The Bobby Lees Skin Suit Alive Records I love a bit of dirty garage rock. But there’s a fine line between garage and garbage. A lot of pretenders. A lot of noble failures too, granted. It can be tough trying to steer straight, even when you aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel as you drive.
I’ve seen The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion a few times. Always great, worth seeing. Most recently I saw them a couple of years back and they really nailed it. The trio slammed out songs, pummeled them in fact; the actual idea of the song was less relevant than the concept of pushing a riff in […]
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Bodega Saturday, August 1 Okay, everything I remember about Jon Spencer Blues Explosion from previous visits, from the previous times I’ve seen them here, is everything I (continue) to like about this band. They hit that stage hard, they hit it running and they don’t stop – until they’re done. And […]
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 […]
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Meat and Bone Mom & Pop Music It’s nice to have Jon Spencer Blues Explosion back – that’s the obvious, immediate feeling I get every time I hit play on new album, Meat and Bone. The next obvious, immediate feeling I get every time I hit play on new album, Meat […]