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Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

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"Behind The Song Interviews Jesse & The Hogg Brothers"

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else? Tell us why.

Jesse: Performing songs we wrote that people want to hear us play for them is the best.

Kenny: Pretty women

Stevie: Traveling

Bloomer John: Performing

Pappy: Playing in New York City - Behind The Song


"Jesse And The Hogg Brothers – “Get Hammered” LP"

After hearing Get Hammered, your answer to the question, “who is your favorite Cow Punk band?” is destined to be, Jesse And The Hogg Bros. The Texas based band has taken a glistening genre, and given it a more robust identity. Their new full length EP, the aforementioned, Get Hammered, has every right to be considered one of the definitive Cow Punk efforts in modern history. Jesse And The Hogg Bros began as a Country Cover Band, and in 2009, they released an album of original material, that would go on to be deemed as Cow Punk. Occasionally, these spontaneous monikers don’t last, but in this case, it did, and honestly, it’s a fair assessment of the band.

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/jesseandthehoggbros/?hl=en

For all of the cultural satire on Get Hammered, “Black And Blue” is actually a straightforward Country and Western ballad. At 5:07, it’s the longest track on the record, but you are never longing for it to end. In fact, “Black And Blue,” would probably have potential as a single, if not for its length. Treat me right/I’ll treat you bad/because the past has made me sad. That lyric is as honestly poignant as it gets, giving Jesse And The Family the platform to show a more thoughtful side.

“The Hammer,” and “Texas Hammer,” appear to be slightly different variations of the same song. Both sound like they were written specifically for a wrongful injury commercial. Not sure if anyone in Jesse And The Hogs is currently practicing Law, but there’s not much backstory to this one. Some might consider such additions as filler, but you could also argue these songs add depth and variation to the record. While not standout tracks, these two are short and catchy enough to prevent the temptation of the skip button.

“America” is exactly the kind of song you would expect from Jesse And The Hogg Bros. Judging by title, alone, you might get the initial impression of some sort of patriotic agenda, contained within the piece. In reality, “America” is simply an ode to the band’s once quite abundant touring schedule. The group has stated that they hope to tour in support of Get Hammered. Likely due to the pandemic, you get the impression that “America” is a heart pouring sentiment to all that was lost, during that period, and the burning desire to reacquire it.

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It’s harder to not enjoy Get Hammered, than to dismiss it for all of its imperfections and lack of PC. Jesse And The Hogg Bross exist, because they are a product of the very audience they aspire to entertain and represent. Simple living is the operative concept here, and Jesse and Family are quite aware that a sense of humor is mandatory to get through trying times. Billy Crystal recently referred to comedy as a minefield, and it’s a little odd that wanting to make people laugh, has to come with an unspoken disclaimer. Thankfully, Jesse And The Hogg Bros, aren’t afraid of the punchline.

Mark Ryan, posted by Loretta Kim - Celebrity News


"Jesse & The Hogg Brothers Get Hammered - Review"

Fusing the best attributes of punk rock and country music isn’t a new idea - hell, it’s one of the most influential concepts of the past forty years in terms of indie output on the American side of the Atlantic. From alternative country to the more abrasive cowpunk, this hybrid is something a lot of us have come to know and love through the years, but when Jesse & The Hogg Brothers present us with their rendition of the genre’s storied unsophistication in the new album Get Hammered, I can’t say that I feel like I’m listening to something old school nor derivative of a classic sound. Get Hammered has its aesthetical feet planted in the 21st century, but undeniably sports as much of an angry punch as any of its genre predecessors did.

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“Texas Hammer”/“The Hammer,” “Hogg Tail Twist” and “She’s Done Gone to the Gittin’ Place” are shaped entirely by attitude over anything instrumental, which isn’t to say that they’re somehow lacking in compositional depth at all. On the contrary, I think the powerhouse energy these tracks produce speaks more to the intensity of the passion Hesse & The Hogg Brothers are putting into their sound, specifically when the grit of the electric element in their music is allowed to run freely. Unchecked by the master mix but ultimately balanced by the bucolic sensibilities of “Love Buckets,” “Onion Ring,” “Black & Blue,” and the like, the punkier tunes on Get Hammered never overshadow their Americana-tinged counterparts for a second.

“Santa’s Got a Bag of Coal,” “America,” the similarly retro “Biker Ann,” and “Cream Gravy” are supported by tremendous instrumental physicality, but I think it’s worth noting that none of this material utilizes size as a centerpiece - nor as a specific means of communication when it comes to setting up a narrative. Unlike some of the dirtier cowpunks to have come before them, Jesse & The Hogg Brothers flirt more openly with the conventionality of pop songcraft than they ever do the rough cosmetics of alternative rock, which doesn’t minimize their aggression - ironically enough, it accentuates it in a way few will expect when they hear it for the first time. I’m impressed with the technique in this piece, and I doubt I’m going to be the only critic who says as much.

APPLE MUSIC: https://music.apple.com/us/album/get-hammered/1492503881?ign-gact=3&ls=1

Lyrically and sonically provocative but still living well within the creative means of the band behind its design, Get Hammered is an album I can highly recommend to punk and country fans alike who are in the mood for something that goes one shot over the limit every chance it gets. Jesse & The Hogg Brothers enjoy quite the indie profile right now, but considering the buzz a record like this is likely to generate among the college radio crowd, I’m hoping they won’t sacrifice any of the organic qualities in their sound just to appease the masses. Something about the ethic driving this piece home tells me I have nothing to worry about, and once you check out Get Hammered, I believe you’ll understand what I’m talking about.

Heather Savage - RazorFish


"Jesse And The Hoggs Are Back With Brand New Release"

With nearly a couple decades under their belt buckles, Jesse And The Hoggs switched from covers to originals, about midway through their run. Their recent full length LP, Get Hammered, is 13 tracks of inanity, love and food. Formed and based in Texas, Jesse And The Hoggs is a family affair, consisting of a squadron of cousins. Their sound has been deemed as Cow Punk, and though that may initially garner some chuckles, this genre may have more legs to it than most would predict. Jesse And The Hoggs can certainly lay claim to being the pioneers of Cow Punk.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/JesseAndTheHoggBrothers/

“She’s Done Gone To The Gittin Place” is the obligatory, cheating spouse song. It’s ironically got a bit less twang than other tracks on the record, and has an almost pop style presentation. The chorus is actually a bit reminiscent of Escape Club’s, “Wild Wild West,” funny enough. The delivery is dripping with enthusiasm, and the band really throws themselves into the performance. “She’s Done Gone To The Gittin” place is likely to be a crowd favorite.

“Santa’s Got A Bag Of Coal For You,” is a karmic flavored tale of loaning a friend, some money. Of course, the friend under scrutiny, doesn’t repay the money, and Jesse And The Band make a strong prediction for their holiday experience. Jesse And The Hoggs are great at telling a fully fleshed story, in the context of a two minute song. It’s not easy to do, and the band deserves to be recognized for such compositional agility. This one, fittingly closes the album on a fun, lighthearted note.

“Wait A Minute” is poised to become the flatulence anthem of a new generation. This is the type of song that identifies as a guilty pleasure, as you won’t want to laugh, but that will be an exercise in futility. Little can prepare you for the outrageousness of this one, as Jesse And The Hoggs go all in on a subject that rarely and thankfully so, finds its way into song. Nonetheless, this is as well put together as such a juvenile piece can be. “Wait A Minute” is the song from Get Hammered that you will tell your friends about, if for no other reason, than to see their reaction.

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All things considered, Get Hammered might be exactly the type of irreverent album we could all use at least a dosage of, at this point. Coming off the terror of a global pandemic, and an obstreperous period in American history, it might be a good idea to laugh a little. This record represents a very specific, but also well represented aspect of American Culture, and instead of marginalizing and scrutinizing its tendencies, maybe we can just have fun.

Jamie Morse

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"Jesse & The Hogg Brothers – “Get Hammered” (LP)"

Punk rock’s influence over pop culture and all of western music grew exponentially in the 2000s, and this season it’s having a hand in giving country fans a bit of the attitude that they’ve missed in the genre for decades back via Get Hammered, the latest LP from Jesse & The Hogg Brothers. The self-proclaimed first family of Texas cowpunk is back in the spotlight this May with what could be their most diversely-appointed album to date in Get Hammered, and while it’s got all the trappings the group’s fans expect out of a Hogg Bros. LP, it feels a bit more accessible to the casual country listener than past releases have.

URL: https://jesseandthehoggbrothers.com/album/1412946/get-hammered

The pastoral parts to this album, found predominantly in “America,” “Love buckets,” “Onion Ring,” and “Black and Blue,” aren’t lost in the chaos of the other material in the tracklist, but instead feel a little more noticeable because of the juxtaposition here. I think there’s a lot to learn about a group of musicians through the contrast they’re willing to put onto a record, and if there’s any truth to this statement it gets a heck of a lot of evidential support from content like Get Hammered – an LP literally centered on the duality of its artists.

There’s no getting around the passion seeping through the play in “Texas Hammer”/“The Hammer,” “Cream Gravy,” and “We’re All in This Together,” and whether these songs were performed acoustically as opposed to electrically, I think they still would carry the same heavy tonal presence they do in this instance. That’s all compositional muscle coming from Jesse & The Hogg Brothers, and I would even go so far as to say that this is probably the most conservative flexing they could have done in a new record given what they’ve been known for in albums like White Trash Meth Lab.

Cutting instrumental corners wasn’t something this group ever considered when recording Get Hammered, and that’s clear listening to “Wait a Minute,” “Biker Ann,” and “She’s Done Gone to the Gittin’ Place” alone. The collective push these players create when they’re firing on all cylinders is left entirely intact and unaltered in the master mix, which invites both atonal noise and residual veracity where there would otherwise be nothing but unutilized space – or worse yet, synthetics. Jesse & The Hogg Brothers don’t have any room for that kind of B.S. in their music, and this is indisputable in their most recent studio offering.

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Hammered-Explicit-Jesse-Hogg-Brothers/dp/B082YJHD15

There are a lot of exciting records out in alternative rock this year, but of the cowpunk LPs I’ve been spinning this spring, Get Hammered is far and away the most complete and the most enthralling. In all thirteen of these songs, Jesse & The Hogg Brothers go off like no other bands in their scene have in ages now, and although they’re going to have to work just as hard in the future to maintain their place in the underground hierarchy, this is confirmation that they haven’t lost their edge in the past year at all.

Mark Druery - IndieShark


"Texas Cow Punk Legends Jesse & The Hogg Brothers Release New Record"

It’s still not entirely clear if Jesse And The Hoggs, invented the Cow Punk genre. It’s quite likely that it existed prior to their formation, but I must admit, it’s a new one for me. Nevertheless, Cow Punk seems like the style that we never knew we wanted, and Jesse And The Hoggs are here to satisfy that subconscious craving. On their new album, Get Hammered, they cover a range of deep seated issues, such as onion rings, defense lawyers, and yes, flatulence. The band seems to have one primary goal, and that is to make you laugh, and if that’s the case, they have succeeded.

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“Hogg Tail Twist” is a catchy enough tune, that resembles a commercial jingle, for a local barbecue joint. Not sure if it’s some sort of a patent for the band, with the ode to their name, but it certainly could be. The guitar stands out on this one, with a beautifully textured and clean tone. It also seems to feature a different lead vocal, than Jesse, himself, but that’s mere conjecture. “Hogg Tail Twist” is not the highlight of Get Hammered, but a valuable addition.

