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2014
Mike & Joe Bootleg: Vol 3
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2014
Mike & Joe Bootleg: Vol 1
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Mike & Joe Bootleg: Vol 2​
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2013
Mike & Joe Bootleg: Vol 4
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2012
Mike & Joe: Live At The Bandstand
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Latest News

Mike and Joe at The Streamwood Summer Celebration

 

 Mike & Joe Live at the Streamwood Summer Celebration! 
Catch us at the annual Streamwood Summer Celebration on Sunday, July 28th, 2024 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Hoosier Grove Park (700 W. Irving Park Road).
The theme this year is "Beneath the Paris Stars," and it's going to be a weekend to remember! 🌠 Check out the Summer Celebration Guide for all the details.
See you there!

Monday, July 15, 2024
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Mike and Joe at The Barrington Metra Lot Concert Series

 

Join us for an fun evening of music on Friday, July 26th, 2024 at the Barrington Metra Lot! We're hitting the stage from 7 PM to 9 PM.
Come party in the parking lot like you would at a drive-in movie!
Bring your friends, bring your family, snacks, beverages, chairs, pick up truck, and whatever you need to get the party started!
See you there!

Monday, July 15, 2024
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Mike and Joe at The Arboretum Of South Barrington

Join us for an unforgettable evening as Mike & Joe perform live at the Arboretum of South Barrington on Wednesday, July 17th, 2024!

🗓 Date: July 17th, 2024
🕡 Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
📍 Location: Arboretum of South Barrington
Bring your friends, family, and picnic blankets for a night of great music and fun. See you there! 🎶

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
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Mike and Joe at The Lake Zurich Alpine Festival

 

Exciting Announcement! 
Catch Mike & Joe live at the Lake Zurich Alpine Fest on Friday, July 19th, 2024!
🗓 Date: July 19th, 2024
🕘 Time: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
📍 Location: Lake Zurich Alpine Fest
Get ready for a night of amazing music and festive fun. Don’t miss out!

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
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Mike and Joe at The Vernon Hills Days Summer Celebration

We’re thrilled to announce that Mike & Joe will be performing at the Vernon Hills Days Summer Celebration '24 on Sunday, July 21st, 2024!

🗓 Date: July 21st, 2024
🕖 Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
📍 Location: Vernon Hills Days Summer Celebration
This is one of our favorite fests of the year, and we can't wait to share the fun with you all. Don’t miss out on the good times! 🎶

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
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Fun Summer Job Opportunity: Join a Top Chicago Cover Band!

Fun Summer Job Opportunity: Join a Top Chicago Cover Band!
Chicago’s top cover band, Mike and Joe is currently looking to hire stage hands for the 2024 summer festival season. Great pay! Position starts ASAP!
Job Includes helping the band:
Loading and unloading gear
Setting up drum set
Setting up guitars
Setting up vocal mics
Pinning mic cables
Wrapping cables
And extra help as needed
~Training will be provided ~
If you want to learn the in’s and out’s of the Chicago music industry, this is the job for you. You must have reliable transportation to get to work.
How to Apply: Please provide your age and contact information and tell us about yourself, including any relevant experience and why you feel you would be a good fit, then email Aaron at aaron@mikeandjoe.com.
Don't miss out on the chance to work with a great crew this summer!

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
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Special Show Announcement! Mike and Joe Return To Joe's On Weed Street!

Guess what, Chicago? The moment we've all been waiting for is finally here!

 
Mike and Joe are making their triumphant return to where it all began - Joe's On Weed Street! 
Mark your calendars for August 30th, 2024 and join us at 940 West Weed Street, Chicago IL 60642 for a night of unforgettable music and memories.
It's been a whopping 15 years since we last rocked the stage at Joe's, and the excitement is through the roof! Don't miss out on this unforgettable evening as we return to where it all began.
See you there! 🎶✨

Monday, May 6, 2024
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Guster fans! Barrel of a Gun - recorded live at the Bluebird circa 1999 at IU!!

