LIVE: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 7/9/13

Jon Spencer

Jon Spencer

Report and photographs by Kirsten Ferguson

OVERHEARD after the show: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion guitarist Judah Bauer and a fan discussing the approximate value of Bauer’s onstage gear of solid-state amps and custom guitars ($10,000) versus Jon Spencer’s Peavey amp and pawn-shop Zimgar guitar ($400). Said Bauer of Spencer’s trashy taste: “He just likes the way it sounds….” JSBX toast the budget guitar’s raunchy sound with the song “Zimgar,” on their latest album, Meat and Bone.

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COVERED by JSBX at Valentine’s: Rocket from the Tombs/Dead Boys’ “What Love Is,” the Beastie Boys’ “She’s On It” and Chain Gang’s “Son of Sam.”

SECOND OPINIONS:
Sara Foss’ review at Foss Forward

Judah Bauer

Judah Bauer

Jon Spencer (and theremin)

Jon Spencer (and theremin)

Bloodshot Bill

Bloodshot Bill

Blues Explosion

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