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New Live Video Up 

Happy 1 year retirement anniversary! Mer and I wanted to say hello and drop off a little memory. Last year during our show in Bremerton, our buddy Jack Parker quietly had the board op record a song or two from our set while his friend and drummer Mark Serna shot the video. We were pretty touched to get this gift from them. Good friends.

Age of Disintegration was part of the next batch of songs I was writing. We were playing them out a bunch before taking them into the studio. Never made it back into the studio, but we have this video. Hope you enjoy it. Keep rockin


After 16 years of rocking, we bid you farewell! 

And now the end is here 
And so I face that final curtain 
My friend I'll make it clear 
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain 
I've lived a life that's full 
I traveled each and every highway 
And more, much more than this
We did it our way...

*clears lump from throat*

First off, we love you all. The friends we have made as a traveling musical duo are now part of the fabric of our history. Everyone we met along the way will be in a scene in our eventual bio pic if I have anything to say about it. We have a few final shows on our schedule and then the band is going to vanish like Bilbo at his birthday party. Life has been an adventure for us, but it’s time for us to focus on our next chapter and that, unfortunately, has a different plot line. So we hope you will come out for a last hoorah or two. Our final shows will be in Seattle, Bremerton, Portland, and Astoria. Thank you, thank you, thank you for every bit of support you’ve given us. There are too many people and memories to recount here. But if you are reading this we probably know you - by face if not by name. (Sorry I’m so bad with names!) It has been a good run and a pleasure seeing you out there. To every person who has come out to a show... to every band that has shared a stage with us... to every friend or stranger that has invited us to crash at their place... to everyone who has ever bought merch or supported our Kickstarter... to the sound and recording engineers... to the bookers and promoters... to everyone who offered a kind word of support for our efforts... To all my friends!! Thank you, we love you, and fare well

I have marked down everything in our store 50% if you want some cool shit while helping us clean out our closet.

*puts magic ring on finger and vanishes* 



Back in June we had the opportunity to perform at the Rimbert Illustration art gallery in Bremerton, WA. Eclectic paintings and moody lighting gave us a beautiful backdrop as we played to an attentive and energetic crowd. Jack Parker (Homegrown Recording Co.) recorded our set live, mixed and mastered it for us, and gave us something we can be proud to offer you. "Live and Acoustic" is 10 songs played on our brother Michael's Gibson acoustic guitar. Merry plays light sticks and brushes through out, but there's plenty of energy in the set. During the show, 9 year old Sydney Berko (daughter of gallery owner Danielle Rimbert) illustrated the portrait we are using for the album cover. She's really something special :)

This is a Bandcamp and CD release only. These tracks will not be on streaming services. As always the CD cover will be screen printed and hand folded by yours truly, and will feature young Sydney Berko's excellent artwork. Pick it up from our website or at our shows, CDs will ship after 11/1.

If you are in California, come on out and see us at one of our 5 upcoming shows! After that, we will be on show hiatus for a bit while we get another fresh recording ready for you. 

Portland folks! See you Saturday 10/22 at Alberta Street Pub. 4-7p! Happy Hour show. We will have our live album recording engineer, Jack Parker opening the show, followed by Portland's own Radio Receiver. 



West Coast Tour 2022 


9/30 Erebus, Kelso, WA 

10/1 McCoy's, Olympia, WA 

10/8 Labor Temple, Astoria, OR 

10/22 Alberta Street Pub, Portland, OR 

11/3 Torch Club, Sacramento, CA 

11/4 Raconteur Room, Astacadero, CA 

11/5 Third Window Brewing, Santa Barbara, CA 

11/11 Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles, CA 

11/12 The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA 

Autumn is upon us. Time for a seasonal update from your friendly neighborhood rock n roll duo, The Mutineers. We had a brilliant summer and hope you did too. Very memorable up until the end, when we unfortunately had to cancel our Starday Tavern gig due Covid. Thankfully, Brian only had  mild symptoms (taste and smell went haywire!) and Merry never tested positive at all. We were bummed to cancel our performance, but we do have another Portland show coming up on October 22nd at Alberta Street Pub. Come out for early entertainment from 4-7p! We will have Jack Parker in town from Bremerton opening the show. He's got a great new album that just released. And then our local buds Radio Receiver, featuring Nate Wallace on vocals, will take the reins and make our hearts break. We are on at 6p and done by 7. So don't be late. BTW if you missed the summer shows, then you missed my famous green shorts. Here they are in their glory at Pengilly's in Boise, shot by the talented Peter Dervin. Now back into storage you go for the rainy season tiny shorts!

