Ever been to an ultra-swanky party just to get the finger food? That quick-hitting luxury meat item on a toothpick, or olives with some sort of cheese you can't pronounce. That's Hunx and His Punx—they're that tray of sexed and sweaty punk you want. The 12 songs on their Hardly Art–released album Street Punk have a total run time of 20 minutes—"Everyone's a Pussy (Fuck You Dude)" clocks in at 30 seconds, and "Don't Call Me Fabulous" is even shorter. One or two chews, tops, are all these songs need. Or just swallow them whole! Singer/crotch-model Seth Bogart is quick smart, screamy, and raunchy with proteins. The Kelly O Stranger Awards Committee previously bestowed him with the Gayest Punk Rocker the World Has Ever Seen title. Together with his Oakland-/LA-based Punx, Shannon Shaw (of Shannon and the Clams) and Erin Emslie, they make beautiful and lewd punk rock music. Fast, funny, insolent, and untamed—just like it should be. Bogart spoke from his home in LA. He was about to go to the beach.
Have you picked out your sleek beachwear for the day?
I'll just go with a Speedo. I like nude beaches, but they don't have those here. My beach Speedo is kind of boring. It's still a million degrees here.
Do you ever get into the Euro-thong look? You would dominate the Euro-thong.
Absolutely. Look at yourself!
Oh yeah. I'm looking at myself right now since you said that.