September 6 – On This Day!

1996: Butter 08 – Irving Plaza, New York, NY, US
w/ Buffalo Daughter and Skeleton Key

1996: Cibo Matto (w/ Russell Simins & Sean Lennon) – CMJ MusicFest, Irving Plaza, New York City, NY, US

*date is unconfirmed but if Cibo Matto did perform at the 1996 CMJ Festival with Russell Simins it would have to have been on 6 September 1996 as Butter 08 were on tour at the time and this is the day they performed at Irving Plaza with Skeleton Key and Buffalo Daughter.

Live Photos: Jenn (https://www.instagram.com/late90srockshowschapelhill/)

nb. The description provided by the photographer stated that the photos are of Butter 08 at a Grand Royal showcase during the CMJ MusicFest but it is believed that these are of Cibo Matto with Sean Lennon and Russell Simins (who made completed the band line-up for several shows in 1995 – 1996). Sean Lennon wasn’t a member of Butter 08 and there is no sign of Mike Mills or Rick Lee in the photos.

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Recovery, ABC Studios, Melbourne, Australia

SET LIST: Wail / 2Kindsa Love-Flavor

The tracks from this performance were release on the ‘Recovery’ 20th Anniversary Box Set in 2016.

A clip of this performance was used in the video for The Robert Kennedy Assassination – Resist!

Illustration of this performance by ‘tsuujiiiiii’ posted below.

REVIEW:

JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSI ON RECOVERY 7th Sep 1997 – ABC.
The Jon Spencer Blues-Explosion hi-jacked the ABC’s Recovery Studio on
Saturday morning. It was. one of the greatest moments ever seen and a
display which can only take place when television is completely live.
The Blues Explosion’s eloquent demonstration of their chaotically
intense style shook the ABC’s foundations. They channelled all the
energy and intensity of their live show into their
Recovery performances, firstly of the stomping. raunchy and
hysterically sexed-up ‘Wail’, and then returning to do the perfect
power-funk single. ‘Two Kinds of Love’, which mutated into ‘Flavour’,
consequently fucking with the minds of everyone present. The audience
of teenagers, already high from an earlier sugar rush provided by
Recovery staff, were driven into fits of ecstasy as they witnessed
rock and roll mayhem first hand. l would even be prepared to bet that
Recovery host Dylan pissed his pants when Jon Spencer left the Blues
Explosion set and ran straight at him screaming what other than, ‘The
Blues is No.1!’ Judah Bauer and Russell Simins continued to play
whilst Spencer ran amuck in the studio.

Guitarist Bauer jumping up onto the drum kit and doing his
concentrated and potent rocked-up funk riffs while the steady beats
and ‘groove flavour resounded gloriously from the deceivingly simple
kit Simins bashed at. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion known for their
bassleseness, cool and glamour played their twisted sassy sleazy funk.
A noisexy puree direct from the Devil’s Jukebox and into
our loungerooms like a 50s horror movie. No one was safe from Jon
Spencer’s rampage around the set.

The handheld cameraman had no idea what was going on as he was handed
Spencer’s guitar and was repeatedly pushed away by Spencer. His
proximity to the Therernin was potentially disruptive to the sound,
but in a wild fit Spencer conveyed this by pushing the confused
cameraman away.

Jon Spencer’s bold stunts were just starting and the anticipation was
fervent. He ran at everyone, camera operators, cameras, props, the
young and suddenly electrified audience (including the dethroned work
experience kid and the two kids given the unfortunate task of cooking
Bernard Kings undoubtedly sour recipes), he attacked that big blow-up
‘R’. the Recovery mascot, he broke three microphones. he climbed up on
the kitchen bench top and chucked stuff, hyped on an extraordinary and
infectious adrenalin rambling. ‘I Got To Do It’ and then he returned
to the Blues Explosion set and demolished what he could of that. The
wild man took a giant sailing leap over Russell Simins (who did not
miss a beat) jumping, through the air and tearing down the huge
backdrop that had announced the ‘Blues Explosion’. What could anyone
be expected to do after that but go absolutely nuts with excitement.
We fall to our knees and growl to the moon. Not one person in the ABC
studios was left unaffected. The Blues Explosion gave us a free and
crazy boost, a kick start to the day mightier than a thousand brewed
coffees. This was potent redemption against those who had not heard of
the Blues Explosion before. JSBX kick serious ass! Even at 9 in the
morning after a couple of hours sleep this dynamo of sleaze swamp funk
can stage an incredible performance, of genuine intensity and
brilliant abandon. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion launched themselves
into the live medium they were provided with (the main condition they
agreed to perform was because it was being broadcast live). We
were all reduced to hyperventilation and possibly some discreet undie
wringing-out and some heavy breathing.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are the real shit, and don’t ever
forget folks – the blues is number one!

