Boss Hog: Tour Dates

Poster: Jeremy Wheeler (http://bangmedia.squarespace.com/)

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY INFO
2017.03.30 Mercury Lounge New York, NY US Info
2017.03.31 The Waiting Room Buffalo, NY US Info
2017.04.01 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH US Info
2017.04.07 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC US Info
2017.04.08 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA US Info / Poster
2017.04.28 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA US Info
2017.04.29 Port City Music Hall Portland, ME US Info
2017.05.19 Lee’s Palace Toronto, ON CAN Info
2017.05.20 Bar Le Ritz PDB Montreal, QC CAN Info
2017.05.21 Higher Ground – Lounge Burlington, VT US Info
2017.06.02 Cattivo Pittsburgh, PA US Info
2017.06.03 El Club Detroit, MI US Info
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Boss Hog – Brood X: US Pre-Order

Brood X can now be pre-ordered from In The Red Records with a limited colour vinyl version available on a first-come, first served basis. Starts shipping in April with an official release date of 7 April 2017 for the vinyl and 21 April 2017 for the CD.

Link: https://intheredrecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/boss-hog-brood-x

Digital: https://midheaven.com/item/brood-x-by-boss-hog

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Arts & Seizures – Round 2: The Heritage Radio All Stars: 26 March 2017

“Last week’s super jam was so outta control we tried it again! Tune in this week for another round starring Rob Kennedy, Jon Spencer, Bob Bert, Peter Zaremba and Yours T making a full-tilt racket (including special guest Cliff Mott on the Swamp Thing Jam)! And if you missed it, check out last week’s wild ride featuring the hit HOW COME CHUCK BERRY IS DEAD AND DONNY TRUMP’s ALIVE plus BYE BYE JOHNNY, the PROMISED LAND, and more!!! Can yer heart stand it????”

Listen live Sunday, March 26, 2PM EDT: http://heritageradionetwork.org/live-player/

Download / Stream (Episode #211): http://heritageradionetwork.org/podcast/return-of-the-brain-eaters/

The band performed:

The Heritage Radio All Stars – ‘Let’s Work Together’
The Heritage Radio All Stars – ‘Dead Landlord Blues’ / Swamp Thing
The Heritage Radio All Stars – ‘What Has Happened to America?’
The Heritage Radio All Stars – ‘Presidential Blues’

Download / Stream (Episode #210):http://heritageradionetwork.org/podcast/radio-apocalypto/

Arts & Seizures:
https://www.facebook.com/artsandseizures
http://heritageradionetwork.org/series/arts-and-seizures/

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“Jon Spencer: Garage / Proto-Punk Companion – A Mixtape”

AquariumDrunkard.com have just posted a mixtape selected and annotated by Jon Spencer. Click the link / image to read and listen.

Link: http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2017/03/24/jon-spencer-garage-proto-punk-companion-a-mixtape/#more-51996

Tracklist:

Los Saicos – Demolition
The Monks – Complication
The Music Machine – Talk Talk
The Seeds – Pushin’ Too Hard / Mr. Farmer
The Troggs – Come Now / I Want You
The Shaggs – Philosophy of The World / My Pal Foot Foot
Silver Apples – You and I
Flamin’ Groovies – Teenage Head / Dog Meat / Slow Death
Modern Lovers – She Cracked
The Residents – Smelly Tongues
Devo – Auto Mo-down
Simply Saucer – Nazi Apocalypse
Electric Eels – Agitated
Rocket From The Tombs – 30 Seconds Over Tokyo
Pere Ubu – Final Solution
Dr. Feelgood – She Does It Right

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“The Art of Aging Disgracefully”

“’90s garage-rock icons Boss Hog are back — as scuzzy and romantic as ever”

Link: https://theringer.com/boss-hog-and-the-art-of-aging-disgracefully-3be0388d5378

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Boss Hog: Unparalleled Fierceness

“Punk Blues Band Boss Hog Continues to Kick Out the Jams With Unparalleled Fierceness.”

