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
Poster Design: Jorge Alderete (http://jorgealderete.com)
Live Photo (purple/red): iiorch medina (https://twitter.com/cicloramaradio)
Live Photo (Jon/Bob): Carlos Garza (mehaceruido.com)
Aftermath Photo: https://www.instagram.com/georgetown_records_cdmx/

HITmakers Show #135

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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/)

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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
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 on 12 December 2008.
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 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/amd300466/)

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 (via flickr.com).
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
Feat. Judah Bauer

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-production 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

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December 6 – On This Day!

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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R.L. Burnside – Mr. Wizard: Blue Vinyl Available Now!

R.L. Burnside – Mr. Wizard is available exclusively from FatPossum.com on electric blue vinyl, limited to 300 copies.

LINK: https://store.fatpossum.com/products/mr-wizard-exclusive-color-vinyl

Mr. Wizard features The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion performing with R.L. Burnside and Kenny Brown on the songs Alice Mae and Highway 7.

“R.L. Burnside’s blues ain’t no kid glove, overproduced live shit. This is evil, wicked, mean and nasty. And that’s why it’s so cool.” – The Music Scene

“RL gets tired easily these days and welcomes a tornado’s help in finishing the job he started. Tidal waves, volcanoes, and yes, even wars – they are all his buddies. From town to town, country to country, they move on with a consistent beat, guitars yelling and screaming with the voice of God, and the Wizard sitting on a chair of skulls with any old guitar and moaning, “well, well, well,” at a bewildered audience.” – Excerpt from Liner Notes

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December 4 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Rohre, Stuttgart, Germany

1995: Boss Hog – Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO, US

1997: 20 Miles – Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
w/ Delta 72

1999: 20 Miles – Coupole, Biel, 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 – Le 4 Sans, Bordeaux, France

2006: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues Band – Aula Magna, Lisbon, Portugal
w/ Judah Bauer & Jim White supporting

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Knust, Hamburg, Germany

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December 3 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Dolce Vita, Lausanne, Sweden

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Waterworks, New York City, NY, US – recording Extra Width

1995: Boss Hog – Golden West Saloon, Alburqueque, New Mexico, US
w/ Cibo Matto

1997: 20 Miles – Vera (Bar), Groningen, Netherlands
w/ Delta 72

1999: 20 Miles – Fri-Son, Fribourg, Switzerland
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

2005: Heavy Trash – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France

2008: Boss Hog – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, US
w/ Talk Normal
Live Photo: Tim Griffin (via https://www.brooklynvegan.com/yo-la-tengo-wrapped-up-hanukkah-2019-w-jon-spencer-laurie-anderson-more-setlist-pics-video/)
Poster Design: Greg Harrison

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Electric Ballroom, London, UK
w/ Joe Gideon and the Shark
All Photos: Will Ireland for Guitarist Magazine
Poster Artwork: Petting Zoo Prints & Collectables (3 colours, A2, in an edition of 120)

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December 2 – On This Day!

Jon Spencer (DJ Set) - Save Your Soul, Lithuanian Hall, Baltimore, MD, US (2 December 2016)1988: Pussy Galore – The Circus, Gammelsdorf, West Germany

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, US

1995: Boss Hog – Boston’s, Phoenix, AZ, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, LA, US

1997: 20 Miles – Gleiss 22, Münster, Germany
w/ Delta 72

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

2005: Heavy Trash – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2006: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues Band – Primavera Club CCIB, Barcelona, Spain

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Heaven, London, UK
w/ SchwaB

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – L’Aeronef, Lille, France

2016: Jon Spencer (DJ Set) – Save Your Soul, Lithuanian Hall, Baltimore, MD, US

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December 1 – On This Day

1988: Pussy Galore – Kennedy’s Club, Vienna, Austria

1995: Boss Hog – Casbah, San Diego, CA, US

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Controversial Negro – released in Japan

1997: 20 Miles – K.B., Malmö, Sweden
w/ Delta 72

1999: 20 Miles – Terminal Export, Nancy, France
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

2004: Blues Explosion – Irving Plaza, New York City, NY, US
w/ Liars and Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Poster Artwork: Mike Martin / Engine House 13. In an edition of 400, measures 22″ x 32″ with “factory rounded corners”

2005: Heavy Trash – Studenterhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands

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November 30 – On This Day!

Blues Explosion - Irving Plaza, New York City, NY, US (30 November 2004 / 1 December 2004) 1988: Pussy Galore – Dröhnland, Nürnberg, Germany

1995: Boss Hog – Aron’s Records, Los Angeles, CA, US
Live Photos: Todd Nakamine rockshotz.wordpress.com

1995: Boss Hog – The Whisky, Los Angeles, CA, US
w/ Railroad Jerk and Cibo Matto
Poster Artwork: Coop

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX, US

1997: 20 Miles – Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
w/ Delta 72

1999: 20 Miles – New Morning, Paris, France
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

2004: Blues Explosion – Irving Plaza, New York City, NY, US
w/ Liars and Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Poster Artwork: Mike Martin / Engine House 13. In an edition of 400, measrures 22″ x 32″ with “factory rounded corners”

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium
w/ The Experimental Tropic Blues

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Le Cooperative De Mai, Clermont-Ferrand, France
w/ Magnetix

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November 29 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Ecstasy, Berlin, Germany
w/ Voodoo Child

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard and Brickbat

1995: Boss Hog – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, US

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Trees, Dallas, TX, US
w/ Doo Rag

“These hip priests crammed every primordial rock riff into one short hour.” – Dallas Observer

1999: 20 Miles – New Morning, Paris, France
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, US
w/ The Jaxx SiSi’s

2012: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – L’épicerie Moderne, Feyzin, France
w/ Magnetix
All Photos: L’épicerie Moderne (via https://www.flickr.com/photos/68271722@N06/)

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November 28 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
Ticket Photo: Matthias Westerwelle (https://www.instagram.com/theworldofweller/)

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, US
Image: Thanks to Jim Hayes

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rockafella’s, Columbia, SC, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard and Brickbat

1995: Boss Hog – Malarkey’s, Sacramento, CA, US
w/ Railroad Jerk

1997: 20 Miles – Bikini Test Club, La Chau-de-Fonds, Switzerland
w/ Delta 72
*Live recording of Piece of Clay released on the compilation LP Wanted 20 Years Dead or Alive*

2004: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, NJ, US
w/ The Gossip and Mike Edison
Poster Artwork (Bowling Pin): Silk screen poster measuring 30″ x 13 1/2″ in a signed and numbered edition of 100 copies
Poster Artwork (Dynamite): Porkchop

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November 27 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
Live Photo: via Sam Knee / sceneinbetween (https://www.instagram.com/sceneinbetween/)
Band Photo: ANTI (posted by Julie Cafritz)

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Covered Dish, Gainsville, FL, US
w/ The Jesus Lizard and Brickbat

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK, US

1997: 20 Miles – Dolce Vita, Lausanne, Switzerland
w/ Delta 72

1998: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
w/ Andre Williams and the Countdowns

“They’re doing something right right, because, eight years into their careers, a Blues Explosion gig is still the best ticket money can buy.”

“…followed by golden oldies like ‘Flavor’ and ‘Afro’ which allow Judah Bauer to strike his guitar like it’s a dangerous weapon and Russell Simins to batter his drums as if he’s exacting revenge on them for bullying him when he was a child.”

James Sherry / Kerrang!

1999: 20 Miles – Tab Tab, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
w/ T Model Ford, R.L. Burnside and Paul Jones

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