January 12 – On This Day!

1986: Pussy Galore – 7:30 Club, Jacksonville, FL, US

1992: Honeymoon Killers (w/ Judah Bauer) – European Tour / Unknown Location

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bohager’s, Baltimore, MD, US

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Becks Festival Bar, Sydney, Australia
w/ Super Wild Horses

Live Photo (Jon in Silhouette): Jayda Tham for News.com.au (flickr.com/photos/jaydedmedia/)
Live Photo (“Feature Gig”): Linda Heller-Salvador / Drum Media
Live Photos (All Others): Jamie Williams for Sydney Festival (flickr.com/photos/sydney_festival/)
Set Times / Ticket Image: Nick Peters

Drum Media Sydney Review:

“The twin guitars wound gracefully around Russell Simins’ powerful drumming, giving the set a shuddering, shamanic energy. The swampy, electric blues the band played was further set alight when Spencer turned around to drag an eerie wail out of the theremin set up behind him.

…there were obviously a lot of long-time fans in the crowd grateful for another chance to see such a charismatic performer.” – Danielle O’Donahue / Drum Media Sydney, Issue #1043 (January 17, 2011)

MusicFeeds.com.au Review:

“The Blues is Number One! Yes, indeed – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are Number One.

This was a killer performance; to break it down into details would dilute its magic grandeur – why go on about the blast of Wail, Fuck Shit Up and She Said? It would be too easy to fawn over Russell Simins’ intense prowess on the drums and the assaulting axe-work of Judah Bauer. Jon Spencer led the charge as always and demonstrated age shall not weary him…

What started out as a gig with the usual crowd reaction (you know, everyone up the front going berserk and those at the back nodding and stroking their chins “Yes, very impressive.”) gradually evolved into a total house party atmosphere as more and more of the crowd were infected by this rock n’ roll dynamite. By the end of this exciting show it was a bit of a free for all, and we all loved it – what more could you ask for from a rock band.” – Shane Arnold / MusicFeeds.com.au (January 18, 2011)

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Black Cat, Washington, DC, US
w/ The Ar-Kaics
Live Photo: Rachel Lange (https://www.instagram.com/sneezyphd/)

HITmakers show #39

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