We Come From … … … … The Water

The Ultimate Alewife Surf Album!

Curated by Mitch McNeil showcasing Alewife’s greatest Surf Rock jams! Now available on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

Alewife Discography on Bandcamp


An electrified mélange of Exotic Psyche Surf with a Latin Lounge twinge. The complete discography is waiting for your hungry ears. Stream or download on Bandcamp.

Alewife on Streamers

Now on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, and more.

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A Taste Of Alewife

The invader species in our natural habitat. Well, yeah, it was the AO Hawaiian Hideout in Chicago. The cocktails are astounding. And the food is extraordinary. The sound should ring a bell for you, too.


Baila a un ritmo elastico. An original film appropriately appropriated from vintage footage by Mitch McNeil.

Inspired by our latest single, Love Buzz b/w El Milagro Verde, out now on Bandcamp.

See more Alewife videos on our YouTube Channel.

Alewife Merch on Threadless


Original designs to wear, stick, carry, and/or decorate. Tees, Hoodies, Phone Cases, Tapestries, Throws, Duvets, Posters, Stickers, Shower Curtains, and upteen more items.

Alewife On Stage at FitzGerald's SideBar


Where the psych lounge reaches the beach and runs into the jungle, drop in for a dose of mysterious Latin rhythms with Alewife — an eclectic excursion into Exotica. Based in the Chicago “urb-urbs” of Oak Park / Riverside / Elmhurst, Alewife draws from its members’ eclectic backgrounds across genre borderlands without boundaries.

Mitch McNeil — guitar, bass, keyboards, arrangements
Beverly Gibson — lead vocal, accordion, keyboards, melodica
Alex Haussmann — congas, djembe, chekere, cajon
Brian Mahoney — bass, keyboards, guitar, saxophone
Miguel Gonzalez — drums, Handsonic®, bongos, timbales


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Alewife is ranked #5 on the Latin chart in Oak Park, IL. Need we say more?!

Alewife Confidential Blog written by Mitch McNeil covering gigs, set lists, and musings on the band's musical excursions.


Leave it to Mitch. He’s kept a digital diary of every show with personal notes, set lists, and photos. Dive in.

Alewife Hour Podcast via Anchor.fm only on Spotify


Dig the Alewife Hour, hosted by recovering ex-music critic and Alewife drummer Miguel Gonzalez. Excursions into the strange yet familiar sounds that inspire Alewife-ism. Exclusively on Spotify.

Where We’ve Played

  • FitzGerald’s Nightclub, Berwyn IL

  • The SideBar at FitzGerald’s, Berwyn IL

  • Friendly Music Community, Berwyn IL

  • Outtaspace, Berwyn IL

  • AO Hawaiian Hideout, Chicago IL

  • The Dock on Montrose Beach, Chicago IL

  • Montrose Saloon, Chicago IL

  • DBK District Brew Yards, Chicago IL

  • Elmhurst Brewing Co., Elmhurst IL

  • Maya Del Sol, Oak Park IL

  • Widespot Performing Arts Center, Stockholm WI

  • Bass Street Landing Summer Concert Series, Moline IL

  • South Shore Marina, Whitehall MI

  • White Lake Yacht Club, Whitehall MI

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