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Interview: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Interview: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Thursday 30th July, 2015 3:00PM

New York trio Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are en route to New Zealand to play four shows off the back of releasing their tenth studio album Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015, released earlier this year through Mom + Pop Records. A ferociously dynamic album, Freedom Tower was recorded at the ramshackle Daptone House of Soul in Brooklyn and takes its inspiration from the city that never sleeps - the city that has been home to the Blues Explosion for nearly quarter of a century. Despite the album being described by critics as an "eulogy" for a New York that is becoming increasingly gentrified, Jon Spencer told UnderTheRadar he sees it more of a homage to a city he loves...

Click here to read the interview, and watch the clip for 'Betty vs the NYPD' below...


Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have four New Zealand shows lined up, however due to illness Friday night's Auckland show had to be rescheduled. The dates are now as follows:

Saturday 1st August, Bodega, Wellington
Sunday 2nd August, Allen St Rock Club, Christchurch
Tuesday 4th August, Chicks Hotel, Dunedin
Wednesday 5th August, The Powerstation, Auckland

Head over here for more details and to buy tickets


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