JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION, URBAN LOUNGE, Friday, June 14, 9 p.m., $15
We can all be forgiven for believing the excellent junk-blues trio Jon Spencer Blues Explosion were dead and gone, considering they went a solid eight years without creating or releasing any new music. Thankfully, the 2010 reissues of the band's back catalog inspired a frenzy of touring, and the reconnection of Jon Spencer, Russell Simins and Judah Bauer resulted in the new Meat and Bone, 12 tracks of classic JSBX mayhem. For youngsters who think Jack White is the man who brought the blues into the hip alt-rock scene--forget about it! Jon Spencer Blues Explosion were destroying stages and creating fiery blues-rock tunes 20 years ago, and from the sound of Meat and Bone, they have some good years left in them. The fact Salt Lake City gets to experience a Jon Spencer Blues Explosion show on a Friday night is a real treat, because going to work the morning after these guys play is something NONE of us wants to do. Red Bennies open the show.