Apr 29, 2015

New Boss same as the... wait, nevermind

It had to happen sooner or later and after 27 years, four self produced records and an EP, it is offically later.   We are proud to announce that our upcoming record is being produced by Kevin Blackwell of Portland based Sassparilla (Fluff & Gravy.)

Kevin has known the band since the early 90's when his first band, Blue Utah, shared the stage in and around Milwaukee.   Former R. Mutt guitarist, Dan Power, also played with Kevin in Blue Utah.

Besides engaging with us as we finalized song structures and arrangements, Kevin engineered and ran all the tracking and overdub sessions through early Spring and is getting ready to track our vocals.

Most recently, Blackwell produced the latest Hillstomp full length, Portland, Ore, and also co-produced the new Sassparilla record, Pasajero/Hullabaloo, with The Eels' Chet Lyster.

Kevin promises to help birth a new record that more deeply embodies the inner essence of R. Mutt or something like that, we really can't remember.   After he said he would do the editing and mixing, we just said "Yes."

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.