Before the Alberta Street Pub show we will make a couple short runs out of town. Friday, September 30th we return to Erebus in Kelso with a rocking lineup. Former Denver-based, but now Tacoma residents, Serpentfoot will be teaming up with us and our partners in crime The Deadhollows for a loud and fun night. We saw Serpentfoot at Treefort in 2018 and again this past year, '22. We had so much fun at both shows and were stoked to find out they had transplanted to the PNW. Check out their weird, culty vibes on Bandcamp. We continue our journey north with The Deadhollows the next night to perform with Low Wires at McCoy's in Olympia, WA. Rock n roll lineup, rock n roll bar.  

Looking forward to our return to the Labor Bar in Astoria, OR on Saturday, October 8th. The Labor Temple was our last show before the shut downs of 2020. Time to complete the circle.  

The dates and venues are set for our California run in November. We always enjoy our annual west coast trip. Very pleased to be joined by RJ Bloke in SB, Dave, Brian & the 40HWW in Atascadero, and Patrolled by Radar and The Hollow Legs in Silverlake. You will hear some new tunes if you come out. It's a sneak preview of what we will record in the near future. Good times abound. Sacramento, Atascadero, Santa Barbara, LA, and Santa Cruz! Let's get together. 

Concerts and Campouts and Cali Shows 

The summer rolls on! We would love it if you joined us for a concert and campout this August. We have two options for you. First up, this Saturday, August 6 at Roshambo Artfarm in Sheridan, OR, pitch your tent and settle in for two sets as the sun heads over the coast range. We will be followed by the surf-rock goodness of King Ghidora taking us into the night hours. Beer, wine and cider will be available (sorry no outside booze at the show) and there will be a food truck as well. 7-10p Only $8. Advance tickets available HERE 

Second concert and campout option for you is the 10th annual Hot August Nights Music Fest at the Dundee Lodge in Gaston, OR. It's a two day campout and music extravaganza from August 26-28 and it's only $20! It's a community event that is not for profit, just for good times with the folks from our wider PNW scene. Food and drink vendors on site, sorry no dogs allowed. Follow the FB event HERE 

We return to Idaho this Labor Day Weekend for three shows. Stoked to start it all off on Friday 9/2 with Dirt Cheap and The Hackles at Pengilly's in Boise before heading to Stanley, Idaho to groove into 3 sets at Mountain Village Resort on Saturday. Book a room and hang out with us in the mountains! The Idaho tour finishes up on Sunday 9/4 at The Hermit Music Fest in Kuna. We will be on in the afternoon/early evening. But you can be there for two full days of great music. Check out the website and purchase advance tickets. HERMIT MUSIC FEST 

Keep an eye out for our next update featuring a November tour through California. I'm hammering out the final details, but I can say that we will be in Sacramento, Atascadero, Santa Barbara, LA, and Santa Cruz :) We are pretty hyped on this one. 

Take it slow out there. You'll miss the summer when it's gone. Let's go camping

Summer Shows To Plan Your Life Around 

We did it. We had a real proper Spring day here in the PNW. Warm and sunny with flowers blooming everywhere against the impossibly blue sky. We are hoping we get a beautiful June because we have a couple outdoor shows on the books. Big shout out to Boise. We are back with you this July! We were so excited to see pictures from one of our Treefort performances posted by No Depression. Thanks to photographer and all around good dude, Peter Dervin. Here's one he sent us.



Get out your calendars, it's time for your seasonal show update from The Mutineers. 

We haven't played Starday Tavern since 2016 I believe. This time we bring our Washington buds, The Deadhollows down for the show along with Portland based Never Better. It's gonna be a loud rocking show and we are opening up at 8p.

If the weather is good on 6/5 we will be playing on the outdoor stage at Grateful Vineyard. The view is outrageous, and the food and wine are excellent. Bring your lawn chairs. Take Monday off and follow us to White Salmon for our acoustic set across the river.

The same goes for 6/8 in Kalama. If it's suitable outside we will be rocking out in the amphitheater next to the hotel. If not we will be back in the cozy lounge doing our acoustic show.

