December 24 – On This Day!

1991: Boss Hog – Ecstasy, Berlin, Germany

Video: Matt Pinfield with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (December 1998)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSD1QFsRUFc

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December 23 – On This Day!

1991: Boss Hog – Musiktheater BAD, Hannover, Germany

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Jon Stewart Show, New York City, NY, US

“You’re sitting at home right now, little half a loaf of fruitcake in the stomach wondering who’s the hottest band in New York right now? That’s what you’re wondering, who’s packing them into the clubs? Ladies and gentlemen we got the answer right here tonight performing Ditch from their album Orange, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.” – Jon Stewart

2011: Pussy Galore – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, US
w/ Yo La Tengo and Todd Barry

“First to take the stage at last night’s fourth of Yo La Tengo’s eight Hanukkah shows at Maxwell’s, reunited garage rock band Pussy Galore wasted no time testing the crowd’s enthusiasm for raging 80s punk, as Jon Spencer, Julie Cafritz, Kurt Wolf and Bob Bert opened their relentless forty minute fifteen song set with the antagonistic ‘You Look Like a Jew.’

A glammed up Spencer spit and sweated his way through, his upper lip curled and hanging on the microphone through every track, as Cafritz, dolled up like a hardened 50s bombshell, backed him up with a constant chorus of obscenity until, after closing the show with ‘Evil Eye’ and ending with Spencer’s final words of “so f*** you,” Cafritz smiled and wished the crowd a “happy Hanukkah and merry Christmas.”

Whether or not the attitude was all an act, there was one genuine moment of authentic attitude when an overeager fan stormed the stage to snatch Spencer’s set list, returning to the crowd only to have Spencer snatch it back. However, Spencer then stuck it in his yellow cotton tote and had a genuine smile on his face as he pulled up tape on his hands and knees and packed up his guitar while less greedy fans approached the stage just to say hello and thank him for the show.”

Photo / Text: Adam Robb / For The Jersey Journal

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December 22 – On This Day!

1991: Boss Hog – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
Poster Design: Hein de Jong

2004: Russell Simins – FasterLouder.com.au: Russell Simins Talks Touring, Tinkering & Tex (PRESS, AUSTRALIA)

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Under The Radar: Interview (PRESS, NEW ZEALAND)

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December 21 – On This Day!

1985: Pussy Galore – University of Maryland, College Park, MD, US

*First Pussy Galore gig*

2009: V/A feat. Coldcut / Men Without Pants / Cat Power / Heavy Trash – Ten Years of Rock Hits: 1999 – 2009 – released in France

Photo: Pussy Galore – Feel Good About Your Body (7″, US)

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December 20 – On This Day!

2008: Boss Hog – The Cherry Blossom Clinic, WFMU, Jersey City, NJ, US

“man, boss hog is KILLING it. this is all I want for xmas!!” – Jason

Photo: Boss Hog – Monty, Antwerpen, Belgium (15 March 1996) by Gie Knaeps

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December 19 – On This Day!

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Roseland Ballroom, New York City, NY, US
w/ Alex Chilton

“JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION AND ALEX CHILTON, Roseland, 239 West 52d Street, Manhattan, (212) 247-0200. Fans of New York’s favorite blues-belting skinny white hipster guy already know he can command a large stage, since Mr. Spencer and his band devastated the crowd at last year’s Tibet Freedom Festival. They should heat up this old ballroom to the boiling point. More unpredictable will be the opening set by Alex Chilton, who has experienced pop stardom and cult adulation but has grown accustomed to spinning out lost pop and rhythm-and-blues chestnuts for small audiences used to getting their shouted requests played. If he can make Roseland feel like Maxwell’s, the famously intimate club where he headlines (without the Blues Explosion) the next night, Mr. Chilton will have pulled off a miracle. The Roseland show is tomorrow night at 7:30; tickets are $16 in advance, $17.50 tomorrow. Alex Chilton plays Maxwell’s on Sunday night at 9; tickets are $12 (Powers).” – New York Times preview

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December 18 – On This Day!

