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Music / Emily Pukis and the Vagrants
aka: Emily Youcis

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  • GG Allin, Blonde in Heels, Delco

"Lead by the fearless leader EMILY PUKIS, the Vagrants assembled to dominate the Philadelphia punk music scene in 2010. And we succeeded. Using the blood of sluts."
—The band's social media page bio
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Emily Pukis and the Vagrants is an indie Punk Rock-Heavy Metal band local to Philadelphia formed in October of 2010. Front runner of the band is popular underground animator Emily Youcis and her "pet" vagrants: Leanne Martz, Zack Smith, & Gina Gleason. The band was created primarily to serve as a GG Allin cover band, but began to form more of their own songs soon after.

The band has been touring infrequently as of late, as Emily has been working on the Alfred Alfer movie, but as of mid-2016 the band is running full steam.

On a side note, Gina had been doing some work for Cirque du Soleil, while two daughter bands (called Seed of Serpent and Fever Red) were also formed.


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Tropes related to this band:

  • Bruiser with a Soft Center/ Friend to All Living Things: They're into the hardcore, rebellious, violent lyrics and performances typical to Punk Rock, but also love long-haired miniature dachshunds, apparently, and petting goats. They're also super friendly in person and get along well with their friends.
  • Cover Version: Covered many of GG's hits.
  • Heavy Metal: Parodied and Played Straight.
  • Intentionally Awkward Title: The name of the band's frontrunner being a play on "puke". Also inferring it's being led by dirty homeless people.
  • Large Ham: Emily, as usual, barks and howls in her music.
  • Lighter and Softer: Compared to GG Allin, who inspired the band and who they covered many of his songs. Unlike him, they have a much more approachable personality when it comes to their fans and audience members and share none of his narcissistic personality . Oh, and they don’t beat up and punch anybody during their performances.
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  • Mundane Made Awesome: Their Metal Metal photo montage. Everything is metal, even the goat petting.
  • Punk Rock: They're audacious, foul, loud Rebellious Spirits and equate it well into their songs.
  • The Pig-Pen: Emily can be seen wallowing in dirt and (what we hope to be) fake blood in one music video.
  • The Stoner: The band can be seen smoking weed in their interviews.
  • True Companions: The band is much more than the simple project to them. The members are quite close, Leanne and Emily having been best friends long before the band was even formed.
  • The Wonka: Emily Pukis, leader of the band. She's an altogether Cloudcuckoolander, though leds the band exceedingly well. She's admired by fans and the bands co-members.

Alternative Title(s): Emily Youcis

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