The Government Center
SERVICE (Russell Simins of JSBX), Tender Mercy, The Spectres
Sat Sep 10 7:30 pm all ages $16 adv/$20 door
tickets on sale at Brown Paper Tickets, Government Center,
Jerry's Records (Sq Hill), and Caliban Books (Oakland).
SERVICE is the new Indianapolis-based band from Russell Simins of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
new album "Drag Me" on Let's Pretend
with special guests
Tender Mercy (Louisville, KY)
and The Spectres
"While fans already had a pretty good idea where Jon Spencer would end up following the dissolution of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in 2016 (other than making appearances in the multitude of projects to which the guitarist had offered both his name and talent over the years, he also has a newly minted solo career to develop), the question of where drummer Russell Simins may appear next was a very open one. Granted, Simins was not unknown outside of the Blues Explosion already – production and performance credits include work with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cibo Matto, Ween, Tom Waits, Tiny Masters of Today and many more – but it’s not always easy to see who’s sitting behind the drum kit when there are a bunch of big personalities standing on stage in front of them. Even with that said however, with S-E-R-V-I-C-E, Simins has found a way to reconcile making his presence felt: with wife Jilly Weiss-Simins on the mic and a cast of players including including guitarist Mitch Geisinger, bassist John Zeps and keyboardist Sharlene Birdsong to his left and right, S-E-R-V-I-C-E feels like a completely fresh effort which bears none of the marks of any of Simins’ previous work other than the instantly recognizable sound of his drum kit." - Ground Control Mag