NEW Mutts EP: Download
NEW Mike Maimone Solo
- WXRT Local Anesthetic Best of 2016
- 4 straight albums on CMJ Top 200 | SOLD OUT 4 vinyl & 2 CD pressings
- Averaging over 100 tour dates/year including:
- Riot Fest (Chicago), FEST (Gainesville), Summerfest x2 (Milwaukee), SXSW x2 (Austin), Midpoint Music Festival (Cincinnati), Musikfest (Philadelphia), Mile of Music 1 – 4 (Appleton)
- Headlined the Metro, sold out Schubas (Chicago), booked repeatedly at: Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), IOTA Cafe (Arlington), High Noon Saloon (Madison), The Five Spot & The Basement (Nashville) & more
- Direct Support for: Imagine Dragons, Local H, Murder By Death, Maps & Atlases, JD McPherson, PHOX, Astronautalis, Cracker, Two Cow Garage
- Over 30k Followers among social media channels, newsletter & Bandsintown
- Click here to download a stats breakdown by market.
- Daytrotter 2016 | Daytrotter 2013
- Audiotree Live x4
- Red Bull Sound Select
- Album Object Permanence named to WXRT Chicago’s Best of 2013
- Song God, Country, Grave featured in Banshee on Cinemax
- Bob Buckstaff – Electric & Double Bass, Guitar
- Mike Maimone – Keyboards, Singer/Songwriter
- Ian Tsan – Drums
It’s a rare feat that a local Chicago recording artist can claim a single got played at Wrigley Field during the Cubs historic World Series run, where thousands of baseball fans were listening to the music of vocalist Mike Maimone and his band Mutts’ radio-friendly song, “Let’s Go.”
The story of Maimone and Mutts is just beginning to be told. If Wrigley’s one chapter in this rural Ohio native’s playbook, another would certainly be landing on WXRT (93.1 FM), Chicago’s most influential radio station’s prestigious Local Anesthetic “Best-of List” for 2016.
There are many chapters to the story of Maimone. Perhaps the most prolific one is his deep versatility as a songwriter. In his own words, Maimone says, “My songs are born from a life of contradictions.” Maimone grew up in conservative Middle America before coming out of the closet to his parents who’re Reaganite Catholics. He was an all-state athlete in high school, who played against LeBron James, while having a deep appreciation and love for the arts (Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall” inspired an entire album). He graduated from the University of Notre Dame business school, but quickly walked away from corporate America. Maimone explains, “Through my songwriting, I tap into these life experiences and turn them into eclectic music that relates to all different people, helping us discover some kind of commonality between even the most disparate of individuals.”
In sum, Maimone’s inspired by the attitude of John Lennon, the wit of Randy Newman, the creativity of Tom Waits and everything about Beyonce. Maimone and Mutts average over 100 tour dates a year and have played the stages of Riot Fest and Summerfest; headlining at Metro and Schuba’s, selling out the latter. Maimone has toured with the Plain White T’s, OK Go, and the Hold Steady. Mutts have opened for Imagine Dragons and Local H. And so this story goes, it gets more intriguing with each new chapter.
Management: Craig Tiede | firstname.lastname@example.org
Band: Mike Maimone | (440) 813-5376 | email@example.com