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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!