The 15 Best Milwaukee Concerts of 2014 (Milwaukee Record)

Death Blues at Riverwest Public House (November 1)
“This was the last scheduled performance of the Non-Fiction band, one of several incarnations of Jon Mueller’s Death Blues project, and it was perhaps the most adventurous show they’ve played. The basic formula for the trio goes like this: songs begin with nothing but a simple drum beat and a pulse from two hammered guitars. From there, Mueller’s stream-of-consciousness vocal improvisations get looped and swirled together with an increasingly powerful rhythmic attack, until the room seems to swell physically under the pressure of this dense mass of sound. Not only were the three musicians precisely in lockstep with each other for this show, there was an extra dimension of shimmering fuzz-guitar from Jim Warchol during the final song, ostensibly closing this chapter of Death Blues on the highest note possible. [CR]”- Milwaukee Record


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