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11.15.2012 | | Posted at 06:30 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Jon Mueller understands that silence can be unnerving. That simple understanding has carried through all of the drummer’s work, from his output with Collections of Colonies of Bees to his myriad collaborations with various experimental composers and even through his loud, early albums with the Pele, the most conventionally rock-minded project he’s ever worked with, and it has especially inform...
08.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
In a review that reads largely like a preview for the upcoming Volcano Choir album, Pitchfork's Grayson Currin gave a strong 8.0 to Milwaukee drummer Jon Mueller's Physical Changes, writing that its a rare experimental album with potential mass appeal. "It feels condescending to suggest that Physical Changes won't readily appeal to fans of Bon Iver or Volcano Choir," Currin writes. "Stra...
11.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
An international staple of the experimental music scene, and one of the foundation's of Milwaukee's music smaller experimental music scene, Jon Mueller's Crouton Music record label will be closing, Mueller announced in a Crouton mailing list e-mail last night. The percussionist followed up with the Shepherd, explaining he want more time to focus on music (for those keeping score, he does double du...
Monday, April 28, 2008

Birds (Radium)

From the vanguard of Milwaukee's musical alchemy scene comes the latest brainchild of percussionist Jon Mueller and guitarist Chris Rosenau, a collaborative effort of playful droning and epic meanderings that bury the airy connotations of experimental music beneath fuzzy guitar attacks and resonating grit. Somewhat-restrained experimentation and just-enough indulgence allow all four tracks to take flight. A steady pulse brings each back to the ground . . .
Friday, March 7, 2008

Thursday, March 13th @ The Hideout – 8:45 PM

Jon Mueller has been an active drummer and percussionist since the mid-80s. Whether utilizing bombastic minimalism, dense interplay, or electroacoustic practices, his approach focuses on a physical dialog between situation and material. He has performed or recorded with members of the groups Swans, Wilco, and Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio . . .
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008

Deconstructs Metal

Heavy metal, despite its commercial success, remains a highly misunderstood, frequently maligned genre. Often, too much attention is paid to vocal or guitar histrionics, while the rhythm section goes unnoticed or underappreciated. Yet if you closely examine some of metal’s greats—Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Slayer, to name but a few—you’ll begin to realize that it is the drumming that propels these bands. Whether it is in the shape of Bill Ward’s manic originality, Clive Burr’s galloping time keeping, or Dave Lombardo’s brutal blast beat, it’s the drummers that separate the great from the good in the world of metal.
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

While much the city watches the Super Bowl, the UWM Union Theatre screens a little-seen 1919 oddity tonight at 7 p.m.: South. This silent documentary compiles raw footage from Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 expedition, which ended with his crew struggling for survival after their ship became trapped in ice . . .

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