Concert Review

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Crescent Ballroom - 6/16/2013

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Crescent Ballroom
June 16, 2013

It was definitely a crowd of serious fans that filled up the Crescent Ballroom last night to see NYC's Jon Spencer Blues Explosion lay down their well-oiled rock 'n' roll fury. Before the band took the stage, the collective conversation was abuzz with "I saw 'em when and then" stories, which seemed, refreshingly, to come more from an excited perspective than a cooler-than-thou one. When the band came out and positioned themselves in front of the Crescent stage's lush red curtain, it was Blues Explosion business as usual.

Kicking it off with "2Kindsa Love" from the mid-'90s release Now I Got Worry, it was clear that the next 90 minutes plus were gonna be loud and proud.

Read More: Jon Spencer on the return of the Blues Explosion: "We cherish the work a lot more."

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Amy Young is an arts and culture writer who also spends time curating arts-related exhibits and events, and playing drums in local bands French Girls and Sturdy Ladies.
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