Hunx & His Punx
Genre: GarageHunx and His Punx is the vision of San Francisco-based performer/personality Hunx, aka Seth Bogart. Paying homage to his varied influences (The Ronettes, The Ramones, Al Pacino's "Cruising"), Hunx's unique style defies genre and serves up equal helpings of '60s girl groups, bubblegum pop and new wave, all with the hallmarks of the Bay Area garage rock scene Bogart emerged from. The seeds for Hunx and His Punx were planted when Bogart's friend, Nobunny, wrote a batch of songs with the intention of starting a Runaways-esque band made up of high school girls. "That's why all those songs are about boys and stuff," Bogart says. "But then, he was, like, too creepy or something and couldn't find any girls." Bogart moved on, adding his own songs and lyrics to the collection. While the songs carry their own weight, Bogart's voice is the star--a nasally seductive combination of a whine and a croon that colors his songs' vivid stories.