Hunx and His Punx Sex up Mercury Lounge [9/3/11]

Posted on: September 6th, 2011 at 11:19 am by

Hunx and His Punx, a name so cleverly absurd it undoubtedly warrants a listen.  And the immediate purchase of a ticket to their next show.  Trust us.

The flamboyant Frisco five-piece scored the coveted midnight slot at the Mercury Lounge this past Saturday night.  For us, the show was a spur-of-the-moment impulse-buy, if you will.  And what did we receive in exchange for the $10 admission and handful of vodka-sodas?  An awesome performance replete with a whole lotta sex, sass, and sequins.

Upon taking the stage and plugging in, Hunx and His Punx received quite the welcome.  A packed crowd, despite the holiday weekend, that was all hopped up and ready to go.  For just under an hour, the group, outfitted in matching custom unitards and bowties, entertained the mob with an infectious blend of punchy punk-pop that could’ve easily appeared on Lenny Kaye’s Nuggets collection.  Indeed, their musical style is a unique sonic hybrid marrying elements of Rocky Horror with 70s rockers The Seeds.

Saturday night, the overtly sexual Hunx himself didn’t ascribe to the strict confines of a predetermined setlist.  Instead, he decided to change the song sequence on the fly, keeping the other bandmates on their toes. Backed by a Meg White-esque four-four beat and a chorus of girl-group doo wop, the Punx delivered the perfect blow.  Earworms like “Lovers Lane” and “Too Young to Be in Love” showcased a love for the 1-6-4-5 chord progression; “Bad Boy” proved the group could throw down a heavy punk rock groove with the best of ‘em, inciting plenty of slam dancing and near-moshing.  None of the songs topped the four-minute threshold.

But the absolute zaniest moment during the show occurred a few tracks deep, during “Mr. Lemonade.” Hunx, who touched himself throughout, pulled out his brick and gave the briefest of golden showers to the photographers up front (“It’s just a little bit, c’mon”).  It was pretty damn hilarious, but nearly caused some mayhem.  By the end of the night, though, pretty much everyone in attendance was bopping to the beats.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDnFG0T5KrI

Hunx and His Punx is gigging around in support of its debut studio LP Too Young to Be in Love, out now via indie label Hardly Art.  Check them out!

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