Boss Hog - Beauty Bar, Brooklyn, NY, US (18 December 2014)1995: Boss Hog – CBGB, New York City, NY, US

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA, US

2009: Mike Edison Space Liberation Army – Lakeside, New York City, NY, US
w/ The Lost Crusaders

The Space Liberation Army:

Vocals / Nord Electro / Theremin: Mike Edison
Drums: Hollis Queens
Bass: Dean Rispler
Guitar: Jon Spencer

“Edison ranted and railed, occasionally punching a soul organ riff on his Nord Electro or lashing at his theremin to emphasize a point. Although drinking what looked to be straight bourbon, he didn’t miss a beat, only occasionally referring to a cheat sheet as he gleefully recounted tales from a booze-and-drug-soaked past or savaged the right wing, Jello Biafra style as the band snaked along behind him.” – Lucid Culture

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA, US
w/ Farmer Dave and the Chapin Sisters

“Live, he totes along one of the most cracking bands to ever grace small stages in L.A.” – Los Angeles Times (17 December 2009)

2013: Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez (DJ Set) – Brooklyn Beauty Bar, Brooklyn, New York, US

Jon Spencer, Cristina Martinez, Bob Bert, Erin Norris, Mike Edison photo: Jukebox Jodi (https://www.instagram.com/jukeboxjodi/)

2014: Boss Hog event at the Beauty Bar, Brooklyn, NY, US

Described as the “all star fab Boss Hog Xmas bash at Beauty Bar NYC” by Bob Bert and the above photo was posted on the official Boss Hog twitter account with the caption “Many special guests at BH holiday party last night. The cake was one of the best.”.

Boss Hog: https://twitter.com/BossHogBitches

Track List Photo: Michael Stewart (https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10152573315191547)

2015: Jack Crispin A.K.A. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Don’t Wanna Live Like The Dead – released in Japan

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December 17 – On This Day!

1995: Boss Hog – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, US

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Metropol, Pittsburgh, US
Poster Artwork: Rob “Trucker” Schwager, silk-screened poster measures 12″ x 23″

2004: Blues Explosion – Hiroshima, Japan
w/ The Kills

2005: Little Barrie (w/ Russell Simins and Dan The Automator) – Lit, 93 Second Ave, New York, New York, US

“In a moment of inspiration, Barrie and Lewis headed off to New York to record with producer Dan “the Automator” Nakamura, an old acquaintance of the band’s manager. Hooking up with Dan Nakamura may have seemed a radical departure but given his understanding of a pertinent mix of musical genres, it proved a stimulating and fruitful relationship. Meanwhile their temporary drumming vacancy was filled by a friend of Dan’s, Blues Explosion sticksman Russell Simins, a confirmed Little Barrie fan.

Being something of a scenester Russell set about introducing the band to some of New York’s hippest bars and clubs, even suggesting he hook up with the band for a gig at NY hotspot LIT. Word must have got round on the grapevine because it was packed to the rafters, Lewis recalls, Dan even got up and played a bit of percussion. It must have been a good gig because I can’t remember too much about the end of the night.”

2007: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City, NY, US

2008: Boss Hog – Bowery Ballroom, New York City, NY, US
w/ Those Darlins, Harvest Moon, Dirty Martini and Nick Zinner (DJ set)

“The performance, taking place December 17, will be the band’s first hometown gig in eight years, a reunion that ties in nicely with the end of George Bush’s second term as President, according to the bands frontwoman.

“It’s been two torturous terms of Republican disease and culture death.” Martinez says. “Now that we’re free, it’s the perfect time for us to bring back our own brand of sick in celebration.”” – NME (19 November 2008)

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Cellar Door, Visalia, CA, US

2011: Joseph Arthur (with Russell Simins) – Bowery Electric, New York City, NY, US
w/ James Maddock

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December 16 – On This Day!

1989: Gibson Bros. (w/ Jon Spencer and Cristna Martinez) – Khyber Pass, Philadelphia, US

Set List: Jim Hayes

1995: Boss Hog – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC, US
w/ The Oblivians

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH, US
Poster Artwork: Rob “Trucker” Schwager, silk-screened poster measures 12″ x 23″

2001: Yo La Tengo with Jon Spencer – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, US

2004: Blues Explosion – Fukuoka, Japan
w/ The Kills

2006: Heavy Trash + DJ Sets by Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
w/ Sterling, Powersolo, Epo-555, Wolfkin, The Tremolo Beer Gut

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Brookdale Lodge, Brookdale, California, US

2011: Heavy Trash – Brookyln Bowl, Brookyln, NY, US
w/ Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Royal Baths, Reverend Vince Anderson and Stabbing Eastward

Live Photos: Dana (distortion) Yavin / https://www.brooklynvegan.com/yeah-yeah-yeahs-40/

