February 24 – On This Day!

41991: Boss Hog – Negativ, Frankfurt, Germany

1995: Jon Spencer – Interview on The New Music, Toronto, ON, Canada

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Opera House Toronto, Canada
w/ The Sadies and Suckerpunch

Ticket Image (b/w): http://sonicmoremusic.blogspot.co.uk/
Ticket Image (purple): https://www.instagram.com/juiceyjuiceyjuice/

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rockafella’s, Columbia, SC, US

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Nagoya Club, Diamond Hall, Nagoya, Japan

2008: The Lost Cusaders feat. Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray – The Magnetic Field Cocktail Lounge, Brooklyn, New York, US

2015: Heavy Trash – L’Echonova, St Ave, France
w/ Bloodshot Bill and Hayseed Dixie

2017: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – State Street Pub, Indianapolis, IN, US
w/ Turn To Crime and Jackson VanHorn

Poster Artwork: Scott Forbes

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Slim’s, San Francisco, CA, US
w/ The Gonks

HITmakers show #67

“A consummate showman, Spencer worked the stage like a seasoned pro. Clad head to toe in dark denim, he struck rock poses with a beat-up cheap-looking guitar. Amid the sonic spectacle, Spencer appeared 10 feet tall, towering over the audience as he delivered the occasional mid-song soliloquy, sounding a bit like Elvis on drugs ranting over the public address system at Wal-mart.

The HITmakers played a collection of songs from throughout Spencer’s career but the bulk of the material seemed to come from the new solo album. On “Do the Trashcan,” the album’s first single, Bert was able to take this admonition literally as he pummeled a metal trash can with his hammers. The combination of a conventional drum kit helmed by M. Sord and the unorthodox collection of tools and junk battered by Burt built a thick and groovy foundation for the music, as evidenced by the small but enthusiastic audience dancing to every song. Standouts from the latest album included “Ghost” and “Time 2 Be Bad.” Amid his most recent material, Spencer peppered his setlist with songs from Pussy Galore, including “New Breed” and “Just Want to Die.” – David Gill / riffmagazine.com

Photo (Jon / Sord / Sam): Ted Hand
Photo (Jon / Sord): Jeff Scott

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