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boss hog play intimate london show
November 22, 2008, 5:00 pm
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221108_bosshogTrost joins them for first London gig in years

It’s been almost 20 years since Boss Hog played their legendary debut gig at New York’s CBGBs – legendary because frontwoman Cristina Martinez apparently performed the whole thing buck naked – and over 7 years since they last played a show. We’ve known for a while about their planned appearance at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas weekend at the Minehead Butlins resort on December 5th, in their original line-up no less, but we only just discovered that they’ll also be playing at London’s intimate Luminaire venue on December 8th. 

Support for the European leg of Boss Hog’s December tour comes from (Annika Line) Trost of German duo Cobra Killer. Her 2006 solo album Trust Me was given a long-overdue UK release earlier this week (read our review here) and the Luminaire show is is her only scheduled UK appearance. Boss Hog will return to the US to play their first hometown gig in 8 years at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on December 17th, hosted by BUST magazine.

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trost: trust me (2008)
November 2, 2008, 9:57 pm
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Trust Me ••••

German duo Cobra Killer (comprising Gina V D’Orio and Annika Line Trost) have an enviable reputation for turning out rich, creepy punk-electronica, drenched with Teutonic sophistication and continental allure. If you’ve not heard them, pay a visit to their Myspace and have a listen – I dare you to try to dislike them. Committed though she is to Cobra Killer, back in 2006 Trost released her second solo album, Trust Me, in her homeland. It’s taken long enough, but that album finally hits these shores this month, and be assured that it’s been worth the wait. If you liked Cobra Killer’s subversive, bassy sound, you’ll like Trost’s stuff all the more.

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