Friday, October 18, 2013


onight in Seattle, Hunx & His Punx bring their raucous, reliably-great live show to Chop Suey, kicking off an all-ages West Coast tour in support of this summer’s beloved Street Punk LP. This morning, Impose shared the follow-up to the band’s earlier “video trilogy“–a clip for fan favorite “You Think You’re Tough” directed by Dan Shaw, brother of punkette Shannon Shaw (also of Shannon and the Clams). In it, the band holds tryouts for a replacement frontman–but could anyone ever top Hunx? For a full list of West Coast tour dates, see below. 


Tour dates:

10.18.13 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey + *

10.19.13 – Portland, OR – Backspace +

10.21.13 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel + &

10.22.13 – Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room + ^

10.24.13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex %

10.25.13 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic +

10.26.13 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse + $

+ – all-ages show

* – w/ Coconut Coolouts, The Wimps

& – w/ Wet Drag, Violence Creeps

^ - Burger Punk Night w/ Catholic Spit, Crazy Band

% - Cherry Glazerr, Upset

$ - the Garden, Las Feas

About the record:

HUNX AND HIS PUNX have returned with Street Punk—a new album filled with the catchiest and most hateful punk songs heard in eons. Street Punk is an unrelenting tour de force, echoing early 80s hardcore, 90s grrl sounds, Darby Crash on helium, and the female answer to The Misfits.

After members dropping like flies and moving around the country, Hunx and His Punx is now led by Seth Bogart and Shannon Shaw, who split songwriting and vocal duties. In the years since their last album, 2011’s Too Young To Be in Love, Seth recorded a solo album called  Hairdresser Blues (2012) and started a homemade TV Show called Hollywood Nailz, while Shannon released Dreams In The Rat House (2013)  with her other band Shannon and the Clams.  Somehow during all of this Seth and Shannon managed to secretly meet in Los Angeles and Oakland to gob out Street Punk.

Recorded in just a couple days by Facundo Bermudez (who has produced albums by Mika Miko and No Age), Street Punk includes a cover of the Beastie Boys’ early hardcore anthem “Egg Raid on Mojo” and songs about bad skin,  teen angst, social wimpery, trash, isolation, schizophrenia, peroxided delusion, rat parties and vengeance.