Married to the Music – Mae & Spike at The Aster on Aug. 25

In this rare performance, Mae & Spike of the Maeflies will perform a couple’s duet on Thursday, August 25 from 8-10pm at the Aster Cafe in Minneapolis.  Lisa Keith Bernard and Spencer Bernard share the show as another performing couple.

Music is a strong bond for this pair of 26 years. Mae Rukavina and Eric (Spike) Stich conceived the Maeflies band in their home music studio in 2001. Now, The Maeflies, Minnesota’s alt-country-rock ensemble of 5, have been performing their trademark sound for over 13 years. They deliver rich signature harmonies, hot guitars and songs that tell a story. The Maeflies know their way around any iteration of guitar, including pedal steel, mandolin and banjo.

mae spike and aster sign

Summer show at Victor’s on July 16!

The Maeflies perform at the new “Lounge” in Excelsior!  Victor’s on Water!
Catch our show of the summer. We will bring on all the best of our original music and our Americana Country-Rock sound with warm, rich harmonies, banjo, mandolin, hot guitar and more. Music starts at 8:00pm with Special Guest musician Keith Abrahamson. Don’t miss miss it. Located in the lower level, The Lounge has a full bar selection and awesome small plate food menu. Contact: 952-474-8879. $5 cover.  No tickets. No reservations.


The Maeflies RUSTED Show: “A Night of Neil” April 9, 2016

Join The Maeflies on Saturday April 9, 2016 at 9pm for their RUSTED show:  “A Night of Neil” featuring Neil Young’s entire Harvest album with song commentary and more!  Special Guest musician Keith Abrahamson will cover Neil like never heard before, along with other special guest to be announced! The Aster Cafe is a downtown-favorite with great acoustics, great menu and full-service bar. Reservations are recommended.  Call (612) 379-3138. Click on “Harvest” above for a link to the album on YouTube for some pre-show prep.  Get ready for a creative “Night of Neil”!


The Maeflies Last Show of 2014 – Sat. Dec. 6 at The School II

Kick off the Season with The Maeflies on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8pm.
Special Guest Keith Abrahamson will be opening this fun, musical evening. You don’t want to miss his awesome solo act.  The School II is a local favorite for good food and live music; including a full-service bar and big wine selection.  Reservations are recommended: Call 952-949-0000   Invite all your friends!!! We hope to see you there.


Mae’s Country Music Performance at Famous Daves

Individual singers of Chanson Voice & Music Academy will be performing in a Country Music Concert at Famous Dave’s in Uptown, accompanied by a full country band, comprised of the best musicians in town; including:  Jason Craft  — KeyboardsGreg Schutte — DrumsNick Salisbury — BassBlair Krivanek — GuitarsDan Neale — Guitars/Banjo, and Barbara Jean Meyers — Fiddle/Banjo. A surprise appearance by the Maeflies guys is highly possible!

Come support all the performers and enjoy hearing a broad selection of the best country songs around.

Don’t miss this fun music opportunity!

“Rick” 12 string guitar graces the stage

Spike Rickenbacker 12 string guitarSpike made a daring move by adding another guitar to his fleet at the show on Saturday night. He made room for the Rickenbacker 12 string guitar. Love that “Byrds” sound.

Rickenbacker 12 string guitar, excerpt from Wikipedia:

The Rickenbacker 360/12 is an electric guitar made by the Rickenbacker company; it was among the first electric twelve-string guitars. This instrument is visually similar to the Rickenbacker 360. Rickenbacker uses an innovative headstock design that incorporates both a slotted-style peghead and a solid peghead, thereby eliminating the need for the larger headstock normally associated with a twelve-string guitar.

Luthier Legend Dave Rusan with Maeflies

Local Guitar Luthier Legend, Dave Rusan of Rusan Guitarworks made an appearance at the Aster Cafe in October to support the Maeflies show and to assure their guitars were functioning perfectly. The Maeflies have a huge amount of admiration and appreciation for Dave’s work repairing and building amazing guitars. Thanks, Dave!