Big Hog is My New Big Obsession

How many Indiana bands can one rave about; between Instagram, YouTube, Reddit, and on a blog? You better strap in because here comes another:

Big Hog.

They’re from Indianapolis, sound snotty as hell, recorded their demo on a four track, and have these crazy bass lines that are louder than shit over everything else. It falls somewhere on the midwest spectrum between Liquids and Lumpy.

I think I’m in love. To be honest, though, I don’t really know who I’m in love with. According to their Bandcamp the song titles are the same as the names of the band members: Big Hog, Big Log, Big Frog, and Big Dog. It took some research to discover that they’re also members of other Indianapolis bands such as The Resource Network (of which Big Hog released a sick split with) and Marital Roles.

It’s frantic and neurotic. It’s lo-fi and gritty. It’s snot-nosed midwest punk at its purest. Unfortunately the demo only clocks in at just over 5 minutes, which forces me to listen to it end-to-end 12 times a day; gotta get my hours fill. If you want more, as previously stated, you can always get that aforementioned 2018 tour split. Instead of naming each song after its members, though – like on the demo – each song steals the name of a dad-metal band: Metallica, Pantera, and Slayer. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this split, it’s a great introduction to both bands. If you need some new material to slither to, I highly suggest you run over to their Bandcamp and pick them both up.

Or you could see them in person because, starting next week, they’ll be doing a little tour. Their biggest stop will be No Kulture, a sick 3-day, DIY fest in Houston, which features other great bands such as DaggerHead, La Equi, and Scythe. Check out some live footage, Big Hogs’ Bandcamp, and a full list of their tour dates below.

Big Hog Tour:

  • 3/19 – St. Louis, MO
  • 3/20 – Memphis, TN
  • 3/21 – NoLa, LA
  • 3/22 – Pearland
  • 3/23 – Houston, TX @ No Kulture Fest
  • 3/24 – San Antonio, TX
  • 3/25 – Austin, TX
  • 3/26 – Denton, TX
  • 3/27 – Oklahoma City, OK
  • 3/28 – Kansas City, MO
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