Sunday, February 6, 2011

THE MUFFS @ The Satellite

The Muffs
The Muffs perform at The Satellite
photo by picksyticks

It's been 20 years and counting since The Muffs formed in 1991. Saturday night, these L.A. veterans brought their pop-punk nostalgia to a packed house at The Satellite (formerly Spaceland). The Muffs, rising to fame in the mid-90's with the release of their debut album on Warmer Bros. Records, they became widely known for infectious melodies that combined screamo-sing-along choruses and scruffy guitar arrangements. Their cover of Kim Wilde's "Kids in America" which was featured in the 1995 film "Clueless" brought them wider attention. And Satrurday night, everything that was old seemed brand new again as The Muffs, for almost 90 minutes, powered through nearly 30 classics that included "Outer Space," "From Your Girl,"Lucky Guy,' and "Sad Tomorrow." A blend of aged x-gen faithfuls and younger x-box aged fans filled The Satellite as front-woman Kim Shattuck, bassist Ronnie Barnett and drummer Roy McDonald showed why The Muffs were able to weather through two decades while other bands during their time crumbled to dust. The Muffs songs, "Outer Space," and "Kids in America" were even featured on Rock Band which Kim playfully joked that she couldn't master on the game saying, 'It was too hard." During the night, that went way past midnight, Kim teased a new album which will be released soon. Can't wait!!!

The Muffs
Kim Shattuck of The Muffs performs at The Satellite.
photograph by picksysticks

The Muffs perform "Outer Space" at The Satellite
vid by Lunabeat7