August 3 – On This Day!

1989: Pussy Galore – Ground Zero, Boston, US

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, HI, US
w/ Rage Against The Machine

2001: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rock in Japan Festival, Ibaraki, Japan

2003: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Summer Sonic, Osaka, Japan

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2014: Mike Edison / Cristina Martinez / Jon Spencer – Arts & Seizures – Heritage Radio Network @ Robertas, 261 Moore Street, Brooklyn, NY, US

Including the live performances of River Deep Mountain High and three different renditions of ‘Birthday Blues’ (two of which feature Cristina and Jon).

2018: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – El Club, Detroit, MI, US
w/ The Melvins

HITmakers show #6

Soundcheck Photo: Brian Walsby (https://www.instagram.com/brianwalsby/)

Interview / Show Preview Feature:

“Todd: Not at all. Even the club scene is coming back. I know that we’ll get to that a little bit because you’re coming to town August 3rd to play the El Club. You’ve played a lot of clubs in Detroit over your extensive career.

Jon: Been there a few times. One of my fondest memories of Detroit was getting shown around by Danny Kroha, and it was back when the Fortune Building was still there. You know – Fortune Record Studio. And I guess we were sort of breaking into abandoned buildings, but climbing the fence, and going in there. There wasn’t much to see, but it was still very exciting for us, me and my band mates. Danny would say like, “Oh, yeah, when I first went in here you could find old paper labels.” There were still kind of pieces there that indicated what the history of what that place once was. Detroit is definitely a very cool place. It’s interesting to see, I don’t know what you call it, the rejuvenation or the reinvention.” – Todd ‘ToddStar’ Jolicoeur / https://100percentrock.com/2018/07/interview-jon-spencer-july-2018/

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August 2 – On This Day!

1989: Pussy Galore – Les Foufounes Électriques, Montreal, QC, Canada
w/ Shlonk and Bliss

2002: 20 Miles – El Matador, New Orleans, LA, US

2003: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan

2006: Puffy – Splurge EP – vinyl edition released in Japan

Includes Go Baby Power Now featuring Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray of Heavy Trash along with Simon Chardiet, Daniel Jodocy and Phil Hernandez (who all performed on the Going Way Out With Heavy Trash album) and Chris Maxwell.

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, US

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Gebaude 9, Köln, Germany

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Allen St, Christchurch, New Zealand

2018: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI, US
w/ The Melvins and Yen Yen

HITmakers show #5

“His 45-minute set was minimalist and coarse, unrefined rock with lurching rhythms and awkward spaces between notes, topped with Spencer’s hallmark affected yelps.”

“Spencer’s guitar was all jagged skronk. What’s best described as “miscellaneous percussion” was played on an empty automobile gas tank and, yes, a trash can. It’s surely the type of anti-virtuoso racket that’s harder to play than it looks.” – John Serba / localspins.com

Poster Design: Shawn Knight (https://www.instagram.com/shawnknight000/)
Live Photos: Derek Ketchum (https://localspins.com/melvins-rock-might-tight-head-scratchingly-brilliant-in-grand-rapids-local-spans/)
Notice Board Photo: Jon Spencer

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August 1 – On This Day!

Pussy Galore - Apocalypse Club, Toronto, Canada (1 August 1989)1989: Pussy Galore – Apocalypse Club, Toronto, ON, Canada

Photo Credit: Rick McGinnis (https://www.instagram.com/rickmcginnis/)

1995: Cheater Slicks – Don’t Like You – released

Jon Spencer produced this album and provided guest vocals on Mystery Ship.

2002: 20 Miles – Rudyard’s, Houston, TX, US

2003: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shibuya Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Lollapaloza, Grant Park, Chicago, IL, US

Poster Design: Justin Hampton

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Osheaga, Montreal, QC, Canada

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bar Bodega, Wellington, New Zealand

Live Photo: Damian McDonnell (https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/photo/16359/Jon-Spencer-Blues-Explosion.utr)

2016: The Scientists – A Place Called Bad – released

The cover sticker features a quote from Jon Spencer which is taken from the Sedition live album.