HOLLY SHORLAND & MARY MIHELAKOS

Taken from Beat Magazine Issue 569 September 10th 1997 (using OCR, excuse errors)

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Roxy, Brisbane, Australia

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – L’Usine, Geneva, Switzerland

2008: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Azkena Rock Festival, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Live Photo: musicazul (https://www.flickr.com/photos/musicazul/)

2010: Heavy Trash – Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands
w/ The Pedro Delgados

Thanks to Arne

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Gagarin 205, Athens, Greece
w/ BLML

Live Photos: Giannis Negris (http://www.i-jukebox.gr/live-reviews/item/5935-the-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-blml-gagarin-205-athens)

nb. The video for Wax Dummy directed by Nicholas Triandafyllidis was filmed at this venue and in Athens.

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September 5 – On This Day!

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Principal Club, Thessaloniki, Greece (5 September 2015)1996: Butter 08 – Upstairs at Nicks, Philadelphia, PA, US
w/ Buffalo Daughter and Skeleton Key

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Selinas, Sydney, Australia
w/ Kim Salmon and The Surrealists

2008: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – New Live Club, Milan, Italy

2010: Heavy Trash – Live from the Fire Tower session (Into The Great Wide Open Festival), Vlieland, Netherlands

2010: Heavy Trash – Into The Great Wide Open Festival, Vlieland, Netherlands

2013: Joseph Arthur (w/ Russell Simins) – WTDM, First Thursday, West Mt. Vernon Park, Baltimore, MD, US

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Principal Club, Thessaloniki, Greece
w/ Million Hollas and Missawoman

Live Photo: “georgepapageorge” (post now-deleted)

2017: The Best Show (feat. Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez) – New Jersey, US

The Best Show With Tom Scharpling featuring guests Jon Spencer, Cristina Martinez and Miss Alex White

Photo Caption: “Here’s a picture of Dudio showing Jon Spencer his sonic screwdriver.” – BestShow4Life

Photo Credit: https://www.instagram.com/bestshow4life/

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September 4 – On This Day!

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Club Babyhead, Providence, RI, US
w/ Cheater Slicks

Image: 1993 Concert Report by Harvard’s WHRB (JSBX listing is in the top right corner).

Thanks to https://www.instagram.com/royaltruxchronicles/

1996: 20 Miles – Coney Island High, New York City, NY, US
w/ Chrome Cranks, Oblivians and Revelators

1996: Butter 08 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US
w/ Buffalo Daughter and Skeleton Key

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Palace Complex, Melbourne, Australia

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – A Nice Weekend in London, ULU, Malet Street, London, UK

Live Photo: Mark Benney (https://www.flickr.com/photos/36425903@N00/401208031/in/album-72157594554415537/)

2007: Heavy Trash – Going Way Out With Heavy Trash – released in the US

2008: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Anfiteatro Parco, Bari, Italy

The posters uses the Jukebox Explosion Rockin’ Mid-90’s Punkers artwork by Mort Todd.

2009: Snake & Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band – Peace Boat – released in Europe

Recorded at NY Hed and features Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray on guitar.

2010: Heavy Trash – Desmet Studio’s, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010: Heavy Trash – Misty Fields Festival, Asten-Heusden, Netherlands

2012: Cat Power – Sun – released in the US

Judah Bauer is credited with ‘Break Arrangement’ on Cherokee and plays guitar on both Cherokee and Ruin.

