Last month, I almost got to see Hunx & His Punx in Cambridge, MA. But being a college student with no car, I was cut off by the regional rail schedule and had to stay in the studio, cutting paper or something. Tears were running down my face. (Maybe.) I almost got to see Seth Bogart shake his hot buns in front of me. I almost got to admire the getup of the Punkettes live. I almost got to sassily yell, “Hello? Why are you calling me? I found someone new. So get bent!” 

While I wait for the day that God gives me another chance to see Hunx & His Punx, I’m glad I have Too Young To Be In Love (Released on March 29, 2011 by Hardly Art) to listen to. Their collection of debut singles, 
Gay Singles (Matador/True Panther; 2010) is on the danceable, sassy side, while their newest release reveals a more serious tone with slower beats. (Think sad Shangri-Las.) Regardless, both albums are super catchy; I can't stop putting the tracks on repeat. Get their tunes pronto through Hardly Art or iTunes.  

My Hunx Favorites: "You Don't Like Rock N Roll", "Gimmie Gimmie Back Your Love", "Good Kisser", "Lover's Lane", "The Curse of Being Young", "Bad Boy"

Punkette Shannon Shaw heads the 60s garage rock-influenced Shannon & the Clams (above), who is currently touring with Hunx. Definitely give them a listen on  www.shannonandtheclams.com. Their 12-track LP, I Wanna Go Home, is available from No Idea Records/1-2-3-4 Go! Records, as well as iTunes. 

My Shannon Favorites: "Troublemaker", "You Can Come Over", "I Wanna Go Home", "Blood", "Hunk Hunt"

You Don't Like Rock N Roll - Hunx & His Punx (Peep the Nobunny cameo)

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Blood - Shannon & the Clams
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