Making our first appearances in Centralia and Snohomish in June before returning to Bremerton for a live recording at Rimbert Illustrations. 

We are looking forward to getting back on stage at Silver Moon Brewing in Bend. That place had a lot of energy back in April on our first trip. We get up and head all the way to Boise after that to play at The Vista Bar with Spike Coggins. We had to immediately book more Boise shows when we got home from Treefort. This show is going to rock. 

As always, you can support the band while getting cool stuff from our store. Most of our items were hand screen printed by Brian and designed by Merry.

Have a great summer everyone! We hope to see you out there. 


Mountains-River-Ocean Tour and Treefort Review 

Mountains-River-Ocean Tour. I admit it's not really a "tour" since we are just heading out from home on the weekends. But I can't help but think of the interesting geography of our next batch of shows. We start out on the south bank of The Columbia River at The Bargeway Pub in one of the windiest places I have ever been, The Dalles, Oregon. The pub is right on the river's edge. We will be performing our acoustic sets on our first visit to The Bargeway. The next day, we head off into the mountains, the land of the Nez Perce, the American Alps, the Wallowa Mountains, to perform at the Range Rider in Enterprise. Judging by the snow we got overnight here in Portland, we are betting there will still be some wintery weather out there. Come in to the saloon for a couple of cozy sets.

At the end of the month, we will head to Coos Bay on southern Oregon coast. April 30th, we will return to Front Street Provisioners for a two set performance on a Saturday night. Can't wait to drive down the Umpqua River Valley to good old Coos Bay for this visit to the Ocean. The brick oven pizza at Front Street is fantastic by the way.

May will bring a redux of our December run from Cathlamet, WA, to Astoria to Seaside, OR. We will be at RM38 Brewing on Friday, May 13 in the Cathlamet marina, staring out at the Lower Columbia River, and enjoying the company of our old community. Then on to Astoria at the mouth of the Pacific for a night at the perfectly named Merry Time Bar. It will be Merry Time in Astoria on two levels at least. And finally we will end the weekend on Sunday in lovely Seaside with a couple sets at Seaside Brewing Co. 

So there it is: some time in the mountains, a bunch on the river, and a couple shows on the sea shore. Mountains-River-Ocean Tour. 6 chances to see us in the PNW in April and May, all of them are great destination spots for a getaway. And, thanks to our venue partners, all of these shows are free to enter (Your tips are greatly appreciated :) We will be back up in Northern Washington and in the Portland area in June. 

P.S. Quick Treefort Recap:

It was the most fun we have had in years. No exaggeration. We saw all these bands - Dante Elephante, Brad Parsons, Voidstrider, Built To Spill, The Oh Cees (or however the hell they spell it these days), Rachel's Children, Serpentfoot, David Henry, The Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, Ryder and Rolling Thunder, and a whole bunch more. It was epic. We managed to play 4 times over the festival and finished off with a bang on Sunday night at Pengilly's. Here's a couple pics from that show courtesy of Rachael Baker aka @babe_raham_lincoln 

We will return to Boise on July 23 at The Vista Bar. See you then!

Treefort 10 here we come... and The Mellowneers? 

The Mutineers will be at Treefort Music Fest 10 in Boise, ID on March 27th at Pengilly's Saloon in support of Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band! GET YOUR FULL FESTIVAL OR SINGLE DAY PASSES HERE

Back around 2010 or so we were playing a lot of local gigs in Santa Barbara, CA. Our good friend Bill Lewis owned Muddy Waters Cafe and was hosting great indie music on a regular basis. We were fortunate to be called on to support touring bands when they came through town. One of those shows was with Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. The Rev was in his second or third year of the road grind. Playing 200+ gigs a year out of a conversion van with his wife Breezy and his cousin Cuz. They were a force of nature and completely floored us with their energy, showmanship, and authenticity. I watched everything they did from soundcheck to show finale with intent because I realized very quickly that they were doing something next level, something special. We had the opportunity to kick back and talk shop after the show and that little chat, with all its hard fought wisdom, remains with me to this day. We've had the chance to reunite a couple more times since then and its always a really pleasure. So we are very excited that our return to Treefort Music Fest in Boise, ID will be in support of The Rev. You should definitely come to the fest and join us on the last night for a real banger of a show.