“We’re All In This Together” is a bit of a departure from the rest of Get Hammered, as it momentarily drops the comedy, and takes on a serious tone. With a more rock oriented guitar and driving rhythm, the song essentially advocates unity over division and love over hate. This was an interesting choice to add to an otherwise sardonically flavored work. Perhaps, it was done to show there is more to Jess and Company, than sophomoric humor, with a Southern slant. The song features an opening sample of a wild west shootout, and a menacing effect on the lead vocal, well hate is bad and love is good/I thought this was understood. “We’re All In This Together” is memorable for having a greater sense of urgency than essentially any other track on the record.

We then come to “Wait A Minute,” and oh my, this is most likely to be the one people are talking/laughing uncontrollably about. It’s a four and a half minute ode to the devastating residuals of flatulence. Yes, you read that right. Regardless of your age and level of maturity, you are likely to find yourself rolling on the floor, at the sheer audacity of this song. For breakfast I had burritos and some beer/for lunch I had some cabbage and some deer/for dinner I had pickled bass/you best stay clear of my ass/cause I’m about to let one, let one pass.

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Hammer/dp/B082YKMLC8

For all of its quirk and straight up silliness, Get Hammered is a record that will put a smile on your face. Those with Southern roots, know that simple pleasures are the best pleasures, and one thing you won’t find here, is anything resembling pretentiousness. It’s refreshing in a way, how refined and void of excessive self awareness a record can be in this day and age. This is music designed to entertain you and in my opinion, it succeeds. Jesse And The Hoggs may know how to Get Hammered, but more importantly, they know how to have a good time, in the process.

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"Jesse & The Hogg Brothers – “Get Hammered” LP"

Not too heavy with the guitar melodies but certainly not stingy in terms of vocal harmonies and classless colloquialisms cowpunk fans will eat up on the spot, I think you could make an entire album around Jesse & The Hogg Brothers’ “Love Buckets” and be more than pleased with the end result. That said, there isn’t a thing I would change about the group’s new LP Get Hammered, currently out everywhere quality indie rock is sold and streamed in 2021, and if you’re of the cowpunk persuasion, its cornerstone songs like “Biker Ann,” “America” and “The Hammer” are going to hit the spot as no other material can. Not quite as guttural as other releases in this genre have traditionally been, Get Hammered is the one alternative country recording you have to hear before this year is over.

WEBSITE: https://jesseandthehoggbrothers.com/home

Instrumental brawn isn’t as big of a deal in this tracklist as you might be expecting if you’re a conventionalist when it comes to this kind of indie music; in fact, “Onion Ring,” “Black & Blue,” “Santa’s Got a Bag of Coal” and “We’re All in This Together” are supported more by their vocal and percussive components than they ever are the roar of the guitars (though the latter two have plenty of overdrive to push a riff out the door). Jesse & The Hogg Brothers aren’t a band that comes across to me as being all that interested in strutting and flashing swagger anymore; in Get Hammered, they’re putting so much more stock in the substance of their aesthetics than they are the cosmetics other artists would center every last element of their careers on.

The compositional strengths in “Hogg Tail Twist,” “Santa’s Got a Bag of Coal,” “Cream Gravy” and “Texas Hammer” exhibit the sonic and songwriting intellect of this group exquisitely well, but I don’t feel like the band is going out of their way to flaunt the technical aspects of their sound here, either. When it comes right down to it, I get the feeling this record was made as more of a live template than anything else, advertising to us the basic anti-complexities of a rip-roar bar band that wants to get back on the stage far more than they want to experiment in the studio. The fact everything came together as brilliantly as it did may well be coincidental, but considering the players we’re analyzing in this scenario, I highly doubt it.

If Get Hammered is a reflection of who Jesse & The Hogg Brothers are in 2021, they’re going to see both their fan base and that of the cowpunk genre getting even bigger in the weeks and months that lie ahead. Every song on this record could be a single for the group, and though their previous efforts haven’t held anything back about their artistry, I will say that I think this just sounds a bit more open-ended and freeform by comparison (and not in a way that should make old school listeners nervous about this crew’s new look). The bottom line? Get Hammered is a slam dunk and a half for cowpunk fans.

Chadwick Easton - Melody Maker


"Jesse & The Hogg Brothers Release “Get Hammered”"

“An onion ring’s the only ring she’s ever gonna get.” The aptly-titled track “Onion Ring” off of Jesse & The Hogg Brothers’ latest album Get Hammered hard boils the core themes of the album itself down to this single line, in a lot of ways. It’s hard to truly distill the purest form of the album down to a line when the album tackles lofty subjects like cream gravy, farting, and the gorgeous country we call the US of A, but by golly, I think it’s fully possible to at least attempt such a Herculean task. All silliness aside, Get Hammered is one resounding success of a country satire album and listeners might not fully gel with it… or they might need to listen more than once to get through it without crying laughing.

If you don’t believe me, give “Wait a Minute” a try. A song that starts as a somber country ballad quickly shifts gears when it opens with the lines “Wait a minute, I just farted. Wait a little longer, I just gut-started. Wait a minute, I just farted. Something in my ass has departed.” The song details the singer’s meal plan for the day, including burritos and beer for breakfast, and the pungent attention to detail within the song’s storytelling is something to truly marvel at. “Love Buckets” similarly praises a woman whose face can break a mirror, who has a butt as big as Texas, yet still looks like a million bucks. The humor is balanced with a sense of true musicianship and earnest Southern heart, which makes for a grand experience within Get Hammered. The interesting decision to end on a Christmas song in “Santa’s Got a Bag of Coal” lends itself to the band ending their 2009 album White Trash Meth Lab with a similar holiday-themed track. There’s simply no predicting the decision-making process behind Jesse & The Hogg Brothers so the best thing for audiences to do is strap in and enjoy.

Further standouts for the Hogg Brothers project include rockabilly punk rock tribute “We’re All in This Together,” which lampoons the preconceptions around punk songs by championing a sense of togetherness above all else. “The Hammer,” which inexplicably sees itself remade within the same album as “Texas Hammer” only six tracks later, works as a solid album opener that feels indebted to ZZ Top as much as it feels like its own twist on country-rock storytelling. “Biker Ann” carries on the same lyrical structure as it pitches the concept of a woman who “drinks more than a man,” certainly a character you’ve encountered in your local dive bar, though maybe not to such an extremity (spoiler: she dies in a makeshift police standoff by the end of the track.)

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There’s a knack for capturing the incredulous yet humble and earnest approach to satire within Get Hammered that listeners will undoubtedly grow to appreciate with the more they listen. At first, the album might feel a wee bit impenetrable but upon deeper inspection, there’s something for everyone to love within its enigmatic, hilarious structure.

Clay Burton - Independant Music and Arts, Inc


"CD REVIEW: Get Hammered by Jesse & The Hogg Brothers"

I don’t entirely know it as fact, but I can’t shake the notion I’ve had since listening to Jesse & The Hogg Brothers’ latest LP Get Hammered that this is a band that deeply admires the nearly imperceptible pranks and life of Andy Kaufman. The man inhabited a vast array of styles, approaches, and characters within his career, and even those closest with him never truly knew where he stood as a non-performer. There was always the possibility that you were knee-deep in some elaborate hoax just waiting to have the rug pulled out from under you. Get Hammered feels like another step towards a great Kaufman homage from Jesse & The Hogg Brothers that will leave audiences entirely unsure of where the sincerity starts, stops and rears its head.

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Opening with “The Hammer,” listeners are immediately given a taste of the band’s deep-fried humor with a song that succeeds at ushering the audience in with a story that flexes the band’s knack for storytelling. It’s a fairly normal piece of music when taken at face value, but it especially feels like an outlier on the album when the next song, “Cream Gravy,” touches on… gravy. As a listener, I had to do a double-take — the song’s lyrics rely entirely on praising gravy and the variety of base ingredients it can be served with and upon. “Biker Ann” comes next and, once again, works as a story song focused on telling the cautionary tale of a doomed woman who always has “two drinks in her hand, [and] drinks more than a man.” The variety feels pretty established for the first five tracks until “Wait a Minute” enters the scene and immediately becomes the focus of something that has to be performance art.

Donning the second-longest runtime of any song on Get Hammered, this song relies entirely on… farts. Beans, beans, the magical fruit… Before the gaseous lyrics can fully leave the ears of listeners, the performance art mentality lingers in the form of the following song “Texas Hammer.” It works almost entirely as a replica of the album’s opening track, albeit maybe one percent changed to include a new word. There’s a sense the band is ultimately playing a prank on the audience, but the jokes never feel mean or ill-intentioned. Everyone is laughing together, and the laughter even literally makes itself known at the end of several tracks on the actual album.

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Hammered-Explicit-Jesse-Hogg-Brothers/dp/B082YJHD15

There’s no telling where the jokes end and the sincerity behind the music begins with Get Hammered, but maybe the blurred lines between real and fake are part of the grand scheme, err… plan. (Lisa Marie makes sure to inform listeners that women don’t scheme, they plan in the upbeat country party track “Onion Ring.”) Jesse & The Hogg Brothers are undoubtedly attempting to craft music that is as entertaining as it is enjoyable in a musical sense, and there’s as little doubt in their attempts as there is in their ultimate success. Getting hammered has never been so gut-achingly funny as it has been with the Hogg Brothers.

by Patrick Orr - VENTS Magazine


"Texas Based Jesse & The Hogg Brothers Drop New LP"

The cowpunk revival we’re seeing in the American underground right now is kind of hard to ignore if you keep up with the indie pulse, and in Jesse & The Hogg Brothers, the movement finds the right kind of act to lead it into the 2020s properly. Rather than fashioning themselves and their sound with the same aesthetical content their forerunners would have in the new album Get Hammered, this act is one that genuinely feels like a straight country band which just happens to get edgy enough for critics like myself to call it cowpunk. There’s certainly something unorthodox about their artistic setup, and that’s exactly why I think they’re scoring so many points with fans this spring.

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There are some easy to identify southern rock elements in “Cream Gravy” and “Santa’s Got a Bag of Coal” laced into the compositional integrity of the music, though heartily buried beneath a punkishness in the players’ execution, and even a touch of blues componentry in “Black & Blue” and “The Hammer” that are difficult to miss no matter what volume you’re listening to this record at. None of the accents in this band’s colorful collective persona feel nor sound like they’ve been thrown into the pot simply to appeal to hybrid fanatics, and compared to most of the alt-country groups I review, that puts them in an elite class indeed.

I like the gritty feel to “Texas Hammer,” the balladic “Onion Ring,” “America” and “She’s Done Gone to the Gittin’ Place” as it puts a harsh tonal lens over the lyrics in each song, and I get the impression its role here was an entirely deliberate one created by Jesse & The Hogg Brothers. The overall production quality we discover in Get Hammered is anything but subpar; truth be told, it stands in such a stark contrast to the limiting, insular style of other indie rock LPs out right now that its DIY elements occasionally seem unintentionally overstated.