2014: The Herbaliser – Blow Your Headphones – reissued in the UK on vinyl

Featuring a sample of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion song Eyeballin’ from the album Now I Got Worry on the track Ginger Jumps The Fence

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Младински Културен Центар – MKC, Skopje, Macedonia
w/ The John

Live Photo: “Captured by Klisarova” (via facebook.com)

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September 3 – On This Day!

Butter 08 - September 1996 Tour (POSTER, US) 1996: Butter 08 – Cat’s Cradle, Carboro, NC, US
w/ Buffalo Daughter and Skeleton Key

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ozone, Perth, Australia

1999: Matmos / V/A feat. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – This CD Is Not Nice / Archive Fever

One track CD featuring a song by Matmos which uses two samples of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (Fuck Shit Up and the intro from Controversial Negro).

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

“Songs twist, turn back and meander into one another like Mississippi tributaries. Full throttle, amphetamined riffs give way to gentle bluesy excursions, which are then obliterated by the sledgehammer of a Hendrix-fronted 1970 Black Sabbath. The band never stops to draw breath between songs, and they’re off again as soon as the audience things it’s time to applaud.” – Steve Rippon / Mojo

2003: Los Straitjackets – Supersonic Guitars In 3D

The song Tarantula features Jon Spencer on theremin and vocals.

2008: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Strade Blu Festival, Piazza Nenni, Faenza, Italy

2009: Heavy Trash – Mercury Lounge, New York City, NY, US

2009: Cat Power (w/ Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, Erik Paparazzi and Gregg Foreman) – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, US
w/ The Pretenders and Juliette Lewis

2010: Heavy Trash – Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany

Live Photo: Manuel Mocco

FULL SET: https://www.flickr.com/photos/synobis/albums/72157624751934241

2012: Cat Power – Sun – released in the UK

Judah Bauer is credited with ‘Break Arrangement’ on Cherokee and plays guitar on both Cherokee and Ruin.

2014: Joseph Arthur and Russell Simins perform at the Angela McClusky and Paul Cantelon show at “The Last Days of Folly” – Madison Square Park, Madison Avenue, New York City, New York, US

Live Photo: scopit.com

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Dom Omladine, Beograda, Serbia

Live Photo: Nemanja Đorđević

FULL SET: https://balkanrock.com/galerija/the-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-03-09-2015/

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Ignition Music, Goshen, IN, US
w/ Demolition Doll Rods

HITmakers show #115

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September 2 – On This Day!

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Močvara, Zagreb, Croatia (2 September 2015)2000: Boss Hog – Trenda Festival, Bologna, Italy
w/ Mr. Bungle, Coldplay and Brassy

Ticket Image: Federico Guglielmo (https://lultimathule.wordpress.com/)

2006: Heavy Trash – El Paso Saloon, Rouyn Noranda, QC, Canada

2008: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
w/ Dan Sartain

Polaroids: https://rotefabrik.ch/

2010: Heavy Trash – Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Močvara, Zagreb, Croatia

Live Photo: Branko Galičić (https://www.soundguardian.com/index.php/izvjestaji-s-glazbenih-dogadjanja/35447-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-ekskluzivna-svirka-za-ekskluzivnu-publiku)

2010: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA, US
w/ Demolition Doll Rods

HITmakers show #114

Live Photo: Ian Holmgren (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=520700731834741&id=464189607485854)

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September 1 – On This Day!

1989: Gibson Bros (w/ Jon Spencer & Cristina Martinez) – Maxwells, Hoboken, NJ, US / Loose End, Memphis, TN, US / Middle East Cafe, Boston, MA, US*

*exact dates unknown. Recording dates for The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing were at these venues during September and December 1989.

