February – On This Day

February 1:

1988: Pussy Galore – Rockfabrik, Übach, Germany

1992: Honeymoon Killers (w/ Judah Bauer) – De Kreun, Bissegem, Belgium

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – [unknown venue], US
w/ R.L. Burnside and The Demolition Doll Rods

2003: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Brighton Corn Exchange, Brighton, UK
w/ The Kills

2005: Blues Explosion – The Breakfast Spread, Studio 5, Melbourne, Australia

2005: Blues Explosion – Hothouse, St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia – Recording No Reservations.

2006: Heavy Trash – Starlight Ballroom, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
w/ The Sadies and Neko Case
Poster Artwork: Safety 47

2011: Heavy Trash – La 2 de Apolo, Barcelona, Spain
Poster Design: Adrian Lopez
Band Photo: Michael Lavine

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Great Scott, Allston, MA, US
*Julie Cafrtiz performed with The HITmakers during the encore*
w/ Bodega

HITmakers Show #62

Photo (Julie Cafritz): Ben Stas
Pussy Galore Songs Sheets: Julie Cafritz (https://www.instagram.com/p/Btb7VSGhCH2/)
Poster Design: Francisco Ramirez (https://www.instagram.com/bureau_of_print/)

February 2:

1988: Pussy Galore – Café Old Vienna, Mannheim, Germany

1992: Honeymoon Killers (w/ Judah Bauer) – Powerhouse, London, UK

1997: Butter 08 – Shibuya Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan

2008: Heavy Trash – Init, Roma, Italy

2009: The Pierces (w/ Russell Simins) – “L’album de la semaine”, Canal +, France

2011: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Waterfront at Aloha Tower Honolulu, HI, US

2011: Heavy Trash – Sala Stereo, Alicante, Spain

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – The Met, Pawtucket, RI, US
w/ Bodega and DJ Hula Bomb

HITmakers show #63

“Late into the show (the final one of the tour), he disappeared from the stage, only to re-emerge with a sizable garbage can that he threw at the audience. It was then thrown back on stage, all while the performance continued. No one was hurt and good times were had by all. The bar has been set for the rest of 2019.” – Patrick Garriepy

Live Photos: Patrick Garriepy (patrickgarriepy.com)
Poster Design: Pete Cardoso

February 3:

2005: Blues Explosion – Hi-Fi Bar, Australia
w/ Salmon (Kim Salmon of The Scientists)

2006: Heavy Trash with The Sadies – Lee’s Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Released as ‘The Sadies – In Concert Volume One

2008: Heavy Trash – Bronson, Ravenna, Italy

2009: The Pierces (w/ Russell Simins) – New York Club, Paris, France

2011: Heavy Trash – Hoy Empieza Todo, Radio 2, Madrid, Spain

2016: The 8G Band w/ Russell Simins – Late Night with Seth Meyers, NBC Studios, Studio 8G, Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY, US
Photos: Lloyd Bishop
*The 8G Band covered Afro during the show*

2017: Boss Hog – Oslo, Hackney, London, UK
w/ Suzie Stapleton and Dirty Water Club DJs

Live Photo: Sam Wells

“It’s been 17 long years since Boss Hog last had an album to tour, so Friday’s show at Hackney’s Oslo was an event not to be missed.

Then all too soon it’s all over and ears ringing, we scuttle back out into the freezing February night.

Here’s hoping we won’t have to wait another 17 years before they’re back this way again.” – Matt Catchpole /essentiallypop.com

February 4:

1988: Pussy Galore – Possible European Tour Date ?

1992: Honeymoon Killers (w/ Judah Bauer) – UK Show – unconfirmed

1997: Butter 08 – Nagoya Club Quattro, Nagoya, Japan

1997: V/A feat. Boss Hog – Suburbia: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – released in the US

2000: Twenty Miles – Bottom of The Hill, San Francisco, CA, US
w/ Bob Log III

2003: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, New York City, NY, US
Show Guest: Scott Foley / Season 2 Episode 73, Broadcast Date: 12 February 2003

2005: Blues Explosion – Big Day Out, Adelaide, Australia

2006: Russell Simins [DJ Set] – GBH Robot Rock Party @ MOVIDA, New York City, NY, US