“The Scientists turned my head around and made a man out of me! They grew hair on my palms and made my socks stink!” – Jon Spencer

2018: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Ignition Music Garage, Goshen, IN, US
w/ Bugg

nb. This was the first headline show for Jon Spencer & The HITmakers

HITmakers show #4

Band Photo: Andy Weatherill (https://www.instagram.com/uuuhyeah/)
Bob Bert (Inside): Ignition Music (https://www.facebook.com/IgnitionMusicGarage/)
Bob Bert (Outside) / Set List: Jon Spencer (https://www.instagram.com/jonspencerhitmaker/)

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July 31 – On This Day!

1987: Pussy Galore – Anthrax Club, Norwalk, CT, US

Live Photos: Scott Munroe

1989: Pussy Galore – Club Soda, Kalamazoo, MI, US

1998: Boss Hog – Mercury Lounge, New York City, NY, US
w/ US Maple and Gunga Din

nb. Kurt Wolf on sound

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba, Japan
w/ Atari Teenage Riot, Eastern Youth, Back Drop Bomb, Feeder, Brahman and DMBQ

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON, Canada

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Powerstation, Auckland, New Zealand – RESCHEDULED for 5 August 2015.

2018: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Park West, Chicago, IL, US
w/ The Melvins

HITmakers show #3

Live Photo: Patrick Houdek (https://thebadcopy.com/show-reviews/melvins-jon-spencer-in-chicago-il/)
Soundcheck Photo: King Buzzo (https://www.instagram.com/melvinsdotcom/)

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Honeymoon Killers – Hung Far Low: Bang Records Reissue

Honeymoon Killers – Hung Far Low will be reissued on vinyl by Bang Records.

Pre-Order here: https://www.munsterama.com/index.php?mode=spot&skuid=39994

“Hung Far Low” is the fifth and final studio album by New York noise rock band The Honeymoon Killers, originally released in 1991 and is now remastered in order to achieve the extreme sound desired for this band. The Honeymoon Killers recorded this album picking up 2/3 of the nascent Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and it meant a Sonic evolution to the band in the way to get the original Honeymoon Killers sound adding slicks of Pussy Galore and The Blues Explosion. Artwork revised and completed by Pauline Teel (Big City Stompers). The Band: Jerry Teel – guitar, harmonica, vocals (The Chrome Cranks, Knoxville Girls, Big City Stompers, etc). Jon Spencer – guitar (Blues Explosion, Pussy Galore, Five Dollar Priest, etc). Russell Simins – drums (Blues Explosion, etc). Lisa Wells – bass.”

Band Photo: Jens Jurgensen

Bang Records: https://www.instagram.com/bang_records/

Hung Far Low was originally issued by Fist Puppet Records in 1991 on black vinyl, red vinyl, CD and as a promotional cassette.

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July 30 – On This Day!

Pussy Galore - Stache's, Columbus, Ohio, US (30 July 1989)1989: Pussy Galore – Stache’s, Columbus, Ohio, US

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Easley Recording, Memphis, TN, US
*Recording Extra Width at Waterworks Recording, New York City with Jim Waters*

2005: Blues Explosion – Les Extravagant Festival, Biarritz, France

2007: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Is Is – released in Australia

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, US

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Porao do Rock, Brasilia, Brasil

2016: Jon Spencer – The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed – Lincoln Center, New York City, NY, US

Jon Spencer performed Venus In Furs with the house band and the song ended with him whipping the guitar with his belt.

Other artists include: a house band with Don Fleming, Sal Maida, Kenny Margolis, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, and Matt Sweeney with guest singers: Joanaspolicewoman, David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Jesse Malin, Kembra Pfahler, Felice Rosser, Harper Simon, Bush Tetras, JG Thirlwell, and Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls.

