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Next Friday, October 27th, Pete will be headed back to Newport, Kentucky! One night only at Wooden Cask Brewing Co.

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August 18th - back at Miss Kitty's in Naperville IL!

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This Thursday, Jam For Jam Festival in Marshall, Wisconsin.

Very Stoked for the tour this week, last minute notice - here ya go!

  • -Wed- Blackthorn Pizza (Joplin,MO) 9pm
  • -Thurs- Area 114 Coffee (Neosho, MO) 8pm
  • -Fri- Blackbird on Pearl (Tulsa, OK) w/ Dance Monkey Dance 9pm
  • -Sat- Artist Retreat Center (Vista, AR) 8pm

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Very stoked to start 2017 with a bang! Finishing recording late January for the "Magnetic Midwest" split E.P. with my old buddy & fantastic singer songwriter, John Rowland. Stay tuned for a free download preview coming next week!

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What a great year! I am very excited to announce that I have been in the Studio with my old friend John Rowland working on a split album. 4 new songs debut on this E.P. & the release date will be coming very soon. The last show of 2016 will be in Elburn, IL at Eddie Gaedel's - looking forward to the future! Thank you all for a great year. -Pete

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Playing at Schubas Chicago for the first time on Oct 1st - this wont be the one to miss. Supporting two great Chi-town acts, Growler and JJ & Dre - tickets are still available at

Very excited to announce that we will be releasing a new album this next month, Jive Live Vol. 1 - stay tuned for updates!

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It's going to be a great summer! Additional dates will be announced soon. Also, we are very stoked to let you know that Pete's first live album, Jive Live vol. 1 will be released early this June, stay in touch!

Happy 2016! Let's make it a great one ~ big announcements coming soon ~ stay tuned.

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Happy November! New tour dates coming this week!

I hope everyone has been having a great summer, I know I have! We still have a few more festivals to enjoy together before the weather turns and and I'm stoked to share some smiles with all of you. We have added some fall tour dates with many more to come. Stay tuned, check back frequently and I can't wait to see you all out there.

Stoked to get outside this June & July!

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Happy spring! Stoked for May - new merch coming to the spring/summer tour - keep yer eyes peeled! See y'all soon!

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Wrapping up the april runaround, here is a taste of what we have been up to, thanks to the crew @ Takin' Time in Clearwater Minnesota.

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Here we come Minnesota & Iowa!

4/9 - Takin' Time (Clearwater, MN) 4/10 - The Alley Lounge (Mt. Pleasant, IA)

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Had a great time in Kentucky, stoked to have seen so many familiar faces this time back around! Exclusive downloads from the run will be available next week for those of y'all on the mailing list. Now Pete is gearing up for a little April Run Around...

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Headed to Kentucky!

3/19 - The Forum (Covington, KY)

3/20- Wunderbar (Covington, KY)

3/21- Southgate House Revival (Newport, KY)

3/22- Wunderbar (Convington, KY)

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Happy December!

Stoked to start the month off right with 2 shows supporting the rockin Southern Illinois powerhouse, Copecetic! Pete will also be wrapping the month up with 2 shows supporting the Peoria reggae rockers, Art of Ill Fusion - See y'all soon!


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Back home in the Mid-West for the fall! Download, for free, both Friday & Saturday's Sets from Nippersink- one of our favorite festivals from this summer's tour -

July is a big month for Pete Jive! He is headed back to California for 2 shows on the 24th & 25th in Weed Ca, then home to Wisconsin for his first time playing the Grateful Garcia Gathering on the 31st - saddle up & strap in - Stoked!

California Trip

Summertime! Pete Jive is headed to Minnesota this Saturday to welcome the changing season at Takin' Time with Under the Willow, Miles over Mountains & many more great acts -
see y'all soon!

This Feburary, Pete Jive is headed to Philly!

This November, Pete Jive is headed off to California!

We had a great time in Iowa, Kansas & Colorado! It was great to meet so many fantastic people~ a few of the shows from the Colorado leg of the tour will be up for download soon...for now, check out the set from this year's Shoe Fest - you can download & stream it here:

September Update

The Colorado tour starts this Tuesday! We are sorry to say that the 9/9 show in Iowa has been canceled (we will come see you Gabe's folks soon). The first show in Iowa will be at Vaudeville Mews ~ then onto Kansas & Colorado! Limited posters & stickers will be available at all of the shows! Be sure to stay in touch with Pete Jive on Facebook & Twitter (@petejive) for pictures & stories from the road!
~ See y'll soon!

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August News Update

This September Pete Jive is headed to Colorado! I am stoked to be traveling west with Elevate Productions & In La Kesh ~ Limited edition tour posters will be available at all the dates in September ~ See y'all soon!

Pete Jive-Sleep When I Die EP Out Now!


January 25th:

Order Pete Jive's new EP
"Sleep When I Die" now!