2006: Heavy Trash – Lee’s Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
w/ The Sadies
Released: The Sadies – In Concert Volume One

2011: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, US
Poster Design: The Uprising Creative

2016: The 8G Band w/ Russell Simins – Late Night with Seth Meyers, NBC Studios, Studio 8G, Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY, US
Guests: Colin Jost / L.A. Reid / Jojo
*The 8G Band covered Bellbottoms*

Russell Simins Photo: Lloyd Bishop + Screen Grab Image from video

2017: Boss Hog – Muziekgieterij, Maastricht, Netherlands
w/ The Community

February 5:

1988: Pussy Galore – AJZ Biel, Gaskessel, Biel, Switzerland
Poster Artwork: Dirk Bonsma

1992: Honeymoon Killers (w/ Judah Bauer) – UK Show – unconfirmed

1997: Butter 08 – Shinsaibashi Club Quattro, Osaka, Japan

1998: Boss Hog – Middle East, Cambridge, MA, US

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rock Palace, Madrid, Spain
Photos: J. F. Leon

2009: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, US
w/ Dexter Romweber Duo

“With Chan being in a class all her own, she gave each track a unique spin, mostly due to her fantastic backing band, the Dirty Delta Blues. You can spot Judah Bauer of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Gregg Foreman from one of my favorite departed bands, The Delta 72. Obviously, with a name like that, you’re going to hear and fell the sounds of the deep south, a mixture of soul, blues and gospel. With that sound and Chan’s empathetic, gravely voice, you have the makings of a perfect performance.” – Music Snobbery

Live / Set List Photos: Ryan Muir (via brooklynvegan.com)

2011: Joseph Arthur (w/ Russell Simins) – City Winery, New York, NY, US
w/ Jessie Malin

2012: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – The Circus, Helsinki, Finland

2016: The 8G Band w/ Russell Simins – Late Night with Seth Meyers, NBC Studios, Studio 8G, Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY, US
Guests: (S3 E62): Leslie Mann / Joshua Jackson / Benjamin Walker
*The 8G Band covered Backslider*

2017: Boss Hog – De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands
w/ BlackboxRed

Live Photo: Dirk Van Der Lit

February 6:

1988: Pussy Galore – Possible European Tour Date ?

1992: Honeymoon Killers (w/ Judah Bauer) – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands

1996: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion with R.L. Burnside and Kenny Brown – Recording at Lunati Farms, Holly Springs, MS, US
Tracks released on A Ass Pocket of Whiskey and Mr Wizard
Artwork: Derek Hess
2005: Blues Explosion – Big Day Out, Perth, Australia

2008: Cat Power – Jukebox – released in Japan

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Terminal 5, New York City, NY, US

2009: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, NY, US

2010: Heavy Trash – Public Assembly, Brooklyn, New York, US
w/ Jukebox Jodi & Her 45s, Delco Nightingale and The Howlin’ Thurstons

2011: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – The Music Box, Los Angeles, CA, US
w/ The Meek, Demo Team and DJ Darren Revell

Poster Artwork: Two Rabbits

2017: Boss Hog – Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium
w/ Id!ots

Photo Credit: DaMusic.bet

2020: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – State Street Pub, Indianapolis, IN, US
w/ The Coke Dares, Magician Johnson and DJ Xerox the Kid

February 7:

1991: Boss Hog – [unknown venue], Manhattan, New York, US

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Afro – released in the UK

2000: Boss Hog – Whiteout [Single] – released in Europe

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, US

2009: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, NY, US

2012: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Antigel Festival, Geneva, Switzerland

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Sala Apolo, Barcelona, Spain
w/ Tokyo Sex Destruction

“La esencia de la Blues Explosión sigue intacta, son una apisonadora, se entrelazan los temas en su repertorio, Jon no para de dejarse caer sobre su rodilla, el theremin chirría como nunca, los instrumentos vintages, los cables de las guitarras se cruzan por el escenario, micro por el suelo, velocidad e intensidad y para finalizar antes del bis, un monitor de PA se funde literalmente, humo y olor a quemado por la sala.” – InterzoneRock

