Hoodoo Gurus are an Australian rock band formed in 1981, known for their distinctive blend of garage rock, power pop, and surf music. Led by singer-songwriter Dave Faulkner, the band has released a string of acclaimed albums and singles, including “Mars Needs Guitars!,” “Blow Your Cool!,” and “Cracking Up.” Their music has been praised for its infectious melodies, clever lyrics, and energetic performances. Come see them live at the Great American Music Hall on Sunday May 21st at 8pm.
One of the hallmarks of Hoodoo Gurus’ sound is their playful and irreverent approach to songwriting. Their songs often feature clever wordplay, wry humor, and nods to classic rock and pop culture. They have also been known to incorporate elements of surf rock and garage punk into their sound, creating a distinctive blend of retro and modern influences.
Despite their status as a cult favorite, Hoodoo Gurus have had a significant impact on the Australian rock scene and beyond. Their music has been covered by a wide range of artists, including The Flaming Lips, Violent Femmes, and You Am I. They have also toured extensively, playing to audiences around the world and building a devoted fan base with their infectious and idiosyncratic sound.