The lyrical wit runs fluidly in Get Hammered, with the aforementioned “Santa’s Got a Bag of Coal,” heartfelt “Love Buckets” and “Wait a Minute” standing out as some of my favorite verse-centric gems of the bunch. There’s really nothing specifically singular to complain about in this tracklist, and consistency is never a problem in the material - which is somewhat remarkable given the versatility of the play. Jesse & The Hogg Brothers know what they’re doing, and that’s obvious from the get-go in this album.

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Hammer/dp/B082YKMLC8

Get Hammered breaks off the most fun I’ve had as a rock critic in some time now, and while I think it’s going to appeal specifically to the gutter punk/country crossover audience we see growing by the day in the American underground more than anyone else, its artistic credibility will be difficult for even the most discriminating of reviewers to deny. For all intents and purposes, Jesse & The Hogg Brothers are every bit the royal family of Texas cowpunk they claim to be, and if you weren’t in agreement on this ahead of Get Hammered, the LP’s dozen-and-one songs might change your mind.

Anne Hollister - The Indie Source


"Jesse & The Hogg Brothers Release "Get Hammered""

Jesse And The Hoggs, might just be Country Music’s answer to The Bloodhound Gang. One of the reasons for that, may be that the band doesn’t consider themselves Country at all. Jesse And The Hoggs have illustriously deemed themselves as, Cow Punk. The mere sight of this proposed genre on paper is riotous enough to leave you with no choice, but to quench your curiosity. With their recent effort, Get Hammered, you likely won’t be disappointed in giving Jesse And The Hoggs, a chance.

“Cream Gravy” is one of the more bizarre pieces on the record, which is of course, saying something. With surreal lyrics, such as My cousin, Merle lives with a lady/Eats everything with lots of cream gravy/everybody likes it on their chicken fried steak/I could pour it on my chocolate cake, this one is a bit indiscernible. The shuffle on “Cream Gravy”, really drives it, as the drummer shows remarkable composure and posture. The band, themselves, should really be commended here for holding such a steady rhythm, that isn’t as easy it is made to sound. This is one of the more lighthearted and innocuous tracks on the album.

Keeping up with the theme of food inspired topics, “Love Buckets” is actually a tender ballad, told from the perspective of a sugar baby. Well your butt’s as big as Texas/but you bought me my new Lexus. There are obviously several instances on this record, that will leave you scratching your head, and while this track has its moments, it ultimately feels a bit mean spirited. The song’s narrator does refer to the quote unquote, Sugar Momma, as looking like a million bucks, but it feels more like mockery than sentiment, and it conjures more sadness than laughter. One of the bright spots, is a well-placed fiddle, that does its best to infuse romance into an otherwise insensitive jaunt.

“Biker Ann,” tells the story of a woman who can drink most men, under the table. The guitar work on this one, is exceptional. There’s a great steel guitar tone, that only this genre can offer in an appropriated and ephemeral way. With two tracks, the lead slapped atop the rhythm, gives the song a layered musicality that is missing on others. This one will get you moving, regardless of your regional placement, as its stereotypical twang, sounds like what most assume country living to be.

Get Hammered is a complete effort by Jesse and Family. It’s a satisfying listen that is careful not to overstay its welcome. It will take an extremely uptight and close minded individual to not find some humor in the antics of Jesse And The Hoggs. Even if their content does border on the opposite end of political correctness, more often than not, Jesse And Company don’t take themselves seriously, whatsoever. Whether we should take Jesse And The Hoggs seriously, is up for debate, but there is no harm in being entertained by them.

Sebastian Cole - Gashouse Radio


"Album Review Jesse & The Hogg Brothers "Get Hammered""

Too many recording artists struggle with taking themselves too seriously, and while a lot of people would just as soon chalk it up to ego, there’s often more to it than that. As big a problem as this can be in pop, it’s luckily not something cowpunks deluxe Jesse & The Hogg Brothers have ever had to face in their career together – and this is evidenced in a rather prideful manner in their new album Get Hammered. Released this May to the usual fanfare a group of rightly-anointed indie rock royals tend to receive, Get Hammered isn’t a love letter to hardcore Hogg fans so much as a melting pot of creativity as only hinted at in their previous releases. I actually would pose this as a new look for their brand, and one which newcomers to their music shouldn’t feel intimidated by in the least.

There’s nothing pretentious about what we encounter in songs like “Love Buckets,” “Onion Ring,” “Biker Ann,” and “Texas Hammer;” instead, there’s a selflessness between the players and a kindred joy in exploiting poetic irony that makes even the sillier and more straightforward songwriting in Get Hammered seem unsuspectingly profound. Country music in particular has felt increasingly watered-down in the past ten years, but the way Jesse & The Hogg Brothers broach its finer aesthetical points (in their own punky way that is), it feels more authentic and untethered to commercial forces. There’s Americana galore in the bones of this LP, and it never sounds even slightly politicized nor puffed-up to resemble someone else’s narrative.
Jesse & The Hogg Brothers know how to bring the heat when they need to in Get Hammered, and their emotion is never bound by the beats beneath their verses – quite the opposite, in fact. “Santa’s Got a Bag of Coal,” the plaintive “Black & Blue,” fiery “We’re All in This Together,” and record-starting one-two punch “The Hammer” and “Cream Gravy” exhibit surgical in-studio precision that balances the forcefulness of the performance with the thoughtfulness of the players (which isn’t something that you’re going to see a lot of in the other cowpunk albums due out before the end of May). Detail-oriented musicians are everywhere these days, but rarely do they produce something as pastoral and punk-fueled as this record is.

Get Hammered is just the kind of album cowpunkers needed in 2021 to feel excited about what alternative music is going to be churning out in the post-pandemic world, and while you don’t need to be a Jesse & The Hogg Brothers lifer to love their sound, the true-blue followers who have been with them since day one will likely tell you right off the bat that this isn’t a conventional look for the group at all, but an evolved one. There’s no standing still when the grooves come stampeding out of the stereo behind tracks like “The Hammer,” and if you’re in the mood for some rough-riding country-punk that doesn’t care about establishments – or rules – this album is right up your alley.

Loren Sperry - Music Existance


"REVIEW: Jesse & The Hogg Brothers — Get Hammered (LP)"

Hitting us with a forcefulness that becomes the greatest element of consistency in the tracklist before we know it, Jesse & The Hogg Brothers wield a lot of raw power in the opening cut of their new album, Get Hammered, titled simply “The Hammer.” The track’s compositional premise will be revisited in “Texas Hammer” later on in the tracklist, but here, we’re made to swing with its rhythmic push like our lives depend on it — whether prepared for the dynamic grooves set before us or not. We’re shoved right into the swaggering pulsation of “Cream Gravy” seamlessly, and from there into the explicit “Biker Ann,” and even after less than seven minutes of playing time, it feels like we’re already heard more musical might than most bands could summon in an entire LP.
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“Black & Blue” throws away the big amps and replaces them with soft vocal harmonies and an acoustic sensibility straight from the book of “Carmelita,” but its gentle way doesn’t sound all too predictable for us to get trapped in its lush attributes. “She’s Done Gone to the Gittin’ Place” is a bit more angst-ridden, but its respect for an old-fashioned rock n’ roll sway had me at the altar of its gods long before hearing the first chorus. “Wait a Minute” and “Onion Ring” trace their patchwork to the same spot we started with in “Black & Blue,” and while it’s clear a lot of this material was tailored to the wants of legit cowpunk aficionados, there’s nothing here to repel the occasional fan, either.
My favorite tune from the second act in Get Hammered is the overdrive-saturated “We’re All in This Together,” which swings at us like a staggering drunk but surprisingly offers up one of the more acerbic collective performances of any this band will give in the album. “America” is brighter but hardly lighter, unsheathing a rapier-sharp lyrical edge that is difficult to shake from your conscience once you’ve been exposed to it for the first time. Honestly, “Hogg Tail Twist” is probably the only song here that seems a bit thrown-together, but in a fashion that makes me curious about the improvisational depth Jesse & The Hogg Brothers are developing at this stage of their career together. They’d be wild to see live, and a track like this one definitely makes me want to catch their next concert to experience what they can put together in person.
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“Love Buckets” and “Santa’s Got a Bag of Coal” could both work as leadoff singles for Get Hammered, but I can understand why the group inevitably selected the latter for the job. In a discordant twist of what a Christmas-style country song could and should sound like, Jesse & The Hogg Brothers summarize precisely why listeners and critics around the globe need to be taking their music and their mission seriously in 2021. This is true rock rebellion and outlaw country as they were always meant to be heard, only packaged together as a means of saving your pocketbook a couple of hard-earned dollars. In its totality, Get Hammered really is a can’t-miss LP for the cowpunk faithful.
Colin Jordan - Colin Jordan Reviews


"Jesse & The Hogg Brothers’ Release New Album’Get Hammered"

Steady and strong, the guitar strings echo an unpolished sound as patriotic as the red, white and blue on our flag in Jesse & The Hogg Brothers’ gruff “America,” and while the instrumental edge in this track is endearing to the honest cowpunk in all of us, it produces but half of the charisma the song will embrace listeners with this May. Alongside the other twelve tracks on the band’s new album Get Hammered, “America” sees Jesse & The Hogg Brothers getting back to the business of doing what they’ve been doing for years now in making some of the purest cowpunk around (and rejecting the parameters of the label every single chance they get).

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“Santa’s Got a Bag of Coal” quickly drifts into Tom Waits-style avant-garde rock before ripping us through a bluesy verse structure as hypnotic as the menacing strut of “She’s Done Gone to the Gittin’ Place” is. “Wait a Minute” howls at the moon as heartily as “Onion Ring” does, and whether these players are beefing up for a sonic brawl or mercilessly making fun of country balladry in a way only its most loyal student could they always sound like they’re cultivating a very special connection with the music and each other.

“Hogg Tail Twist” is a beat-focused swing anthem that doesn’t try to indulge in any department, which somehow makes it the beacon of efficiency so many alternative country albums I’ve listened to in 2021 have been missing. “Biker Ann” – which feels like a whiskey-stained celebration of lust somehow drawn from the same place Green Pajamas’ “Sister Ann” once was – is definitely the fiercest song on the first half of the LP, but it doesn’t take anything away from the stormy harmonies of “Love Buckets” or the bludgeon of the beats in “Texas Hammer” later on in the record. There’s a nice, even flow to the content here that has made it hard for me to turn away from the tracklist once I’ve gotten started with it, and if you’re looking for the right kind of soundtrack to take you through the American southwest on limited gas money and the occasional stop through a high-adrenaline cantina, there should be no other album you consider this spring outside of Get Hammered.

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From the relatively black and white “The Hammer” to the rockabilly-influenced grind of “Cream Gravy” and suffocating harmonies of “Black & Blue” and the more volatile “We’re All in This Together,” Jesse & The Hogg Brothers’ Get Hammered is a fun album to get lost in (and with, depending on the circumstances), and I think other cowpunk enthusiasts are going to share my sentiments. Fans of the genre both old and new alike will enjoy the unfanciful cut of the mix from one song to the song, and curious music critic types aren’t likely to have any issues with the compositional inventiveness this group of players come up with rather unstoppably. All in all, this is one stinger of an indie rock record I don’t imagine forgetting anytime soon.

