Discovery: Hunx and His Punx

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Published March 17, 2010

 

Name: Seth Bogart, of Hunx and His Punx. Where do you live? In Oakland, California. Honestly it’s pretty desolate, and I want to move to San Francisco this summer. What’s the first song you ever wrote? I’ve been writing songs since I was 14 so I have no idea what it was! It was probably about a male movie star. You tour a lot. Lately all the time. I love it. The last tour we did was with the band Girls and before that it was opening for [recently deceased] Jay Reatard, who I deeply miss. What was the best part of your last tour? I have a major crush on a friend of mine and I tried to bring him to our van during one of our shows but I forgot the keys. We had nowhere to go, so finally he pissed in my mouth in the parking lot in front of these dudes who were trying to sneak in through the back door. What makes a good performance for you? Really good stagewear and a couple of cocktails. An enthusiastic crowd can help but sometimes I go way crazier if people look bored and horrified. Whats’ the best venue for Hunx and His Punx? We played a family Mexican restaurant in Austin, Texas called Baby Acapulco. There were literally hundreds of families eating while we played. I think my pants came off and the cops almost came. What’s the last song you wrote? I’ve been writing three songs at once for our new album. One is called “Magical Feelings” and it’s about that same guy I have a crush on. Another is called “Blow Me Away,” which is about my fathers suicide.  The other one is called “The Boys Don’t Like It” which is about breaking up. Do you get letters about about being a role model? I get some odd letters, but I love it.

A COLLECTION OF SINGLES BY HUNX AND HIS PUNX: GAY SINGLES, IS OUT NOW ON MATADOR/TRUE PANTHER.