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Jon Spencer & the HITmakers


Sunday, September 01
Show | 8pm // Doors | 7pm
21+ SHOW


JON SPENCER, THE BLUES EXPLOSION MAN who put the BELLBOTTOMS on BABY DRIVER! The Top Cat who spread the Secret Sauce in BOSS HOG! The Rockabilly Right-Hook from Heavyweight Outlaws HEAVY TRASH! The Swank-Fucking Master of PUSSY GALORE!

Jon Spencer is back! Often imitated, never duplicated, the original NYC underground-rock legend returns from the wilderness with twelve red-hot hits, each more powerful than the last! This is Garage Punk for Now People! A wizard’s brew of rhythm & blues and subversive dance grooves, weaponized with sci-fi skronk and industrial attitude, calibrated for the Revolution, a ball-peen hammer of sound guaranteed to destroy any post-modern hangover!

Pulsing with energy, clanging with excitement, and dripping with radioactive soul and raw emotion, Jon Spencer opens up his heart like never before, exploring man’s modern condition with caustic guitars and outerworld crooning, asking and answering the musical question, “Is it possible to torch the cut-throat world of fake news and pre-fab, plastic-coated teen ennui with the cold hard facts of rock’n’roll?” THE ANSWER IS YES!

SPENCER SINGS THE HITS! — This is the truth serum America has been craving, the beginning of a rock’n’roll special counsel that takes no prisoners and puts the squares on ice! Recorded and mixed with Bill Skibbe at the Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI. Featuring the talents of Sam Coomes (Quasi, Heatmeiser) and M. Sord (M. Sord).


From their early day gigs in ’93 at Detroit ‘Nam-vet watering hole The Old Miami, to their Spring ’96 slot warming Iggy Pop’s toilet seat up the US west coast, the Doll Rods’ music and stage show have coalesced into a truly sick spectacle of primitive and perverse FREEDOM ROCK!

The Doll Rods are a one-band movement, a lifestyle high-colonic, an R’n’B T&A circus garnering legions of new fans wherever they go. They do happen to make a few people pretty fucking uncomfortable just by being so damn comfortable with themselves, but if that’s the case, just relax and let them wildly diddle your not-so secret spot. If you wanna shake your ass, well, just come on…

The Doll Rods are: Cristine (drums) – sex bomb metronome who lives in a sound world all her own. Margaret (vocals, guitar) – singer/songwriter/ringleader. She literally bends over backwards for your pleasure. Danny (guitar, vocals) – school of hard licks graduate (formerly in the Gories). What little clothes he wears indicates he’s in drag. And baby, if you can’t hang with that, you can just go home.