photos by Ryan Muir
"There never would have been a White Stripes or Black Keys without Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Dude is killing it at Brooklyn Bowl!" - Todd Goodwin
NY Press: Over the course of this year, all of the band's albums are going to be re-released, but what about new material?The above-referenced Brooklyn Bowl show took place Friday night with Golden Triangle. This summer you can catch the band again if you're in Chicago for the Pitchfork Festival.
Jon Spencer: Not all of them, but a lot of them. We started with this compilation, which is an overview of the first 10 years of the band. In a couple months, we'll release Now I Got Worry and Contro Negro and a couple months after that will be Year One, all of the records released in the band's first year. All in all, there will be six albums.
NY Press: You're also releasing a best-of compilation. Is that the material we can expect to hear at the Brooklyn Bowl show?
Jon Spencer: We'll definitely be pulling from all six albums, all of the albums really, and maybe some new stuff. I've been meaning to think about what's on the compilation and maybe hit those songs. We never use a set list, we just get up and do it, so what we're going to do is not know until we get there.
Meanwhile, one of Jon's other bands, Heavy Trash just kicked off a tour that will hit The Saint in Asbury Park on April 28th and then Mercury Lounge in NYC the next day. All dates and more pictures from Brooklyn Bowl, below...
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Heavy Trash - 2010 Tour Dates
Apr 18 - T. T. The Bears Place Cambridge, Massachusetts
Apr 19 - Club Hell Providence, Rhode Island
Apr 20 - The Monkey House Winooski, Vermont
Apr 21 - Space Portland, Maine
Apr 22 - La Sala Rosa Montreal, Quebec
Apr 23 - Horsehoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Apr 24 - Casbah Hamilton
Apr 25 - Call The Office London, Ontario
Apr 26 - The Mohawk Buffalo, New York
Apr 27 - Thunderbird Cafe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Apr 28 - The Saint Asbury Park, New Jersey
Apr 29 - The Mercury Lounge New York, New York
May 14 - Debaser Stockholm, Södermanlands län
May 15 - Bla Oslo, Oslo
May 16 - Musikcafeen Copenhagen, Hovedstaden
May 17 - Glocksee Hannover, Hamburg
May 18 - Festsaal Berlin, Berlin
May 19 - Hafenklang Hamburg
May 20 - Beatpol Dresden
May 21 - Lagerhaus Bremen
May 22 - Gleis 22 Munster
May 23 - Vera Groningen
May 24 - Paard Den Haag
May 25 - Relentless Garage London, London and South East
May 26 - Academy 3 Manchester, Northwest
May 27 - The Stereo Glasgow, Scotland