Jon Spencer: 2024 Tour Dates

2024 Tour Dates:

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY INFO
2024.07.09 Skylark Lounge Rochester, NY US Info / Poster
2024.07.10 Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Cleveland, OH US Info / Poster
2024.07.11 Stockroom East South Bend, IN US Info / Poster
2024.07.12 FitzGerald’s Nightclub Berwyn, IL US Info / Poster
2024.07.13 Square Roots / Lincoln Square Chicago, IL US Info / Poster
2024.07.14 The Pyramid Scheme Grand Rapids, MI US Info / Poster
2024.07.16 Masonic Cathedral Theatre Detroit, MI US Info / Poster
2024.07.17 The Kent Stage Kent, OH US Info / Poster
2024.07.18 MOTR Pub Cincinnati, OH US Info
2024.07.19 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN US Info / Poster
2024.07.20 Café Bourbon Street Columbus, OH US Info
2024.07.21 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA US Info / Poster
2024.09.07 Luna Fest Coimbra PT Info / Poster
2024.09.10 The Hare And Hounds Birmingham UK Info / Poster
2024.09.11 The Cluny Newcastle UK Info / Poster
2024.09.12 Manchester Academy 3 Manchester UK Info / Poster
2024.09.13 The Boat Club Nottingham UK Info
2024.09.14 Oslo Hackney, London UK Info / Poster
2024.09.15 The Fleece Bristol UK Info / Poster
2024.09.23 Buffalo Iron Works Buffalo, NY US Info / Poster
2024.09.24 Musica Akron, OH US Info / Poster
2024.09.25 Union Bar Buffalo, OH US Info / Poster
2024.09.26 Whirling Tiger Louisville, KY US Info / Poster
2024.09.27 Goner Fest / Railgarten Memphis, TN US Info / Poster
2024.09.28 Saturn Birmingham, AL US Info / Poster
2024.09.29 The Pilot Light Knoxville, TN US Info / Poster
2024.09.30 123 Pleasant Street Morgantown, WV US Info
2024.10.01 Tellus360 Lancaster, PA US Info / Poster

Check official listings here: https://www.instagram.com/jonspencerhitmaker/

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The Muffs – Expanded Reissue

The Muffs – NEW expanded double vinyl reissue by Omnivore Recordings scheduled for release on 16 August 16 2024.

Album Photo: Melanie Vammen

“The quartet rips through the album’s 16 tracks, ranging from and an Angry Samoans cover, to the college radio smash, “Lucky Guy.” In addition, alt-rock superstar Jon Spencer (Pussy Galore and his own Blues Explosion) adds some theremin and The Godfather Of Exotica Korla Pandit’s Hammond Organ makes an appearance. Even the beverage Fruitopia caught the buzz, using the album’s “Everywhere I Go” in a popular television campaign.

This reissue contains the classic original album, and adds a whopping 10 bonus tracks: a radio remix of “Lucky Guy,” a version of “Everywhere I Go” which was only available on the cassette of The Muffs album, and 8 previously unissued demos from the band’s vocalist and lead guitarist, Kim Shattuck—who filled the role of departed Kim Deal on the Pixies’ 2013 tour.

Released with full cooperation from the band, Shattuck and bassist Ronnie Barnett provide new liners, and they have opened their archives for photos and other ephemera.”

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James Chance (April 20, 1953 – June 18, 2024)

James Chance with Jon Spencer, Bill “Butcher” Bronson, Ron Ward and Ed Bordonada at Room 17, Brooklyn, New York, US (November 2017).

Photo: Daniel Efram (https://www.instagram.com/danielefram/)

“James Chance & Co. 2017.

When last night Butcher Bronson mentioned that Mister Chance had passed away, I felt like I had just taken a huge punch to the gut.

It reminded me that I may have lost the only photos I had ever had a opportunity to take of enigmatic performer.

Fortunately, they were not on one of the corrupted hard drives and I’m able to show you some of them today. Years late and far from technically perfect, but nonetheless here they are.

Chance is shown with vocalist Ron Ward, Producer Jon Spencer and The Dream Lovers (including guitarist / keyboardist Bill “Butcher” Bronson and percussionist Ed Bordonada. With another photo adding engineer Ted Young from their November 2017 recording sessions in Bushwick.

At the time I was still finding my way with a camera and was a bit nervous being in close proximity to this esteemed grouping of NYC music legends, we had a history and they graciously allowed me to capture a lot of images through an old, broken lens. Fortunately, as few turned out. Here they are.

Though Mister Chance lived in my hood, I had never met him before. Contrary to his recorded persona he was very quiet and may have only spoken to Ron while in the studio waiting to record. He did not want to be photographed and I think this was one of my first experiences with a subject who was doing everything in his power to make sure I didn’t get a good image of him. I don’t think he had anything against me, maybe he just wasn’t being paid for both recording and a photo.

It wasn’t appropriate to say how much his music meant to me or to the world, but I was thinking about it the whole hour or so that I was standing next to him at the cramped space.

Hearing that the last few years have been difficult for him and his wife didn’t surprise me. From the outside, his life seemed like it was made to burn out, his short, sharp bursts of cataclysmic skronking emblematic of the peaks and valleys of more than his recordings.

There will never be a replacement for James Chance, but his signature sounds will continue to illustrate the musical rendering of living on the edge for future generations.

Thank you for the notes. Bye for now.”

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S-E-R-V-I-C-E – NEW Shows!

“If you thought things were quiet with SERVICE, it’s only because things were a-brewin’ behind the scenes. There’s been a lot of writing and recording, and preparing to unleash a whole slew of new songs. The band will be taking it on the road at the end of August, so get ready for the rad!

2024.08.29 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH US Info / Poster
2024.08.30 MOTR Pub Cincinnati, OH US Info / Poster
2024.08.31 Romanus Fest Indianapolis, IN US Info / Poster
2024.09.01 Portal Louisville, KY US Info / Poster

Put on yer big kid pants and let’s do this right!” – Ivy Agency (instagram.com/ivyagencyworldwide/)

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Heavy Trash – Meredith Music Festival: Interview

Heavy Trash interview at Meredith Music Festival, Victoria, Australia (12 December 2009).

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARt6CxthEA4

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