January 17 – On This Day!

1986: Pussy Galore – Cabaret Voltaire, Houston, TX, US
Live Photos: photographer unknown / full band photo posted online by Tom Smith
Posters: Thanks to Royal Trux Chronicles

“This was the penultimate gig of the Peach of Immortality / PG Fuck Sky Bear tour. I took acid in New Orleans three shows earlier, stayed up most of the night, caught a cold, and was pretty wiped out when we hit Texas. (I was the only member of the road company pulling double duty – as soon as Pussy Galore would finish, Peach would clamber on stage and ramp up the static. You can hear Julie berating me for being out of it on one of the live cuts from the Corpse Love compilation.)” – Tom Smith

1988: Pussy Galore – Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands
w/ AC Temple and Swingen

Poster measures 60cm x 42cm

1992: Honeymoon Killers (w/ Judah Bauer) – Circus, Gammelsdorf, Germany

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Echo Lounge, Atlanta, GA, US
w/ Andre Williams and the Countdowns

Poster Artwork: Methane Studios, measures 18 1/4″ x 24″ in a numbered edition of 40 copies.

2003: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH, US
w/ Reigning Sound

Poster Photo: dubdvl (https://www.instagram.com/dubdvl/)

2010: Heavy Trash – Melkweg Oude Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ticket: Thanks to Arne

2010: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – O-East, Shibuya, Toyko, Japan

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC, US
w/ JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Saturn, Birmingham, AL, US
w/ Dan Sartain

HITmakers show #45

Quote from a preview for this show:

“Why was now the time to release your first “solo” record?

I wanted to get back on the road. I wanted to get back to work. I didn’t have a band of my own anymore; both Blues Explosion and Heavy Trash had kind of run their course. I was working with Boss Hog, and we made what I think was a really great record; the album Brood X, which came out a couple of years ago. And we did some touring, but I missed having a band of my own. Rather than search around for players and put something together and start practicing, I thought I’d make the record first and then start playing.

So, yeah, I wanted to get back to work. And it’s not like this is a huge shift. The reason I used my name is because it was a shortcut; the quickest and easiest way to tell people what to expect when they put the needle to the record.” – Jefferson County Journal

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