Gwen Waggoner - Skope Magazine


"JESSE AND THE HOGG BROTHERS – “GET HAMMERED”"

Few things can prepare you for the hysterical candor of Jesse And The Hogg Bros. A Texas based group, comprised of family members, who may or may not have invented the genre, Cow Punk. The band has been around, since 2009, and their newest release is titled, Get Hammered. At 13 songs, Get Hammered is by turns, hilarious, touching, cringe worthy, and musically sound with tremendous performances. In fact, you might be surprised by just how much you love of every aspect of Get Hammered.

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“Santa’s Got A Bag Of Coal,” which kicks of with a chuckling endorsement from Kris Kringle, himself, tells the tale of an ungrateful loan recipient. Remember when I lent you a thousand bucks/you told me you were down on your luck/ six months gone ain’t seen a cent/now I’m behind on my rent/Santa’s got a bag of coal for you. On the surface, Jesse And The Hogg Bros, may seem culturally specific to most. It songs like this one, and others, though, that are universally relatable. The only caveat here, is the redundancy of the chorus line. The chorus is repeated, ad nauseam, and you get the feeling this track may have been a late addition, bore out of necessity.

We then come to “Onion Ring,” and this is one of the tracks that might spark a little debate over Jesse and company. While there’s nothing overtly obscene in the piece, there’s some that may exclaim misogyny. Jesse And The Hogg Bros are not exactly PC, and this track tells the story of how Jesse evades commitment to a woman, based on purely cosmetic reasons. Well the only ring’s she’s getting/is an onion ring/I’m a cowboy player/on a one night fling. Jesse describes his would be Soulmate as having a model body, with a armadillo face, and the irony of having his female cousin provide backing vocals, might be too much for some. Politics aside, this is a funny and well-presented piece, regardless of any potential polarities.

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“The Hammer,” seems to tell the story of a defense attorney, with a stringent reputation. Everybody knows/the hammers made of metal/he takes the case/that the other guys settle. The guitar work here, stands out. There are a few guitar solos interspersed throughout this record, and while this song doesn’t feature a solo, per se, there is some solid playing, with a nice chord progression. The keys compliment the guitar well, and give the song a vintage rockabilly feel.

While Get Hammered may not be the next massive crossover, it is nothing short of a spectacularly solid effort. The tracks are often kept short, which not only prevents exhaustion, but actually builds anticipation throughout. I couldn’t wait to hear where Jesse and Company, were going to go next, and how they would subvert whatever subject matter into comic gold. The themes that the band touches on, are often quite identifiable, and you never feel alienated by the strict presence of rural subculture. Jesse And The Hogg Bros bring the hammer and the humor, on Get Hammered.

Garth Thomas - Hollywood Digest


"Jesse & The Hogg Brothers Release New Music"

The ongoing evolution of alternative music has been spurred forth by the underground experimentalists before everyone else – and this especially includes the fusion players like those in Jesse & The Hogg Brothers, whose facilitation of a proper cowpunk revival has brought forth an exciting wave of players from Texas to Tennessee and beyond in the past ten years. The band’s new album Get Hammered takes elements of their previous works and combines them into a more country-specific sound I think a lot of critics are going to excitedly lose their minds over this season – and not for reasons a lot of listeners might be anticipating. In songs like “Hogg Tail Twist,” “Texas Hammer,” “Santa’s Got a Bag of Coal,” and “Cream Gravy,” Jesse & The Hogg Brothers essentially return the country music model to its roots, with their brash sound ironically having more in common with punk than the folkier half of Americana in contemporary times. This is an album made well outside the laws of any scene, and for music fans who have always argued that Johnny Cash was a punk well before there was a name for it, Get Hammered should be a particularly enrapturing piece to behold.
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Melodicism isn’t totally lost in “We’re All in This Together” and “Love Buckets,” but instead merely finessed to suit the backdrop it’s being placed in front of. Poetically speaking, I think the real substance of Get Hammered touches on an angst too many are afraid to acknowledge in the country music establishment, which brings to mind the efforts a generation of Seattle grunge players engaged in to save rock n’ roll from itself back in the early 1990s. While I’m not suggesting that “Onion Ring,” “America,” and “Santa’s Got a Bag of Coal” are the essence of a fresh rebellion against Nashville’s bitter stagnation, they prove you can be country, be aggressive, and hate compositional excess all while turning up the volume and lending quarter to honky-tonk harmonies every now and again. It’s an awakening if you’ve been waiting for something American-made and powerfully riff-oriented when it needs to be, but more importantly, it’s going to put Jesse & The Hogg Brothers on a mainstream map for a lot of listeners this year.

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There aren’t many as unspoiled by their successes in this game as Jesse & The Hogg Brothers are, and while they’re not stepping too far over the line to be considered dangerous outlaws, their style of songcraft is one that is bound to leave a lot of mundanity proponents up in arms. You don’t need to waste time with hype – this is an album that has way more bite than you’re going to expect, but for every venomous verse it offers, a bit of familiar country melodicism shadows the line. I’m impressed with Get Hammered and its creators every time I give it a listen, and while it’s not the first hit in their discography, I think it’s a bar-raising, new standard for Jesse & The Hogg Brothers without question.

Jodi Marxbury - Daily Pop News


"Music, Reviews “GET HAMMERED” BY JESSE & THE HOGG BROTHERS"

When it comes to a group of rough and rowdy Texan musicians releasing music under the self-innovated genre label of “CowPunk,” look no further than the energetic and wholly bonkers music of Jesse & The Hogg Brothers. Over the last decade, the band (coming as a family unit) has polished covers of country-rock hits while furthering their reach as original creatives within the same stratosphere. Their latest effort Get Hammered is a new chapter for the family band, and while it features some songs the band has already recorded once more, it overall feels like a more mature step forward in a production-quality sense while still never losing its core sense of humor, which should ultimately be expected from a group with an album named White Trash Meth Lab.

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Get Hammered opens with “The Hammer,” which shares a riff similar to Foreigner’s “Hot Blooded” in sound; the lyrical content couldn’t be any less similar, however, as Jesse & The Hogg Brothers compose a loose theme song for the album with tongue in cheek humor to be expected from the folks behind the hit song “Wife Swapping Party.” Next up, “Cream Gravy” paints the impressively Southern sensibilities of the band’s core with broad strokes as it lists the endless cuisines that can benefit from an addition of cream gravy. The song is extremely simplistic in its structure and it never takes itself too seriously, which benefits the tone of the album greatly. A moment of seriousness does breach the goofy surface in “Black & Blue” which feels like a send-up to country ballads more than it does feel likes its attempt at being one, but the sentiment still pays off. The overall pacing of the track is notable as it is the one song on Get Hammered that surpasses five minutes, demanding a bit more attention than most of the other pieces.

The thirteen tracks featured on Get Hammered otherwise all stay within a niche range, and the essence of CowPunk is seemingly alive and well by maintaining the essence as such. The value of balancing the comedic prowess within songs with titles like “She’s Done Gone to the Gittin’ Place” while still delivering impressive instrumental compositions heightens the virtue of satire within the band’s approach. There’s a genuine admiration and craft in the band’s approach, as silly as they seem to be at times. There’s no predicting exactly where Jesse & The Hogg Brothers will go next across the album’s tracklist.

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Get Hammered as an album is an impressive glimpse into the world of Jesse & The Hogg Brothers and will certainly translate well into a live show; the band has even gone the extra mile to press LP copies of the project, so you’ll be able to hear the band croon “Wait a minute, I just farted. Something in my ass has departed,” from the comfort of your record player. There’s simply no telling where the album will take you, and even having listened to it several times, the laughs are still as consistent and unexpected as ever.

John McCall - Too Much Love Magazine


"Jesse & The Hogg Brothers – “Get Hammered” LP"

For a band with fans called Hoggaholics, you immediately get the sense that Jesse & The Hogg Brothers don’t take themselves too seriously. Even then, if you still want to take the band at face value and give them the benefit of the doubt as serious artists, look no further than their 2009 album White Trash Meth Lab (which is currently the most popular release on their Spotify at the time of writing this.) Boasting singles like “Wife Swapping Party” and appearances in films like Attack of the Killer Chickens, there’s no getting beyond Jesse & The Hogg Brothers as a comedic, musical force to be reckoned with first and foremost. Even still, there’s no denying the fact that the band is comprised of immensely talented musicians with deft attention to detail within their chosen craft. It just so happens that their chosen craft happens to be singing about the indelible details of life from barflies and fried foods to farting and America in microscopic, comedic detail.

As much as the song “Love Buckets,” which is about a man who can’t help but love a woman with a rapturous appetite for buckets of chicken and a face that breaks mirrors, might give you a deep belly laugh, there’s an important reckoning to be done on the listener’s part: comedic music is still only as good as the music can be in itself. If you go see a film and the acting is great, the visuals are on-point, but the sound is bad? That’s a bad movie. Similarly, if you listen to a comedy album with amazing one-liners but horrible production, that’s a bad album. Thankfully, Jesse & The Hogg Brothers seem fully aware of the importance of creating a great-sounding album and have nothing but their A-game to bring in regards to the actual instrumentality side of the songwriting. The lyrics are a lot less serious, it would seem, with almost every track edging into schoolboy humor territory, but the dynamic between heightened country-rock inhibitions while lead singer Jesse Braintree sings about a plethora of humorous tidbits and taboo subjects is a unique market the band has seemed to corner almost entirely.
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For a band with fans called Hoggaholics, you immediately get the sense that Jesse & The Hogg Brothers don’t take themselves too seriously. Even then, if you still want to take the band at face value and give them the benefit of the doubt as serious artists, look no further than their 2009 album White Trash Meth Lab (which is currently the most popular release on their Spotify at the time of writing this.) Boasting singles like “Wife Swapping Party” and appearances in films like Attack of the Killer Chickens, there’s no getting beyond Jesse & The Hogg Brothers as a comedic, musical force to be reckoned with first and foremost. Even still, there’s no denying the fact that the band is comprised of immensely talented musicians with deft attention to detail within their chosen craft. It just so happens that their chosen craft happens to be singing about the indelible details of life from barflies and fried foods to farting and America in microscopic, comedic detail.

As much as the song “Love Buckets,” which is about a man who can’t help but love a woman with a rapturous appetite for buckets of chicken and a face that breaks mirrors, might give you a deep belly laugh, there’s an important reckoning to be done on the listener’s part: comedic music is still only as good as the music can be in itself. If you go see a film and the acting is great, the visuals are on-point, but the sound is bad? That’s a bad movie. Similarly, if you listen to a comedy album with amazing one-liners but horrible production, that’s a bad album. Thankfully, Jesse & The Hogg Brothers seem fully aware of the importance of creating a great-sounding album and have nothing but their A-game to bring in regards to the actual instrumentality side of the songwriting. The lyrics are a lot less serious, it would seem, with almost every track edging into schoolboy humor territory, but the dynamic between heightened country-rock inhibitions while lead singer Jesse Braintree sings about a plethora of humorous tidbits and taboo subjects is a unique market the band has seemed to corner almost entirely.


