Pick for Tonight: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Jefferson Tonight (1/14/13)

January 14th, 2013 · No Comments · By

After twenty-plus years the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are still going strong, and while artists are usually commended for expanding and evolving their sound over the years, Spencer’s resistance to playing anything but dirt-nasty blues is a feat unto itself. If you’re looking for a primer then start with his early 90’s Matador releases, which includes my personal favorite¬†Now I Got Worry. You’ll be sure to hear most of the hits from that era since Spencer seem’s to fancy himself an entertainer more than an artist. I’ve had the chance to catch him in Jersey before and he, and his superb rhythms section, definitely bring it. Make it out if you’re looking for high-energy no-frills rock and a lot of leather pants and jackets.

Doors are at 7:00pm and Tickets are $17 at the door. Shockwave Riderz (seriously guys thats the name you went with?) will be opening.

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