Are you READY for some Beasties-meets-Link? Huh? ARE YOU?!?
By Uncle Blurt
What is this hype: “The raw, the rhythm, the rock, the rebel without a pause…” Oh wait – that’s a Jon Spencer Blues Explosion promo blurb, so it ain’t no hype. It’s the honest truth, Ruth! In addition to some just announced upcoming dates that include a rare, one-off show at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar next month, and then their first appearance at Coachella Festival on two consecutive weekends (full itinerary below), glom onto this, rekkird nerds:
Are you ready for Record Store Day, April 19th?? The JSBX will be dropping an old-school, bad-ass 12″ single of their Beastie Boys-Link Wray mash-up “She’s On It-Jack The Ripper,” which has terrorized and astounded audiences LIVE the world over. And very soon, the Blues Explosion will re-enter the recording studio to continue work on their next Long Player!
Get those vinyl itches scratched in about 3 months, yo. The band’s most recent album Meat and Bone was reviewed at your dear ol’ uncle’s employer awhile back, which enthused thusly: “… possibly the band’s best album to date. The Explosion breaks everything down to its root and reconstructs it all in a perfect way; it should show a generation of cool kids that may have missed him the first time around that Jon Spencer is among garage rock’s main guitar slingers. Do not snooze on Meat and Bone: it is out of this world and as addictive as Heisenberg’s Blue Sky meth.”
February 15 – Brooklyn Night Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY
April 10 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
April 11 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
April 12 – Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
April 14 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
April 15 – Blank Club – San Jose, CA
April 17 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
April 18 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
April 19 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