Friday, March 31, 2017

Boss Hog @ Mercury Lounge

Boss Hog
@ Mercury Lounge
New York, NY - March 30, 2017

Boss Hog has never felt like a side project of Jon Spencer but rather more of an occasional concern for the dynamic and compelling Christina Martinez. But as their sound has trounced its way over the last couple of decades, Boss Hog now sounds more blues than BLUES EXPLOSION ever has. And those decades matter. Boss Hog still represents that gritty fantasy of an alternate New York 90's, smarts and sex and all those other little bits of badassery which are as natural and steady to this husband and wife duo as hydrogen is to the Universe.

And they know it. Wait a while for a Boss Hog record? No problem. A short tour? Sure. A 45 minute set? Why not? Leave 'em wantin' more for another few years.

Side question: why was the one refrain prerecorded on the best song of the night?

Surfbort are classical in the hardcore sense, short snaps of melodic noise fronted by a wonderfully awkward gangly spastic goofy woman.


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