The Bogmen @ Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St. 9:30 p.m. $20. 212-260-4700.
Huntington-based alt rockers The Bogmen came this close to, like, superstardom. They had it all: great look, great tunes, great sound…they signed to Arista, had records produced by Jerry Harrison and Bill Laswel. But, of course, it all fell apart. The band split up in 1999, dropped by Arista after two terrific but commercially unsuccessful albums. Still, the members remained close, reuniting occasionally to perform to packed houses. And now, finally, they’re officially back: On Nov. 30, The Bogmen’s long-awaited third album will be released, and in advance of the self-titled record, they’re doing three dates in New York City and a stop at the CMJ Music Marathon. Produced by The Bogmen and mixed by Phil Palazzo (The New Pornographers, Okkervil River, Carl Newman, Nicole Atkins), the new record will feature live favorites “Ocean’s Apart” and “Supervision,” and promises a “funky rhythmic bounce and hypnotic hooks…new soul and a whole lot of rock ‘n’ roll.” That pretty much sums up the classic Bogmen sound, too—and maybe this time, the world will be ready for it.