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Orange – released in Europe

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Festa dell’Unita, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Live Photos / Ticket Image: ‘chocolate__joe’ (https://www.instagram.com/chocolate__joe/)

2000: Boss Hog – Winterthurer Musikfestwochen, Winterthur, Switzerland
w/ Ween

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Independent Days Festival, Bologna, Italy

2006: Heavy Trash – El Paso Saloon, Rouyn Noranda, QC, Canada

2007: Heavy Trash – Festival Alaquas, Alaquàs, Spain

2008: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – K4, Nürnberg, Germany

2009: Cat Power (w/ Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, Erik Paparazzi and Gregg Foreman) – Pala Casino – Starlight Theater, Pala, CA, US
w/ The Pretenders and Juliette Lewis

2010: Heavy Trash – Locomotiv Club, Bologna, Italy

2013: Joseph Arthur (w/ Russell Simins) – La Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC, Canada
w/ Elliot Maginot

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Live Photos: Iztokx (https://iztokx.blogspot.com/2015/09/2015-09-01-jon-spencer-blues-explosion.html)

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Turf Club, St Paul, MN, US
w/ Demolition Doll Rods

HITmakers show #113

Set List Photo: Chris Johnson

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Tour Dates Postponed

“In light of the ongoing pandemic — and especially with the continued surge in cases — I am sad to announce that the HITmakers are postponing our October dates.

As excited as we were to play for you, we have had to carefully consider our responsibilities to our friends, fans, and families. It breaks my heart to ever miss a gig, and I hate to disappoint anyone who has bought a ticket, or has helped keep me on the road for so many years.

We urge everyone to please take care of themselves and look out for their neighbors. Do what is right and best for your community. Get vaccinated. Wear a mask. Practice social distancing.

New dates will be announced as soon as practical. Previously purchased tickets will be valid for all rescheduled dates.
I love you all, and hope to see you soon.

Thank you, Jon Spencer, and the HITmakers –
Bob, Sam, and Sord

Photo: Bob Coscarelli” – facebook.com/JonSpencerHITmaker/posts/892281734730168

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August 31 – On This Day!

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Academy Theatre, New York City, NY, US
w/ R.L. Burnside

Cedric Burnside performed with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on the songs All Aboard, Bellbottoms (Reprise) and Vacuum of Loneliness.

The full set was released as bootleg That’s The Sweat.

2000: Boss Hog – Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany

Live Photos: Tommy Mager

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Alaquas Festival, Valencia, Spain

Live Photos / Poster: Juan Gimenez Lopez (https://www.instagram.com/gimenezlopezjuan/)

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY, US

2006: Heavy Trash – Montreal, QC, Canada

2006: Tiny Masters of Today (w/ Russell Simins) – Blue Room in Bates, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, US

2007: Heavy Trash – Azkena Rock Festival, Victoria, Spain

Live Photos: Dena Flows (https://denaflows.com/)

2008: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany

Poster Artwork: Mort Todd

2013: Joseph Arthur (w/ Russell Simins) – Rickks Room, Wentworth-Nord, QC, Canada

Live Photo: Trevor Alguire

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Strade Blu, Faenza, Italy

Live Photo: From now-deleted Instagram page ‘_caterina_c’

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI, US

HITmakers show #112

Live Photo: Cykomf Harley

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August 30 – On This Day!

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA, US

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Natural High!! Pop Festival, Tokyo, Japan
w/ Boredoms, DJ Krush, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, Audio Active, El-Malo, Great 3, Gong, ECD, Dr Y.S., Toby, Yo-C, Trans Am, Rhythm Freaks, Moodman, D.M.B.Q.m Ken-Go, Mijk Van Dijk, Sven Väth, Bloodthirsty Butchers, Why Sheep?, Tank Muzik, DJ 3E, L?K?O, Tasaka, By Phar The Dopest, Radical Freaks and more

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion [interview] – On Air East, Tokyo, Japan

2000: Boss Hog – Zeche Bochum, Bochum, Germany

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Festival de la Batie @ L’ursine, Geneva, Switzerland

2007: Heavy Trash – Rock Palace, Madrid, Spain

Image: Screen grab from live video / interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y7djdySFEk)

Images Below: Sergio (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sengitron/)

2013: Joseph Arthur (w/ Russell Simins) – La Maison de la culture de Waterloo, Waterloo, QC, Canada

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Latteria Molloy, Brescia, Italy

Live Photos: Stefano Masselli (https://www.flickr.com/photos/stefanomasselli/albums/72157657993080230)
Live Photos: Giornale di Brescia (giornaledibrescia.it)

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Schubas, Chicago, IL, US
w/ Demolition Doll Rods

HITmakers show #111

Live Photo: Jordan Schulman (https://www.instagram.com/jordanaschulman/)

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August 29 – On This Day!

