Hunx and His Punx

Through his music, Seth Bogart—better known as Hunx from Hunx and His Punx—has constructed an image of someone who probably doesn't write from a dark place. His malt-shop doo-dahs don't seem to be a rope that pulls him from a well of misery. However, his latest, Punx-less LP, Hairdresser Blues, mixes the lover's-lane throwback pop we saw in 2011's excellent Too Young to Be in Love with a newfound sadness. This is not the previously heard dreamland sadness of "my boyfriend left me," but palpable, no-bullshit depression that came as a result of his friend and mentor Jay Reatard's death in January 2010. Bogart admits writing the HB songs in a delirium of despair, finding tapes he didn't even remember singing over: "I like those songs where you can hear that sadness in someone's voice and you can tell it's a real thing." All ages. (Photo by Daniel Pitout)
Tue., March 27, 6 p.m., 2012

 
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