September 14 – On This Day!

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Boatrace, Cambridge, UK

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
w/ Man or Astroman?

1996: Butter 08 – Starfish Room, Vancouver, BC, Canada
w/ Buffalo Daughter and Skeleton Key

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

Cover Photos: Jeff Smith
Inside Photo: Mike Galinsky
Designed: Tae Won Yu
Built: Pat Cataldo

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Xtra Acme USA – released in the US

Photography: Evan Bernard
Design: David Warner

2003: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Mercury Lounge, New York City, NY, US
w/ The Flash Express

“Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previewed a slew of new songs during a surprise gig last night (Sept. 14) at the Mercury Lounge in New York. Among the tracks performed were “Hot Gossip,” “Mars Arizona,” “Don’t Smile,” “Been My Baby,” “Help These Blues,” “Grindin'” and “Halftime Loser” (all are working titles). The band also played oldies such as “Bell Bottoms” and “Afro,” the latter delivered seconds after an audience member requested it.

The show was a makeshift warm-up for a five-date European tour, which begins Sept. 17 in Tilburg, Holland. The band slipped onto the bill, which featured friends in the Flash Express, after the original headliner dropped off.

The new songs constitute a fraction of the new material the band has been demoing in drummer Russell Simins’ Manhattan studio. The songs played last night “were either the oldest [or] the ones that have been the most flushed out, but there’s a bunch more material that we’re focusing on over the next several months that’s as important, if not more important to us,” he tells “We just haven’t gotten around to that point yet, where we’re comfortable enough to play [them] out live yet.”” –

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2005: Judah Bauer / Stuart Lupton [The Child ballads] – CMJ Showcase set at Lit Lounge, 93 2nd Avenue, New York City, New York, US
w/ Demander, Foreign Islands, Chinese Stars, The Malkovich and Shellsshag

nb. The Child Ballads debut Performance

Live Photos: Skeleton Boy (
Poster Artwork: Bootsy Rizzak

2007: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Madson Square Garden, New York City, NY, US
w/ Interpol

2007: Heavy Trash – Schubas, Chicago, IL, US

Live Photo: Vera Gavrilovic (

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