Live Photo (Jon): ‘Sfornols’
Marquee Photo Credit: Oscar Fernández Sánchez
Live Photo (Russell / Jon): InterzoneRock

2017: Boss Hog – L’Album de la Semaine / Studio 210, Saint-Denis, France
w/ Sore Losers and Miraculous Mule
Live Photo (Above): © Philippe Mazzoni / CANAL+
Soundcheck Photo: lepruvec (https://www.instagram.com/lepruvec/)
Set List Photo: Alter K

February 8:

1986: Pussy Galore – [unknown venue] Toronto, ON, Canada
w/ Peach of Immortality
*this show probably didn’t happen as POI / Pussy Galore at The Beach on January 19, 1986 is said to have been the last show on the tour*

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – 100 Club, London, UK

“…the audience are left in no doubt as they wring off their damp T-shirts onto the pavement outside: Jon Spencer is The Don.” – Pat Long / Kerrang

Live Photos: Martyn Goodacre

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA, US

Poster Artwork (cat): Kate Crosgrove, in an edition of 75
Poster Artwork (dog): Chris Kline

2009: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – 930 Club, Washington, DC, US

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Sala But, Madrid, Spain
w/ Tokyo Sex Destruction

2017: Boss Hog – Festival Les Nuits de l’Alligator​, Le 106​, Rouen, France
w/ The Sore Losers

February 9:

1988: Pussy Galore – London School of Economics, London, UK
w/ World Domination Enterprises

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Club Lek (VPRO radio session), Studio Desmet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Broadcast: 12 April 2002. ‘Shakin’ Rock ‘N’ Roll Tonight’ live at VPRO appeared on Sweet N Sour (7″, UK)

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Kool Haus, Toronto, ON, Canada

2012: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Garaj Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Soundcheck Photo: GaragjIstanbul

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Kafé Antzokia, Bilbao, Spain
w/ Tokyo Sex Destruction

Live Photos: Dena Flows (http://denaflows.com/galerias-de-fotos-de-conciertos/j/the-jon-spencer-blues-explosion/)

2017: Boss Hog – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
w/ The Sore Losers and Guadalupe Plata
Live Photo: Robert GIL

February 10:

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Democrazy, Gent, Belgium
w/ Jesus Disease

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Pavillion Theatre, Brighton, UK
w/ Huggy Bear and National Heroes

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – K-ROCK, New York City, New York
Set recorded live for Jake Fogelnest (in Howard Stern’s studio).

The exact date of recording is unclear but the Capitol Records promo cassette gives it as February 10, 1997, although elsewhere it’s recorded as February 19th and 27th.

2000: Twenty Miles – Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO, US

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Studio Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Live Photo: Gie Knaeps

2008: Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues – Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL, US
Ticket / Photos: Johanna Claudette

2009: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Avalon, Los Angeles, CA, US

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Le Bikini, Ramonville Saint Agne, France
Live Photos: Anthony Batista (toniomodio.com)

2015: Southern Culture on The Skids and Fred Schneider – Party at My Trouse – released in the US
Includes Party At My Trouse (Uptown Explosion Remix) by Alap Momin and Jon Spencer.

2017: Boss Hog – Stereolux, Nantes, France
w/ The Sore Losers and Guadalupe Plata

February 11:

1988: Pussy Galore – Venue, Edinburgh, UK

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Word, London, UK

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, US
Poster Design: squad19.com

“Late in the set Marshall gave the band a formal introduction through the time honored tradition of roll-call solos, something that was entirely refreshing considering the professionalism that attracts such gestures. Closing a brief encore with a rendition of Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You,” the band quietly exited the stage, leaving Marshall to wave and thank the crowd with appreciation of their packing the house for the show; and quite the show it was.” – Chris Deline

2009: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Avalon, Los Angeles, CA, US

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Paloma / SMAC de Nimes Metropole, Nimes, France

2017: Boss Hog – La Sirène, La Rochelle, France
w/ The Sore Losers and Guadalupe Plata
Live Photos: Julien Dupeyron
Group Photo: The Sore Losers

February 12:

1988: Pussy Galore – Boardwalk, Manchester, UK
w/ Membranes and King of the Slums

Recordings from this show appear on This Friday Night Only.