“Post-punk avant-scuzz-rock classicist Jon Spencer, rocking shades and dressed head to toe in black, was a dead ringer for 1966 Lou, capping a perfect “Venus in Furs” by laying his guitar on the stage, removing his black leather belt, and flogging it while the amps howled. “That’s how it’s done,” said MC and producer Don Fleming glowingly.” – Rolling Stone

REVIEW: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/live-reviews/laurie-anderson-anohni-lead-stirring-lou-reed-tribute-w431909

2018: Jon Spencer – High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI, US
w/ Melvins

HITmakers show #2

Set List Photo: S. Filzen (https://www.instagram.com/sfilzen/)
Poster Design: Bureau of Print Research and Design

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July 29 – On This Day!

1989: Pussy Galore – Top Hat, Newport, KY, US
w/ Tar and Chrome Cranks

Chrome Cranks show #1

“On this day in 1989 I saw Pussy Galore, Tar, and Chrome Cranks at Top Hat in Newport, Kentucky just across the river from Cincinnati. This was in a little dive bar and I got right up front for all three bands. One of the guys from Chrome Cranks later told me that this was their first show. Tar was a cool band from Chicago on Amphetamine Reptile records.”

Flyer Image / Text: https://www.instagram.com/dolphy.music.matador/

1994: Boss Hog – Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, PA, US
w/ Pony and Rear Admiral

2005: Blues Explosion – Vilar de Mouros Festival, Vilar de Mouros, Portugal

2008: Fred Schneider – Just Fred – CD reissued

Russell Simins plays drums in one of the backing bands on this album (going by the name ‘Deadly Cupcake’) who peform the tracks: Whip, Helicopter, Bulldozer, Coconut, Center Of The Universe and Radioactive Lady Eyeball.

2018: Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits! – Tour Edition released

2018: Jon Spencer – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, US
w/ The Melvins and Yen Yen

HITmakers show #1

“The garage rocker kicks things off with their first single Do the Trash Can. There is a reason they kicked off with this song. IT ROCKS! From the swinging drum intro to the buzzy guitar riff, the song is a great way to wake the crowd up. I knew the Melvins were going to be bringing two bass players out for this show, but I didn’t know that Spencer would be bringing two drummers out! This wasn’t your traditional two drummers, there is one regular drummer and the second drummer was using hammers to bang on metal and other things on his makeshift drum kit. I got a kick out of this and it added that extra bit of garage-y vibe to the set. It didn’t feel like we were watching band on the main stage at First Ave. It felt like were hanging out a Spencers house and he was just jamming for us and other friends.” – TwinCitiesMedia.net

Photos / Review: John Oakes (twincitiesmedia.net)

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July 28 – On This Day!

1989: Pussy Galore – unknown US tour date

1994: Boss Hog – unknown US tour date

1998: 20 Miles / Doo Rag – Sinful Tunes & Spirituals – released in Australia

2005: Blues Explosion – Arena, Civitanova, Italy

2007: The Pierces (poss. w/ Russell Simins) – Secret Garden Party – Great Stage, Huntingdon, UK

2010: Jon Spencer – Channeling Chilton: A Night of Alex Chilton’s Music @ City Winery, New York City, NY, US

Show included:

Yo Lo Tengo & Jon Spencer – Bangkok
Yo Lo Tengo with Jon Spencer & Russell Simins – Rock Hard
Yo La Tengo with Jon Spencer & Alan Vega – Rubber Room

Live Photo: Mark Rifkin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/twi-ny/albums/72157624485203841)

“Indie-rock mainstays Yo La Tengo took the stage next, giving a dreamy acoustic performance of “Take Care,” also from “Third/Sister Lovers”. They then did a spirit-raising rendition of jazz standard “My Baby Just Cares for Me,” which YLT frontman Ira Kaplan noted “wasn’t written by Alex, but we first heard it sung by him”. Kaplan and wife/drummer Georgia Hubley were later joined by fiery garage rocker Jon Spencer, who delivered an explosive (naturally) performance of Chilton’s “Bangkok”.” – Billboard.com

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bourbon Street Music Club, São Paulo, Brasil

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

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July 27 – On This Day!

1989: Pussy Galore – unknown US tour date

1994: Boss Hog – Last Call Saloon, Providence, RI, US

1999: Jon Spencer interview on The X Show

*Appearance on the FX network’s “The X Show” at 10 PM.

