THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION

THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION

KRASS BROTHERS

Fri, May 22, 2015

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION
THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION
Meat And Bone is the first studio album by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in eight years. This is straight-up, Grade A Blues Explosion, mixed by Mr. Spencer himself, with no special guests. Meat And Bone is 12 prime cuts of raw rock 'n' roll, recorded on Sly Stone's "Riot" Flickinger console at the legendary Key Club Recording Studio in Benton Harbor, MI, and mixed in the jungles of New York City. Judah Bauer, Russell Simins and Jon Spencer continue to blow minds with their fusillade of energy and rhythm, and have once again proven that the Blues is #1!
The new album comes on the heels of the meticulous and loving 2010 reissues of the band's Matador albums, including the classics Extra Width, Orange, and Now I Got Worry. (And more recently, the re-release of the long out-of-print seminal Pussy Galore catalog.) It was amid this period of looking back, that Spencer, Simins and Bauer began the process of moving forward.
Says Jon Spencer: "We still have that psychic glue that allows us to create music together. Over the course of a year touring and writing new songs and recording, we rediscovered our shared history as a band. We circled the wagons, and went back to our roots. In a way this is almost like another first album."
On stage and in the studio, Judah Bauer, Russell Simins and Jon Spencer have destroyed and rebuilt American roots music with such ferocity and wild abandon, that it's hard to believe there is anything left. It's been twenty years since The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion first pressed 'record', and twenty years since Spencer and his A-Team of sonic terrorists tore up the indie-rock landscape with fever and a visceral, untouchable vision of rock'n'roll that did for a new wave of blues-punk primitivists what Helen of Troy's face did for the armada.
But make no mistake: The Blues Explosion was there first. They are the original. It was their sanctified outbursts and blues-bending riffs that began the new-fangled roots rock revolution and spawned countless imitators. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has blazed a furious trail into the future with incendiary spirit built from courage, audacity, and revolt. Nothing has been the same since.
KRASS BROTHERS
KRASS BROTHERS
SAN DIEGO—The widely acclaimed jazz trio "Krass Brothers" led by keyboard funkologist Mark Boyce, are preparing their release "Strictly VIP's."
A major figure on the Philly Hip-Hop and Electro Jazz, Soul and Funk scene, Boyce has riveted audiences across the world with his sophisticated melodies and a carefully crafted blend of retro hip-hop rhythms, Philadelphia Funk, soul and cool jazz.

While best known as “Session man to the Gods” (philebrity.com) and “…philly’s fonkiest keyboardist since Jimmy Smith” (A.D. Amorosi); Boyce is renowned for introducing jazz and funk into mainstream and alterative recordings through his expressive Hammond Organ and Moog Synth hooks (The Goats, Delta 72, The Roots, Boss Hog) in the studio and most recently as key man for the festival crowd pleaser G-Love and the Special Sauce. Despite a history of reinvigorating major label acts, Krass Brothers creator Mark Boyce sees the San Diego based trio as a vehicle to return to his 70’s jazz/soul roots. Pulling heavily from his own well-stocked major label discography, as an international recording artist and producer, the Krass Brothers is a passport marking the last 20 years of Boyce’s creative travels through alternative hip-hop, blues, and funk. The City Paper raves with praise “…[Mark Boyce] moves Krass Bros. toward arrangements equal parts slow N’Orleans boogie and scary Bad Seeds noir-ishness with his own hollowed-out, Lennon-like primal scream for good spooky measure”(City Paper Philadelphia ). Already being hailed the “Mad Men of music”, the Krass Brothers do more than entertain, they transport listeners to a time and lifestyle when jazz did more than influence the listener, it defined them.
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