Late last week, as you were making plans for Pride weekend and living life like a normal person, your favorite garage-rock bands were doing battle on Twitter. Seth Bogart, the Hunx in S.F./Oakland gay-garage outfit Hunx and His Punx, had a steaming battle in the digital ether against a member of Atlanta "flower-punk" group the Black Lips (whom we believe was Jared Swilley). At the core of their dispute? Bisexuality, homophobia, and the word "faggot." Just in case you thought all practitioners of blown-out, hugely basic rock get along, here's startling proof they don't. The back-and-forth lasted for quite a while last Thursday, and ended with the Black Lips swearing off the Bay Area save for a few friends. (Maybe because their last show in S.F. was pretty whatever?) Anyway, for the sake of posterity/choosing sides/our own amusement, we recount the battle of the garage-rock tweets after the jump.
Here's the full exchange with some repetitive and/or extraneous tweets omitted to keep it a reasonable length. @Jonnynono, who briefly enters the fray, is TV personality and music journalist John Norris:
@HunxandhisPunx what Ever happened to that music video I did a cameo in.did I end up on the cutting room floor
@TheBlackLips aha don't worry I got it in my files! Tell Jared I'm still mad at him for saying homophobey racist shit
@HunxandhisPunx your retarded.
If you think Jared is a homophobe or racist his dad is gay.we make out on stage.
@HunxandhisPunx F bombs are not discrimination.turn it up faggot!