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December 15 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Lantaren, Rotterdam, Netherlands

1989: Gibson Bros. (w/ Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez) – DC Space, Washington, DC, US
w/ Tad Packett and the Lonely Pilgrim Band

1995: Boss Hog – Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, US

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI, US

Poster Artwork: Rob “Trucker” Schwager, silk-screened poster measures 12″ x 23″

2002: 20 Miles – Meredith Festival – The Supernatural Amphitheatre, Melbourne, Australia
Live Photo: Andrew McDougall (https://www.flickr.com/photos/amd300466/)

2004: Blues Explosion – Nagoya, Japan
w/ The Kills

2006: Heavy Trash – Auditorium Flog, Firenze, Italy

2008: Cat Power – Dark End of The Street – released in France

2016: Jon Spencer (DJ Set) – NY Night Train Shakin’ All Over @ Home Sweet Home, New York City, New York, US

2017: Pilot on Mars – Orchard St. 164 – available on vinyl

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December 14 – On This Day!

1995: Boss Hog – 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA, US
w/ Oblivians

Advert from Flagpole Magazine
Image: Amy Susanne (via https://www.instagram.com/amisusanne/)

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Roxy, Atlanta, GA, US
w/ Atari Teenage Riot

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Meredith Festival, Melbourne, Australia

Live Photos: Andrew McDougall (https://www.flickr.com/photos/amd300466/)

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan

2006: Heavy Trash – Bios, Athens, Greece

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Chop Suey, Seattle, Washington, US

2013: Jon Spencer & Cristina Martinez & The Legendary Tigerman (DJ Sets) – Musicbox, Lisbon, Portugal

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Casa Franciscana, Mexico City, Mexico

HITmakers Show #135

Poster Design: Jorge Alderete (http://jorgealderete.com)
Live Photo (Top): iiorch medina (https://twitter.com/cicloramaradio)
Live Photo (Bottom): Carlos Garza (mehaceruido.com)
Aftermath Photo: https://www.instagram.com/georgetown_records_cdmx/
Kit Photo (posted 26 March 2021): Georgetown_Records_cdmx (https://www.instagram.com/p/CM3fQB6j8UL/)

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December 13 – On This Day!

1986: Pussy Galore – Midnight Love Club @ Lismar Lounge, New York City, NY, US
w/ Honeymoon Killers

1995: Boss Hog – Howling’ Wolf, New Orleans, LA, US

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Exploison – First Avenue, Minneapolis, US

Ticket: ‘fiestasandfiascos’
Tour Poster Artwork: Rob “Trucker” Schwager, silk-screened poster measures 12″ x 23″

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Palace, Melbourne, Australia

2006: Beck – Breaks & Beats [Panzah Zandahz] (12″, US) – released

2006: Heavy Trash – Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venezia, Italy

2008: Boss Hog – Primavera Club, Barcelona, Spain

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Wild Buffalo House of Music Bellingham, Washington, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Manning Bar, Sydney, Australia

Set List Photo: Adrian O’Malley

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Sailor Jerry Pin-Up Calendar Release Party, Tammany Hall, New York City, New York, US

Live Photos: Edwina Hay (via https://www.flickr.com/photos/eatsdirt/albums/72157625607004192)

2013: Jon Spencer & Cristina Martinez & The Legendary Tigerman (DJ Sets) – Plano B, Porto, Portugal
w/ Alberto Almeida and Slimmy

Photo Credit: Luis Moreira

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Aire Libre 105.3fm, Mexico City, MX

* “Jon Spencer Takeover”; live 90 minute radio show also featuring Bob Bert, M. Sord, Sam Coomes, Cristina Martinez, Nick Zedd and Julia Cafritz (via phone).*

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Georgetown Records CDMX, Mexico City, MX, US

Photo (Jon Spencer & The HITmakers): https://www.instagram.com/jonspencerhitmaker/
Photo (Jon Spencer seated): Rogelio Matamoros (https://www.instagram.com/diablodespierto/)
Photo (Jon Spencer standing): Hemingroove (https://www.instagram.com/hemingroove/)

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December 12 – On This Day!

1986: Pussy Galore – Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ, US

Poster Design: Eric C. Gladstone
Image posted by Bob Bert on Facebook.