Link: http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2017/03/24/punk-blues-band-boss-hog-continues-to-kick-out-the-jams-with-unparalleled-fierceness

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“Boss Hog’s Punk Rock Revs Up as It Hits Middle Age”

NYTimes.com have just published a new feature on Boss Hog.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Diani

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/arts/music/boss-hog-cristina-martinez-jon-spencer.html

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BackSeatMafia.com: Cristina Martinez Interview

“After nearly two decades of osmosis, New York’s glorious garage-noise hybrids Boss Hog are back. Their first studio album in almost twenty years ‘BROOD X’ emerges from gestation on March 24th via Bronze Rat Records and its ravenous…”

Link: http://www.backseatmafia.com/meet-christina-martinez-interview-new-boss-hog-album-brood-x/

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“Boss Hog’s Cristina Martinez On Her Trump-Era Must Haves”

Link: https://bust.com/style/19237-bag-lady-cristina-martinez.html

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Back In The New York Groove: Boss Hog Interviewed

TheQuietus.com have just published a fantastically detailed and extensive interview with Boss Hog.

Read it here: http://thequietus.com/articles/21985-boss-hog-interview

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Arts & Seizures: Rob K and the Heritage Radio All Stars: 19 March 2017

“A fortress of radiation-crazed super humans…Earth’s final battle is about to begin!!!! Featuring the intrepid Rob K, Bob Bert, Jon Spencer, Peter Zaremba and Mike Edison!!!! Close the barn door, get ready for Radio Apocalypto!!!! LIVE AT 2 PM on ARTS & SEIZURES, tune into www.heritageradionetwork.org !” – facebook.com

Listen live Sunday, March 19, 2PM EDT: http://heritageradionetwork.org/live-player/

The band performed:

The Heritage Radio All Stars – ‘How Come Donald Trump Is Alive and Chuck Berry Is Dead?’
The Heritage Radio All Stars – Promised Land (Chuck Berry)
The Heritage Radio All Stars – ‘I Gotta Have My Insurance’
The Heritage Radio All Stars – Bye Bye Johnny (Chuck Berry)

The show can now be streamed or downloaded here: http://heritageradionetwork.org/podcast/radio-apocalypto/

Arts & Seizures: facebook.com/events/438278523176416/
https://www.facebook.com/artsandseizures
http://heritageradionetwork.org/series/arts-and-seizures/

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Uncut Magazine – May 2017 feat. Boss Hog

The May 2017 issue of Uncut Magazine (available from 16 March 2017) features the Boss Hog track Formula X on the Dreams covermount CD along with a review and a short feature on the band.

More Info on the issue: http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/this-month-in-uncut-58-99565

Posted in Boss Hog, Release

“Boss Hog: Oldschool für das Jetzt”

RollingStone.de have just published a German-language feature on Boss Hog:

https://www.rollingstone.de/boss-hog-oldschool-fuer-das-jetzt-1214317/

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Boss Hog – Brood X: News Feature / Reviews

“Brood X feels less like the work of a group who’ve been on ice for so long, more a slithering and sludgy monster of an album, a boiling pot of hot funk keys, growling punk attack, searing blues breaks and the ground-shaking holler of Martinez.”

Link: https://theplanetofsound.net/2017/03/10/boss-hog-release-new-track-expand-tour-dates-album-out-324/

“Brood X è un disco vizioso, trasgressivo, anticonformista e pregno di quella sessualità selvaggia che solo poche altre band sono riuscite ad eguagliare, figuriamoci superare…” – rocklab.it

Link: http://www.rocklab.it/2017/03/18/boss-hog-brood-x/

“Has it been 17 years since the last Boss Hog album? Well, the gloomy doomy opener of Brood X lets you know right off the bat, they’re not taking any prisoners.” – Soundblab

