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Muck And The Mires
Muck And The Mires

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MUCK AND THE MIRES: Ambassadors Of The Boston Beat Kick Off Burger Boogaloo Weekender | DJ Sid Presley

Formed in 2001, MUCK AND THE MIRES are perhaps the first group to ever have a “Best Of” collection released before ever playing a note together; “All Mucked Up -The Best of Muck and the Mires”. In reality, these raw recordings were home demos created by Muck (Evan Shore formerly of Boston's The Queers and The Voodoo Dolls). Originally passed off as the lost sessions of an unknown sixties garage band, In 2001, the demos were issued on CD in Canada on AMP RECORDS and subsequently on vinyl by SOUNDFLAT RECORDS of Germany.

Following the immediate success of the album, Muck assembled the real-life Muck and the Mires, who's current lineup features founding members JESSIE BEST (Drums) and PEDRO MIRE(Lead Guitar) and long-time bassist JOHN QUINCY MIRE.

In 2004, the band gained worldwide recognition when they were featured on MTV as the winners of Little Steven Van Zandt's (E-Street band/Underground Garage) national battle of the garage bands contest. The group appeared that summer at Little Steven's festival in NY alongside Bo Diddley, The Stooges and The NY Dolls. Later that same year, they toured Europe for several weeks and quickly built a large following both home and abroad thanks to strong airplay and worldwide live appearances.

The band performs coast-to-coast in the USA, UK, EU, Canada & Japan and South America. They have albums produced by Runaways legend Kim Fowley & Jim Diamond (White Stripes).

The group have just wrapped recording their new album ( releasing in 2019 on Dirty Water Records.) with Jim Diamond  and this week headline this years BURGER BOOGALOO Official launch party in Oakland, California on June 29th, hosted by DJ Sid Presley 


About DJ Sid Presley

David Greenfield, aka DJ SID PRESLEY, spins the music of the late 1950's through the 1960's, including greasy rhythm and blues, surf and exotica instrumentals, raw garage rockers, international pop, and much, much more.

DJ Sid has dee-jayed at The Elbo Room (SF), Artistry (Singapore), Tiki Oasis (San Diego), Whisky A Go Go (Hollywood), Echoplex (LA), Burger Boogaloo (Oakland), The Golden Tiki (Las Vegas), The Chapel (SF), and many more. He also organizes live surf, garage, punk, and 60’s-themed concerts in the Bay Area. He has joined forces with international touring acts including The Flamin’ Groovies, Shonen Knife, CJ Ramone,The Chocolate Watchband, El Vez, Palmyra Delran, Roy Loney, The Phantom Surfers, Messer Chups, Jello Biafra, The Darts, Davie Allan & The Arrows, The Electric Prunes, The Shadows of Knight, The Blasters, The's, Wild Evel & The Trashbones, and more.

Catch DJ Sid in action every 3rd Saturday at Forbidden Island in Alameda, CA. Ranked as one of the best tiki bars in the world, DJ Sid began spinning his special blend of vintage tracks there in 2011, and initiated his monthly program DJ SID PRESLEY’S OUTER LIMITS in July 2013.

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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, Country Teasers, Black Lips, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers, The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The'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.


Matt Hunter

Matt Hunter

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