A GoPride Interview

Seth Bogard

Seth Bogard: I think with YouTube we make funny videos. The Internet is the way to go.

Wed. September 14, 2011  by Jerry Nunn

I think with YouTube we make funny videos. The Internet is the way to go.
Seth Bogard

seth bogard of hunx and his punx

photo credit // daniel pitout

Jerry Nunn chats with Seth Bogard, the openly-gay frontman of Hunx and His Punx

Hunx and His Punx are on their way to Chicago. The openly-gay fronted band got their start in California with a unique sound and look. GoPride.com caught up to lead singer Seth Bogard while he was out on the road.

JN: (Jerry Nunn) Hi, it's Jerry in Chicago.

SB: (Seth Bogard) I just got your tweet.

JN: Did you? Where in the world are you?

SB: I am in Florida. We are on tour.

JN: How is it going?

SB: So fun.

JN: Are you with Punks or Punkettes?

SB: A combo, two of the punkettes quit. Well, they didn't technically quit. They just didn't want to tour anymore.

JN: Where do you find them?

SB: In California. I like to go to the malls to find them.

JN: Where are you from?

SB: Tucson, Arizona.

JN: How did you get in the music biz?

SB: I have been in bands for a long time since I was in high school.

JN: You were in a band called Gravy Train. I luv that name! Where does your unique sound come from?

SB: From being a teenage girl in an old man's body.

JN: What kind of music did you listen to growing up?

SB: The Sister Act Soundtrack and Nirvana.

JN: Have you gone to see the musical Sister Act yet?

SB: No, I didn't know about it until I was in New York recording an album. I saw the ad and got kind of excited. I have only been to one musical and it was Xanadu.

JN: I enjoyed that one. It got mixed reviews but I liked the humor.

SB: I thought it was really good.

JN: Do you still have your John Waters moustache?

SB: Sort of, yes. It was so funny last night. Some weird punk guy, that I will have to admit was kind of cute, had a rattail. I was drunk and said, "Eww why do you have that?" He said, " Eww why do you have that creepy gay little moustache?"

JN: I like the stache!

SB: I like it too. I think it is weird when I don't have anything on my face.

JN: John Waters got that style from Little Richard.

SB: I'm reading a Little Richard book right now. I just started it.

JN: You are? Richard has had an interesting life.

SB: I love Little Richard. I literally just got the book. I think there are two and I have the one that is less scandalous. The one that is really scandalous is hard to find.

JN: I saw your video for "You Don't Like Rock ‘n' Roll." What do you think of people that don't like rock music?

SB: I think people should like whatever they like. I only wrote part of that song. It was a reaction to most gay guys I know liking dance music. But I like dance music too.

JN: The stereotype of liking Liza and Barbra is in the video.

SB: Yes, it is a funny thing.

JN: Are you going to be wearing a thong this week at the show?

SB: You will have to wait and see. Someone threw great thongs at me last night in Florida. They kept flying at my feet.

JN: That is not a bad thing, right?

SB: It was really funny.

JN: Your new album came out this year correct?

SB: Yes, it came out in February. I am sick of it already. I am making new music but it takes forevs to come out. When you play songs a bunch you kind of get over them...

JN: How do you get music out into the world?

SB: I think with YouTube we make funny videos. The Internet is the way to go. We have a record label and publicist so we get it out that way too. I need to make a website.

JN: People can follow you on Twitter like me.

SB: Yeah, tweet me!

Follow Hunx @HunxandhisPunx and see his show in Chicago at the Double Door, 1572 N Milwaukee Avenue on September 14. Visit www.doubledoor.com for ticket information.

Interviewed by Jerry Nunn. Jerry Nunn is a contributing writer to the GoPride Network. His work is also featured in Windy City Times, Nightspots Magazine and syndicated nationally.