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Boston’s high-energy garage rock and rollers, Muck and the Mires, embark on an eight-date European tour kicks off 22 April in Turin, Italy and wraps up 30 April In Madrid, Spain and includes an appearance at the Munster Raving Loony festival near Barcelona. (Check out the full run of dates below). Recently called “one of the best arguments for going to a club” (Boston Groupie News) and “One of the best bands out there” (faster and louder) this is an act not to be missed!
For over a decade, Muck and The Mires have been one of the world's preeminent garage/neo British Invasion bands; a blend of the 1964 Beatles and the Ramones. Named #1 Garage Rock Band by LITTLE STEVEN Van Zandt, they have albums produced by Runaways legend Kim Fowley and Jim Diamond (White Stripes). The band tours worldwide and will be hitting the road supporting their latest release, DIAL M FOR MUCK, an explosive 12-song scorcher of an album.
Muck and the Mires have built a worldwide following through relentless touring, radio and satellite airplay and a string of recordings considered by many to be cult classics. Their British Invasion-style songs are all two minutes long and ALL POTENTIAL HITS and their live show is a high energy blast of fast-paced, post-punk gritty garage rock and roll.
Some career highlights include:
Featured on MTV as the winners of LITTLE STEVEN VAN ZANDT’S (E-Street band/Underground Garage) national battle of the garage bands contest. Toured Europe and quickly built a large following both home and abroad thanks to strong airplay and worldwide live appearances with NY Dolls, The Sonics, The Remains, The Dictators, MC5, Dick Dale, Kaiser Chiefs, Pete Best, Ray Davies, Supersuckers and many more.
Caught In A Lie” appeared in the HISTORY CHANNEL’S film “Vietnam in HD” and is featured on the album “1-2-3-4” released jointly on DIONYSUS RECORDS (Burbank, California) and Soundflat Records (Germany)
“1-2-3-4” received a 4-star rating from England’s prestigious Uncut Magazine, prompting their first UK tour. In Liverpool, they headlined the famous Cavern Club and caught the attention of EX-BEATLES MANAGER Allan Williams. It should be noted that, despite their offer to employee him, “The man who gave away the Beatles” also turned down Muck and the Mires.
Kim Fowley produced the groups 2009 release “Hypnotic”, their first full-length for Dirty Water Records where the group has set up shop ever since. 2011’s “A Cellarful of Muck” proved to be the group’s biggest album to date, even scoring record of the month on Spanish National Radio.
MUCK AND THE MIRES European Tour Dates:
22/04 FRI - Blah Blah - Torino 23/04 SAT - Sound Bonico - Piacenza
24/04 SUN - Skaletta Rock Club - La Spezia
25/04 MON - Secret Place - Montpellier (F)
26/04 TUE - Satellite T - Bilbao (SP)
27/04 WED - La Lata de Bombillas - Zaragoza (SP)
28/04 THU - 16 Toneladas - Valencia (SP)
29/04 FRI - Munster Looney Raving Party - Roda de Barà (SP)
30/04 SAT - Gruta 77 - Madrid
The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club's name is derived from The Standells' 1966 hit 'Dirty Water' which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), The Gories, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers (from the Cramps), The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 126.96.36.199's, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original '60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage.
Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) R&B labels in the world.