2005: Blues Explosion – Pool Bar Festival, Feldkirch, Austria

2008: Bomb The Bass – Fuzzbox – digital track posted online

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 – released

*CD issued in card sleeve featuring the tracks from the show only releases for the Amphetamine Reptile Records 25th Birthday Bash in Minneapolis show on 28 August 2010.

This CD features tracks from Dope, Guns and Fucking in the Streets Volume 12 including the previously unissued track Stain by Boss Hog and Inbred Vampire-Techno Car Chase by Haze XXL with Jon Spencer from the Fuzz Buzz Kill Summit 7″.

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Niceto Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
w/ DT’s and Tormentos

Live Photos: Maximo Gimenez (http://maximogimenez.blogspot.com/2014/08/john-spencer-blues-explosion_14.html)

Poster Design: Nicolás Valdés (https://www.flickr.com/photos/removedor/)

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland
w/ Urban Junior

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July 26 – On This Day!

1987: Pussy Galore – Asylum, New York City, US
w/ Black Snakes

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Lollipop Festivalen, Stockholm, Sweden

Band Portrait: from POP #20: Interview (PRESS, SWEDEN)

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – El Rey Theatre, Hollywood, LA, US

Ticket Image: Steve Diet Goedde

2005: Blues Explosion – Spazio 211, Torino, Italy

Live Photo: Loris Brunello (https://www.instagram.com/gaz___/)
Poster Artwork: Malleus

2011: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Day Tripper / 95.9 FM Rock & Pop, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2012: Joseph Arthur – Bowery Ballroom, New York City, NY, US

Guitar: Dan Murphy
Bass: Kraig Jarret Johnson
Drums: Russell Simins
Accordion: Paul Cantelon
Trumpet: John “Scrapper” Sneider

Live Photo Credit: Rob Yasinsac

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cafe Atlantik, Freiburg, Germany

Poster design by Black Forest Industries in an edition of 39 pieces. Limited edition tickets (100 pcs) available exclusively from Flight13 record store.

2015: Heavy Trash – Arts & Seizures, Brooklyn, New York, US

*Originally scheduled for 26 July 2015 but postponed due to a power outage but the set was recorded and broadcast the following Sunday on 2 August 2015.

Live Photos: Judy McGuire (https://instagram.com/bad_advice/)

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Jon Spencer & The HITmakers: 2021 Shows – Clarksdale, MS Date Added!

Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – NEW SHOW: Deep Blues Festival @ The New Roxy, Clarksdale, MS on 15 October 2021.
w/ Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory

Tickets / Info: https://deepbluesfest.com/merchandise/

TOUR DATES:

October 07: Tellus 360, Lancaster, PA
October 08: The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, Cleveland, OH
October 09: Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
October 10: Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH
October 11: The Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY
October 12: The Zanzabar, Louisville, KY
October 13: The High Watt, Nashville, TN
October 14: The Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis, TN
October 15: Deep Blues Festival @ The New Roxy, Clarksdale, MS
October 16: Martin’s, Jackson, MS
October 17: ‘Boogie Brunch’ @ Standard Deluxe, Waverly, AL
October 18: The EARL, Atlanta, GA
October 19: 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
October 20: New Brookland Tavern, Columbia, SC
October 22: Kings, Raleigh, NC
October 23: The Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
October 24: Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

Check Shove Records Facebook for more details and links: https://www.facebook.com/JonSpencerHITmaker/posts/824020144889661

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July 25 – On This Day!

1989: Pussy Galore – Gabe’s, Iowa City, IA, US
w/ Gorilla Biscuits and The Libido Boys

1990: Pussy Galore – Peel Session / BBC Radio 1, UK – Broadcast Date

The Peel Session is actually recordings from CBGB’s, NY, US on 5 August 1989

1996: Fred Schneider – Just Fred – released in Japan

Russell Simins plays drums in one of the backing bands on this album (going by the name ‘Deadly Cupcake’) who peform the tracks: Whip, Helicopter, Bulldozer, Coconut, Center Of The Universe and Radioactive Lady Eyeball.