1988: Pussy Galore – Brixton Academy, Brixton, London, UK
w/ The Jesus and Mary Chain

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Metropol, Pittsburgh, PA, US
w/ Atari Teenage Riot

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Metro, Chicago, Il, US
w/ Alex Chilton

Live Photo: Charles Mundy (https://www.instagram.com/snapcult/)
Poster Artwork (landscape): unknown
Poster Artwork (portrait): Rob “Trucker” Schwager, silk-screened poster measures 12″ x 23″

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide, Australia

2004: Blues Explosion – Tokyo, Japan
w/ The Kills

2005: Spalding Rockwell – The Kate Remixes [Promo] (12″, US) – released

*includes ‘Feedback Remix’ by Russell Simins*

2006: Heavy Trash – Radio Citta del Capo, Bologna, Italy

2006: Boss Hog – Estrago, Bologna, Italy

2008: Boss Hog – Azkena, Bilbao, Spain
w/ Las Jennys de Arroyoculebro

Poster Artwork: Juan Roller

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Media Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, US
w/ Chapin Sisters

2009: Heavy Trash – Meredith Music Festival, Supernatural Amphitheatre, Victoria, Australia

Live Photos: Andrew McDougall (FULL SET: https://www.flickr.com/photos/amd300466/albums/72157629587908779)

2015: Jon Spencer [Interview / Co-Host] on Todd-O-Phonic-Todd show on WFMU, New Jersey, US

*broadcast date only, recording date unknown*

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December 11 – On This Day!

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – CBGB’s, New York City, NY, US
w/ Grey, Loudspeaker, Gin Mill and Helmet
Advert: via Skeleton Boy (https://www.instagram.com/skeletonboynyc/)

1995: Boss Hog – The Abyss, Houston, TX, US
w/ ’68 Comeback

1997: 20 Miles – U.C.D., Dublin, Ireland
w/ Delta 72

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Clutch Cargo’s, Detroit, MI, US
Poster Artwork: Rob “Trucker” Schwager, silk-screened, measures 12″ x 23″

1999: 20 Miles – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

2004: Blues Explosion – Kyoto, Japan

2006: Heavy Trash – Spazio 211, Torino, Italy
Live Photo: Carlo Cravero (https://www.flickr.com/photos/charlie_cravero/)

Poster Design: Malleus, edition of 101 measuring 50cm x 70cm.

2008: Boss Hog – Primavera Club, Madrid, Spain

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Mississippi Studios, Portland, Oregon, US

2010: Rob K/MDA – The Purgatory Home Companion, Ed. 1 – released

Features Jon Spencer on ‘Opportunity Knocks’

The record is “a sound collage “cut up” from over 100 contributions. It’s an epic poem, a sequel to Workdogs In Hell and an homage to The Divine Comedy. As in Purgatorio, the action takes place over three days and a morning and nominally is the story of climbing Mt. Purgatory.”

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
w/ DJ Mr Slick and The Sha-La-Lee’s

Live Photo: Lou Le Guilloux (fhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/louleguilloux/sets/72157632222952147/with/8270392448/).
Billboard Photo: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

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December 10 – On This Day!

1987: Pussy Galore – Revival, Philadelphia, PA, US
w/ Serial Killers and 13 Engines

1988: Pussy Galore – Blackwing Studios, London, UK – Recording SM 57 / Kicked Out / Dick Johnson and more Dial ‘M’ songs

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Tramps, New York City, New York, US
w/ Come and Workdogs

“Mr. Spencer, a charismatic vocalist and guitarist, shook and shimmied onstage like a 1950’s sock-hop singer gone bad, howling Big Bopper-inspired exclamations and entreaties into the microphone. The band, which also included Russell Simins on drums and Judah Bauer on guitar and harmonica, played revved-up jams rooted in the lewd rockabilly of the garage groups of the 1950’s.” – Neil Strauss / New York Times

Poster Photo: Skeleton Boy (via facebook.com)
Live Photos (Jon with Theremin): Kenichi Hoshine (https://www.instagram.com/kenichi_hoshine/)
Live Photos (others): Jarkko Jokelainen
Live Photos (b/w): Ebet Roberts

1995: Boss Hog – Galaxy Club, Dallas, TX, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC, US
w/ Atari Teenage Riot
Poster (crowd): Tannis Root
Poster (cat): Casey Burns / X-Ray Graphic

1997: 20 Miles – Star & Garter, Manchester, UK
w/ Delta 72

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Phoenix, Toronto, ON, Canada

