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Heavy Trash continues tour

Thursday, April 8, 2010 – Heavy Trash, the band led by Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray, will continue on the road this month in support of their third full-length release, "Midnight Soul Serenade."

The disc was recorded in New York and London with New York roots-rocker Simon Chardiet (Simon & the Bar Sinisters, James Chance, Joey Miserable & the Worms, Bo Diddley) on double bass, Sam Baker (Lambchop) on drums, and guests, including Danish rockers PowerSolo, piano ace Mickey Finn (who has also held down that job for Motown legends The Miracles and Barrett Strong), Daniel Collas (The Phenomenal Handclap Band) on organ, and Tennessee punky country trio Those Darlins.

Tour dates are:

April 17 - New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine

April 18 - Cambridge, MA - TT The Bear's Place

April 19 - Providence - Club Hell

April 20 - Winooski, VT - The Monkey House

April 21 - Portland, ME - Space

April 22 - Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa

April 23 - Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern

April 24 - Hamilton, Ontario - Casbah

April 25 - London, Ontario - Call The Office

April 26 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place

April 27 - Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Cafe

April 28 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint

April 29 - New York - Mercury Lounge

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Midnight Soul Serenade CD review - Midnight Soul Serenade
After his previous efforts with Heavy Trash, singer/guitarist Jon Spencer has tossed aside the spontaneous blues-meets-garage rock experiments and explosions for a tighter but at times unfocused slab of quirky tunes. Sure, there's the blasts of earlier albums sprinkled in between, but Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray are like a '60s one-hit wonder on the warm, island-tinged Gee, I Really Love You and the odd, quasi-spooky blues-cum-rockabilly of Good Man that resembles something Elvis might »»»
Going Way Out With Heavy Trash CD review - Going Way Out With Heavy Trash
Jon Spencer is, to borrow a Seinfeld rerun phrase, the master of his domain. Whatever genre Spencer chooses to translate his musical direction du jour, from noisy punk chaos to visceral garage rock to skronk blues shakedown - with the Blues Explosion, Spencer Dickinson and Heavy Trash, his main musical outlets - his gift is his inherent ability to inhabit those styles without merely parroting them. Spencer is more than a student of music's past, he's an informed historian with the »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Evans brings the cheer – What's a country song without drinking? Morgan Evans seems to have gotten the missive loud and clear as a good chunk of his songs incorporate libations into the mix. And when the Australian-bred singer isn't confronting drinking, he's dealing with matters of the heart, but in keeping with the positive attitude he purveyed, love is most... »»»
Concert Review: Lambert smiles, dances the night away – Miranda Lambert didn't perform "Tin Man," one of her best, but also one of her saddest songs during this Wildcard tour stop. It's a song sung from the perspective of one who is sad that she has a heart that can be broken. That's not the current condition of Lambert's heart, though. She's apparently in a good... »»»
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