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, US
w/ Andre Williams and the Countdowns

Poster Artwork: Michael Wertz

2006: Puffy AmiYumi – Splurge – released in the US

Go Baby Power Now features Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray of Heavy Trash along with Simon Chardiet, Daniel Jodocy and Phil Hernandez (who all performed on the Going Way Out With Heavy Trash album) and Chris Maxwell.

2006: V/A feat. Cibo Matto – Red Hot + Latin: Silencio = Muerte Redux – released in the US

Features ‘Águas de Março’ (Waters of March) by Cibo Matto featuring Russell Simins on Vocals

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Zwarte Cross, Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands

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July 24 – On This Day!

1989: Pussy Galore – Old Avalon Theater, Minneapolis, US
w/ Babes in Toyland, Babel 17 and Neo Mort

The writer of ‘St. Paul Bike Blog‘ put this show on and was given a Pussy Fuzz pedal by Jon Spencer and states that “That is my friend Bob Brustman on the poster, he hates cats.”

Photo of Jon Spencer and Lori Barbero at Big Trouble House, Minneapolis: Bob Bert

1989: Jon Spencer – Old Avalon Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, US
Interview with Jon Spencer published in Dirt magazine

1994: Boss Hog – Middle East, Cambridge, MA, US

Live Photos: Tolerance Burke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/45106708@N00/)

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – VPRO Session, Studio Amstel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

“The Explosion immediately hurl themselves into an unbroken assault on the best of ‘Orange’, ‘Sweat’ is followed by ‘Dang’, and then a dangerously frenzied ‘Full Grown’. At which point, Spencer loses the plot completely. Chucking his guitar to the floor, he paces the stage, kicks his mike stand into the crowd and attacks a hapless photographer. Then, turning to his Theremin, he flicks the switch, does his kung-fu posturing and jumps on the drumkit – all the time bellowing, “My father was Sister Ray.” As the song finishes, Spencer stops shaking, looks up and senses that one last time we need reminding of something really quite important. “Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the “Bloooze Explosion.”” – James Oldham / NME

Photo (black & white): Andy Willsher / NME
Photo (colour): Jeroen Van De Beek (https://www.instagram.com/jeroendebeek/)

2005: Blues Explosion – Festival des Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix, France

2007: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Is Is – released in the US

Russell Simins is credited with ‘Hand Claps’ on this release.

2007: Tandy – Did You Think I Was Gone? – released

Includes Misery Boys (Misremix) features Russell Simins on drums and is produced by Jay Braun & Russell Simins.

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Cafe Glocksee, Hannover, Germany
w/ The Animen

Live Photos: Daniel Junker (http://www.junkerphoto.de/the-jon-spencer-blues-explosion-24-juli-2014-hannover-cafe-glocksee/)

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July 23 – On This Day!

Boss Hog - CBGB's, New York City, NY, US (23 July 1993)1989: Pussy Galore – Cubby Bear Lounge, Chicago, IL, US

1993: Boss Hog – CBGB’s / Breaking The Barrier, New York City, NY, US
w/ Cosmic Psychos, Hammerhead, Janitor Joe, Chokebore

Artwork (Main): Frank Kozik
Artwork (Frankenstein Monster): Coop

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR, US
w/ Andre Williams and the Countdowns

Poster Artwork: Mike King
Ticket Image: Jason Labinger (https://www.instagram.com/jlabinger/)

2005: Blues Explosion – Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland

2007: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Is Is / Down Boy [Promo] – released in the UK

Russell Simins is credited with ‘Hand Claps’ on this release.

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July 22 – On This Day!

