Friday, April 1, 2022
Friday, November 9, 2018
After 30-plus years of work in bands like Pussy Galore, Boss Hog, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the Honeymoon Killers, Jon Spencer has released his first solo record, Spencer Sings the Hits!, which is out today on In the Red Records.
The video here is for "I Got the Hits."
Friday, April 2, 2010
The TripWire brings us word that the first single from Boss Hog's Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez and Dutch sampling guru Solex is now out... A full record from the trio is due May 18.
Meanwhile, here's "Galaxy Man"
Monday, November 17, 2008
Somewhere in the deep recesses of the EV Grieve "drafts" folder, I had a post in the works titled "Whatever happened to...Boss Hog." They were my favorite local band for years...part of a post-scum rock scene on the LES that included the likes of Unsane, Railroad Jerk, Cop Shoot Cop and the Honeymoon Killers, among others.
Well, I won't babble on about Boss Hog's biographical nuts and bolts and the seismic demographic shifts that have eroded the Orchard/Ludlow corridor. Maybe another day. Anyway, after a handful of releases spanning 1989-2000...the band just seemingly disappeared after 2001. Mainstays Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez (husband and wife) had a son...and Spencer continued on with The Blues Explosion and Heavy Trash. I'd see the two around once in awhile, in Union Square or in store. But I'm not the "hey, I'm a big fan, what the fuck you guys doing now?" type person.
Today, Brooklyn Vegan drops a report that allowed me to delete my "Whatever happened to..." post. Boss Hog will be getting back together to play a few gigs next month.
BOSS HOG - 2008 TOUR DATES
Dec 3rd - Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ
DEC 5th - ATP Nightmare Before Christmas MINEHEAD, UK
DEC 8th - The Luminaire LONDON, UK
DEC 17th - The Bowery Ballroom NEW YORK, NY ??
If you want to know more about Spencer and the pre-Boss Hog days of Pussy Galore, Alex has you covered.
Meanwhile...from the archives....
The video for "Hustler" from the "Girl +" EP:
From CBGB in 1993:
An AmRep ad for their Big Action Box single: