Jon Spencer & the Hitmakers are an indie rock band led by guitarist and vocalist Jon Spencer. Spencer has played in several bands such as Pussy Galore, Boss Hog, Heavy Trash and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. His new band, Jon Spencer & the Hitmakers includes Sam Coomes (Quasi) and Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney/Quasi).
It’s Snakes is a funk-rock quartet consisting of Hope Nicholls on vocals and standing-drums, Aaron Pitkin and Greg Walsh on dueling guitars, and Darrin Gray on bass. Their latest album, 2020’s LX, lives out loud and playfully, pulling in rockabilly twangs with “Snakes and Their Horses” and “Cricket Rider,” while inviting listeners onto the dance floor with clapping beats and stomps on tracks like “New Earbuds” and “13 ½.”