Monday, December 15, 2008

Boss Hog re-emerges after eight years of Bush

EV Grieve favorite Boss Hog is playing in NYC for the first time in eight years. They're at the Bowery Ballroom Wednesday night. Boss Hog singer Cristina Martinez talked with Time Out this week.

Is it challenging to get over the supersexy image you had when Boss Hog started?
Yeah, I’ll never be able to live that down. [Laughs] That’s probably the most worrisome thing for me. Sometimes it does make me a little sad. I’m totally aware of the possibility of people being disappointed in me in any way.

Meanwhile, had this about the Bowery date:

The performance, taking place December 17, will be the band’s first hometown gig in eight years, a reunion that ties in nicely with the end of George Bush’s second term as President, according to the band's frontwoman.

It’s been two torturous terms of Republican disease and culture death,” Martinez says. “Now that we're free, it's the perfect time for us to bring back our own brand of sick in celebration.”

Here's Brooklyn Vegan's review (with a zillion photos) of Boss Hog's Dec. 3 show at Maxwell's.

Here are some shots from their gig at All Tomorrow's Parties' Nightmare Before Christmas gig in the UK on Dec. 7.

For more Boss Hog stuff.


Alex in NYC said...

As long as they do Winn Coma, I'm happy.

Mr. Grieve -- you going to this show? I'm going to try -- look for a scowly guy in a Cop Shoot Cop t-shirt, that'll probably be me (if I managed it).

EV Grieve said...

Yes! I'll be just fine if they skip the entire last album...I'll be there. I'll either be one of the doughy guys my age up front with a camera or the asshole in the back who keeps saying Pussy Galore was so much better. Decisions!