Chicago, IL —
If the words "gay music" drum up thoughts of Cher, Lady Gaga and the latest hit from Glee, get down to the Double Door in Wicker Park Thursday night to see the California-based band Hunx and His Punx on tour for their album "Too Young to Be in Love."
The band, consisting of the flamboyantly gay frontman Seth Bogart, a.k.a. Hunx, and his all-girl punkettes, describes their sound as "Young Oldies" -- think the Shangri-Las, but done by Party Monster. In 2009, Hunx and His Punx released the Gay Singles LP, a collection of trashy homoerotic songs combining 60's girl group pop and garage rock sensibilities. Bogart's crooning nasal vocals combine with raunchy lyrics and classic beats and guitar riffs, resulting in purely fun, indulgent and dancey rock and roll.
Recently released, "Too Young to Be In Love" is the first fully-realized, proper studio album put out by Hunx and His Punx. The album maintains the musical aesthetic found in the Gay Singles tracks, but focuses less on cruising and more on heartbreak, with contributing vocals by all four punkettes as well as their Hunx.
Bogart's is a self-described exhibitionist whose behavior is infamous. At one of his shows, he tried to French kiss the entire first row and at another he peed in a beer bottle for an audience member to drink. Hunx and His Punx promises to deliver not only great music, but a show to go with it.
Appearing with Hunx and his Punx are Heavy Cream, The Artist Formerly Known as Vince as Absolutely Not. Tickets are $10 for general admission, 21+ only, and can be purchased online at http://www.doubledoor.com.