Jon Spencer – The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI, US (2 August 2018)

Jon Spencer show at The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI, US with The Melvins (headline) and Yen Yen on 2 August 2018.

“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 /

nb. The band was later to become known as ‘Jon Spencer & The HITmakers’

The HITmakers:

Jon Spencer
Sam Coomes
M. Sord
Bob Bert (Gas Tank & Metal Percussion)

Poster Design (Above): Shawn Knight, measures 24″ x 18″, 3-colors on foil stock, edition of 69.

Foil Poster Photo: Shawn Knight (
Live Photos: Derek Ketchum (
Notice Board Photo: Jon Spencer (

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