The first time I saw The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in concert was in '97 at The Vogue. To this day it still stands out as one of the best concerts I've ever attended, and I've been to many concerts since then. If you think that some band who rocked 15 years ago couldn't possibly be as intense these days, I beg to differ. I saw them at Pitchfork Music Fest in Chicago in 2010, and they were every bit as intense and sounded just as amazing.
For those who may not be familiar with the music of JSBX, it's a mix of punk, rockabilly and blues channeled through the manic maestro, Jon Spencer. Often compared to Elvis Presley on crack (in the most complimentary of ways), Jon Spencer is a wild man on the mic. He creates an aura of a feral punk evangelist leading a revival at the altar of rock & roll. It's definitely a sight and sound to behold.
While the original setting for this show was intended to be The Earth House, which would have been fitting given the evangelical overtones noted above, it has now been moved to The White Rabbit, which I think will be even better. The intimacy of the smaller venue coupled with the fact that kids will no longer be permitted are definite improvements. This is going to be a wild show not to be missed.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at any MOKB event, the MOKB/Do317 office in the Murphy Building in Fountain Square, and online here: http://www.mokbpresents.com/event/136427/