Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The Muffs Celebrate 20 Years Together

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L.A. rock trio The Muffs last week celebrated the 20th anniversary of their first show together with—what else?—a couple of concerts. They came east to play two gigs last weekend, in Brooklyn and then at Maxwell's in Hoboken (which, sadly, I was unable to attend). On Feb. 5th they'll continue the anniversary celebration with a hometown show at The Satellite in L.A.

The Muffs have been making fun indie pop for two decades, and for most of that time that band has consisted of its current lineup of singer and guitarist Kim Shattuck, bassist Ronnie Barnett, and drummer Roy McDonald. They've put out a handful of albums over the years, but you may know them best for their version of "Kids in America," from the movie "Clueless." I've see The Muffs twice at Maxwell's in Hoboken, once when a CD of the show was being sold immediately after it was over, so I fortunately have a memento of that gig.

The Muffs last month re-released their album "Kaboodle," which according to the band's website includes part of their "Hamburger" album and also features singles, demos, B-sides, cover songs, and more, as well as some new tracks. You can order "Kaboodle" from The Muffs website here.

After all these years The Muffs still have bring their fun, goofy attitude to rock & roll, I'm glad to see they're still at (though I wish they'd play more live shows). Happy anniversary, and here's to many more.

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