“New Yorkers Pussy Galore are yet another one of those groups who induce much knicker-wetting and can do no wrong. Tight-edged buzz thrash scratch metal on metal…the kids trash up the garage while pop’s at the office.

Bob Bert bashes a Cadillac and Jon Spencer’s long drawn-out drawl of the “f” and “c” words is at the forefront of each sweaty, adolescent mind and by tradition, the customary, predominantly male, audience grabs its sappy crotch and flings itself into bum-fluff, ass-gripping contact. The mental groove has a message: rock out heavy f***in’ killer, keep playin’, keep hatin’.” – Jacqueline Hart / Melody Maker

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Garage, London, UK
w/ Done Lying Down and Linus

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Wail: Capitol Records Promo Video dated February 12, 1997

2002: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Mains D’Oeuvre, Paris, France

2003: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown, US

2012: Boss Hog – Mike & Judy Show, Brooklyn, New York, US
Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez interview and I Dig You performance.

2012: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – The Venue, Tel Aviv, Israel – SHOW CANCELLED

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Molodiciotto Musica 90, Turin, Italy
Live Photo: Andrea Bracco (https://www.instagram.com/andreabraccophoto/)

February 13:

1988: Pussy Galore – Mermaid, Birmingham, UK
w/ N.V. Boys

Live Photos: Gary Walker (https://www.instagram.com/garybrianwalker/) / Mark Farmer (via https://www.instagram.com/sceneinbetween/)

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Circolo degli Artisti, Rome, Italy
*Margaret Doll Rod sang on Blues X Man*

2015: Jesper Munk – Courage For Love 7″ single – released in Germany
*Produced by Jon Spencer*

February 14:

1988: Pussy Galore – Duchess of York, Leeds, UK
w/ Drug Free America
Live Photos: Photos: Gary Walker (https://www.instagram.com/garybrianwalker/) / Matt Rands

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Venue, Edinburgh, UK

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bellbottoms – released

2000: Boss Hog – Whiteout – released

2000: Andre Williams Blues Explosion – Lapdance – released

2015: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, US
w/ DJ Jonathan Toubin, Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum), Lenny Kaye, Julianna Barwick, Austin Brown (Parquet Courts), Cassie Ramone, Brad Oberhofer (Oberhofer), Crocodiles, EZTV, Christian Peslak & more
Live Photo: Gregg Greenwood (http://www.gregggreenwood.com/)

2016: Boss Hog – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, US
Live Photo: Kid Congo Powers (https://www.instagram.com/kidcongopowers/)

2018: Bob Bert, Kid Congo Powers and Cynthia Ross with Jon Spencer, Cristina Martinez and Mickey Finn – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, US (14 February 2018)
Band Photo: Posted by Bob Bert (https://www.instagram.com/therealbobbert/)
Live Photos: Toby Tenenbaum (via www.brooklynvegan.com/)

SET LIST:
Mr Pharmacist (by The Other Half (also known as a cover by The Fall))
Downtown Love (by Johnny Thunders / Jerry Nolan)
The Mummy (by Tibia and The Fibula’s (Maury Laws / Jules Bass – Mad Monster Party OST))
I Hate You (by The Monks)

February 15:

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Duchess of York, Leeds, UK

2007: Tiny Masters of Today (w/ Russell Simins) – The Arm, Brooklyn, New York, US
Live Photo: Daniel Morris

2011: Joseph Arthur (w/ Russell Simins, Greg Dulli and C.C. White) – Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, US

2012: Joseph Arthur (w/ Russell Simins, Gillian Rivers and Kraig Jarrett Johnson) – Barnes and Noble, New York City, NY, US

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Auditorium Flog, Firenze, Italy
w/ Fletcher and Incompressible FC

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Brooklyn, NY, US
w/ D’NT and Low Fat Getting High

Live Photo: Dean Keim (https://www.flickr.com/photos/42302753@N05/sets/72157641079219223/)

February 16:

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Princess Charlotte, Leicester, UK
Live Photos: Neate Photos (facebook.com/neatephotos13 / https://www.instagram.com/neatephotos/)

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Akasaka Blitz, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

2000: 20 Miles – Stubb’s, Austin, TX, US
w/ Bob Log III

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Interzona, Verona, Italy
Live Photos: Francesco Carloni

