Jon Spencer – No Fun, Troy, New York, US (11 February 2024)

Jon Spencer show at No Fun, 275 River St, Troy, New York 12180, US with The Abyssmals on 11 February 2024.


Jon Spencer
Spider Bowman
Kendall Wind


‘My Baby Wears Those Fancy Pants’
1 Hour Later
Do The Trash Can

nb. ‘My Baby Wears Those Fancy Pants’ is an unknown song and the title given here is just a prominent phrase from the lyrics of the song.

“Crowd work and communication is one of Jon Spencer’s greatest strength, making any size venue intimate and passionate. Finding and filling those moments when the rhythm section riffs to preach, plead and cry to the crowd in blues sermons about women, liquor, love and heartbreak all punctuated with call and response from the audience. He commanded us to clap and keep rhythm, “You gotta work!” he growls to the enthusiastic crowd and we respond “Yeah!!!”

The space between Spencer’s funky soulful guitar riffs was filled powerfully by his two piece rhythm section, the drums and bass of Spider Bowman and Kendall Wind both only 22 years old and playing with a heavy, chunky precision that belies their years. They filled the room around Spencer when he shifted into preacher mode. The power trio had constant communication both verbally and physically with Jon skating around the stage to rub up against Spider as he assaulted his stripped down drum kit and Kendall smiling and chuckling more than once at Jon’s eyebrow nods of communication about where they were driving the song. Most of the time her eyes were closed, not needing to see, instead her head and body feeling it.” – Dean Giagni (

“…the most rocking Sunday night, ever!” – Thomas Lewis

Live Photos: Leif Zurmuhlen (
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“Hey Greasy Presents John Spencer (Touring lineup will include Spider Bowman and Kendall Wind of The Bobby Lees) & Abyssmals on February 11th. Vibe – Garage Rock / Heavy Trash / Blues Explosion!

Tickets on sale this Friday at nofuntroy dot eventbrite dot com. $15 ADV. No Fun 275 River Troy.

More About The Show:

Jon Spencer has been an influential and innovative force in the independent music scene since the mid-80s. An acclaimed live performer, he has toured all the continents except Antarctica and has released over 25 albums. He has led the bands Pussy Galore, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Heavy Trash, and Jon Spencer & the HITmakers as well as played in Boss Hog, The Honeymoon Killers, The Gibson Brothers, and Taxi Girls.

He has played and/or collaborated with Steve Albini, Add N To X, Nicole Atkins, Beastie Boys, Beck, Black Devil Disco Club, Bomb The Bass, R.L. Burnside, James Chance, Coldcut, Chuck D, Dan The Automator, Jim Dickinson, DJ Shadow, Doo Rag, Einsturzende Neubauten, Guitar Wolf, GZA, Tom Hazelmyer, David Holmes, Japanese Popstars, Dr. John, Calvin Johnson, Steve Jordan, Khan, The Micragirls, Moby, Money Mark, The Muffs, The North Mississippi All Stars, Powersolo, Prince Paul, Princess Superstar, Puffy AmiYumi, Eros Ramazzotti, The Sadies, Nancy Sinatra, Solex, Solomon Burke, Southern Culture On The Skids, Speedball Baby, Rufus Thomas, The Tremolo Beer Gut, UNKLE, Unloved, We Are Hex, Andre Williams, Workdogs, and Bernie Worrell.

Local support from area favorites, The Abyssmals. This show is going to rip. Get your tickets today!”

Jon / Kendall / Spider Show #24