Link: https://soundblab.com/reviews/albums/17443-boss-hog-brood-x

““Billy” kicks it off as a statement of purpose, and “Signal” is a pure blast of icy no-wave proto funk.” – TheOwlMag.com

Link: http://www.theowlmag.com/discovery/hear-this-boss-hog/

“The songs bristle with scuzzy riffs, distortion and middle-aged antagonism at a changing world.” – ft.com

Link: https://www.ft.com/content/6a97a5b0-0f69-11e7-a88c-50ba212dce4d

Posted in Boss Hog, Review

Boss Hog – Brood X: 24 March 2017

Boss Hog release Brood X on 24 March 2017 via Bronze Rat (EU) and In The Red Records (US).

Bronze Rat: http://bronzerat.limitedrun.com/products/584398-boss-hog-brood-x

In The Red Records: http://intheredrecords.com/

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“What if I told you Jon Spencer was also IN it?”

This tweet by Edgar Wright suggests that Jon Spencer also appears in the film Baby Driver.

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Baby Driver: Reviews / Articles

Articles on Baby Driver​ (11 August 2017) which reference The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion​.

“Wright explained that the 1994 Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album Orange was a big influence, specifically the song “Bellbottoms,” which he thought would make a great car chase song.” – The Daily Dot​

Link: https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/edgar-wright-on-the-music-of-baby-driver-and-its-unexpected-influences/

“But Baby is different, Baby is unique, and Baby can’t drive unless he’s jacked into an iPod, which could be blaring anything from The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion to The Damned to Barry White.” – Consequence of Sound​

Link: http://consequenceofsound.net/2017/03/sxsw-film-review-baby-driver/

“Early on, Wright establishes the rhythms governing Baby’s world, as he blasts The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s “Bellbottoms” while accelerating through town.” – IndieWire​

Link: http://www.indiewire.com/2017/03/baby-driver-review-edgar-wright-ansel-elgort-jon-hamm-sxsw-2017-1201792735/

“In a likely nod to Robert Altman’s “Thieves Like Us,” during the first bank hit, Wright remains parked outside with the kid, listening to the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s “Bellbottoms” while the rest of the team (Jon Hamm, Jon Bernthal, and Eiza González) rob the joint.” – Variety​

Link: http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/baby-driver-review-edgar-wright-1202006730/

IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3890160/

Official Site:
https://twitter.com/BabyDriverMovie
https://www.facebook.com/BabyDriverMovie/

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“You won’t be disappointed with the amount of Jon Spencer.”

Edgar Wright Discusses ‘Baby Driver’ on AustinChronicle.com:

“He’s been tinkering with the idea since 1994. That’s five years before his breakout success with subversive British sitcom Spaced, when “Bellbottoms” by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion earwormed its way into his skull. The 19-year-old Wright kept it on constant repeat, “and I kept visualizing this car chase, and thinking, ‘This would be a great car chase song.’”

“So with his engine revving for the premiere, will “Bellbottoms,” the song that started it all, be part of the soundtrack? Wright won’t say whether, after 22 years, he managed to get it into the action. But, he slyly noted, “You won’t be disappointed with the amount of Jon Spencer.”

Link: http://www.austinchronicle.com/screens/2017-03-10/putting-the-pedal-to-the-metal/

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The Big Take Over: Cristina Martinez Interview

BigTakeover.com have just published a new interview with Cristina Martinez.

Link: http://bigtakeover.com/interviews/cristina-martinez-boss-hog

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Disco Grande: Cristina Martinez Interview

A new Spanish-language interview with Cristina Martinez (with a brief appearance by Jon Spencer) has recently been posted online.

This radio show includes the interview along with the tracks Formula X, Shh Shh Shh and Ground Control.

Stream / Download here (interview runs from 6m – 29m 05s): http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/disco-grande/disco-grande-cristina-martinez-retorno-fuerza-proteston-boss-hog-08-03-17/3938061/

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