The Hangdogs are an American roots rock band from New York City. The lead singer-songwriter is Matthew Grimm. The rest of the band consists of guitarist and peal steel player Automatic Slim, bass guitarists J.C. Chmiel and Rob Gottstein, and drummers Kevin Baier and Dave Stengel. The line-up also included keyboardist/guitarist Kevin Karg in the early 2000s. The band was largely active in the late 1990s through early 2000s.