1986: Pussy Galore – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, New Jersey, US
w/ J.F.A.

1987: Pussy Galore – CBGB, Manhattan, New York, US
w/ Black Snakes, Aurora.23, Royal Trux and Gibson Bros

Flyer: Made by Richard Kern of Black Snakes using a snake design by David Wojnarovicz

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Graffiti, Pittsburgh, PA, US
w/ R.L. Burnside

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Neuchatel Expo 2002, Les Verrières, Switzerland
w/ The Dead Brothers

Live Photo: [unknown]

2008: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rock En Siene, Paris, France

“Pour Jon Spencer et son gang, il s’agissait de rejouer ensemble pour essayer, pour voir. Rien à vendre, pas d’enjeu. Juste retrouver l’envie – peut-être – et renvoyer les usurpateurs à leurs études de solfège.” – 7and7is.over-blog.com

Live Photo: 7and7is (7and7is.over-blog.com/article-22468014.html)
Ticket Image: concertsrnrm (concertsrnrm.blogspot.com/)

2009: Cat Power (w/ Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, Erik Paparazzi and Gregg Foreman) – The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA, US
w/ The Pretenders

2012: Cat Power – Sun – released in Japan

2013: Joseph Arthur (w/ Russell Simins) – Stereo Sequence, Ruelle de Limoilou, Québec, Canada

Performing ‘All The Old Heroes’.

2013: Joseph Arthur (w/ Russell Simins) – Le Cercle, Québec, QC, Canada

Photo: René Bolduc

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Pompei Lab (Open Air) / Anteprima Rockalvi Festival, Pompei, Napoli, Italy
w/ Elli De Mon and Irene & Margot (Female Explosion DJ set)

Live Photo: MusicCoastToCoast.it
Ticket Image: Dead Rituals (https://www.instagram.com/deadrituals/)

2017: Jon Spencer (DJ Set) – Brilliant!, Berlin NYC, New York City, NY, US
w/ Jezz Hrkin and Joanna Pickering

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers / S-E-R-V-I-C-E – HI-FI Indy, Indianapolis, IN, US

HITmakers show #110

S-E-R-V-I-C-E Photo: Sam Coomes (https://www.instagram.com/theecoomes/)
Jon Spencer & The HITmakers photo: Scott Bryant

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August 28 – On This Day!

1987: Pussy Galore – Groovy Hate Fuck (Feel Good About Your Body) – released in the UK

Cover Photo: Cristina Martinez
Rear Cover Photo: Monica Dee

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Peabody’s Down Under, Cleveland, OH, US
w/ R.L. Burnside

Poster Artwork: Derek Hess

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Pukkelpop, Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium

Live Photos: Gie Knaeps

2000: Boss Hog – Leeds Festival, UK

2005: Heavy Trash – Knust, Hamburg, Germany
w/ Powersolo, The Tremolo Beer Gut and Defectors

2007: The Pierces (w/ Russell Simins) – Mercury Lounge, New York City, NY, US

2008: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Point Ephemere, Paris, France

Poster Artwork: Mort Todd

2010: Boss Hog – Amphetamine Reptile Records 25th Birthday Bash, Grumpy’s Bar & Grill, Minneapolis, MN, US
w/ Melvins, Hammerhead, The Thrown Ups, Today is the Day, God Bullies, Gay Witch Abortion, Vaz and White Drugs

Live Photo (Cristina on floor): jcbehm (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jcbehm/)
Live Photos (Mark Boyce / Jon Spencer & Jon Spencer in centre): Adam Bubolz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/waltzcore/)
Live Photos (All Others): Taylor Keahey
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/whenwedie/albums/72157624849233530/with/4944202409/)

Poster designed and silk screened by Aesthetic Apparatus.