1999: Sideways Soul: Dub Narcotic Sound System Meets The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in a Dancehall Style – released in Japan

1999: 20 Miles – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones
Poster Design (pink): Paul van de Werf

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Globe, Perth, Australia
Live Photo: Mike Wylie (https://projectphotography.com)

2004: Blues Explosion – Osaka, Japan
w/ The Kills

2005: Apple Bros. (with Judah Bauer) – unknown location

2006: Heavy Trash – Zo Culture, Catania, Italy

2008: Boss Hog – Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands
Ticket Image: Arne (https://www.instagram.com/labasheeda_amsterdam/)

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Humboldt Brews, Arcata, CA, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Undercover, Melbourne, Australia
Interview: Tim Cashmere
Cameras: Mark Bakaitis / Ros O’Gorman
Editor: Mark Bakaitis
Sound Mix: Matt Duffy

2009: Heavy Trash – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Firenze Flog, Firenze, Italy

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Gebaude 9, Koln, Germany
Ticket Image: Metin Ozrzr (https://www.instagram.com/metin_ozrzr/)

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December 9 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Greyhound, Fulham, London, UK
w/ Das Damen and Angst

“…they straddle the stage in purposeful formation and launch a punk/No Wave/glam meltdown.” – Paul Oldfield / Melody Maker

Live Photo: Kerry Cooper
Ticket Image: Michael Chaiken

1995: Boss Hog – Emo’s, Austin, TX, US
w/ 68 Comeback and Endure

Poster Artwork: Lindsey Kuhn

1997: 20 Miles – Sam Fays, Nottingham, UK
w/ Delta 72

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Spectrum, Montreal, QC, Canada

1999: 20 Miles – Le Plai, Ris-Oranges, France
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

2004: Blues Explosion – Yokohama, Japan
w/ The Kills

2005: Childballads (w/ Judah Bauer) – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, US

2006: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Bavarian Open Festival, Munich, Germany
w/ Judah Bauer & Jim White supporting

2008: Cat Power – Dark End of The Street – released

2008: Boss Hog – Muziekcentrum Trix, Antwerpen, Belgium

2009: Harper Simon (w/ Russell Simins) – Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, California, US

2009: Heavy Trash – Zoo, Brisbane, Australia

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Interzona Associazione Culturale, Verona, Italy

2011: Blackup – Ease & Delight – released

Some pre-prouduction by Jon Spencer and Ivan Julian at NY Hed

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Zeit Online, Skalitzer Straße, Berlin, Germany

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

2017: Boss Hog – The Safari Room at El Cortez, Brooklyn, New York, US
w/ D’NT (LP release show)
Live Photo: Sean Barrows (https://www.instagram.com/sextonseven/)

2017: D’NT – LP01 – released
Mixed by Jon Spencer at NY Hed Studio & Oktopus Studio, assisted by Matt Verta-Ray & Alap Momin

2018: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – East Room, Chicago, IL, US
w/ The Cell Phones and Krozer

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December 8 – On This Day!

1985: Peach of Immortality (with Julie Cafritz and Jon Spencer of Pussy Galore) – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, US

“Spencer and Martinez met at D.C.’s hallowed 9:30 club on December 8, 1985 – the feast of the Immaculate Conception – at a Jesus and Mary Chain show. ” – Rob Sheffield / Details (December 1996)

“I was very entertained by what they were doing with their usual array of cello, guitars and tape decks, plus tonight they also had a guest guitarist from Pussy Galore. The Peach of Immortality was a way of taking conventional instruments and making a most unusual collage of sounds out of them.” – WDC Period, Vol. 1, No. 13

“…I had little patience for the openers. I only remember one of them: noise band Peach of Immortality, who blew my left ear out that night. It’s never been the same.” – Mike Schulman / Culturie

*The complete performance was released on the nine disc Peach of Immortality compilation ‘Surrealismus: Paris Prag Rockville’.*

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Lounge Ax, Chicago, IL, US
w/ Shorty

“Bumping, grinding and undulating to The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the packed-in audience at Lounge Ax late Wednesday worked itself into a lather of perspiration while witnessing the New York trio’s white-hot fusion of hard-edged blues rock and frenzied punk.” – David Rothschild / Chicago Tribune

1995: Boss Hog – University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, US

1997: 20 Miles – [unknown venue], Brighton, UK
w/ Delta 72

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Newbury Comics, Boston, MA, US
Live Photos via http://jsbx.afropunx.com/p/photo.html