All orders include a bonus download with handwritten lyrics and a video of Pete Jive & Josh Hisle in the studio~

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September News:

What a summer! Had a blast at some beautiful venues and I am looking forward to this fall!

To everyone who has been waiting on the new E.P.'s release. We have been working out the kinks & will announce an exact date as soon as possible. However, I am happy to say, The E.P. "Sleep When I Die" will be officially released on the brand new, V.R.C. Records (Josh Hisle).

See y'all soon...


June News:

*New E.P. "Sleep When I Die" 7-28-12*

I am very happy to say that the New E.P. "Sleep When I Die" will be released on July 28th, 2012 at the Town Festival in Malden, Illinois and then on Itunes & soon thereafter.


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April News

This month Pete Jive is headed to the studio to record an E.P. with Producer & Vapor Records recording artist, Josh Hisle. The album will feature 5 brand new tracks & a few very special guests. More info coming soon, stay tuned!

March update 3/1/12:

Jive Live this Friday, March 2nd at Moher Chicago.

Pete Jive will be playing at the House Cafe on the 9th, 18th & 30th, so come out n shake it N.I.U.! On the 21st, Pete Jive & Juice Digits are pickin' with Chicago's own, Old Shoe at Ace Bar.

February Update ~ 2/1/12:

Pete Jive & Juice Digits will start the month in Chicago; this Friday the 3rd @ Moher Public House from 9-12am. We are looking forward to pickin' on the 9th @ the Up & Under Pub (Milwaukee, WI) & on the 10th @ the Feed Store (Malden,IL) with Ryan Kralik & Josh Hisle, from Neil Young's Vapor Records The following week Pete Jive is headed to Bloomington, IL on the 16th to pick @ Diggers, and in Aurora @ Ballydoyle on the 19th. We will will end the month with No Dogs in Kankakee on the 25th.
Hard Copies of our new album, "No Sign of Regret" will be coming in late this month, along with new t-shirts, stickers & more!
See y'all soon!

~Blessings and love


January Update:

Blessings & love, Happy 2012!~ This year is off to a great start and we are very excited for the next few months! We will be filming an interview & performance for Romeoville public access later this month (air date TBA). Next week, we are headed to our home away from home, K3 ~Jan 13th @ No Dogs in Kankakee ~ to wrap up January, will be live & direct on the 20th @ the House Cafe (Dekalb). See ya'll soon!


December Update:

What a year! Thank you to all fans, friends & family for your support & encouragement through this very productive 2011. The new album will be available in hard copies through, & at all 2012 shows this February (mp3 album available now on iTunes & in the store section of Though it has taken longer than we had hoped, we are excited to finish this project & get back into the studio! Give thanks once more & we wish everyone a fruitful & blessed new year. Our last show of 2011 will be December 29th at Ballydoyle in Aurora, IL. Come out and get down!

~Peace Love & Light,

Blessings & happy November! We are just getting into a very busy month~ lots of shows!

This Friday the 4th, we will be @ the Tonic room (Chicago, IL) with our good-time-ska-buddies, On Your Marx ~ keeping the energy flowin' ~ this Saturday the 5th, Pete Jive will be playing with local one man freight train, Jack Avery's Kin @ Miss Kitty's Saloon (Naperville, IL). Next Friday the 11th, we are stoked to pick a bit with Ottawa favorites, Afternoon Moon @ Shakers ~ ya'll may get to witness the debut of some Moon-Jive jams! THEN... Saturday the 12th, we are sliding over to good ole J-town to play with the one and only Chicago Farmer @ Chicago St. Pub (Joliet, IL). Pete Jive will be coming down to Kankakee, IL (one of our favorite towns) on the 19th @ the Looney Bin for special birthday git down~ & to wrap up this action packed month we are heading to Moher public house (Chicago, IL) on Friday the 25th.

Be sure to check out our new album "No Sign of Regret" on Itunes, Cd baby, Facebook & right here!

See Ya'll Soon!
Peace, Love & Light

Pete Jive's new album No Sign of Regret is now available to purchase in the store section

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9/20/2011 - New Music Update From Pete Jive

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6/30/2011 - Pete Jive's first studio album "No Sign of Regret" is offically streaming on the site.

It will available for purchase on and itunes on July 15th, and hard copies will be released in December.

Blessings and Love! We are happy to announce Pete Jive's first full length album, "No Sign of Regret" will be streaming free on June 30th & up for download on Cd Baby & Itunes early july (Hard copies of the record will be out in December). It has been a long road & We are very excited for ya'll to hear the tunes we have been working and loving for years, so get ready! A big thank you to everyone in all the small towns n big cities that have been supporting and encouraging us for the past 3 years ~ this one is for You! Peace Love & Light ~ Peter

New album: No Sign of Regret available for download next month.

Set List Update 4.10.11 @ The House Cafe

Louis Collins, Livin' Life, No sign of regret, Follow me, Jailhouse, Blue moon, Old Dan Tucker

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