2010: Fuzz Buzz Kill Summit (King Barry and the Sinister Soulsters / Haze XXL with Jon Spencer) – Hooks McGee / Inbred Vampire/Techno Car Chase (7″, US) – released

Design & Carving: Haze XXL

2010: V/A feat. Boss Hog / Haze XXL with Jon Spencer – Non-Collector Scum CD: All The Overpriced Goodies For The Price of a Beer (CD, US) – released

Design & Art: Haze XXL – Aesthetic Apparatus

2010: V/A feat. Boss Hog – Dope, Guns ‘N Fucking In The Streets Vol. 12 (2×7″ US) – released

Artwork: Dave Johnson / Pilot Prints + Aesthetic Apparatus

2010: Fuzz Buzz Kill Summit – A Buzz Box Demonstration, Grumpy’s Bar & Grill, Minneapolis, MN, US – CANCELLED

“An event that didn’t take place was the Fuzz Buzz Kill—a demonstration of Barry Henssler’s (Necros/Big Chief) effects pedal. Henssler was a no show but a frail looking Grant Hart was ready to go. Too bad, it would have been something to see Haze, Buzz Osbourne, Jon Spencer, Hart and Henssler make a lot of noise.” – YourFleshMag.com

Design & Art: Haze XXL

2011: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Lou Fest, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO, US

Poster Design: Design: Sleepy Kitty Graphic Arts

Live Photo: Louis Kwok (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lhkwok/albums/72157627434056345)

2015: Jon Spencer [Interview] – Antena 3, Portugal

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Reverence Festival, Valada, Portugal

Live Photos: Vera Marmelo

Full Set: http://v-miopia.blogspot.com/2015/08/rfv-1-jon-spencer-blues-explosion.html

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI, US
w/ Demolition Doll Rods

HITmakers show #109

Live Photo: Johanna (https://www.instagram.com/yarrhanna/)

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August 27 – On This Day!

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bogart’s, Cincinatti, OH, US
w/ Demolition Doll Rolls

1996: Butter 08 – Butter – released in the US

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Reading Festival, Evening Session Stage, Berkshire, UK

“Watching a popular British act in a massive crowd was high on my to-do list but I still skipped seeing the headlining Charlatans, who I’d been missing for eight years to see Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Elastica absolutely destroy in the big tent.” – https://yerdoingreat.wordpress.com

2000: Boss Hog – Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands

2005: Heavy Trash – Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
w/ The Tremolo Beer Gut and Powersolo

“Umjesto ‘Blues Explosion!’ urlika Jon Spencer je vikao ‘Heavy Trash ladies and gentlemen! Heavy Trash!’ i nije nedostajalo skakanja po pozornici, bacanja na pod, naginjanja u publiku, rušenja stvari i općenito svega onoga zbog čega je Jon Spencer – Jon Spencer. Ali dojam je ipak bio drugačiji. Nekako se činio veselijim. A tek novi plesni pokreti… Elvis je mala beba naspram njega! S Blues Explosion je ipak malo mračnija atmosfera.” – Ana (terapija.net)

Front and rear of a set-list from Heavy Trash at the Postbahnhof, Berlin show. The rear side shows a provisional set-list written in biro with Dark Hair’d Rider put in at a later time.

Review / Set List / Photo: Ana

2009: Cat Power (w/ Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, Erik Paparazzi and Gregg Foreman) – Marymoor Amphitheater, Redmond, Washington, US
w/ The Pretenders and Juliette Lewis

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August 26 – On This Day!

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Metro, Chicago, IL, US

2000: Boss Hog – Pukkelpop, Kiewit, Hasselt, Belgium

Live Photos: Gie Knaeps

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Boat Club, Nottingham, UK

2005: Heavy Trash – VibraCrunch 7, Molleparken, Malmo, Sweden
w/ The Raveonettes, 18th Dye, The Mopeds, EPO-555, South Ambulance, Figurines, Tublenco, Frank Ziyanak and Bazookahosen

2006: Heavy Trash – Bug Jar Summer Music Fest, Highland Bowl, Rochester, New York, US
w/ Chinese Stars, Foreign Islands, Bludwulf, Gaylord, The Purrs, Hinkley, with DJs Thunderclap and El Destructo

“Spencer’s a suave sonofabitch as well. He comes on greasy and strong. His music’s undeniable sweat, swagger and reverence are menacing. And though something of an iconoclastic cult figure, Spencer has no underlying motive beyond diggin’ the kicks the music brings. It happens every time.

