Saturdays Off the 405 with Burger Records
The Garden, The Muffs, Gap Dream, Jessie Jones, VAJJ
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90049
This event is all ages
The Garden is a constantly evolving, conceptual punk band based in Orange County, California. Established in in 2011 by twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears, the band consistently defies categorization and continues to break ground in their self inflicted 'Vada Vada' genre*. They are the auditory invaders of the new world; borderless, informed and decentralized, slick sound released from constraint and old ideologies.
*Vada Vada: An idea that represents pure creative expression, that disregards all previously made genres and ideals.- Wyatt Shears, 2015
The twins draw inspiration from a background in punk classicism but remain unfettered and unselfconscious enough to infuse elements of 90s hip hop and big beat electronica. The Garden is the intellectual refute to critics of the post modern, pantheistic generation of music listener with an equal dose of punk irreverence and undistilled fury.
Their two-piece bass and drums essence is dirty, raw and very immediate but equally nuanced with echoes of the hive mind of the Vadaverse, the ephemeral architecture that exists both inside and outside of the duo that the listener enters and never quite escapes. Together the twins are an acidic concoction; unstable, sexy and probably toxic.
The Garden's shows are experiential, as powerful and philosophically confounding as they are glib and tricksy. There never is any time for explanations, only a sense of urgency and a rapid spiral into their parallel world. To be seduced and ensnared by mirror-image raconteurs, operating an addictive carnival ride of sound and movement that stops as abruptly as it starts, is a close approximation of The Garden experience.
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
From glam to gunk this Ohio trippy man can be found making his home recordings that range from Peter Koppes to Slade. Or just at home resting with his pretty little pup Judy. Nothing stands in Gabriel Fulvimar's way.
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