February 17:

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Revolver, Madrid, Spain
w/ Electric Garden

1994: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – TJ’s, Newport, Wales, UK
*intro from this show released on S&M (LP/MAGAZINE, UK)*

1995: Boss Hog – CBGB, New York City, NY, US

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Akasaka Blitz, Minato, Tokyo

2007: Puffy – Hit & Fun – released in Japan
*Includes Go Baby Power Now featuring Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray*

2007: Tiny Masters of Today (w/ Russell Simins) – Brooklyn Art Collective @ The White Room, Brooklyn, Williamsburg, New York, US

2009: V/A feat. Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Dark Was The Night – released

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Pogon Jedinstvo, Zagreb, Croatia

“Spencerov prljavi blues garage punk ne ostavlja previše mjesta dvojbi tko je i dalje svjetski broj jedan kad je ova glazba u pitanju”

Live Photo: Saša Huzjak (http://www.terapija.net/)

2015: Heavy Trash – Brise Glace, Annecy, France
w/ Duck Duck Grey Duck

*Ramshackle Sam Baker was missing in an ice storm and was replaced by the Duck Duck Grey Duck drum duo (Robin Girod and Nelson Schaer)*

Live Photo / Set List: Denis Charmot

February 18:

1991: Boss Hog – Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Garatge Club, Barcelona, Spain
Live Photo: Oscar Fernandez Sanchez (https://www.facebook.com/oscar.fernandezsanchez.5)

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Masquerade, Tampa, Florida, US
w/ Speedball Baby and The Subsonics

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Akasaka Blitz, Minato, Tokyo, Jpaan

2008: Yoko Ono: 75th Birthday Party – Joe’s Pub, Manhattan, New York City, US
Live Photos: Anne Terada (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokoonoofficial/sets/72157607538280944/with/2892622899/)

2013: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Arena Wien, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Poster Artwork: Idon Mine
Ticket Image: Stephan Brugger (via https://www.instagram.com/steve.25.06/)

2015: Heavy Trash – La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
w/ Sarah McCoy and Duck Duck Grey Duck

*After being stuck in an ice storm the previous day Ramshackle Sam Baker only arrived in time for the encore*

Heavy Trash line-up (main set):

Bloodshot Bill
Jon Spencer
Matt Verta-Ray
Robin Girod
Nelson Schaer

Heavy Trash line-up (encore):
Bloodshot Bill
Jon Spencer
Matt Verta-Ray
Ramshackle Sam Baker

February 19:

1991: Boss Hog – Spot, Kassel, Germany

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Club at Firestone, Orlando, FL, US
w/ Subsonics and Speedball Baby

2015: Heavy Trash – L’autre Canal, Nancy, France
w/ Sarah McCoy and Duck Duck Grey Duck

February 20:

1991: Boss Hog – Röhre, Stuttgart, Germany

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Flordia Theatre, Gainesville, FL, US
Ticket Image: Michael (https://twitter.com/FloridaManSiam)

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Skala Espacio, Fukuoka, Japan

2002: The King Brothers – 6×3 – released in Japan

2015: Heavy Trash – Big Band Café, Caen, France
w/ Sarah McCoy and Duck Duck Grey Duck
Live Photos: Mathias Moreau

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Ebisu LIQUIDROOM, Tokyo, Japan
w/ Klan Aileen

HITmakers show #64

Live Photos: Yoshika Horta (https://rockinon.com/blog/yogaku/184184)

February 21:

1991: Boss Hog – possible show in Germany

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Backstage, Munchen, Germany
w/ Jeff Dahl

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Zepp Osaka, Osaka, Japan

2015: Heavy Trash – Chabada, Angers, France
w/ Sarah Mccoy, Duck Duck Grey Duck, Bloodshot Bill and Paul’s Boutique (DJ)
Set List / Live Photos: Fred Lombard (https://www.indiemusic.fr/les-nuits-de-lalligator-2015-le-chabada/)

2019: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – The Bishop Presents, Bloomington, IN, US

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Umeda Shangri-La, Osaka, Japan
w/ King Brothers

