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Jon Spencer

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Andre Williams, Black Godfather, Is Still Slick as "Bacon Fat"

    Andre Williams is a true musical journeyman. Now a most ripe 76 years old, he's had the kind of career that seems like it could hardly be real to us 21st-century folk. He came of age in a time of segregated lunch counters and when musicians -- particularly ribald ones like him -- couldn't even title ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Last Night: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Fitzgerald's

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Weird Party Fitzgerald's January 21, 2013 "We use these instruments like jackhammers," says Jon Spencer, headlining Fitzgerald's with the Blues Explosion on the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, leaving the venue's proverbial and literal ears ringing. The show wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Fitzgerald's, January 21 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has been back preaching the blues gospel and garage wail for three years now, since reissuing their catalog to rave reviews and excitement from fans young and old. The trio -- Jon Spencer, Judah Bauer and Russell S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    The Blues Is Always No. 1 For Jon Spencer

    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has been back preaching the blues gospel and garage wail for over three years now, since reissuing their catalog to rave reviews and excitement from fans young and old. The trio -- Jon Spencer, Judah Bauer and Russell Simins -- has become easily one of the most infl ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    A Musical History Of The Color Green

    ​It's St. Patrick's Day, and as many of you have discovered, it is the only day out of the year when our normally free and enlightened society requires you to wear a certain color lest sudden and shocking violence be inflicted upon you. Every year on March 17, pinch-related emergency room visi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Never Mind Twilight, Here Are the Best Werewolf and Vampire Music Videos

    ‚Äč Werewolves and vampires have been at each others' throats long before Twilight: New Moon (opening tomorrow) had them making pouty duck-faces at one another. Thankfully, the tradition of the vampire and the werewolf in the art of the music video is a much richer one than the antics of the crybaby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007
  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Overlooked in '05

    Ten great discs that were underserved by the media but are more than worthy

  • Music

    October 20, 2005

    Underwater Dance Club, For Reals

    New Orleans husband-and-wife duo Quintron & Miss Pussycat cheat death and struggle to keep their freak scene from going under

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    Warped Minds

    A day at punk rock's biggest summer tour takes more than just stamina

  • Music

    June 2, 2005

    Playin' Possum

    An elderly gang of seedy Mississippi bluesmen anchors Fat Possum Records and the label's documentary

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    The Black Godfather

    The wit and wisdom of Andre Williams

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Wigged Gigs

    A selection of some of the wildest, weirdest, and most dangerous bands and shows in Houston history

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    Roll Over, Eric Clapton. And Tell Stevie Ray the News.

    The blues is back -- rawer and louder (and punker) than ever

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Don't Be So Literal

    Ironic, heady, elusive, instinctual, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion embraces all its contradictions

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    Blues Power

    Now matter how slickly you package him, R.L. Burnside still exudes raw intensity

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Blues Brothers

    When not exploding with Jon Spencer, Judah Bauer testifies with kin as 20 Miles

  • Music

    September 3, 1998
  • Music

    July 2, 1998

    Wild Man Blues

    Hasil Adkins drinks too much, screws too much and rocks too much

  • Film

    December 7, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    Appalachia Calling

  • Music

    November 24, 1994

    Ray Stevens Lives!!!

    Todd Snider's novelty tunes will tickle your jaded fancy

  • Music

    December 9, 1993

    Hiatt Regency

    Spend a few stolen moments in the grand hotel of songwriters -- a perfectly good performer lives there too. Plus: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

  • Music

    December 2, 1993

    New Blues

    Alternative rock robs pop's cradle

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