I will put my cards on the table, so you can assess my objectivity when I talk about the Muffs: The Muffs restored my faith in rock music and I love the Muffs with the blazing intensity of a thousand suns.
I purchased and have repeatedly listened to their new album, Really, Really Happy. I am really, really happy to be able to report that it is really, really good. So go buy it. No. Buy two, and give one away as a gift.
I hope to provide you all with a lengthier, more discursive, even philosophical post about the incredible greatness of the Muffs and their key place in the history of modern popular music. But for now, alas, the press of other obligations means that I cannot bless you with these musings today.
The Muffs are touring, too. Early reports are that they are kicking ass live. So go see them. Click on the rest of this message for a list of upcoming shows. (Chicago show is 9/29, with an in-store thing at Tower Records the same day.) (Dash it all, I cannot be there! Someone go to it and report back, please.)
Thurs 9/16 – Criminal Records, Atlanta, GA 6PM INSTORE!
Thurs 9/16 – Cotton Club, Atlanta GA w/Visqueen All Ages !
Fri 9/17 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC w/Visqueen
Sat 9/18 – Ally Katz, Richmond, VA w/Visqueen All Ages !
Sun 9/19 – School Kids, Chapel Hill, NC 2PM INSTORE!
Sun 9/19 – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC w/Visqueen All Ages !
Tues 9/21 – John & Peter’s – New Hope, PA (18+)
Wed 9/22 – Pontiac Grille, Philadelphia, PA w/Visqueen
Thurs 9/23 – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ w/Visqueen All Ages !
Fri 9/24 – Pianos, New York City, NY w/Visqueen
Sat 9/25 – Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY w/Visqueen (18+)
Sun 9/26 – TT The Bears, Cambridge, MA w/Visqueen (18+)
Tues 9/28 – Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI w/Visqueen (18+)
Wed 9/29 – Tower Records, Chicago, IL 5PM INSTORE!
Wed 9/29 – Subterranean, Chicago, IL w/Visqueen
Thurs 9/30 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN w/Visqueen All Ages !
Sat 10/2 – Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA w/Visqueen
Sun 10/3 – Music Millennium, Portland, OR INSTORE!
Sun 10/3 – Ash Street, Portland, OR w/Visqueen
Tues 10/5 – Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA w/Visqueen
Wed 10/6 – The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA w/Visqueen
Thurs 10/21 – Annandale Hotel – Sydney
Sat 10/23 – Funhouse Festival – Brisbane
(with Jet, Von Bondies, Stereolab, Mark Lanegan, MxPx, Royal Crown Revue,
Sleepy Jackson, Lagwagon and more)
Sun 10/24 – The Corner – Melbourne
Fri 10/29 – Club Quattro – Tokyo
Sun 10/31 – Club Quattro – Osaka
Mon 11/1 – Club Quattro – Nagoya
Tues 11/2 – Club Que – Tokyo