HITmakers show #65

Live Photo: tama_2106 (https://www.instagram.com/tama_2106/)
Venue Photos: ot_xx (https://www.instagram.com/ot_xx/)
Ticket: bacattsura (https://www.instagram.com/bacattsura/)

February 22:

1991: Boss Hog – Circus, Gammelsdorf, Germany

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bayside Jenny, Osaka, Japan

2003: 20 Miles – Catacombs, Madison, WI, US
w/ Gregg Foreman and The Shivers
Poster Design: Joe Williams

2015: Heavy Trash – Salle Vauban – Cabaret Vauban, Brest, France
w/ Bloodshot Bill

Live Photo: Anthony Leforestier (via https://www.facebook.com/anthonyALwest)
10th Anniversary Poster Design: Polkka Jam (http://www.polkkajam.com/)

February 23:

1991: Boss Hog – possible show in Germany

2000: Twenty Miles – Echo Lounge, Atlanta, US
w/ Bob Log III

2001: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The 5th Annual Mardi Gras Music Festival, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, US

2008: Heavy Trash – BBC Radio 2, London, UK
*Live set broadcast on Mark Lamarr’s God’s Jukebox*

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA, US
w/ Lamps

HITmakers show #66

“At this point, it was all making sense and the music acted like an unstoppable machine led a tireless man hammering his ‘hits’ with the swag of decades of rock ‘n’ roll while recycling about everything deep down in this trash can.” – Alyson Camus / rocknyc.live

Live Photo: Alyson Camus (https://rocknyc.live/jon-spencer-the-hitmakers-with-lamps-at-the-echo-saturday-february-23rd-2019.html)
Set List: Ryan J (https://www.instagram.com/purplepaisleyskyz/)

February 24:

1991: Boss Hog – Negativ, Frankfurt, Germany

1995: Jon Spencer – Interview on The New Music, Toronto, ON, Canada

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Opera House Toronto, Canada
w/ The Sadies and Suckerpunch

Ticket Image (b/w): http://sonicmoremusic.blogspot.co.uk/
Ticket Image (purple): https://www.instagram.com/juiceyjuiceyjuice/

1997: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rockafella’s, Columbia, SC, US

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Nagoya Club, Diamond Hall, Nagoya, Japan

2008: The Lost Cusaders feat. Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray – The Magnetic Field Cocktail Lounge, Brooklyn, New York, US

2015: Heavy Trash – L’Echonova, St Ave, France
w/ Bloodshot Bill and Hayseed Dixie

2017: S-E-R-V-I-C-E – State Street Pub, Indianapolis, IN, US
w/ Turn To Crime and Jackson VanHorn

Poster Artwork: Scott Forbes

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Slim’s, San Francisco, CA, US
w/ The Gonks

HITmakers show #67

“A consummate showman, Spencer worked the stage like a seasoned pro. Clad head to toe in dark denim, he struck rock poses with a beat-up cheap-looking guitar. Amid the sonic spectacle, Spencer appeared 10 feet tall, towering over the audience as he delivered the occasional mid-song soliloquy, sounding a bit like Elvis on drugs ranting over the public address system at Wal-mart.

The HITmakers played a collection of songs from throughout Spencer’s career but the bulk of the material seemed to come from the new solo album. On “Do the Trashcan,” the album’s first single, Bert was able to take this admonition literally as he pummeled a metal trash can with his hammers. The combination of a conventional drum kit helmed by M. Sord and the unorthodox collection of tools and junk battered by Burt built a thick and groovy foundation for the music, as evidenced by the small but enthusiastic audience dancing to every song. Standouts from the latest album included “Ghost” and “Time 2 Be Bad.” Amid his most recent material, Spencer peppered his setlist with songs from Pussy Galore, including “New Breed” and “Just Want to Die.” – David Gill / riffmagazine.com

Photo (Jon / Sord / Sam): Ted Hand
Photo (Jon / Sord): Jeff Scott

February 25:

1991: Boss Hog – Rose Club, Köln, Germany

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rose Club, Köln, Germany

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Café Campus, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
w/ Unsane, American Devices and Howard North

*Venue was changed from Foufounes Electrique to Cafe Campus*

Live Photo: Patrick Couture

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shakai Bunka Hall, Matsumoto, Japan

