November 1 – On This Day!

1936: Happy Birthday Andre Williams!

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Uptown Bar, Minneapolis, MN, US
w/ Jesus Lizard and Arcwelder

1995: Boss Hog – LA 2, London, UK
w/ Thee Headcoats and Thee Headcoatees
Ticket Scan: Martin

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cabaret Music Hall, Montreal, QC, Canada
w/ Speedball Baby

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Schlachthof, Bremen, Germany

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA, US
w/ Ava Luna

2017: Boss Hog – Le Cooperative De Mai, Clermont-Ferrand, France
w/ Johnny Mafia

2018: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Exchange, Bristol, UK
w/ Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons

“…Jon Spencer makes his way onto the stage with his hitmen, and is given the warmest of Bristol welcomes by some clearly long term fans. And he dives straight in, treating us to a slick set with a mix of new stuff and the classics, we’re showered with some of those irresistible Hollywood-worthy hooks. His voice drawling over the tracks as he snarls his lip over the mic like a scuzzy Elvis, the toe tapping repetition of the heavy dirty bass infects everyone there. He doesn’t say much to the crowd, the interaction is limited, but he just seems to give them what they want.”

“The crowd screams and yells with more and are spoiled with an encore of classics, continuing the well-honed clamour, the audience are left knowing they got what they came for. It’s a hell of a show, further cementing Jon Spencer’s status as a king of trashy, noisy rock n’ roll.”

Photo / Quote: Deborah Finamore / vanguard-online.co.uk

HITmakers show #29

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