Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Quasi

When: Mon., Nov. 12, 9 p.m. 2012


Jon Spencer and his explosive bluesmen have their detractors, but I’m not one of ’em. First, I cut Spencer tons of slack for heading Pussy Galore in the ’80s. Their sleazy noize middle-fingered music-biz conventions with gloriously spazzy nihilism. Second, those early Blues Explosion LPs ripped roots rock a few new ones—and roots rock still can’t s(h)it right. Third, the new album, Meat and Bone, slashes with much of the same ruthless, ribald power of those aforementioned early works. JSBX shouldn’t be sounding this vital this late in their career, but, surprisingly, they don’t need sonic Viagra. Fourth, you’re jealous that your woman wants Jon Spencer. DAVE SEGAL

Price: $15-18

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