October 7 – On This Day!

1987: Pussy Galore – Fitzgerald’s, Houston, Texas, US
w/ Party Owls and Grindin’ Teeth

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Acme – released in Japan

2006: Heavy Trash – Joe’s Pub, New York City, NY, US

2007: Heavy Trash – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, UK
w/ Copter and Swampmeat

Live Photo: ‘Bounder’ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bounder/)

Poster uses the Going Way Out With Heavy Trash artwork by Tony Millionaire.

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ, US

2008: Heavy Trash – Echo, Los Angeles, CA, US
w/ Powersolo and Champagne Velvet

2009: Heavy Trash – Fnac Forum (Châtelet les Halles), Paris, France

2009: Heavy Trash – Le Trabendo, Paris, France
w/ T-Model Ford and The A-Bones

Set List Photo: Dallas Kincaid

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Record Bar, Kansas City, MO, US
w/ Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds

Photos / Review: Danny R. Phillips

“The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are, without any inkling of doubt, the most intense band I have ever seen live. Easily, bar none, they are The Intensity Champions of the Universe. Spencer is a wild man and natural showman; pouring out his demons on the stage like Jerry Lee, talking to the crowd in tone, vigor and passion befitting a Southern preacher at a fire and brimstone tent revival. He jumped around the stage like a man possessed, stopping just short of howling at the moon…”

“The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is no one man show, not by a long shot. Guitarist Judah Bauer was cool, calm and collected. Rarely did he sing (except for the rap section on “Flavor” originally done by Beck) opting instead to let his battle scarred Telecaster do all the talking and man, did it scream.”

“Drummer Russell Simins beat his drum kit like a rented mule all night, foregoing flash for power. He was a man obsessed; playing every song like it would be his last night on the throne.” – Danny R. Phillips

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