Posted in Contests | music | tour dates on September 13, 2012

Jon Spencer

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are releasing their new album, Meat and Bone, next week (9/18) and as mentioned, they'll be touring in support of it this fall and hitting NYC on November 3 at Bowery Ballroom with Ava Luna. Tickets for that show are still available.

But if you don't want to wait that long to see Jon and his band in NYC -- not to mention a more intimate location -- you're in luck. We're happy to announce that they'll be playing a surprise BrooklynVegan-sponsored record release party in at The Bowery Electric on the date of the album's release (9/18) with DJ Jonathan Toubin and free ice cream. The only way to get in to the show is to buy the album at Other Music starting Friday (9/14) for guaranteed entry or enter the BrooklynVegan contest to win a spot on the guestlist. Details on how to enter the contest are below.

We posted the Meat and Bone track, "Black Mold" a while back and the JSBX have just revealed another cut from the album, "Bag of Bones." Take a listen to that song, plus check out the contest details and a list of updated dates, below.


Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - "Bag of Bones"

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - 2012 Tour Dates
09-18 New York, NY - The Bowery Electric (private, see above)
10-06 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
10-11: Portland, ME. The Asylum
10-13 Pawtucket, RI - German American Music Hall
10-16 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Lounge
10-18 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern
10-19 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10-20 Indianapolis, IN - White Rabbit Cabaret
10-21 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
10-22 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
10-23 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
10-24 Columbus, OH - The Basement
10-25 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
11-03 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11-08 San Diego, CA - Casbah
11-09 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
11-10 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
11-12 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
11-13 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
11-14 Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore Cabaret

For a chance at winning tickets to see Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at The Bowery Electric: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "JON SPENCER" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "JON SPENCER". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!



Comments (9)

The Blues is No.!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 10:44 AM

Vegan ice cream?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 11:21 AM

I really dig the buy our album and get a free show concept. I hope more artists start doing it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 11:23 AM

Well, it's not really a "surprise" now, is it?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 12:04 PM

I like the pay for the show, get a free copy of one of their CDs thing. That way, you have the choice to take the CD if they are good or leave it be if they are not. They can tally up the # of leftovers each night, same outcome (actually, better payday for the band my way).

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 12:06 PM

Is that Bono!!?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 12:34 PM

I like getting into concerts for free and getting the album for free as well, more bands should follow that model

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 2:15 PM

OOH awesome! I hope the play the them song to No Reservations!

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 2:41 PM


Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 3:03 PM

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