The Mutineers

Portland, OR

The Mutineers are a rock duo out of Portland, OR featuring Brian Mathusek on guitar and Merry Young on drums. Their sound is a mix of rock n' roll, garage, punk, folk and classic country influenced by a long and eclectic lineage including but not limited to Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Loretta Lynn, George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, The Pogues, X, The B-52s, Billy Bragg, Nick Cave, Patti Smith, The Pixies and The Velvet Underground. The two set out on the road full time in 2017, completing 5 national tours in 3 years. They have opened for bands such as Murder By Death, Amigo the Devil, Tallest Man on Earth, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, White Buffalo, Langhorne Slim and Larry and His Flask, among others. They released Live at B-Side (2016), Threshold EP (2018), and No Winter EP (2020) on their own label Mutiny Studios. The original band lineup included founding member Michael Astudillo on acoustic guitar and Terry Luna on stand-up bass. They recorded their first full-length album, From the Dirge to the Dance (2011), as a 4-piece band and toured around the west coast from their base in Santa Barbara, CA until the devastating loss of Michael in 2014. After dissolving the project for more than a year, Brian and Merry, who got married in 2013, reformed The Mutineers as a two-piece act after relocating to Portland, OR in late 2015. "The Mutineers capture the heart of what Americana music is, in that they sound like the sweet and sour pulse of that country’s musical heart...the perfect journey through the honest underbelly of American music. And like the music, the narratives they weave and the stories they tell come right out of the Beat writers book of grim reality, epic poems about the losers, the lost and the lonely." --Dave Franklin, Dancing About Architecture
The Mutineers