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Boss Hog Returning After 8 Years!!!

posted Nov 19, 2008, 11:15 AM by Vu Nguyen
From Girlie Action
Boss Hog Returning After 8 Years!!!
Only New York Show at Bowery Ballroom December 17, following appearance at All Tomorrow’s Parties



Legendary New York band Boss Hog will be returning to the New York stage on Wednesday, December 17, headlining an incendiary evening of outrageously perverse rock’n’roll, degenerate burlesque, and chasm-like grooves. 
 
Led by the wildly sexy and completely unpredictable punk chanteuse Cristina Martinez and her blues-exploding husband Jon Spencer, this will mark Boss Hog’s first hometown show since 2000. 
 
Boss Hog’s 1989 debut as a last-minute fill in at CBGBs saw the beginning of a rotating line-up featuring members of New York’s noisiest gentry, Pussy Galore, the Honeymoon Killers, and the Unsane, before finally evolving into the classic team of Cristina Martinez, Jon Spencer, Hollis Queens, Jens Jurgensen, and Mark Boyce for the decidedly slinkier Boss Hog. The entire entourage will be on hand for this powerhouse return. 
 
Over the years they have shocked and amazed with their sui generis cocktail of sugar-coated hooks and poisonous riffs, deliriously seductive stage show, and subversive, sweaty rhythms. For their newest salvo they will be drawing on their entire legacy.
 
Explaining their eight-year hiatus, Cristina says, “It’s been two torturous terms of Republican disease and culture death. Now that we're free, it's the perfect time for us to bring back our own brand of sick in celebration.”
 
Adds her live-in guitarist, Jon Spencer, “This whole ‘change’ thing isn’t new… Boss Hog represented change with every album we made!”
 
Joining Boss Hog at the Bowery Ballroom is a full compliment of rhythm and grind, featuring the country punk moxie of Tennessee's Those Darlins, the titillating parade of burlesque goddesses Harvest Moon and Dirty Martini, and special guest DJ Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Sponsered by the fabulous BUST magazine. 
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