1989: Pussy Galore – Central Tavern, Seattle, WA, US
w/ The Melvins and Girl Trouble

Set List / Ticket Photo: Larry Schemel (https://www.instagram.com/larryschemel/)

1995: Boss Hog – The Macintosh New York Music Festival @ Irving Plaza, New York City, NY, US
w/ Blonde Redhead

“It could be the first time that a rock festival is taking place simultaneously in clubs and on computer screens, with its own site on the Internet’s World Wide Web.” – New York Times (July 17, 1995)

“The Macintosh New York Music Festival, with little to no digital architecture, launched July 17-22, 1995 with some 350 bands playing at 15 venues and a strong lineup, booked by Walter “Worldwide” Durkacz who was the festival’s associate producer. the bill included: The Throwing Muses, The Boredoms, Jeff Buckley, Supergrass, Boss Hog, The Residents and Blonde Redhead among many others.” – https://www.pollstar.com/

Images: New York Magazine (July 17, 1995)

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Sheraton, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion tour van was broken into in the loading dock of The Sheraton in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The window was smashed and a mess of gear was stolen, including mics, amps, rack equipment, and the original 1962 Vanguard Model Theremin.” –

“The Blues Explosion found a pawn shop in Vancouver that they believe was offered the stolen gear, tour manager Dick Meredith said.

“We opened at 10:15, and two guys bring [the instruments] in,” said Ducamh Nguyen, owner of the So Many Things store. “We asked them about it, but they didn’t have picture ID, so we didn’t take it.”

Along with the theremin, thieves nabbed a drum, a sampler, numerous microphones and other equipment, Meredith said. Tour shirts also were taken, one of which was discovered later on a local homeless man.” – http://www.mtv.com/

2005: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Crossroads Festival, Gijon, Spain
w/ The Presidents of the United States of America, Lucky Peterson, J. Teini Band, El Vez, The Blasters and Stepbrothers

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – VEGA, Copenhagen, Denmark
w/ Shiny Darkly

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July 21 – On This Day!

1989: Pussy Galore – The Satyricon, Portland, OR, US
w/ Napalm Beach and Hell Cows

1991: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – CBGB’s, New York City, New York, US

“By Any Means Green!” benefit show with Cop Shoot Cop, Lubricated Goat, Rat.At.Rat.R, Reverb Motherfuckers, Jesus Christ, Grade A, PMS, Menace Dement, Radicts, Motor Morons, John Moore, W.O.O., Eric Ambel, Purple Geezus, Thrust, Unsane, God is My Co-Pilot with Performances by Ann Magnuson, Elmer Lang, Alien Comic, Rockets Redlarge and emcee’s Jennifer Blowdryer and Marguerite Van Cook.

Poster Artwork: Danny Holman

Image via twitter.com/120_loop

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
w/ Andre Williams and the Countdowns

2001: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Siren Festival, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, US
w/ Enon, Peaches, Rainer Maria, Quasi, Man or Astro-man?, Superchunk and Guided by Voices

Soundcheck Photos: Bradley S. Clark (flickr.com/photos/bradleyclark/)
Live Photo: Tara Engberg (via villagevoice.com)
Poster Design: Paul Antonson

2008 (Early Show): Native Korean Rock & The Fishnets (w/ Russell Simins) – Union Pool, Brooklyn, US

2008 (Late Show): Native Korean Rock & The Fishnets (w/ Russell Simins) – Union Pool, Brooklyn, US

2009: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Teatro Caupolicãn San Diego 850, Santiago Centro, Metropolitana de Santiago

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Majas Café på, Varberg, Sweden

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July 20 – On This Day!

1988: Pussy Galore / Black Snakes – Penetration In The Centrefold / One Shot World – released in Japan

1989: Pussy Galore – Aggie Hotel, Davis, CA, US
w/ Lugnut

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Experimental Remixes [20 July 1995] (CD, US) – third pressing released

2005: Blues Explosion – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany

2007: The Pierces (poss. w/ Russell Simins) – Highline Ballroom New York City, NY, US
w/ As Tall As Lions

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – The Rogers Picnic, Toronto, ON, Canada

2008: Heavy Trash – Le Cargo acoustic session @ Dour Festival, Dour, Belgium

2008: Heavy Trash – Dour Festival, Dour, Belgium

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Gonzofest, Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, MD, US
w/ We Are Hex

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Klubi, Tampere, Finland
w/ Cosmo Jones Beat Machine

2019: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Black Circle Brewing Co. – Indianapolis, IN, US – CANCELLED

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July 19 – On This Day!

