In 2008, Santa Barbara punk-Americana band The Mutineers appeared on the music-and-cultural-arts show “The Freak Power Ticket.” Their in-studio appearance featured a live musical performance, interview, and a selection of recorded material, including a preview of their 2009 EP Nihilisteria. 

On the Monday, November 10th edition of “The Freak Power Ticket,” producer/host Ted Coe will re-air that program to celebrate the life of Michael Astudillo, The Mutineers’ guitarist, who recently passed away at the still-tender age of 35.

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Michael James Astudillo (Art by Yolanda Rosenthal, photo courtesy DJ Darla Bea). – CLICK TO ENLARGE

Coe writes: “Michael Astudillo was honored at a touching memorial service yesterday (Sunday, November 9) attended by numerous friends and family members. Today’s broadcast will shed a bit more light on this talented group — featuring frontman Brian Mathusek, Mike’s longtime collaborator, and drummer/backing vocalist Merry Young, playing alongside the gregarious and stylish musician, promoter, and restaurateur.

Mike let his acoustic guitar-work and harmonies do most of the talking during the broadcast, but the hour nevertheless reveals quite a bit about that talented trio — which later became a quartet with bassist Terry Luna joining the lineup.

I’m glad to share the show again, but wish that it was due to happier circumstances. Rest In Peace Michael James Astudillo.”

“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the fall from 11am-12noon.