Jesse and the Hogg Brothers @ Double Down Saloon Las Vegas NV
March 18th Boston band returns to Nevada to rock the Double Down with special guest, bassist Joe Black
By Judy Dessanti, Patch Poster | Mar 18, 2018 7:34 pm ET
At 4640 Paradise Road in Vegas, the Double Down Saloon, the CowPunk will fly! https://www.facebook.com/event...
CowPunk 2018 with three terrific acts @ The Double Down! At 10 pm it's Today's Paramount from Denver, Colorado, Boston's own Jesse and the Hogg Brothers at 11 pm and from Portland Oregon at 2 am the group Stolen Rose.
The Hogg Brothers feature JoeJoe on drums, Rex on bass, Stevie on guitar, Kash on guitar and vocals, JoeBob on slide and perform songs from their albums Rusty Loved Christmas, White Trash Meth Lab and Working for Yankee Money. Onstage they take Dr. Hook's Medicine Show (remember "On the Cover of the Rolling Stone?" ) to a different, even more hilarious dimension with songs like "Biker Ann" (she drinks more than a man...and comes to a tragic end!,) "Love Buckets," "Onion Ring," and their newest CD single "Hogg Tail Twist."
Jesse Braintree is the master of ceremonies and can he ever talk (find him on YouTube,) but the boys...and sometimes the gals - in the Hogg Bros. ignore him and just keep playing anyway. It makes for an evening of fun...and very different...entertainment. "Hogg Tail Twist" goes back to the days of Chubby Checker, Dee See Sharp and Joey & The Starliners (who once had Jimi Hendrix grace their band.) Yes, the dance crazes of the 60s return "Stick Your Leg Out and Give it a Jiggle / Drop it to the Floor and Give your Tail a Wiggle" - it's the Hogg Tail Twist
The band has an assortment of parodies, one of this writer's favorites being "Green Haze" which combines Hendrix's "Purple Haze" with the theme from the Green Acres TV show. It's amazing. At the Vegas show Joe Black of the band Ball and Chain as well as Charlie Farren (Farren being a former lead singer of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry's Project) is going to jump onstage for the "Purple Haze" parody. Should be a blast. Mr. Black relocated from Boston to Vegas in 2017 and has a new CD out, Joe Black's Blackenstein. Wonder if they'll be invading the Double Down Saloon any time soon?
Check out the gig, it's always a fun affair and the band gets extra amped up for Vegas we hear!