The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is returning to New Zealand this July/August. First of all it was
announced that there’d be a show in Auckland at the Powerstation (July 31). But three further shows have been announced in a whirlwind tour. They’ll also play Wellington’s Bodega on August 1, Christchurch at Allen St on August 2 and Chick’s Hotel in Dunedin, August 4.
This is a must-see live band – still making vital new music too.
But even if you haven’t kept up with the Spencer Blues albums – and the last handful have been a real return to form – there’s always the energy and atmosphere of the gig to carry you through. This is the kickass garage rock/retro rock before there was any ‘scene’ or “revival”. It’s all here, punk attack delivering brutal slabs of rock’n’roll.