- October 12, 2017
Boss Hog return to European shores this October/November for a series of shows. Catch these incendiary blues-punks across Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands on the following dates:
28/10: Zurich, CH – Bogen F
29/10: Freiburg, DE – Cafe Atlantik
30/10: Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
31/10: La Roche Sur Yon, FR FUZZ’YON
1/11: Clermont Ferrand, FR – La Coopérative De Mai
2/11: Orleans, FR – L’Astrolabe – Orléans
3/11: Ghent, BE – DEMOCRAZY
4/11: Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Amsterdam
6/11: Feyzin, FR – L’épicerie moderne / salle musiques
7/11: Savona, IT – Raindogs House
8/11: Cesena, IT – Retro Pop Live
9/11: Fontanafredda, IT – Astro Club
10/11: Vevey, CH – RKC | Rocking Chair
11/11: Luzern, CH – Sedel
- July 20, 2017
Boss Hog return to France this Autumn for a run of shows. Tickets are on sale now.
Boss Hog’s new album Brood X – their first in 17 years – is available to buy here.
- July 4, 2017
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have recently been the subject of a New York Post article thanks to their appearance on the soundtrack of the new Edgar Wright film Baby Driver.
An avid Blue Explosion fan since his early 20s, Wright has always wanted to feature the band’s music in one of his films.
Not only do the band appear on the soundtrack, Mr Spencer himself also makes a cameo appearance. Head to the cinema, people!
- May 19, 2017
A new video has emerged from Camp Boss Hog.
‘Ground Control’ is taken from this year’s Brood X (get your copy here!). Directed by Andrew Hooper, the video sees the band strutting and snooping around NYC’s Coney Island. Check it out:
Boss Hog are currently touring Brood X across North America. The dates are as follows:
Fri May 19th
Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON, w Danny & The Darleans (feat Dan Kroha of The Gories) and Catl.
Sat May 20th
Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC, w Danny & The Darleans (feat Dan Kroha of The Gories) and Pale Lips.
Sun May 21st
Higher Ground, Burlington VT, w Aspero Saicos (feat members of Rough Francis).
Fri Jun 2nd
Cattivo, Pittsburgh PA, w Danny & The Darleans (feat Dan Kroha of The Gories) and The Homisides.
Sat Jun 3rd
El Club, Detroit MI, w Danny & The Darleans (feat Dan Kroha of The Gories) and M SORD.
Sun Jun 4th
Do Division Street Festival, Chicago IL, w She Devils, Protomartyr, and many more.
- May 16, 2017
After a very succesful tour of Australia, New Zealand and Bali, Gemma once again hits the road this June.
14.06.17 – CH – Winterthur, Hörbar im Bloom (free show)
15.06.17 – CH – Luzern, B-Sides Festival w/Agnes Obel
16.06.17 – DE – Mannheim, Maifeld Derby Festival
17.06.17 – DE – Düsseldorf, Kassette (free show)
- April 11, 2017
The good people at Convicts wandered about with the Gemma Ray entourage in NYC and LA on the Nov/Dec 2016 US tour. The result is this ‘We Are All Wandering‘ short film, which was shot at Amoeba Music, The Bootleg Theatre, The Owl Music Parlor and N.Y. HED Studio.
- April 7, 2017
Gemma Ray and James Johnston (he of Gallon Drunk and PJ Harvey fame) recently collaborated on a brand new duet version of James’ song ‘I’d Give You Anything’. Steve Gullick directed the video, which you can watch over.
- April 6, 2017
Watch Gemma perform ‘Ifs & Buts‘, ‘How Long’ and ‘The Switch‘ below:
- April 5, 2017
Dig this! NPR are premiering the new video for ‘Shh Shh Shh‘ from Boss Hog‘s Brood X. Chanelling the spirit of Scooby Doo, the video sees the band stumbling across some fairly gruesome scenes in a remote homestead. Intrigued? Watch it here.
- March 24, 2017
Jon Spencer, Cristina Martinez, Jens Jurgensen, Hollis Queens and Mickey Finn’s groove-garage beast BOSS HOG return TODAY with Brood X!
Following on from last year’s Brood Star EP, the long-awaited Brood X captures New York’s scuzziest band in fine form.
Brood X – available on LP / CD / Digital here:
Some background reading:
The Quietus joined the band on their tours of the US and Europe last year, which you can read about here, whilst the New York Times were treated to wine and cookies (à la Jon Spencer), which you can read about here.
Word on the street:
‘A band so often (mis)labelled a punk-blues band, have made a record about the big flood coming, a bad moon rising‘- THE QUIETUS.
‘A rallying call for turbulent times….powered by a swaggering defiance that befits a band that’s endured for 30 years.‘ – UNCUT
‘This is a band that has the dirt and noise of their city ingrained in their fingernails; the songs reflect the pulse, danger and clamour of it perfectly.‘ – LOUDER THAN WAR
‘A dark, angry and vital listen for interesting times.‘ – VIVE LE ROCK
Boss Hog bring Brood X to the people of North America this April and May.
Catch them live at the following locations:
March 30 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
March 31 – Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
April 1 – Cleveland, OH – The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
April 7 – Washington, DC – Rock And Roll Hotel
April 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
April 28 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
April 29 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
May 19 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
May 20 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
May 21- Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
June 2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
June 3 – Detroit, MI – El ClubTicket links are available on Boss Hog’s Facebook page (where you can also keep up to date with all things Boss Hog).