Nov 13, 2013

Heading to the studio


Ok, we are breaking out the old notebooks of crappy lyrics and getting to work on a new batch of songs for you all to enjoy.   If you don't hear from us in a month or two, send pizza.

Sep 9, 2013

Old Dog, Old Tricks


So, in 1988 when Mike and Paul first met at UWM they hatched the plan of starting a band.    Jim was added, then Ron and the band was officially off the ground with our first gig in April of 1988 at the now destroyed, Thoma's Bar and Grill.   Both Mike and Paul have moved on from the band, but when asked for a company function if they could field a band, they reassembled the original line up of R. Mutt for one show.

Yeah, the show is at a mall.   We play well with the stroller set.

So, if you have had a hankering for songs off the first three records or just to see us all back together again come one out to Bayshore this Friday at 5:30 for two sets of Old Mutt.

Friday, September 13th @ 5:30pm
Bayshore Town Center
5800 N. Bayshore Drive
Glendale WI, 53217

Then, don't forget to come on down to the beach on Saturday (9-14) at 8:00pm for a sweet set with the current line up as we close out a full day of music as part of Jigglesfest at Bradford Beach.


Sep 5, 2013

Drew is here to murder guitars

It is officially official. Drew Bark is R. Mutt. Drew comes to us from a string of sideman gigs with wealth of tasty influences, fancy effects pedals, graphic tees and misplaced anger.

Here he is serving up some Guided By Voices from our slot at Schuba's opening for Lee Bains III.

Thanks again to Heather for taking the time to get this video!

Aug 4, 2013

Moses' Gunn and R.Mutt make beautiful music together


They call themselves Moses' Gunn now, but we still remember them as the misshapen band built upon a love of 70's funk and grilled cheese sandwiches formerly known as Bumpy Jonas.  

Kochanski's has been on our list of clubs we want to play ever since Andy Kochanski took over and breathed fresh life into this famed Milwaukee drinking institution.   Since then Andy has turned the Concertina Hall into a safe haven for touring bands from all genres of music as well as a comfortable home for homegrown Milwaukee acts.    Forever a supporter of original music, we are excited to be working with Andy .   (5 stars on Yelp?  It must be the Shotski)

The show will start early and hopefully run late.   Get on down for some great beers and one of Milwaukee's best bars.

*****UPDATE*****
This is a NO COVER show, so it is free.  Free! I tell you!
R.Mutt is playing at 9:00 and 11:00.
Moses' Gunn at 10:00 and 12:00

Come on down and shake your ass.

Jul 1, 2013

R. Mutt returns to Chicago July 11th

Coming off of Summerfest playing on the big stage makes it pretty hard to find a follow up show to get excited about, but this one clearly has done it.   Lee Bains III is a performer we have known of since his addition to the great Georgia band, The Dexateens.   We waited anxiously for "THERE IS A BOMB IN GILEAD," the debut from Lee and his new band, The Glory Fires, and it delivered in spades.

We are also completely jacked up to return to one of the best live music rooms in Chicago, Schuba's Tavern.   We played a run of shows here in 1996 and 1997 that are fondly remembered by us and our friends.   Since then we have seen countless performances by great bands like Lee's, Centro-matic, Bobby Bare Jr., South San Gabriel and more others than I can count here.

It is set for doors to open at 8:00 and we start at 9:00 with Lee right after us.

Catch a taste of Lee and the Glory Fires from their last swing through Chicago as captured by Jim on his flip video.

Jun 21, 2013

SUMMERFEST 2013 - Thurs June 27th 1:00pm

That is right, we are back at Summerfest for our second year in a row.   You would think that second time it would be old hat, but we are just as jacked up as last time.

We have additional tickets to give away for free admission.   If you are a facebook sort you can share our picture above to be entered to win or share this on G+ or if you are not into the whole social media thing, give me a call or drop me a letter and I will personally put your name in the hat.

As soon as 50 people enter, we will pick a winner.

Win or lose, come on out and join us at the ULINE stage on Thursday, June 27th at 1:00.

+++++++POSTSCRIPT+++++++
Show went great.   We were joined by original member, Mike Bellante for a three guitar attack.   Things could not have gone better.   Here is a link to the photos from the day.