Hi boys and girls. The New Year has passed and a fresh beginning is upon us! What are our plans for this year? Well, let’s look back at 2012 first.
January we played some amazing shows that showed NYC punk, in the modern era, is thriving! First was Otto’s Shrunken Head with The Dead Tricks and Tied For Last. A 1-2-3 punch that rivals any show you could imagine!
A week later we returned to Otto’s to play a monumental show to celebrate the birthdays of DJ Pat Pervert and Dark Water’s very own, Father Vincent. The club was packed beyond capacity! First up Afterbirth, followed by World War IX and Blackout Shoppers. Then us! Unbelievable night of punk!
While this was exciting, back at the Muff Cave we were writing the rest of Blue Waffle Breakfast!
Feburary began with a show at Matchless in Brooklyn w/Skum City,WWIX and us. Then the rest of the month we recorded and mixed Blue Waffle Breakfast. What a fun experience working with our team at Big Blue Meenie.
March we had a killer party at the muff Cave w/Midnight Saints and Out Of Order.
In April, we had a hell of a party at the Muff Cave on 4/20 with The Wiscoholics ad 40 oz Faceplant from Wisconsin. We also got the masters back for Blue Waffle Breakfast.
In May we played with Voice of Addiction from Chicago and WWIX, then a week later with Exile from Austin, Texas and Tied For Last, and two days later the infamous 5 minute set, all at Otto’s.
Blue Waffle Breakfast- http://thebloodymuffs.bandcamp.com/album/blue-waffle-breakfast
and 3 Way Split with Midnight Saints and More Beer Please-
In June, Kat went on maternity leave, Kisco Slim filled in on drums, and we toured the US for three weeks. Youngstown, Toledo, Indianapolis, Austin, Clarksville, Saint Louis, Lynwood, Green Bay, Schererville, Omaha, Chicago, Lake Villa, Madison, Cleveland, and Akron all got a taste of The Bloody Muffs.
We returned to New York and welcomed Benedict Arnold from St Louis with Tied For Last at Otto’s.
July was busy. We had a party at the Muff Cave for The Sheckies, with Tied For Last and us.
Then Chris Barber from Midnight Saints took over on drums. We played Muriah’s birthday at Melody Inn in Indianapolis, came home and a day later welcomed The Enders from Lafayette Indiana, w/Tied For Last and us at Otto’s.
Then a crazy Party at the Muff Cave w/Trashcan Tommy & The Blackouts from Wisconsin, The Ridgelands from Chicago, Out Of Order, and The Dead Tricks, who shot their video that night!
The Dead Tricks - Don’t Get High (Without Me) (by thedeadtricks)
August was amazing! We got to play with our good friends and amazing band from Indianapolis, Mr. Clit & The Pink Cigarettes not once, but twice!
First a party at the Muff Cave was in order. Midnight Saints came down too. Next night we played with them at Acheron in Brooklyn w/Abject, WWIX, The Will and others.
Next week we played Otto’s with Tied For Last, The Dead Tricks and The In Crowd.
A week later we returned to Nohrmal Music Fest at Gjoa in Brooklyn, followed a few days later at Trash Bar in Brooklyn.
September, we played our last show without Kat at a party in the Muff Cave with Midnight Saints. This was Smitty the Party Cat’s first Muff Cave Party.
October saw the Return of Kat Kaos at Otto’s w/Out Of Order. Then Bryan took his solo act to Youngstown to play w/the Giggitys. Then a crazy Halloween Party with Angry Youth, Who Killed Marilyn ] (featuring Kat on lead vocs), and Empty Vessels from Connecticut.
November was another busy month as we recovered from Hurricane Sandy. We celebrated the nuptials of Nicole and Chris the Wailing Siren from Yo!Scunt @ Hill Tap Tavern in Queens. Awesome night w/us, Yo!Scunt, Abject, Seizure Crypt, Straphangers and others.
We played the New Musicians Union’s space, located right above the Muff Cave (travelled far for this one) and finally got to play with Cinema Cinema.
Then we played Ding Dong Lounge for the first time, teaming up w/One Mighty Ugly Backpack for the first time.
December saw us play our last show of the year, at Otto’s with Tied For Last and Little Old Ladies.
We closed the books on 2012 with a special New Years Eve party w/Dolly Rocker Ragdoll from Ohio, Pissant from Virginia, Mr Clit & The Pink Cigarettes, and /bryan doing a completely wasted set featuring Caroleen Stewart from Aeon of Ether.
2012 was a really fun year from end to end.
Here are Bryan’s picks for his favorite things of the year
Favorite bands played with- Tied For Last, Midnight Saints, The Dead Tricks, Voice of Addiction, The Shidiots, Mr Clit & the Pink Cigarettes
Favorite show- June 16 The Old Haunts in Akron, Ohio. The night I connected with Kate.
Favorite venue- Otto’s Shrunken Head
Favorite album obtained- Haircuts by Mr Clit & the Pink Cigarettes