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Cute Band Alert!

By Audra Schroeder, August 29, 2007, 11:45am, Earache!

Even the name is cute. Composed of multi-instrumentalists Keith Poulson, Sherry LeBlanc, and Katie Birdseed, plus drummer Will Slack, the Hunnies are instant nostalgia for early Nineties boy/girl bands like the the Rondelles. Total pop bliss banged out of beat-up amps.

They met "through a series of bizarre coincidences where we all kept running into each other at unlikely places from 2001 to 2006, such as skating rinks, bus stops, New York City streets, and a Dairy Queen in Fort Stockton," explains Le Blanc.

Those coincidences led to a booking at the Parlor, which led to the slapdash formation of the group with original drummer Eric Loftis of the Booby Traps.

Influences? Let's see: "Impromptu sing-a-longs, spirituals involving hand claps, most songs involving hand claps, Bo Diddley, our dads, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Silver Jews, French girl groups from the Sixties, Minor Threat, Neutral Milk Hotel, punk, blues..."

See what you hear tonight when they open for Peel and Prom Nite at Emo's.

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