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The Muggs formed in February of 2000. Guitar player Danny Methric and Bass player Tony DeNardo were playing in two bands at that time: The Detroit Underground Blues Band and Fat Belly Brown. Danny was hanging out at The Music Menu in downtown Detroit when he ran into Matt Rost, a local drummer that had actually been in Fat Belly Brown for about two weeks before leaving, as he decided his band workload at the time was too heavy. They got to talking and Danny found out that Matt had just quit his main project, The Immortal Winos of Soul. Danny mentioned that he was looking to do something different than Fat Belly Brown, something more "bluesy", and Matt said he'd be interested.
It didn't take long for the band to start gelling as all three players had been musicians for at least seven years. DeNardo and Methric have always played together in every band they were in and Rost was a consummate drummer in his own right. In October 2000, the Muggs recorded their first EP demo so that they had something to play bar owners to get gigs. "They were good enough for the money that we spent, but keep in mind, those songs are only demos," says Tony.
In March 2001, the Muggs were invited to play the Hamtramck Blowout, a music festival that involves hundreds of Detroit bands at about twenty different bars in the city of Hamtramck, a city contained entirely within Detroit. This show, played at Paychecks to a packed house, seemed to solidify the group as an established act in Detroit. From March to September 2001, the Muggs continued playing more and more shows, gaining a solid fan base in the process. In August of 2001, they were asked to play the very last show ever in the famed Gold Dollar before it went out of business. Neil Yee, the owner of the Gold Dollar, asked the Muggs to play to "sell me out of my remaining imports." The Muggs accepted and played by themselves to about sixty guests. On September 2nd, 2001 the Muggs played a high energy show to a packed tent outdoors at the Cadieux Café's "Mussel Beach Music Festival." They did not know that this would be their last show for quite some time.
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(PST) Artist Song length
11:00 The Muggs Applecart Blues 04:48
11:04 COBALTO MsT BauenSa 12 inch2 06:27
11:11 COBALTO MXT Do It Again 04:17
11:15 Air Crash Detectives One Sonata 04:47
11:20 Paul Christopher Only Time 03:28
11:23 Paul Christopher What's The Use Of Trying 03:01
11:26 Paul Christopher Will The Comet Collide 03:47
11:30 The Pieces of Mind I Wish You Would 02:52
11:33 Silent Stranger Something About a Dream 04:29
11:37 Silent Stranger Make Way For the Ladies 04:58
11:42 Johnson Ramm The Old Blue Boat 02:59
11:45 Makar Erase Face 02:46
11:48 Malfunction Backstabber 03:22
11:52 Joanna Weston Drive 03:29
11:55 Axle Creek Give Me Some Kind of Clue 03:35
11:59 Hippidons Love 03:28
12:02 The Boulton Brothers Band Cool Down 06:31
12:09 Dan McCarthy White Light 03:07
12:12 The Distroy There Is Still A Place 04:37
12:16 Derek Close Cerebral Vortex 04:20
12:21 Disappearer Psycho Jane 05:01
12:26 Sonic State Capital Forever 05:01
12:31 Falcon Down Tin 02:45
12:33 Geezers Go! Quite Alright 03:04
12:36 The Harsh Blue Light Of Shadow 03:13
12:40 Quinn Archer Save You 03:39
12:43 Fabrockators Don t Bring Me Down 03:15
12:47 Jake O Neal One Way 04:21
12:51 Phillip Foxley The Place -  vocals by Tony Pappas 05:38
12:57 Stereoma I Was Made For You 03:08
1:00 B.Patelsky My Style 03:17
1:03 BadTrain Serial Killer 04:09
1:07 Field of Stones Freedom 04:11
1:11 Kill For Eden The Dome 04:16
1:16 The Sorentinos You Don t Know Me 03:38
1:19 Boy In The Shadows The Flow 04:08
1:23 Brian Duckworth Me And Bobby McGee   03:59
1:27 Brittany Barbera When the Well Runs Dry 04:07
1:31 Harvest Mill Trust N Lust 04:47
1:36 Orphan Boy Beats Like Distant Tides 04:04
1:40 iScat Anyway 03:17
1:44 J Kolb Sittin  and Thinkin 04:12
1:48 Jason Wells Step And A Stumble 03:41
1:51 Larkins Bitter Lady 04:25
1:56 The Apparells Sirens 04:02