2001: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Stubb’s Amphitheater, Austin, TX, US
w/ T-Model Ford

Poster Design: Jason Austin

2003: 20 Miles – Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO, US
w/ Gregg Foreman and The Speeks

2006: Coldcut – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
*Everything Is Under Control features Juice Aleem, Jon Spencer, Mike Ladd and Roots Manuva*

2015: Heavy Trash – Les Nuits de l’Alligator, Coopérative de Mai, Clermont Ferrand, France
w/ Hayseed Dixie and Bloodshot Bill

Poster Design: Asso Sgfactory (https://www.facebook.com/sgfactory/)

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Johnny B’s, Medford, OR, US
*Powersolo were due to support but had to cancel due to weather conditions*

HITmakers show #68

Live Photo: James JP Langhoff (https://www.facebook.com/james.j.langhoff)

February 26:

1991: Boss Hog – Wehrschloss, Bremen, Germany

1993: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Huxley’s Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany

1995: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Middle East in Cambridge, Massacheusetts, US
Poster Artwork: Kozik

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Niigata Phase, Niigata, Japan

2001: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Engine Room, Houston, TX, US
w/ T-Model Ford

Artwork (“Aftermath”): Jermaine Rogers, in a hand-signed/numbered edition of 200 pieces
Artwork (purple): Uncle Charlie, Measures 11″ x 17″ in a hand-signed edition.

“Even having listened to the entire 75 minute set, I’m not sure exactly what the set list was – I’m not even sure when songs began and ended. Not only was I too mesmerised to really care, but the band never dropped the performance. Not once was there a pause for someone to get a drink, to change guitar picks or to bore the audience with a lot of talking. It was as if some kind of rock ‘n’ roll perpetual motion drove the night.” – Carly Kocurek

2006: Solex, Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer – Studio Aftrap, King Street, Amsterdam – working on Amsterdam Throwdown King Street Showdown!

“Not long after that Jon contacted me during his Cold Cut tour where he was one of their guests. He had 4 days off and decided to fly in from London to Amsterdam. Cristina flew in from New York to join in for those 4 days. Mike Ladd was also a guest on this Cold Cut tour so he also had 4 days off. Together with his friend Vijay Iyer he dropped by during one of those evenings for some recordings.” – Solex / Fartilizer: Interview (PRESS, EU)

2015: Heavy Trash – Radio Lomax, Rouen, France

2015: Heavy Trash – Le 106, Rouen, France
w/ Bloodshot Bill and Hayseed Dixie

Poster Design: Polkka Jam (http://www.polkkajam.com/)

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA, US
w/ Slang

HITmakers show #69

February 27:

1991: Boss Hog – Ecstasy, Berlin, Germany

1992: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – TT The Bears, Cambridge, MA, US
w/ Railroad Jerk and Cheater Slicks

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Blitz, Tokyo, Japan

2006: Solex vs Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer – Studio Aftrap, King Street, Amsterdam: working on Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown (LP, UK)

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – AOL Sessions, AOL Studio

2015: Heavy Trash – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
w/ Bloodshot Bill and Hayseed Dixie
Live Photo: Marion Ruszniewski (http://www.marion-photographie.com/2015/03/hayseed-dixie-heavy-trash-la-maroquinerie-paris-27022015/)

2019: Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Dante’s, Portland, OR, US
w/ Slang

HITmakers show #70
The HIT Machine show #1

February 28:

1991: Boss Hog – Kulturfabrik, Krefeld, Germany
Ticket Image: Tickettalk
Tour Listing: Andreas

1999: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Liquid Room, Tokyo, Japan

1996: Boss Hog – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI, US
w/ Wayne Kramer

1998: Twenty Miles – The Cooler, New York City, NY, US
w/ R.L. Burnside and T Model Ford
Poster Image: https://www.instagram.com/theblkhat/

2006: Solex vs Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer – Studio Aftrap, King Street, Amsterdam: working on Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown (LP, EUROPE)

2008: Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues – Tonight with Jay Leno, Studio 11 of NBC Studios, Burbank, CA, US
Live Photos: Paul Drinkwater

2014: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Manderley Bar, The McKittrick Hotel, New York City, NY, US
Live Photo: http://instagram.com/skeletonboynyc

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