One more February gig left. We return to Erebus in Kelso on 2/26 to rock out with The Generals and The Deadhollows. This one is gonna be a high energy show. Let's get wild people. 

Before we head to Boise for the Fest we will play in Vancouver at our favorite micro brewery in town, Trap Door, on 3/18. And we will follow that with an acoustic show in the intimate setting of Strum Guitars in SE Portland on 3/19. Over the past couple years in relative seclusion we have developed our lounge act so that we can showcase our mellower and more introspective songwriting in venues where the rock show just wouldn't fit. Keep an eye on the show info so you know when its an acoustic or electric show. We like to call it The Mellowneers when we are doing the lounge act :)

April will see us returning to Bend, OR with our first appearance at Silver Moon Brewing, followed by a trip down the Gorge with stops in The Dalles and Enterprise. It's shaping up to be a lovely Spring. Our first run of 2022 was a blast. 6 shows in 8 days. We felt a different kind of energy out there, a buzz of excitement. It's been a rough couple years of semi or complete isolation for so many people. And very little live music. We are so pleased to be out there with you again. 


February Shows in the PNW 

2021 recap! 

16 shows. That's 4x the amount we played in 2020 so that is a good sign I guess. As we muddle our way through January (currently hibernating), we are hopeful that the situation improves as we head into February. We have an excellent lineup of performances in Oregon and Washington. We are doing a few dinner shows which will be acoustic sets. And the rest are rockers. We are finally returning to Bremerton (which was one of the first places we had to cancel back in 2020.) Our pal Jack Parker will be joining us with his backing band The Remedy for the show in Bremerton and at The Spanish Ballroom in Tacoma. And we finish this batch of shows with our buddy band The Deadhollows and one of my favorite bands in Portland right now, The Generals. The three of us will take over Erebus in Kelso on 2/26. As we have noted previously, Erebus fucking rocks so please get your ass into that venue for this gig. 

Check out our unplugged version of Drunken Prayer's iconic song, "What Made Me Kill". We ask the question, "What if this murder ballad was sung by a woman instead of a man?"

New songs are starting to poke their heads out like proverbial groundhogs. We are demoing up as we go, hopeful we can get back into the studio this year and make a new record. It would be nice to purge the sentiments and emotions that are behind these songs, driven as they were by the events of the last two years. What lies on the other side of this? It would be nice to get a glimpse, to let go of the current refrain, but the present has to be dealt with first. Come out to a show and you will hear at least one or two of these songs which have been simmering for months. In the meantime, take care of each other and yourselves. 

September and October events. 

The situation is very tenuous for musicians and the venues we partner with. To keep our tour going and the venues open, please help us keep our events safe and responsible for the community. Get vaccinated and wear masks in close environments.

We have another half dozen shows up on our schedule, including 4 in California. It has been really great to be back on the stage again. Finally being able to perform the songs we released just before the 2020 shutdown has been cathartic. Thank you to everyone who has booked us this year. And thank you especially to the folks in the crowd.

Up ahead we have our return to Enterprise, Oregon, the homeland of the Nez Perce Tribe and burial place of Chief Joseph's father. One of the most beautiful places we've been to, and we've been around this country a lot. Then we head south to our old Central and South Coast stomping grounds. We will be back in Atascadero at Raconteur Room, down in Culver City at The Cinema Bar, and making our first stop at Tom Bergin's in Los Angeles for the Bigtop Bandstand. Both of our LA area shows will be with the great, Patrolled By Radar. On our way back to Oregon, we will be returning to Whiskey Richards in Santa Barbara, the stage for about a dozen Mutineers shows back in the early years. That bill will feature Rival Cults, with guitarist and songwriter Adi Tejada. Adi and I (Brian) played together in a band called The Depths. We made some great memories in that band. And finally, we return to Portland in time for our first ever appearance at Hawthorne Hideaway in SE. We will share the bill with Joseph Hunter Duncan and locals, Bitches in the Beehive. Check our calendar for the details.

I think these may be our last shows of 2021. As outdoor stages close in the Northwest and the harsh weather sets in, we also see our public health system stretched to the limit. Until our system makes a rebound, we will be halting all other booking. So come on out to see us while you can. And once again, please, take the best possible measures against contracting and spreading covid. There is so much at risk right now, from jobs to lives to our individual and collective mental health. Stay safe everyone!