The Muffs

The Echo & Underground Garage Present

The Muffs

Prima Donna, Soraia, The Professor, Manfred Jones, of the Woggles (Master of Ceremonies)

Fri January 22, 2016

8:30 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

$13.50 - $15.50

This event is 18 and over

The Muffs
The Muffs
Burger Records is proud to announce the release of Whoop Dee Doo by The Muffs, their first full-length album of new material in 10 years. Packed tight with the kind of well-crafted, catchy ear-candy the band has become well known for, songs like "Up & Down Around", "Weird Boy Next Door" (the first video), "Take a Take a Me", "Paint By Numbers","Because You're Sad" and "I Get It" will no doubt be welcome additions to this legendary band's catalog of well-loved, stone classic songs.

The group is made up of Kim Shattuck (lead vocals & guitar), Ronnie Barnett (bass & backing vocals) & Roy McDonald (drums). Formed in Los Angeles in late 1990, they've attracted attention for their energetic, exciting live performances as well as a rock solid body of studio work. Their rich history is almost legendary in its range and scope. After singles released by Sub Pop, Au Go-Go and Sympathy For The Record Industry, the band recorded three critically acclaimed albums - The Muffs, Blonder & Blonder, and Happy Birthday To Me - for Warner Brothers/Reprise that are still in print. In 1999, fan favorite "Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow" saw the group jump to Fat Wreck Chords/Honest Don's, followed by their last album Really, Really Happy, released in 2004 on Five Foot Two, a label started by their longtime friends Charlotte Caffey (Go-Go's) & Anna Waronker (that dog). Their songs have also appeared on over a dozen soundtracks for major motion pictures, most notably their cover of "Kids In America" which leads off the gold-selling soundtrack in addition to the opening credits of the beloved movie Clueless. They've "acted" alongside Robin Williams and Billy Crystal in Ivan Reitman's Father's Day, as well as in the Aaron Spelling-produced television show Crosstown Traffic. Their songs have been used in commercials (anybody remember Fruitopia?), appeared on HBO with Drew Carey, and in countless television shows (who can forget their music pouring forth from the lair of Spike and his evil cohorts on Buffy The Vampire Slayer?). Their avalanche of press over the years is equally staggering, highlighted by their fashion spread in Rolling Stone that was covered by E!.

The recent past has seen the band far from inactive with constant touring around the world, high profile appearances in the Rock Band video game series, and the release of 2011's Kaboodle, an "odds & sods" collection of singles, b-sides, compilation and assorted stray tracks released by the English label Cherry Red (who are also co-releasing Whoop Dee Doo over there and the rest of the world). The most recent past saw Kim join and depart the Pixies in 2013, and Roy reunited with his former band Redd Kross for their well-received Researching The Blues album on Merge in 2012.

The Muffs will be playing select dates in the U.S. and in foreign countries for their rabid, adoring fan base like they have been for the past 23 years. Be on the lookout. If you think their albums are great, their live shows have garnered even more praise
Prima Donna
Prima Donna
“Nine Lives and Forty Fives” new release for 2015!
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley on a steady diet of punk and glitter rock, Prima Donna are infamous on the LA scene. Their curriculum includes musical road trips with Eddie and the Hot Rods, Adam Ant, Glen Matlock & The Philistines, The Dictators, and even Green Day, who they supported on two arena tours on two continents. Frontman Kevin Preston has also continued participation in Green Day side-project Foxboro Hot Tubs.

While touring the US and Europe, Prima Donna was in and out of the studio numerous times, both at home in L.A. and in Milan, Italy. The finished product is “Nine Lives and Forty Fives”, a 11-song variety pack that displays the band’s skills in the studio, and compiles some of their rarest and rawest recordings, including “Rock and Roll is Dead,” available for the first time in US. The song was named one of the Top Ten Songs of 2013 by Little Steven’s Underground Garage. After 750+ shows in 25 countries, 2015 has Prima Donna's new track "Deathless" again proclaimed Coolest Song in the World on the Underground Garage. Prima Donna now has the most Coolest Songs in the World on Stevie Van Zandt's show! (Deathless, Rock And Roll Is Dead, Puta Te Amo, Demoted).
Soraia
Soraia
"Smash Joan Jett together with Iggy Pop, and you've just created Soraia's lead, ZouZou Mansour. The band Soraia is born from raw power, fiery passion for rock n' roll music, and relentless, unconquerable spirit. Well known for their spitfire live performances, they've most recently had a #1 hit in South America with their version of The Kinks' "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else" from their last record. Garnering the interest of major rock icons and producers along the way, Soraia will continue burning a fire into new fans' hearts with their upcoming release, "Less Than Zero".

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