It’s not all fart jokes, though, as the band manages to squeeze some sincerity out of the slower “Black & Blue,” a song that adheres to maintaining a fairly serious composure in the form of a duet based around heartbreak and pain. This brief glimpse into the band’s softer psyche quickly makes itself scarce, and brings about my biggest critique of the album: the comedy is brilliant and pulled off well, but there’s something integral and ultimately missing from the album’s makeup by not including more songs that break down the comedic facade, as seen in “Black & Blue.” The pacing of the album picks back up and chugs right along but the hole left by something even semi-serious leaves listeners with a resounding “What if?”
Still, the end result in Get Hammered is something worth giving your undivided attention to and whatever comes next from Jesse & The Hogg Brothers will only continue to impress. I doubt there will come a time when the group releases an album entirely devoid of jokes, and that’s okay — their brand recognition is strong, their fanbase secure, and their sense of humor is one for the books.

Mindy McCall - Indie Pulse


"Texas Based Jesse & The Hogg Brothers Release New Album"

There’s no exact science to crafting a new genre, but for some, the idea comes in the form of becoming a musical trailblazer. For every single type of music out there, for every single demographic, for every instrument or sound or vague concept that could ever possibly be put on a track and thrown onto a record, it seems like there’s a genre for it. With Jesse & The Hogg Brothers, their sound comes in the form of “CowPunk,” which is a subgenre of punk rock pioneered in the UK back in the late 70s before making its way to Southern California a few years later. There is a genre for every sound! Cowpunk bridges the wide gap between punk rock and country and allows for a wide breadth of creative license in true punk fashion. Jesse & The Hogg Brothers have made a name for themselves in this niche subgenre, using the space to maneuver through songs with an emphasis on comedy in their lyrical structure while providing dense, country-centric instrumentals.

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The impressive nature of Jesse & The Hogg Brothers maintaining their unique sound and image gives weight to the punk influence, and with their new album Get Hammered, there’s a certain attention to detail within the balance of country and punk that more or less carries the project across the finish line. Paying homage to their punk forefathers, there’s a distinct focus on humorous, off-kilter lyrical stylings. Using blatantly on-the-nose titles such as “She’s Done Gone to the Gittin’ Place,” the band seems to have a knack for parodying country sensibilities without ever coming across as patronizing.
Offering up a rockabilly approach akin to the world crafted by famed cult director John Waters and his creative partner in crime Divine, nothing is off-limits from the band as they muse on the state of America in the simply-titled tour/road trip track “America,” just as soon as they might cover a heartfelt ballad about passing gas in “Wait a Minute.” There’s no true method to the madness offered up by Jesse & The Hogg Brothers, but the incredible attempts are far too entertaining to listen to, regardless of the possibility of them hitting or missing. The dancehall “Hogg Tail Twist” offers a new dance for fans to bring with them to Hogg Brothers live shows, and the tongue-in-cheek approach remains airtight as “Love Buckets” plays next with the chorus wailing variations on the line “I don’t care when you eat buckets of Popeye’s cajun-fried!”

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Get Hammered is a brilliant continuation of the sounds already long-established for Jesse & The Hogg Brothers, and it’s without a doubt that future projects will only continue to double down on the extremely niche and extremely silly lyrical musings they’ve made their trademark. The revelation of hearing a grown man sing about farting before pivoting into giving his sweetheart an onion ring instead of a wedding ring was a landmark moment for me, personally, so the future of this band is something I’ll keep a close eye on.

Zachary Rush - Indie Music Reviews


"Interview with Jesse & The Hogg Brothers"

Interview with Jesse & The Hogg Brothers and they play a few songs while we catch up - The Vienna Pitch


"Jesse & The Hogg Brothers | 10 Questions |"

Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
I was raised in a musical family and basically we all learned to play from Pappy Hogg when we would do music as a family activity. Now this band allows a family reunion of such at every performance. Jesse plays with different family members every show.

Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
It just happened, we just did a live shoot and studio acting for our part in the upcoming film ATTACK OF THE KILLER CHICKENS look for it. It puts us in a real different perspective.

What has been the high point of your music path?
All the pretty women that follow us, come to our shows and all the men they attract to our performances. But to be specific the people we meet as we tour from fans to promoters and media. Making friends and building relationships.

So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
The best songs are based in truth or real life experiences and almost every song we have written is exactly that.

What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
The whole pay to play that the industry denies the existence of. It is real, always has existed, and it makes getting airplay, shows and press coverage more challenging. Can't let that stop you.

If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Hank Williams II AKA Hank3 as his band and music we are fans of, but we love meting and playing with lots of bands we are now friends with like Sunshine Riot, PUNX, and WMFO to name a few!

What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
We usually practice before we tour with which members will be on it. Everyone keeps up using the internet and always have knowledge of any new material.

Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Ballad Of Brack Cornett it was a tough one because there was very little documentation on this TX train Robber. Wanted to write a song about someone like that but Sam Bass is most famous TX Train Bandit with hundreds of songs so we wanted to be different. Now the guy has a wikipedia page and maybe its because of our song!

What's coming up in the future?
We have a Live CD and a new EP coming out soon. We also are recording a new EP in Spanish in 2019 and will be scheduling a Spring tour CD release shows , upcoming movie appearance and hopefully a lot more!

Tell us where fans can access your music?
Youtube, Amazon
and the usual places for streaming and downloads

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"MUSIC REVIEWS JESSE & THE HOGG BROTHERS RELEASE NEW ALBUM"

The status quo in pop has never welcomed experimentation with open arms, but for the true rough riders in music like Jesse & The Hogg Brothers, something as trite as the status quo has never really had an impact on the innovating they get behind. The band’s new cowpunk delight Get Hammered is a testament to their rebellious ways, and if you’ve yet to take a peek at what the thirteen-song tracklist has in store for listeners this year, I’d recommend you do so as soon as possible. Whether it’s the smoky distortion of “We’re All in This Together” or the punky patriotism of “America,” this is a record that is guaranteed to leave even seasoned audiophiles intrigued.

You can tell that Jesse & The Hogg Brothers aren’t experimenting in “Love Buckets” or “Texas Hammer” simply for the sake of fitting in with a swelling trend in indie country; if anything, they’re doing everything in their power to reject the limits of any trends inside of their compositional attack. Instead of putting everything on a country-style harmony in this material, they’re letting the attitude of the lyrics shape the core narrative of Get Hammered, which is a challenge that a lot of their peers would unquestionably shrink from.

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These guitar tones are some of the more ominous of any to make their way onto a Hogg Bros. LP, but in songs like “Hogg Tail Twist” and lead single “Santa’s Got a Bag of Coal,” they’re so controlled that they’re never given the ability to drown out the other elements in the mix. Clarity matters even when you’re trying to employ components of atonal white noise into an otherwise typical harmony, and we’re reminded of this repeatedly in these tracks. If there were any critics accusing this group’s sound of being detail-free before Get Hammered, I think they’re going to be set straight here.

I think it’s rather obvious when listening to “Onion Ring,” “Cream Gravy,” the introductory “The Hammer” and “Wait a Minute” that there’s more to this group’s style than simply mashing together the edgier parts of punk and country in a single sound. The songwriting in these particular songs alludes to influences from folk, alternative Americana, and even western pop that haven’t yet received their due spotlight in Jesse & The Hogg Brothers’ discography, and in Get Hammered, they’re made to flourish in a way that left me really eager to hear what these player are going to produce next.
MUSIC REVIEWS
JESSE & THE HOGG BROTHERS RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Michael Rand May 27, 2021
The status quo in pop has never welcomed experimentation with open arms, but for the true rough riders in music like Jesse & The Hogg Brothers, something as trite as the status quo has never really had an impact on the innovating they get behind. The band’s new cowpunk delight Get Hammered is a testament to their rebellious ways, and if you’ve yet to take a peek at what the thirteen-song tracklist has in store for listeners this year, I’d recommend you do so as soon as possible. Whether it’s the smoky distortion of “We’re All in This Together” or the punky patriotism of “America,” this is a record that is guaranteed to leave even seasoned audiophiles intrigued.

You can tell that Jesse & The Hogg Brothers aren’t experimenting in “Love Buckets” or “Texas Hammer” simply for the sake of fitting in with a swelling trend in indie country; if anything, they’re doing everything in their power to reject the limits of any trends inside of their compositional attack. Instead of putting everything on a country-style harmony in this material, they’re letting the attitude of the lyrics shape the core narrative of Get Hammered, which is a challenge that a lot of their peers would unquestionably shrink from.

URL: https://jesseandthehoggbrothers.com/intro

These guitar tones are some of the more ominous of any to make their way onto a Hogg Bros. LP, but in songs like “Hogg Tail Twist” and lead single “Santa’s Got a Bag of Coal,” they’re so controlled that they’re never given the ability to drown out the other elements in the mix. Clarity matters even when you’re trying to employ components of atonal white noise into an otherwise typical harmony, and we’re reminded of this repeatedly in these tracks. If there were any critics accusing this group’s sound of being detail-free before Get Hammered, I think they’re going to be set straight here.

I think it’s rather obvious when listening to “Onion Ring,” “Cream Gravy,” the introductory “The Hammer” and “Wait a Minute” that there’s more to this group’s style than simply mashing together the edgier parts of punk and country in a single sound. The songwriting in these particular songs alludes to influences from folk, alternative Americana, and even western pop that haven’t yet received their due spotlight in Jesse & The Hogg Brothers’ discography, and in Get Hammered, they’re made to flourish in a way that left me really eager to hear what these player are going to produce next.


If you weren’t listening to Jesse & The Hogg Brothers before Get Hammered or hadn’t even heard of their music, this latest album presents the right combination of songs to make a fan out of you in just under forty minutes’ time. Though not the most stripped-down look you could create as a cowpunk outfit, this is a band that knows who they are and have perfected the kind of music they want to be known for, and if that isn’t something worth writing home about in 2021, I don’t know what is.

Michael Rand - MobAngeles


"Band Edge #60 Jesse and the Hogg Brothers"

Band Edge is a WCCA TV13 produced local music show shot live spotlighting Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalist. Jesse and the Hogg Brothers is the featured artist on this episode of Band Edge.

Posted December 21st 2015 8:05pm. - Band Edge


"Interview with Jesse & The Hogg Brothers"

click on url to see interview - Indie Music Interviews


"News - JP Music Festival"

Jesse and the Hogg Brothers perform during the JP Music Festival, which took place Sept. 12.
(Courtesy Photo by Evan Scales) - Jamaica Plain Gazette


"Band Edge #45 Jesse and the Hogg Brothers"

Band Edge is a WCCA TV13 produced local music show shot live spotlighting Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalist.

Jesse and the Hogg Brothers is the featured artist on this episode of Band Edge.

Posted June 25th 2013 8:42pm. - BAND EDGE WCCA TV


"Kaz Hawkins w/Jesse & The Hogg Brothers – Live at The Milky Way"

Direct from Belfast, Northern Ireland, up and coming blues singer, Kaz Hawkins is coming to Jamaica Plain for a special, intimate performance at The Milky Way Lounge. Larger than life and with a voice to match, Kaz has just finished her first tour of England and is bringing her inimitable voice and dynamic stage presence to Boston for her first mini-tour of the United States.

Kaz will be featuring songs from her self-produced, debut album, Get Ready, as well as a selection of covers that will demonstrate her range and influences and will be supported by Jamaica Plain's own Jesse & The Hogg Brothers.

