Blues Explosion detonates

Posted: January 22, 2013 at 2:17 a.m.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (from left) Judah Bauer, Jon Spencer and Russell Simins play the Rev Room in Little Rock on Thursday.

It’s hard to believe that Jon Spencer ever gets nervous about anything. This is the guy who starting melding art-damaged punk rock, blues, twisted rockabilly and warped soul into a wonderfully liberating, cacophonous mess back in the late ’80s; the guy who fronted abrasive and provocative bands like Pussy Galore and Boss Hog before blowing it all up with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion; the guy who looks and sounds like Elvis’ illegitimate son on a Robitussin jag.

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