by Jonny Whiteside June 13, 2018
Photo: Susie Delany
Show-stopping rocker Brian Hogan has been plying his trade for a few years throughout the region, and the Hollywood native's engaging presentation of self-penned originals and shrewdly selected classics
is a solid mix that defies retro cliché and gleefully drags the genre into
a high-voltage present tense.
Hogan's show is lively, unpredictable and fraught with spontaneous combustion; he frequently leaps off the bandstand and stalks the dance floor, stirring up feverish audience response with devilish ease. He works with some formidable Tinseltown DNA — his father was the Native American actor Pat Hogan ("The 1950s go-to-guy when they needed an Indian chief to wrestle — Charlton Heston killed him twice!" Hogan said) and his uncle is '60s television wunderkinder Johnny Crawford, but his appealing, natural rockability is Hogan's alone.