed , fue un disco que nos abrió muchas puertas y nos llevo a tocar en lugares en los que nunca pensamos estar. Esten atentos !! Cuídense unos a otros.” – instagram.com/losperrosky/

Perrosky: https://perrosky.bandcamp.com

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bubbles: New Video

“Recorded June 17, 2013 at Waterworks, Tucson AZ, mixed sometime during the pandemic by Jim Waters at Waterworks.”

Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAwcmkdlUox/

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KNIFE BLADE

“Recorded June 17, 2013 at Waterworks, Tucson AZ, mixed sometime during the pandemic by Jim Waters at Waterworks.
For Doris”

Video Here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAdNus0lM4P/

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