Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Preview: Rock out ‘90s-style with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion January 23
Oh sweet nostalgia.
Just try to dismiss them. Try discounting them. I did. 2004’s Damage certainly wasn’t my favorite offering from my beloved The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. I had written them off completely – an afterthought, a fun glimpse into my '90s listening regimen. So when they came to town a few years ago (while everyone else was up in Denton seeing Wilco) and I saw them demolish HOB’s Cambridge Room, I rejoined my beloved Blues Explosion whole-heartedly. Please sirs, forgive the momentary doubt.
Two years later and even toting a fantastic new record Meat and Bone, Jon Spencer, Mr. Judah Bauer, and Russell Simins are returning to Dallas to level Deep Ellum again like it’s the '90s. If you ever, ever liked anything this band did, just go. Every memory and reason you loved them in the first place will flood your senses and make you fall in love all over again. And resent The Black Keys. So pull out those old JSBX records, reintroduce yourself, and strap in for a great night of punkbluesrock. And don’t skip out on openers; Fort Worth’s Fungi Girls are sure to deliver as well.
I’m going to pull out Damage right now.
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