This will truly be a legendary night in the history of live music in Jamaica Plain. - Jamaica Plain News


"Jesse & the Hogg Brothers Working For Yankee Money in Las Vegas"

Jesse & The Hogg Brothers
02-21-2015 @ Double Down Saloon
Las Vegas, Nevada
Photos & Review: Jeff Longo

Jesse and the Hogg Brothers made a rare west coast appearance last week appearing at the infamous The Double Down Saloon in Las Vegas. The Hogg Brothers put a raucous hilarious set they got the local crowd plenty warmed up for an evening of good old punk rock with Anti-Social – Cosmic Beasts – Agent 86. This is my first time seeing the Hogg’s as they don’t get out west very often and I have to say they put on a fun evening of tongue in cheek honky-tonk country that brought the crowd to the dance floor.

Setlist
Fishin & Drinking
Wife Sappin Party
The Only Ring She’s Gettin is an Onion Ring
Biker Ann
Party In My Pants
Hit You When I’m Drunk
Love Buckets
Cashville
Fake It
She’s Done Gone To The Gitten Place
Cream Gravy
Green Haze (Green Acres/Purple Haze)
White Trash Meth Lab
Reminds Me of You
Don’t Mess With Texas
Encore
Pills I Took (Hank II cover)
Rusty
Are You Available For Datin?

In the hour long set front man Jesse Braintree and side kick vocalist Lisa Mari Hogg keep the crowd entertained between cuts from their two releases: “White Trash Meth Lab” and “Working For Yankee Money” on punk label Black & Blue Records. The band was tight & and hit on all cylinders with Stevie Joe Hogg & Buzz Hogg on guitars while Pappy Hogg (Bass) & JoJo Hogg (drums) held the back-line. The Double Down is a Vegas institution, think the west coast “CBGB”, covered in stickers floor to ceiling, cheap booze (Ass Juice and Bacon Martinis), & full of punk attitude and the Hoggs rocked it as well as any punk outfit that has graced its beer soaked stage. I highly recommend you check this out. Highlights: the entire show including a kick-ass cover of Hank III “Pills I Took” & their new track “Party in My Pants” which is getting national radio play on Top 40 stations across the country.

You may also like:
Gettin Drunk and Fallin Down with Hank III at the Catalyst – Live Review Photos - StubbleMusicZine


"Interview, studio live performance by Jesse & The Hogg Brothers"

Interview, studio live performance by Jesse & The Hogg Brothers on Retro Radio Disco show - WHNH - Retro Radio Disco show


"Jesse and the Hogg Brothers @ McGann's, Boston May 19 @ 8 - 12 PM"

Legendary Cow-Punk Rockers Return to Boston after Successful gig in Las Vegas. Ready to Rumble Across the Street from the Garden Saturday !
May 19 @ McGanns Irish Pub197 Portland St, Boston, Massachusetts 02114

https://www.facebook.com/event...

SATURDAY MAY 19 @ MCGANN'S
Bands Performing:
8pm Amateur Athletes (facebook.com/AmateurAthletesBoston)
9pm Squints (facebook.com/Squints94)
10pm Sonic Red (facebook.com/sonicred)
11pm Natalie Joly & the Reckless Hearts (www.nataliejoly.com)
12am Jesse & the Hogg Brothers (facebook.com/JesseAndTheHoggBrothers)

Hogg Brothers' newest single is up on YouTube: The Hogg Tail Twist MCGANN'S, 197 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114, 617.227.4059, www.mcgannsirishpub.com, $10 admission - 21+ Admitted

The most exciting original Country Rock Band in the Nation. The First Family of Texas CowPunk.

Led by Jesse Braintree the ringmaster of this amazing Texas variety
show, the Hogg family is a different kind of country.

An entertaining night that is both exquisitely played music and can't-take-your-eyes-off-'em showmanship.

Texas, Indiana, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Ohio are the current home states of this creative ensemble, old-style country and western burlesque, if you will.

Jesse & The Hogg Brothers was originally formed in north Texas
and is currently based out of Cambridge MA. But make no mistake about it this is a Texas band and loaded with Texas pride. Celebrating an authentic style of modern country music, that is deeply rooted in the traditions of Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Hank Williams along with that Hogg family sense of humor truly provides fans a unique live experience they won't soon forget. You never know besides Jesse who will be there but can always expect a great show. - The Malden Patch


"The Ransom Notes & Jesse and The Hogg Brothers"

We have LIVE MUSIC every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

TONIGHT: The Ransom Notes at 6pm and Jesse & The Hogg Brothers at 7pm

We are an official Nashville Live Music Venue.

Regular taproom hours: Th-Fri 5-10pm, Sat 2-10pm, Sun 2-8pm

Tennessee Brew Works
809 Ewing Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 - Now Playing Nashville


"Topic Time With Harrison Young"

Jesse & Kash Hogg join Harrison Young for Music and interview
Listen
https://youtu.be/DEQvCttfDC4 - Area 58 Carver


"Jesse and The Hogg Brothers in St. Louis at The Haunt"

Sep 21, 2018 - Check out Jesse and The Hogg Brothers at The Haunt in St. Louis on September 21, 2018 and get detailed info for the event - tickets, photos, ... - DO314


"JESSE & THE HOGG BROTHERS"

JESSE & THE HOGG BROTHERS are a sprawling collective made up of Jesse Braintree (vocals), accompanied by Stevie Joe Hogg (electric guitar), Lisa Mari Hogg (vocals), Kenny Hogg (acoustic guitar/vocals), Kash Hogg (guitar), Greasy Hogg (bass/drums), Kitty Hogg (cowbell/vocals), Pappy Hogg (bass/guitars/vocals) and Joe Joe Hogg (drums). Originally from the ‘Lone Star State’ they are now working out of Boston. They play good honest country music. Key influences for them include Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, the Punknecks, Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams – and we really can’t argue with that.

www.facebook.com/JesseAndTheHoggBrothers

www.jesseandthehoggbrothers.com - WIGWAM Online Radio


"Assorted Press Clipppings"

Rocktober Magazine:
“If this was just a band making white trash jokes and wearing Billy Bob teeth and using fake twangs this might suck. But the beauty of the Hoggs ( who are not above white trash jokes, Billy Bob teeth and fake twangs) is that they are also making super earnest country music, old time stuff, including CB trucking songs, odes to America, and Christmas songs on both albums. If you can't get enough of the crude Southerner comedy (and a zillion Larry The Cable Guy fans can't be wrong) meets 1968 Opry music then get both CD's. Other curious folks get the second CD, as it includes some improved versions of the "hits" from the first one.” - Flamin' Waymon Timbsdayle

Various Magazines/Newspapers

https://jesseandthehoggbrothers.com/press-reviews-and-interviews

Vermont Journal
Jesse and his cousins have been playing all over the states with a hilariously entertaining show that showcases original tracks from their first two albums/CD’s expertly mixed with classic covers from country’s greatest legends all with a unique Hogg Brothers southern sense of humor.
Boston Globe
These Texas transplants (no, They're not from Hazard County; those are different Hoggs) say they play the country music they watched on Hee Haw when they were growing up, by which they mean the sweet spot of honky-tonk practiced by the likes of Buck Owens, George Jones and Merle Haggard.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette:
“Everything you really need to know about Jesse & the Hogg Brothers can be found in songs such as "White Trash Meth Lab" and "Are You Available for Datin'." This is a band with a wicked sense of humor and absolutely no fear. More importantly, this is a tight group of musicians, attacking bluegrass and Southern rock sounds with both a ferocious irreverence and a deep respect for musicality. The combination is both oddly charming and outrageously funny. “ - Victor D Infante - Number One Music


"Release The Sounds Cable TV Program hosts Medford's Jesse and the Hogg Brothers"

Medford's Jesse and the Hogg Brothers at Malden Access TV Dec 17, 2016
Release The Sounds Cable TV Program hosts Medford's Jesse and the Hogg Brothers

By Joe Viglione

Liz Taegel hosts and co-produces Release the Sounds, a program developed at MATV - Malden Access Television. On Saturday, December 17th, at 10 AM during a blizzard, the intrepid crew consisting of co-producer and director Andy Choy, audio wizard David Barker and the camera folk which featured Katie Grace and Julio Magalhaes taped one of the most professional - and humorous - ensembles in New England, Medford's own Jesse & The Hogg Brothers.

With beautiful purple lighting, and the colorful wardrobe essential to the look of the Country rock / Cowpunk presented by the Hogg Brothers, the B & B label recording artist delivered a dozen tunes with titles such as “White Trash Meth Lab,” “Cashville,” “Fake It,” (She’s Done Gone to the) Gittin Place,” and a song with airplay on local radio stations WMWM Salem, WEMF Cambridge and Somerville’s Boston Free Radio “Biker Ann.” Biker Ann “drinks more than a man,” which is, of course, all you need to know about her comings and goings. The group featured Jesse Braintree and Kitty Hogg on vocals, Ray Ray Hogg on guitar and vocals, Kash Hogg and Steve Joe Hogg. The drummer got caught in the storm and couldn’t make it, showing the versatility of this national act which plays venues from Texas to Las Vegas and everything in between. Their schedule touring the country is quite hectic – which you can find on Reverb Nation:

https://www.reverbnation.com/ jessethehoggbrothers

The schedule is quite amazing, actually, with the ensemble in Salisbury Beach on Saturday January 14 at The Carousel Lounge, Indianapolis Indiana on Jan 19th at the Melody Inn Tavern, Friday the 20th in St Louis at The Way Out Club, Saturday January 21 at The Haunt in St. Louis, Missouri, Friday February 10th at the Third Street Dive in Louisville Kentucky, Saturday February 11th in Newport Kentucky at The Southgate House Revival and back to Boston Thursday February 23 at Hennessy’s Hooley House before heading to Las Vegas Nevada on March 18th and Manhattan – yes, New York, New York April 15 at the Shrine World Music Venue and a return engagement at Otto’s Shrunken Head on Sunday, April 16.

More dates are scheduled in between those shows, of course. Quite an achievement for a band based in this region busy working on new vinyl album releases for the legendary Black and Blue record label.

When guitarist Ray Ray Hogg had to exit MATV Stevie Joe, Kash, Kitty and Jesse carried on with “Love Buckets,” “Hogg Tail Twist,” “Cashville,” the Johnny Cash classic “Folsom Prison Blues,” and more. Then the interview with Liz Taegel concluded a productive Saturday morning / early afternoon in Malden, Massachusetts.

The locally produced program - Release the Sounds - was on hiatus and is back. They tape about a show a month with Positive Negative Man set for February 2017, Blue Manic, Elsewhere and other regional acts scheduled for future interviews, group performance and airplay. The show airs at 8 PM on Comcast channel 3 and Verizon 28. Nine shows have been completed thus far





the crew of the program Release the Sounds

Host/producer: Liz Taegel
Director/producer Andy Choy
Todays sound board: David Barker

Camera crew: Katie Grace and Julano Magalhaes
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Jesse and the Hogg Brothers with staff of MATV's Release the Sounds

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Jesse Braintree- Vocals and Bottle Cap Shaker (Woody)
Kash Hogg - Guitar
Kitty Hogg - Vocals and Dancin'
Ray Ray Hogg- Guitar & Vocals
Stevie Joe Hogg - Guitar



Set w Ray Ray Hogg, Stevie Joe Hogg , Kash Hogg and Kitty Hogg

Ballad Of Brack Cornett
Argentina
Don't Mess With Christmas
(She's Done Gone to the) Gittin Place
Reminds Me Of You
Biker Ann
Onion Ring
Old Smeller
The Legend of The Lesson of Fishin & Drinkin
White Trash Meth Lab
Cashville
Fake it


Set with Stevie Joe Hogg , Kash Hogg and Kitty Hogg
Love Buckets
Hogg Tail Twist
Party In My Pants
Folsom Prison Blues
Cashville

* - Medford Business Monthly


"Empty County W Hollywood, Jesse Hogg Bros and Elsewhere in Mass."