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Exploison – Avalon Nightclub, Boston, US
Live Photos via http://jsbx.afropunx.com/p/photo.html

1999: 20 Miles – La NEF, Angouleme, France
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

1999: Boss Hog – The Bowery Ballroom, New York City, NY, US

2005: Heavy Trash – La Coopérative de Mai, Clermont-Ferrand, France

2006: Tiny Masters of Today (w/ Russell Simins) – Ben Frost Art Show @ The Arm, Brooklyn, NY, NYC, US

2008: Boss Hog – Luminaire, London, UK
w/ The Congregation and NTSOBC DJs
Poster Artwork: Scarlett Rickard

2009: Harper Simon (w/ Russell Simins) – Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California, US

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Salle De Kao, Lyon, France

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Daytrotter Session – released (recorded 6 May 2011)

“Spencer is a maniac. He sounds as if he takes and bashes out glass bottles and pool cues over heads, broken cleanly, just like in the movies.” – Sean Moeller

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Palác Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic
w/ The Mentalities

2018: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Crystal Corner Bar, Madison, WI, US
w/ Cave Curse, Solid Freex and Wash on 8 December 2018.
Live Photo: Bobby Hussy (via https://www.instagram.com/bobbyhussy/)

2018: Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez DJ Set @ Bust Holiday Craftacular, Brooklyn Expo Centre, Greenpoint, New York, US

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December 7 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany

1995: Boss Hog – Blue Note, Columbia, Missouri, US
w/ Cibo Matto

1999: 20 Miles – Krakatoa, Bordeaux, France
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Arena, Brisbane, Australia

2005: Heavy Trash – Bikini, Barcelona, Spain

Thanks to Luis

2006: Cat Power with Dirty Delta Blues Band (w/ Judah Bauer) – Transmusicale Festival, Rennes, France
w/ Judah Bauer & Jim White

2008: Boss Hog – ATP: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Minehead, UK

Live Photos / Set List: Peter Butler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ukpeewee/)
Poster Design: Michael Michael Motorcycle

2009: Heavy Trash – Devilles Pad, Perth, Australia

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – Casbah, San Diego, California, US

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – l’Elysée Montmartre, Paris, France

Live Photo: Ronan Thenadey (https://www.flickr.com/photos/orgasmatron/)
Poster: Thanks to ‘EasyOli’

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Kilbi Winter Festival, Zurich, Switzerland

nb. Jon Spencer was interview by Christa Helloing for Radio Stadtfilter at this show.

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December 6 – On This Day!

1985: Pussy Galore – Westminster Basement, Washington, DC, US – rehearsal, released as Oven Bait.

1988: Pussy Galore – FBZ, Braunschweig, Germany

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – CBGB’s, New York City, NY, US
w/ Jesus Lizard and Arcwelder

“The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion was more successful, because of the group’s willingness to thoroughly challenge the music’s norms. Mr. Spencer, formerly of Pussy Galore, led his trio through a set of clanking musical pull-aparts grounded in the sleazy rhythms of 1960’s garage punk.” – Ann Powers / New York Times

1995: Boss Hog – The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS, US
w/ Cibo Matto and Rugburns
Photo: A. Graham

1997: 20 Miles – A.B. Club, Bruxelles, Belgium
w/ Delta 72

2005: Heavy Trash – Ruta 77, Madrid, Spain
All Images: Thanks to Luis

2008: Boss Hog – Barfly Dragon Bar, Birmingham, UK
w/ Copter

2009: Harper Simon (with Russell Simins) – “West Coast Left Coast.”, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, US
w/ Brian Wilson

Harper Simon band: Money Mark, Dave Scher, The Chapin Sisters, Erik Paparazzi, Russell Simins and Mike Bloom

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Acme + Acme Plus [2010] – released in the UK
*Cover image is from the UK promo CD / band photos are from the booklet of the commercially released CD.

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December 5 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Rose Club, Köln, Germany

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rome, Norman, OK, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – 328 Performance Hall, Nashville, TN, US

1997: 20 Miles – UBU (Festival Transmusicales), Rennes, France
w/ Delta 72

1999: 20 Miles – L’Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Metro, Sydney, Australia
w/ Yeah Yeah Yeahs

2005: Heavy Trash – Sala Azkena, Bilbao, Spain

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany
w/ Mama Rosin and DJ Mr. Freeze

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
w/ Mama Rosin

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