Guster fans! Here's one we really loved to play - recorded live at the Bluebird circa 1999 at IU!! https://youtu.be/wBSa1D6lBmU https://soundcloud.com/mjmusic-3/barrel-of-a-gun-guster https://mikeandjoerock.bandcamp.com/track/barrel-of-a-gun-gusterhttps://youtu.be/wBSa1D6lBmU

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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Announcing our HOME SESSIONS series . . . Back to Home (our original tune)

A bit about the song . . .https://youtu.be/1ibsPhZ7vpIWATCH Back to Home HERE!!!LISTEN to Back to Home on SoundCloud HERE!!or HERE on Bandcamp 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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Mike & Joe is a modern rock cover band widely regarded by its peers and the industry as one of the very best sounding cover bands in the nation.  The bulk of the setlist includes popular rock from the 90’s through today, but occasionally they’ll throw in some tunes from the 70’s and 80’s as well.  Bring your shoes, bring your glasses. 

Some of the artists Mike & Joe cover are: Blink 182, Maroon 5, U2, Fallout Boy, Fleetwood Mac, Justin Timberlake, Third Eye Blind, Mumford and Sons, Sublime, Dave Matthews Band, Weezer, Train, Keith Urban, Ed Sheeran, The Eagles, Jimmy Eat World, Goo Goo Dolls, Foo Fighters, Florida Georgia Line, OAR, The Cure, Pearl Jam and many more!

Name:  Mike

Plays:  Guitar and Lead Vocals

Lives: Chicago Northwest Suburbs

From:   Mt. Prospect

Football:   Bears

Baseball:  Cubs

Hockey:   Blackhawks

Favorite Song To Play: Dare You To Move

Favorite Local Band: Bottle of Just Us

Music I Listen to:   Acoustic Folk or Jazz (Cool, Bebop)

Other Interests:  Wine, Traveling (usually West), building stuff for my house (not real good at it yet)

Name: Joe

Plays: Lead Guitar and Vocals

Lives:  Indianapolis

From:  Pittsburgh, PA

Football:  Pittsburgh Steelers

Baseball:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Hockey:  Pittsburgh Penguins

Favorite Song To Play:  Currently, “Ain’t No Man” by the Avett Brothers, or “Dare You To Move” - Switchfoot

Favorite Local Band:  Mr Blotto

Music I Listen to:  I listen to folk, bluegrass, some jazz and blues

Other Interests: My hobbies include collecting, talking about, and drinking wine, going to small venue concerts-mostly folk and singer songwriters, playing my guitar in my living room, buying and managing real estate, watching and going to Pirates and Penguins games, theme travel, going for drives in my convertibles, making cool stuff out of old windows and shutters, growing my herb garden, and hanging out with my mom.

Name: Aaron Streich

Plays: Drums and Vocals

Lives: Chicago, IL.

From: Tacoma, Washington

Football: Bears

Baseball: Cubs

Hockey: Blackhawks

Favorite Song To Play: Anything new

Favorite Local Band: Low Spark, Kick The Cat, The Gold Web

Music I Listen to: Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Funk, Reggae, Rock, Metal, 311

Other Interests: Hanging out with family and friends, boating, riding my bike, traveling this beautiful planet, Beautiful islands and beaches, Recycling!

Name: Cory Flynn

Plays: Bass and Vocals

Lives:  Recently moved from an apartment in Wicker Park Chicago to a house in Munster, IN

From:  Frankfort, IL

Football:  Bears

Baseball:  White Sox

Hockey:  Blackhawks

Favorite Song To Play: Killin' In The Name Of - Rage Against The Machine

Favorite Local Band:  Salt Sweat Sugar

Music I Listen to:  Deftones, Radiohead, Mastodon, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tame Impala, Soundgarden, 311 and a lot more.

Other Interests: Huge NBA fan. Playing basketball and working out. Recently got into collecting guitar pedals. Writing and recording music ideas and then forgetting about them. Teaching my wife to play bass. Biographies of musicians. Plan to try gardening soon now that I have a backyard.