Three Great Rock Bands in Concert - Empty County Band 4/30 in West Hollywood, Jesse and the Hogg Brothers April 30 Jamaica Plain Boston
By Judy Dessanti, | Apr 29, 2019 11:50 pm ET | Updated Apr 30, 2019 12:55 am ET

A LOT of Rock & Roll this week and Empty County Band led by Steve Kuchinsky land in West Hollywood on Tuesday night at the venerable Rainbow Bar & Grill where Lemmy of Motorhead would stop by our table way back in the day...way way back in the 1980s... You can find the club 9015 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, of course https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Bar_and_Grill

The band has released two powerful new songs, and they've really outdone themselves - "Skeptical" and "Until the End" - getting played on Radio Wigwam and Only Rock Radio, WMWM Salem 91.7, ActivateMedia on the Talking Hendrix program among other stations. Only Rock Radio is also playing the band's self-titled theme song, "Empty County"

Check out their Twitter https://twitter.com/EmptyCountyBand

In Boston, Jesse and the Hogg Brothers tear up Jamaica Plain's The Midway Cafe for their record release party. They got into a heapin' helpin' lots of trouble with the release of "Wife Swapping Party" - Tipper Gore, who in 1985 co-founded the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), which advocated for labeling of record covers of releases featuring profane language, especially in the heavy metal, punk and hip hop genres, or someone who looked like her (most likely a lookalike) was out protesting one of the shows...by herself. The Tipper clone called the cops on the band for playing "Wife Swapping Party" and one of the bandmates made an, ahem, inappropriate gesture.

The band has BANNED Tipper's clone, so she's Banned in Boston, so you won't have any problems at the Midway, just go and enjoy the show

clock Today at 8 PM – 2 AM April 30th
pin Midway Cafe 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130
EVENT PAGE for more info

https://www.facebook.com/events/2001168346854112/ - The Patch


"Barside Jive LIVE - Jesse and the Hogg Brothers"

Dec 27 2018
Jesse & The Hogg Brothers

Jesse & The Hogg Brothers have been described as follows: "The Beverley Hillbillies with intelligence; Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show on steroids; and The Hee Haw TV program at maximum warp. Currently from Boston, this first family of Texas CowPunk tours extensively around the United States. Their music has fans laughing, dancing and having a good time. Their most recent EP 'Rusty Loved Christmas' is sure to add favor and fun to your holiday. - Barside Jive


"Jesse and the Hogg Brothers in Harlem for 2 Big Nights"

In Harlem, this weekend! After a smashing performance at The Carousel Lounge on Saturday October 27, 2018 on Salisbury Beach for the Monster Ball, the Hogg Brothers head into Yankee territory on the wings of the Boston Red Sox world championship victory series. Will Jesse and the band be safe? Come to Silvana's on Friday night to find out and have some fun!

November 2 - at Silvana's ! Already veteran bookers of world-class musical acts from their experience at Shrine World Music Venue, Silvana's music schedule https://silvana-nyc.com/calend... is filled with musical talent from New York City and all over the globe. On any given night you can enjoy the soothing music of a jazz quartet, a master conguera from Cuba, a reggae band and then, if you're lucky an impromptu jam session. After, dance the night away with our DJs who spin everything from funk to hip-hop to house to reggae to African music. (from Silvana's website.)

November 2, 2018 Friday night 6-7pm: Mood Trio- Jazz
7-8pm: Jacob Varmus Quartet - Jazz
8-9pm: Michael Liuzza & Family- Blues
9-10pm: Jesse & The Hogg Brothers - Country
10pm-12am: Sekouba & Bolomba - Reggae
12-3:45am: DJ Likwuid
Saturday night November 3, 2018 @ Shrine 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030 telephone (212) 690-7807

Jesse and Hogg Bros website

Saturday, November 3, 2018 9:00 pm at Shrine

9-10pm: Jesse & The Hogg Brothers - Country
Jesse & The Hogg Brothers was formed in north Texas and is currently based out of Jamaica Plain, MA. But make no mistake about it this is a Texas band and loaded with Texas pride, celebrating an authentic style of modern country music.

https://www.shrinenyc.com/

Location

ABOUT

Patrons must be 21 years of age or older (with valid ID) for entry.

Shrine is a multimedia arts and culture venue, founded in 2007 by musicians and music lovers in the music capital of Harlem, USA.p /> We are dedicated to art and culture in all mediums: film, theater, dance, and live music

Shrine is located on the east side of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue), just below 134th Street.It is easily accessible from two subway lines. From the B & C train, exit at the 135th Street station and walk east,away from the park, one short block across Frederick Douglas Boulevard and one normal block to Adam ClaytonPowell Boulevard. From the 2 or 3 train, exit at the 135th Street station and walk west, away from the hospital,one block to Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard. Various buses also run along St Nicholas Avenue and Malcolm XBoulevard (Lenox Avenue). The M2 bus runs from the East Village and stops right in front of Shrine's door. - The Patch


"LIVE ON WEMF"

On Saturday September 5th, Jesse & The Hogg Brothers came into WEMF to play a few songs on the brand new sound board. The 1st band on the air on the system. Hosted by Spo

Listen - WEMF


"Jesse and the Hogg Brothers ROCK Sally O'Brien's"

Jesse and the Hogg Brothers with Hemway, Zeke Duckworthy
a WEMF radio night.

"Biker Ann drinking Jack and mixing it with wine" opened up Sally O'Brien's show on Saturday night July 21, 2018. The band decorated in red light featured two guitar, bass, drums with Kitty and Jesse handling the vocals. "Hogg Tail Twist," the new single, followed "Biker Ann" with the traffic in the background as the band plays against the window, the sound more subdued than shows at The Middle East and McGann's. Sally O'Brien's stage is interesting, not as high as the Midway Cafe or McGann's, and the show felt more like it was "unplugged" than the louder Midway and Middle East shows.

"Cream Gravy" for your chicken fried steak must have been consumed by one audience member as he was pogo-stick dancing throughout the set, especially on this song where the tagline is "OK, Hoggs, pour on the gravy" leading to a lovely slide guitar from Joe Bob Hogg. At 13:18 Jesse laments about losing his job and going fishing in a song steeped in hedonism, getting a real good buzz and getting drunk!

Sixteen minutes in Jesse introduces guitarist Kash Hogg, Doc Hogg on the bass, from Biloxi, MS it's Joe Joe Hogg on the drums, Jesse's fourth wife Kitty on vocals and dance, and Joe Bob Hogg who just got out on work release from MCI.

The imagery is very good as the band tears into a low-key "White Trash Meth Lab," the First Family of Cowpunk doing what they do best, tongue-in-cheek comedy (well, sometimes it is more like in your face comedy,) and entertaining asides and dance moves, all fun and a welcome different flavor for rock club audiences. - BlogSpot


"Jesse and The Hogg Brothers – Tickets – The Southgate House"

The Southgate House Revival-The Lounge
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071

9:30 PM

This event is 21 and over
“This is a band with a wicked sense of humor and absolutely no fear. More importantly, this is a tight group of musicians, attacking bluegrass and southern rock sounds with both a ferocious irreverence and a deep respect for musicality. The combination is both oddly charming and outrageously funny.” —-Victor D Infante Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The most exciting original Country Rock Band in the Nation. The First Family of Texas CowPunk.

Led by Jesse Braintree the ringmaster of this amazing Texas variety show, the Hogg family is a different kind of country. Think the Beverley Hillbillies with intelligence. Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show on steroids. The Hee Haw TV program at maximum warp. Or if the Osmond Brothers were total rednecks!

When you book The Hogg Brothers you get an entertaining night that is both exquisitely played music and can’t-take-your-eyes-off-‘em showmanship.

Besides singing Jesse Braintree plays percussion and wind instruments too. But it is his showmanship that captivates and has this group touring across the USA - Ticketfly


"Jesse and the Hogg Brothers Interview"

Stubble caught up with Black&Blue Records‘ progressive country band Jesse & the Hogg Brothers at Hogg HQ as they regroup for the second leg of their mid west tour that featured a stop at the Redneck Olympics, yes this exists. Jesse Braintree and family are keeping old school, real country alive; think CB trucking songs, odes to America, mud wrestling, etc.; if you can’t get enough of the crude Southerner comedy meets 1968 Grand Ole Opry country music then check them out.

Stubble: How about we start with some introductions.
Jesse Braintree: My Name is Jesse Braintree with me is my cousin Stevie Joe Hogg he plays banjo and guitar we got my cousin Buford Hogg Slide guitar, and over drinking beer at 10:30 in the morning, as usual, is my long standing cousin Buzz Hogg (bass, guitar, vocals).

Stubble: How did you guys get started?
Jesse Braintree: Well were all related, so actually what happened my dad died when I was young. He was in the military. He ended up being AWOL, we really don’t know what happened to him. So I ended up growing with my cousin buzz and my cousin Neil. Their father Pappy, he kinda raised us, he taught us how to play, so we’ve been playing music ever since. As every generation of Hoggs come up like the youngsters here they’ve joined us. Its one big family act. Best way to say it.

Stubble: Being a country band do you have any musical influences you want to talk about?
Jesse Braintree: Liquor for Buzz but, I don’t know, we grew up listing to Buck Owens and other people on Hee Haw and all the artists there whether your talking Hank Williams Jr, Roy Clarke, Johnny Cash, George Jones they’re all big, big influences on us. We just learned to love traditional, Ole Opry style country music and we try to add that element to our music.

Stubble: What do you think of today’s country music?
Jesse Braintree: For the most part I don’t. Its just pop music with a twang. I like Hank III and there’s plenty of people playing good country music in fact some artists play a little bit of both., but for what’s on the radio, I would say no I don’t listen to country radio. Its not what I like.

Stubble: Is there genre that you like besides country?
Jesse Braintree: Sure, we’re on a punk rock or metal label, we’re open to any kinda music. In fact whats funny one of our songs Biker Ann, a film maker approached us about a year ago and asked us if we’d be interested to turn that song into a movie. So that’s the plan right now we don’t know if its really gonna happen but supposedly we’re writing a script based on the song. The guy who owns the record label is writing a script along that so I have no idea if its going to have anything to do with the true story, bu we’re hoping to film that some time in 2013 and I’m real excited about that.

Stubble: You don’t have accents.
Jesse Braintree: I’m gonna answer this the only way I can. We’re from Texas, but we didn’t spend our whole lives in Texas. So I grew up mostly up here…We work for Yankee money, you saw our CD it’s called ‘Working for Yankee Money’ and we’ve been Working for Yankee for a long time. As much as we’re in Texas more than anywhere else, we’re up here too. So I guess I don’t sound as Texan as someone else but I’m a Texan and very proud of it. Normally when people say that to me I usually get pretty upset, especially when I am in Texas and some Texan says I’m not from Texas I don’t think that’s very respectful.