“I know once we get started playing, I’m just going to feel swept away,” Spencer says from his home in New York. “It’s just the music. I don’t know how to explain it any differently. It really just makes me feel so good.”” – Frank De Blasé / RochesterCityNewspaper.com

Show Preview / Interview: https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/heavy-trash/Content?oid=2132981

2007: The Pierces (w/ Russell Simins) – Mercury Lounge

2009: Cat Power (w/ Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, Erik Paparazzi and Gregg Foreman) – Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, BC, Canada
w/ The Pretenders and Juliette Lewis

2011: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Webster Hall, New York City, NY, US
w/ Voorhees

Live Photo: Cesar Perdomo

SET LIST:

Bully
Don’t Explain
Song to Bobby
Silver Stallion
Lord, Help the Poor and Needy
Real Life
Brave Liar
The Greatest

– [long intermission] –

I Wanna Be Your Dog
Cherokee
Dreams
unknown new song
Let Me Go
*unknown new song
Monster
Ruin
I Don’t Blame You

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August 25 – On This Day!

August 25 – On This Day!

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI, US
w/ R. L. Burnside

Poster Artwork: Mark Dancey

2000: Boss Hog – Reading Festival, Berkshire, UK

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Leeds Festival, Leeds, UK

2005: Heavy Trash – Musikcaféen, Århus, Denmark

2006: Heavy Trash – Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, New York, US

2009: Jail Weddings – Inconvenient Dreams – released in the US

2009: Cat Power (w/ Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, Erik Paparazzi and Gregg Foreman) – Edgefield Amphitheater, OR, US
w/ The Pretenders and Juliette Lewis

Poster Design: Keegan Onefoot

2011: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Webster Hall, New York City, NY, US

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August 24 – On This Day!

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Wedge, Much Music, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The presenter is Sook-Yin Lee who was filming with Jon Spencer and Russell Simins around Polson Street and whilst being interviewed on top of the van at the docks at exactly 12.32am they witnessed a fireball over Toronto and the resulting footage appeared on the news.

This footage of this live performance and the fireball appeared on the Live Promo Video (VIDEO, US)and is mentioned in the article Vice: I Cannot Play The Blues: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Fireball Jon Spencer.

“The summer of 1995 was hot for us Ontarians – so hot, in fact, that one night in July the sky boiled. I remember thinking, “you know, green is an awfully funny colour for the sky,” when the gigantic ball of fire screamed its way south, directly over my head. It turned out to be a meteor; it landed close to Buffalo, or maybe in Buffalo, or on Buffalo. At any rate, I was shocked. I phoned the police and asked them about the giant ball of fire. The police didn’t know anything. I asked my family. They were also mute. I asked friends and neighbours, in whose regard I slipped a notch or two I’m afraid. Nobody knew anything, and I began to question my sanity.

I’d all but forgotten about the giant ball of fire when, absent-mindedly flipping to Much Music, I saw Jon Spencer Blues Explosion interview with Sook-Yin Lee. Jon Spencer, Russell Simins and Judah Bauer were seated outside, speaking with Lee, when that very same giant ball of fire flew over their heads. The ball of fire finished the interview. I was pleased to be redeemed, but also kind of awe-struck by the cosmic powers of the Blues Explosion. Where else can you find a band to bring down the heavens?” – Jon Durbin (Vice magazine, November 1998)

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Phoenix, Toronto, ON, Canada
w/ R. L. Burnside

Poster Design: Adam Swinbourne

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands

Live Photo: Niels van Ipren

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Reading Festival, Reading, UK

Live Photos: John Bownas (https://www.flickr.com/photos/virtualfestivals/)

2005: Heavy Trash – Studenterhuset, Aalborg, Denmark

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August 23 – On This Day!