Heavy Trash - Festival Internacional de Benicassim, Spain (19 July 2008)1989: Pussy Galore – Berkeley Square, San Francisco, CA, US
w/ Goo Goo Dolls

2005: Blues Explosion – Gebäude 9, Cologne, Germany

2007: The Pierces (poss. w/ Russell Simins) – TT’s, Boston, MA, US
w/ As Tall As Lions

2008: Heavy Trash – Festival Internacional de Benicassim, near Valencia, Spain

Live Photo (Jon Spencer in front of stage): Kaiko
Live Photos (all others): Clara Tortato (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasodacornflakes/)

2009: Boss Hog – Dour Festival, Dour, Belgium

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA, US
w/ We Are Hex

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
w/ Charm Bags

2015: Heavy Trash – Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands
w/ Bloodshot Bill

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July 18 – On This Day!

Pussy Galore - Kennel Club, San Francisco, CA, US (18 July 1989)1989: Pussy Galore – Kennel Club, San Francisco, CA, US
w/ Goo Goo Dolls and Elvis Hitler

1993: Boss Hog – Off Ramp, Seattle, WA, US
w/ Kill Sybil and BoneCellar

2001: The Jerry Lee Phantom – This Boring Rock – released
Includes Russell Simins remix of the title track

2005: Blues Explosion – Paard Van Trohe, Den Haag, Netherlands

2006: Heavy Trash – Valkhof Affaire Festival, Nijmegen, Netherlands

2007: The Pierces (poss. w/ Russell Simins) – Philadelphia, PA, US
w/ As Tall As Lions

2008: Heavy Trash – Garden Nef Party, Angoulême, France

Live Photo: David Granier (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bazarfoto/)

2009: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Via Funchal Rua Funchal, 65, Vila Olímpia, São Paulo, São Paulo

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York, US
w/ We Are Hex, Shockwave Riderz and JG Thirlwell

Poster Artwork: Shaky Kane

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bukta, Telegrafbukta, Tromsø, Norway
w/ The Bronx

2015: Heavy Trash – City Sounds Festival 2015, La Boule Noire, Paris, France

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July 17 – On This Day!

1989: Pussy Galore – Club With No Name @ Scream, The Probe, Hollywood, LA, CA, US
w/ M.O.B. and Dirt Merchants

Live Photo (Full Band): Krk Dominguez (https://www.instagram.com/krk_dominguez/)
Live Photos (all others): Xrstine Franco (https://www.instagram.com/xrstinefranco/)

1991: Boss Hog – CBGB’s, New York City, NY, US
w/ Hammerhead, Vertigo, Helmet and Lubricated Goat

Live Photo: Krk Dominguez (https://www.instagram.com/krk_dominguez/)

1993: Boss Hog – Satyricon, Portland, OR, US

2005: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Dour Festival, Dour, Belgium

Photo: Grégory Baillard (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010979771714)

2006: Heavy Trash – Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Denmark

2008: Heavy Trash – La Sapiens University, Roma, Italy

2009: Boss Hog – The Garden NEF Party, Angouleme, France

First show with Mickey Finn on keys.

2010: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL, US

Live Photo: Vera Gavrilovic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/vivaspygirl/)
Poster Artwork: Jay Ryan

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Spaceland Ballroom, Hamden, CT, US

Live Photo: nihilistic pizza (https://www.instagram.com/nihilisticpizza/)

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Parkteatret Scene, Oslo, Norway

2015: Heavy Trash – Oslo Hackney, London, UK
w/ Bloodshot Bill

*A birthday cake was brought out for Ramshackle Sam Baker and the audience sang Happy Birthday with accompaniment from the band.

Live Photo: Stephen Dowling

2020: The Bobby Lees – Skin Suit – released*

Album produced by Jon Spencer.

*the release was date moved from 8 May 2020 to 17 July 2020 but ended-up being sold online on 6 June 2020.

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