Black & Blue Records.com
Facebook – Jesse & the Hogg Brothers - StubbleMusicZine


"Jesse & The Hogg Brothers Interview"

Jesse & The Hogg Brothers Interview

Grab stompin', crazy trailer redneck trash fun for your buns! Ya like the nitty gritty of the country silly dirt band? Here's one I discovered over the interwebs highway of myspace.com. I listened to a bit o "White Trash Meth Lab" and had me a chuckle. Also with the song for the movie "Biker Ann" which I gotta see and I also gotta see them! They're on tour right now and shall be in my neck-o-the woods in January! Grabs! Anyways here's some questions I asked and they answered with ease.

What kind-of ass do you like to grab?

Well, it varies with each of us to some extent. Bobby likes fat chicks and loves to grab big asses they have, Neil, Hirohito, Kenny and myself like the young girls, butt never can resist hot ass. Buzz and Junior usually pick their own.

Have you ever played in a pig pen?

Of course we have!

What did you play?

Grab-ass is our favorite game. Our sisters and cousins usually end up sore and covered in mud, some of the pigs do too.

What male animals have you watched buttfuck?

Dogs, cats and one time Bobby walked into a trailer and found somebody and Billy Ray goin' at it They both denied it and said Bobby made it up, but I believe Bobby.

What's your favorite toilet paper?

The kind that comes on a roll. We usually use single sheets from the eatin' place Buzz use to work at. We are getting' low on those. Buzz aint worked in 2 years.

Have you ever heard a ghost fart?

There are lots of spirits in my house Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Johnny Walker and Old Grand Dad to name a few. And Old Grand Dad is an old fart and he never shuts up neither.

Besides your own home, where is your favorite toilet?

Actually, we love going to hotels especially fancy ones and doing our bizness thar. I can't say our homes have very good ones. We use outhouses at our trailer park except Neil - his trailer is the best!

Have any silly fart stories?

Junior Hogg and Hirohito Hogg are really big on farting. When we stayed in a hotel in Austin Kenny Hogg was sleeping on the floor of the room they was in and he came a banging on my door begging to sleep on the floor in my room. He tried Nell's room but he wouldn't let Kenny in cause he was with his sister Becky Sue Yeeee haw! So I let him stay on the floor in my room!

Our practice space it always smells like rotten ass from them 2, We just wrote a song for our next CD that we played at Headhunters, well part of it, we just did the chorus, it was called"Wait a Minute I Just Farted" I think ya'all would like it!

What would you like the world to know about you?

I'll be brief. Butt please check-us out and become a fan or friend us on line. We have 2 CDs out now "White Trash Meth Lab" and "Working for Yankee Money" you can buy them at amazon.com or CD Baby and lots of other places.

Reverb nation link http://www.reverbnation.eom/iessethehogg:brothers

Jango radio link http://www.iango.com/inusic/lesse-i-The-fHoggfBrothers

Myspace page http://www.myspace.com/iessethehoggbrothers

Our record label page http://blackandbluer€cords.com/?p=30

Watch for when we play your town or city! We want to meat you! We really preciate you talkin' with us and getting in front of your readers. I know all the ladies reading this want some Hogg! YEEEEEEEE! HAWWWWWWW!

There you have it folks! Some good ol trailer trash a rawkin and the grandpa's a grabbin the lil cousins by the ass! The pigs are a squealin as we wait for Jesse and the Hogg Brothers to come to our town! Check 'em out-if ya can-can. There maybe a lil squeal in #8 with these guys if I see their next show! - Butt Rag Mag (Issue #7)


"WEMF Interview with Jesse & The Hogg Brothers"

Jesse , JoeBob Hogg and Kash play a few songs and do interview on upcoming show. - WEMF


"Jesse & The Hogg Brothers return to Louisville"

On February 10, Multi Band bill featuring those CowPunkers, Jesse & The Hogg Brothers.
The fun and talented act has played Louisville before, and fans will love to hear of their return to the
Third Street Dive, Fri, Feb 10, 2017 @ 9:00 PM

On Feb. 11th they are appearing in Newport, KY at The Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY Sat, Feb 11, 2017 @ 8:00 PM - Louisville Magazine


"Jesse Braintree Of The Hogg Brothers talks To Host of Talking Hendrix"

By Ed Wrobleski, Neighbor | Nov 1, 2018 9:09 pm ET
Talking Hendrix News For the Week of November 2, 2018

What's coming up this week.....

We Have Jesse Braintree of Jesse and the Hogg Brothers read more information below:

In Harlem, this weekend! After a smashing performance at The Carousel Lounge on Saturday October 27, 2018 on Salisbury
Beach for the Monster Ball, The Hogg Brothers head into Yankee territory on the wings of the Boston Red Sox world championship victory series. Will Jesse and the band be safe? Come to Silvana's on Friday night to find out and have some fun!

November 2 - at Silvana's ! Already veteran bookers of world-class musical acts from their experience at Shrine World Music Venue, Silvana's music schedule https://silvana-nyc.com/calend... is filled with musical talent from New York City and all over the globe. On any given night you can enjoy the soothing music of a jazz quartet, a master conguera from Cuba, a reggae band and then, if you're lucky an impromptu jam session. After, dance the night away with our DJs who spin everything from funk to hip-hop to house to reggae to African music. (from Silvana's website.)

November 2, 2018 Friday night 6-7pm: Mood Trio- Jazz
7-8pm: Jacob Varmus Quartet - Jazz
8-9pm: Michael Liuzza & Family- Blues
9-10pm: Jesse & The Hogg Brothers - Country
10pm-12am: Sekouba & Bolomba - Reggae
12-3:45am: DJ Likwuid
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Saturday, November 3, 2018 9:00 pm at Shrine

9-10pm: Jesse & The Hogg Brothers - Country

Jesse & The Hogg Brothers was formed in north Texas and is currently based out of Jamaica Plain, MA. But make no mistake
about it this is a Texas band and loaded with Texas pride, celebrating an authentic style of modern country music.

https://www.shrinenyc.com/

Patrons must be 21 years of age or older (with valid ID) for entry.

Shrine is a multimedia arts and culture venue, founded in 2007 by musicians and music lovers in the music capital of Harlem, USA. We are dedicated to art and culture in all mediums: film, theater, dance, and live music. Shrine is located on the east side of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue), just below 134th Street.It is easily
accessible from two subway lines. From the B & C train, exit at the 135th Street station and walk east,away from the park, one short block across Frederick Douglas Boulevard and one normal block to Adam ClaytonPowell Boulevard. From the 2 or 3 train, exit at the 135th Street station and walk west, away from the hospital,one block to Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard.

Various buses also run along St Nicholas Avenue and Malcolm XBoulevard (Lenox Avenue). The M2 bus runs from the East Village and stops right in front of Shrine's door so don't forget to tune-in this friday night from 7-8 p.m. on

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"The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world"

LOCAL FLAVORS A pair of local purveyors of old-school country celebrate album releases this week. Jesse and the Hogg Brothers introduce “Live in Harlem” on Tuesday, while the Beantown Buckaroos showcase the western swing sounds of “Live From the Bunkhouse” on Saturday. April 30, 8 p.m. $5. Midway Cafe. 617-524-9038, www.midwaycafe.com (Hoggs); May 4, 7 p.m. $12. The Burren, Somerville. 617-776-6896, www.burren.com (Buckaroos) - Boston Globe


"Tickets for Jesse And The Hogg Brothers, Nicole D'Amico & Friends"

Jesse And The Hogg Brothers, Nicole D'Amico & Friends, My Politic, Builder Of The House - 18+ | Tickets are $10 | *NOTE: 7:00 pm doors - TicketWeb


Discography

November 5th 2021  Love Cats  CD

October 8th 2021  Biker Ann - Single

January 20th, 2020 Love Buckets - Single

January 15th 2020  Get Hammered  Album

April 30, 2019  LIVE IN HARLEM  CD
November 22, 2018  Santa's Got A Bag Of Coal - Single
May 30, 2018  Wife Swapping Party  - Single
December 1, 2017  Hogg Tail Twist - Single
August 15, 2016  Rusty Loved Christmas CD EP
November 1, 2014 Don't Mess With Christmas - Single 
May 19, 2009  Working For Yankee Money CD
December 17, 2008 White Trash Meth Lab CD
April 4, 2007 Music To Make Your Ears Hurt Trey - Compilation (CD)
April 4, 1990 - Music To Make Your Ears Hurt - Compilation ( LP, Cassette, CD )

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Bio

The most exciting original Bluegrass, Country, Punk Rock Band in the Nation. From Boston, MA- The First Family of Texas CowPunk. Jesse & The Hogg Brothers was formed in North Texas and is currently based out of Cambridge MA. But make no mistake about it this is a Texas band and loaded with Texas pride. Celebrating an authentic style of modern country music, that is deeply rooted in the traditions of Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Hank Williams along with the Hogg family sense of humor truly provides fans a unique live experience they wont soon forget.

Led by Jesse Braintree the ringmaster of this amazing variety show, the Hogg family is a different kind of country. Think the Beverly Hillbillies with internet access. Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show on steroids.  The Hee Haw TV program at maximum warp.  

The entire family band performance captivates and has this hillbilly troupe touring across the USA 

With experience performing in festivals like The Woodstock Fair, Roxy Music Festival, Newburyport Yankee Homecoming, Monarch Butterfly Festival, The Ancients And Horrible Parade, and many more events as well as nightclubs and dive bars. They can entertain any size room with as small as a trio to as large as 8-10 performers.

Boston Globe

These Texas transplants (no, They're not from Hazard County; those are different Hoggs) say they play the country music they watched on Hee Haw when they were growing up, by which they mean the sweet spot of honky-tonk practiced by the likes of Buck Owens, George Jones and Merle Haggard.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette:

“Everything you really need to know about Jesse & the Hogg Brothers can be found in songs such as "White Trash Meth Lab" and "Are You Available for Datin'." This is a band with a wicked sense of humor and absolutely no fear. More importantly, this is a tight group of musicians, attacking bluegrass and Southern rock sounds with both a ferocious irreverence and a deep respect for musicality. The combination is both oddly charming and outrageously funny. “ - Victor D Infante

Rocktober Magazine:

“If this was just a band making white trash jokes and wearing Billy Bob teeth and using fake twangs this might suck. But the beauty of the Hoggs ( who are not above white trash jokes, Billy Bob teeth and fake twangs) is that they are also making super earnest country music, old time stuff, including CB trucking songs, odes to America, and Christmas songs on both albums. If you can't get enough of the crude Southerner comedy (and a zillion Larry The Cable Guy fans can't be wrong) meets 1968 Opry music then get both CD's. Other curious folks get the second CD, as it includes some improved versions of the "hits" from the first one.” - Flamin' Waymon Timbsdayle

The Bridge Paper

"House Husband" is what every woman really wants, a man to do all the housework, cooking and shopping and still put out! People say country music is about losing your job, your love, your dog but these guys are just plain down to earth funny and are going straight to my iPod! - Laurie Johnson - The Bridge Paper

Stubble Musiczine

"Non-Stop Thrills in this irreverent country music debut. The CD contains more talent than is implied by the song titles. Highly recommended if you enjoy laughing your ass off!" CC - Stubble Musiczine

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