Jon Spencer set to explode his blues all over Buster’s Thursday

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion with Arcane Rifles
Thursday, April 28
Buster’s
9 p.m., $15 adv/$18 DOS
18+

With roots that go back to the early ’90s, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion took a hiatus circa 2005, after a relatively long and prolific career that involved working with a diverse and completely nonlinear collection of artists, including R.L. Burnside, Beck, Steve Albini, Elliott Smith and Dan the Automator. In 2010, they embarked on a rebound tour (and subsequently landed deal doing a Volkswagon Super Bowl commercial).

Their sound has accurately been described as “taking cues from rock, punk, r&b, garage, hardcore, and hip hop idioms, while transcending the limitations of each,” and they have headlined a number of premiere boutique U.S. festivals, including Pitchfork and All Tomorrow’s Parties – seeing them at Buster’s will be a treat for veteran fans and curious newcomers alike. Local up-and-comers Arcane Rifles (new trio featuring Ben Allen, J. Marinelli and Phillip Farmer) open.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion coming to Lex 4/28

I saw the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion last year at Pitchfork and loved every minute of it. Later this month I’ll get the chance to do the same again a little closer to home.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
w/ Arcane Rifles
Buster’s Backyard and Billiards
Thursday April 28
Doors 8; Show 9
$15adv; $18dos; 18+