Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Can Someone Explain Why the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Tour Is Skipping Tucson?

Posted By on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Hey, what the hell? The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have a tour coming up this fall, which will allow people in cities that generally have concerts (Chicago! Portland! Piittsburgh! Will experience the sweat! Of the Blues Explosion!) to enjoy the trio's relatively recently reformed take on blues riffs and yelling. But yet, Tucson is not currently on their schedule.

This, simply, is bullshit.

I don't know who to blame, but considering the band recorded its live album, Controversial Negro, at Club Congress and when I saw the band in Atlanta seemingly a million years ago, Spencer spent a significant amount of time yelling at the audience that Tucson was "number one," you'd think they could take a night out of their busy lives to rock our fair city.

Well, is Tucson no longer number one? Because seeing that there are sixteen American cities that have earned a JSBX show this fall, I don't think we can be considered any higher than number 17 these days.

It's hurtful, Mr. Spencer and company. Just hurtful.

Here's the group's new song, "Black Mold," from the album Meat And Bone, coming out Sept. 18.

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