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium

Live Photos: Gie Knaeps

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Heavy – released in the UK

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands

2005: Heavy Trash – Pusterviksbaren, Gothenburg, Sweden

2009: Cat Power (w/ Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, Erik Paparazzi and Gregg Foreman) – Red Butte Garden Amphiteatre, Salt Lake City, Utah, US
w/ The Pretenders and Juliette Lewis

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August 22 – On This Day!

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Reading Festival, Berkshire, UK

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Harlsden Mean Fiddler, London, UK

“And what’s remarkable is that it only takes two guitars and a drumkit to create such a massive, staggering, eardrum-ripping sledgehammer of sound. ‘Two Kindsa Love’ steadily thumps its way into a screaming musical orgasm, as Spencer shrieks, “Higher, baybuh!” while climbing up on amps, flailing his arms, running laps round the stage. “I gotta do it!” he wails and then crumples to the floor with a relieved exhalation. But even before he’s down, he springs back up again, and the whole routine restarts with the appropriately titled ‘Wail’” – April Long / NME

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium

Live Photos: Gie Knaeps

2006: Spencer Dickinson – The Man Who Lives For Love / Spencer Dickinson – released in the US

2007: Heavy Trash – Going Way Out With Heavy Trash – released in Japan

Cover Artwork: Tony Millionaire
Design: Chip Kidd

2009: Cat Power (w/ Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, Erik Paparazzi and Gregg Foreman) – Denver Botanic Gardens, Littleton, Colorado, US
w/ The Pretenders and Juliette Lewis

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August 21 – On This Day!

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Axis, Boston, MA, US
w/ The Fall

Ticket Image: Mars Hottentot
Advert Image: J Hat

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Van Goghs Ear Lobe, Brisbane, Australia
w/ Regurgitator and The Disciples

1999: Boss Hog – Whiteout – released in Japan

2006: Tiny Masters of Today (w/ Russell Simins) – CBGB’s, New York City, NY, US
w/ Slowhands and The Diggs

Poster Design: A. Swinbourne

2007: Cat Power & The Dirty Delta Blues – The Avalon, Los Angeles, CA, US

2016: Jon Spencer (DJ Set) – Soul Scream, Our Wicked Lady, Brooklyn, New York
w/ Avi Spivak, Mikey Post, Jonathan Toubin and Mystery Lights

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August 20 – On This Day!

http://www.wfuv.org/audio/archives/fuv-live/joseph-arthur-live-concert-20131994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
w/ Beck & Magic Dirt

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ilha do Ermal Festival, Vieira do Minho, Portugal

2007: Heavy Trash – Going Way Out With Heavy Trash – released in Europe

Cover Artwork: Tony Millionaire
Design: Chip Kidd

2007: Tiny Masters of Today (w/ Russell Simins) – Marc Riley’s Brain Surgery, BBC Radio 6 Music, UK

Featured: ‘Radio Riot’, Band introductions by Ada/interview, ‘Hey, Mr. DJ’, Interview with the band and Dave (their Dad), ‘Hologram World’ and finally a short Russell Simins interview.

2009: Cat Power (w/ Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, Erik Paparazzi and Gregg Foreman) – Harrah’s Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, Iowa, US
w/ The Pretenders and Juliette Lewis

2013: Joseph Arthur (w/ Russell Simins) – City Winery, New York City, NY, US

Live Photo: Laura Fedele (https://wfuv.org/content/joseph-arthur-live-concert-2013)

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August 19 – On This Day!

1986: Pussy Galore – The Pyramid Club, New York City, NY, US

1991: Gibson Bros. (w/ Jon Spencer) – Sun Studios, Memphis, TN, US

Recording Memphis Sol Today!

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA, US
w/ The Fall

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
w/ Beck and Magic Dirt

2007: Cat Power & The Dirty Delta Blues – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, US

2007: Tiny Masters of Today (w/ Russell Simins) – Fibbers, York, UK

2009: Cat Power (w/ Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, Erik Paparazzi and Gregg Foreman) – Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, US
w/ The Pretenders and Juliette Lewis

2010: Harper Simon (poss. w/ Russell Simins) – City Winery, New York City, NY, US

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