Hunx & His Punx
Big Huge, Control Top
599 Johnson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11237
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
Hunx & His Punx
Hunx And His Punx is led by Seth Bogart and Shannon Shaw, who split songwriting and vocal duties and are often joined by Erin Emslie on drums.Their most recent album, 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. Featuring songs about bad skin, teen angst, social wimpery, trash, isolation, schizophrenia, peroxided delusion, rat parties and vengeance.
A frightful/delightful 5 piece of Upstate oddities turned big city soul searchers making a sound that is tight and wild, simple and strange, sad sometimes, sure, but freaky fun too don't forget!
Appearing in various forms in the Philly DIY music scene since 2015, the post-punk trio Control Top is a tribute to persistence and evolving through doing. Amid periods of dormancy, stylistic forays and lineup changes, singer/bassist and founding member Ali Carter was determined to keep the project going after the release of the band's demo tape. In 2017, she was joined by drummer Alex Licktenhour (HIRS, Get Better Records) and guitarist Al Creedon (Bleeding Rainbow). Alex was searching for a new project to get involved in, while Al was rediscovering electric guitar after years of playing noise and electronic music. Now recording their debut full-length, the band has found a clear identity, blending diverse tastes to create music for a time beyond despair and naïveté.
That’s the thing with post-punk. There’s so much a band can do under its umbrella. The Slits and Devo, Pylon and Glenn Branca - these artists are all wildly different yet found a home in a genre that resists definition. Control Top gets inspiration from these wide-ranging pioneers yet remains true to the post-punk ethos of anti-imitation and the drive to create a new remedy to modern ills. The urge to resist conformity is stronger than ever, and the need for urgent, relevant music is just as strong.