If a band could sound like a drunken sex party on the beach, the Gun Hoes are it.
Busting out song after song of surf-tinged, fuzzed-out garage punk, singer/guitarist Gabe Miranda, drummer Anthony Hernandez, and one of a few bass-playing friends, get the late-night crowds dancing all over Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
The rock and roll duo have known each other for about six years. The most significant pre-band memory Miranda remembers is of Hernandez showing up to high school "randomly" wearing a Winnie The Pooh costume. The great irony of that is he spends a lot of time behind the set shirtless, representing those of us with a healthy field of chest hair.
The hair may or may not speak for the band, and who knows what its visibility says, but Hernandez bares it on the cover of their jangling 2012 EP, 1%er. Miranda promises a new album is coming this summer, and says the month-old single "Satisfy Me" is proof that he's got a whole lot of songs written that just need to be recorded.
The Gun Hoes are one of 19 South Florida bands playing the Block x Blog festival in Fort Lauderdale on April 20. Winnie The Pooh won't be behind the drums, but the meaning of the term "cock rock" is probably going to be redefined once or twice.