Local band Hunkr Down to reunite for 20th anniversary show Sept. 27 at The Phoenix

Hunkr Down

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Local legends. Dickson Street icons. Gods of rock-n-roll. Some of these are phrases that frontman Kyle Gibson jokingly used to describe his band Hunkr Down, and some of them just might be true.

The four-time NAMA-award winning rock band, who was one of the more popular bands in town during the mid-90s/early 2000s, today announced they’ll reunite for their 20th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 27 at The Phoenix.

“It seems like there’s been a rash of reunion shows recently, we decided it was a good time to do it,” Gibson said. “We’re thinking in 20 more years we’re going to be way too old, and we don’t want to look back and say, ‘Why didn’t we play a few more times.'”

The band promised fans back in April that if their newly-created Facebook page reached 1,000 likes, they’d reunite for a show. They hit the goal in less than three months.

Gibson said the band never really broke up, but just slowed down and ultimately stopped playing while the members started families, businesses, and pursued other interests.

“We’ve said for a while that if a good opportunity came up, we’d get back together and play,” he said. “Now seems like a good time. Plus there’s plenty of time to rehearse between now and then.”

Hunkr Down will perform from 9-11 p.m., and locals Thanks for Nothing will close the show. Gibson said tickets will be around $7-8 at the door. At this time, there are no plans to sell advance tickets.