Mustard-In-Law is Tyler Luetkehans and Jay Schleidt

Osmotic Radiance

Public Space One’s art auction this year was Osmotic Radiance.

I contributed this glassy resin paint petal piece..
and instead of Mustard-In-Law’s annual tape box set, we made a special VHS tape..
and the auction was exhibited in Film Scene’s very long windowfront..
and Mustard-In-Law performed virtually for the closing reception!

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Mandatory Minimum Seance

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Hot Dog Foaming at the Mouth

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DVD – Victor Cayro
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This is a DVD of four collaborative performances between Mustard-In-Law and acclaimed comic artist Victor Cayro, who just so happens to have a thing about pouring mustard on himself! It was an ambitious project, editing this disc. The laughter squeezed from those who see it leaves them paralyzed in spastic chortles. Eventually, I overcame the potency and was able to weave audience members’ footage onto our own to achieve more perspectives on each glorious drizzle. Bonus menu includes a slideshow of art from Victor’s HAVE SEX exhibit, which is where one of these performances occurred. Cover art and handwriting by the living mustard himself, Victor Cayro. Released by Dubuque label Personal Archives.

!!!!!BUY IT HERE!!!!!

Here’s a great review from someone who saw one of these mustard shows…

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Leisure Screen Live

Performance on the Leisure Screen Live show.
Recorded at the University of Iowa TV Studios in 2017, mixed 2019.
Muuma Wuuno was Mustard-In-Law with Ben Uhl making live improvised analog video magic, which you can see in the background.

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Sweet 16

Public Space One turned sixteen and held their annual art auction. This is Mustard-In-Law’s submission. 16 sprawling tracks (3.5 hours) on three clear tapes & an infinite LOOP tape, dedicated to your quest for small ‘a’ art. Compiled by Tyler for our favorite art spot, with original collage cover by Jay.

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Peppermint Doorknob

Our xmust tape.
We utilized a wide array of samples from many classic holiday tunes and films.

Peppermint Doorknob LIVE @ Trumpet Blossom, Iowa City
at Pete Balestrieri’s 100th Annual Xmas Party – December 20, 2018
Peppermint doorknob on the gingerbread doorway to Xmustardland.

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Best of the CRANDIC

Mustard-In-Law was given a shout-out in Little Village’s end-of-year issue noting all the local faves.

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Victor Cayro, acclaimed comic book artist, had an exhibit of his works, entitled “HAVE SEX,” in the gallery above Monk’s in Dubuque, Iowa. For the closing reception he invited a few musician friends to play as entertainment. He also asked Mustard-In-Law to perform, during which time he reprised his award-winning role as the living embodiment of Mustard….

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PATV Underground //

Iowa City’s Public Access Television Station, PATV, asked me to exhibit some work for their monthly event, PATV Underground.  My CAT SHOW went up on the first day of the Iowa ArtsFest, and displayed until the end of June. 

At the gig, Mustard-In-Law performed in the TV studio, in front of an audience, and live streaming on PATV’s YouTube channel.  We played with a green screen behind us, and brought an appropriate video to key in….


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our booth

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Once again, our beloved PublicSpaceOne called on the doers of do to raise funds with an art auction, and Mustard-In-Law dripped up to the plate with a six tape box set.

We provided a listening station and easy access to the contents.
The booklet was six feet long!

Although the physical release went to the highest bidder, you can download the entire 9-hours (!) of audio, along with high-quality beeps of the super-long booklets at this link here:   Any money made from these downloads goes straight to PS1, to keep small a art alive in our town.
Listen & weep……………………………………………

Also, I sold this glistening painting of mine.

The winner now knows everything we know, may they live forever in mustard.


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Burn’n’Bread: LIVE2017

Collection of excerpts from live performances, March to August, 2017.
Side A:
6/17 at Bluelight Festival, rural Wisconsin//
6/5 at Wasted Land 2 film installation party, RADinc., Iowa City//
8/4 at Mountains of Dub, The Smokestack, Dubuque//
3/26 at Matt’s house, Indianola, Iowa//
5/1 on Leisure Screen Live! at the University of Iowa Television Studios in Seashore Hall, IC//
6/13 at RADinc.//
Side B:
7/28 at RADinc., Iowa City//
7/20 at The Lighthouse, IC//
8/2 at Monk’s, Dubuque, with special guest Victor Cayro as “The Mustard”//
The physical 30 minute tape is available only at shows. Artwork made from leftover flyers. Download includes performance shots, flyers, and audience videos.

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A few weeks of shows

We played a bunch of shows in a few weeks.  At Monk’s Cafe in Dubuque, famed comic book artist Victor Cayro joined us on stage.  Please strap yourself in, it’s wild.



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F I R E S A U C E R 3″ (cd)

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Bluelight Festival

Sex Funeral

Nobody bought any merch!

Kevin Greenspon & J. Hamilton Isaacs

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Wicked Saucery DVD

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Phosphenes DVD

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Holiday Party
at Matt & Michelle’s

Mustard-In-Law played our first out of town gig for a holiday get-together at Matthew Crowe’s house outside Indianola, Iowa.  Matt ordered up a hot slice with extra mustard, and specially requested that we do a two-hour set including the chef’s entire range of select dipping sauces. We were able to stretch our legs’ ears, and we thought it was the best thing we’ve done in front of other people. If you didn’t catch the whole thing in person, here’s the line-in audio. Warning: may cause enchanted brain syndrome, leaky dream sequence, or discrete bowel malfunction.
First half:…/Mustard-In-Law-122216-MattsHouse1.m…
Next half:…/Mustard-In-Law-122216-MattsHouse2.m…

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Pitch In!

Mustard-In-Law pieced together this giant assemblage of discarded materials for the Pitch In! exhibit at Public Space One.

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Pitchin’ Sauce VHS


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Awkward Portal

Awkward Portal was an auction by and for our beloved local art community space, Public Space One.  In addition to contributing a painting to the auction, Mustard-In-Law made a special four-tape box set, named Awkward Portal.

Tyler with the winner, friend, and fan, Narciso.

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Born With A Yellow Spoon In Your Mouth T-SHIRT

Designed this mustardy shirt to go along with the tape of the same name.
Order from a variety of colors and sizes:


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