Check out the first single from the new Drinking Mercury album, out this Friday! “Catching Up To Me,” like the rest of the self-titled album, was recorded in the dead of a Michigan summer at a cabin in Bitely, MI. The end result is warm and atmospheric and a new high for this band.
The album will be streaming everywhere on November 22, and the release party (with the always killer When Particles Collide) is Saturday at the Robin Theatre in Lansing.
Drinking Mercuy is releasing a new self-titled album at The Robin Theatre on November 23rd, with special guests When Particles Collide!
But first! The Stick Arounds are celebrating ten years as a band and they’re having a big ol’ shinding at The Avenue Cafe on Friday November 15! Joining the Sticks are GTG Family The Plurals, Jeremy Porter and the Tucos plus Detroit’s Popular Creeps!
Posted in Drinking Mercury, Jeremy Porter and The Tucos, Lansing, Live, The Plurals, The Stick Arounds
Tagged Drinking Mercury, Fun, Jeremy Porter, Lansing, November, The Avenue Cafe, The Plurals, The Robin Theatre, The Stick Arounds, The Tucos, When Particles Collide
Bam! Another solid entry from Small Parks and for the ol GTG gang (is that redundant like ATM Machine?) in 2019. 3 new songs (one of which was previewed way back on GTG100) recorded this fall and produced by Nick Diener. Get ready to shout along. It’s great to have these fine folks back!
The other release from GTG Fest weekend, here’s the debut album from Disappointed Dad! This low-key-on-the-internet-but-in-your-face-in-person quartet features members of The Plurals, The Fiction Junkies, Frank and Earnest, the Cartridge Family, Josh David and the Dream Jeans, etc etc. Here’s 10 songs mostly from the whacky mind of Josh David, filtered through open G tuned guitars and some garage rock rhythm partners. There’s a couple vaguely political and social justice songs in there too for good measure. Check it out!
A co-release with Madlantis Records, here’s the debut from No Skull! Ex-Red Teeth! This 5 song EP “unmistakably harkens back to [the] golden alternative-rock era” according to this piece from City Pulse. And we agree! Stream it from us or buy it from Madlantis!
UPDATED: Now with Schedule + Fest compilation!
It’s here! The full GTG Fest lineup and the poster. Big props to Matt “Harborcoat / The Sweetest Stick Around” Carlson for the design work.
October 11, 12, 13, 2019 – Lansing, MI
FRI October 11 @ THE AVENUE CAFE / Doors 7 PM / $8 / 21+
8:00 Silktail (first show / EP release)
8:30 Blaine and His Keyboard (full band)
9:00 Singing Lungs (EP release)
10:00 Rites of Gaia
10:30 Disappointed Dad
11:00 No Skull (CD release)
12:00 Scary Women
12:30 Conspicuous Bystanders
SAT OCTOBER 12 @ RECORD LOUNGE / Doors 1 PM / No Cover / All Ages
1:30 Tedward / Neighbor Kidz Acoustic
2:00 Ouch, My Shoe! (first show)
2:30 Nicholas Weltschmerz
3:00 Erotic Novels (solo-ish / alt set)
4:15 Plurals Acousticish
5:00 worm (full band)
SAT OCTOBER 12 @ THE AVENUE CAFE / Doors 7 PM / $8 / 21+
8:00 The Ryne Experience
8:30 Ortho Roi
9:30 Lazy Genius
10:00 Erotic Novels
10:30 Narc Out The Reds (10 year anniversary set)
11:00 Matthew Milia (Frontier Ruckus / full band)
11:45 The Soods (split/CD release)
12:15 Drinking Mercury (split/CD release)
SUN OCTOBER 13 @ MAC’S BAR / Doors 5 PM / $8 / ALL AGES
5:30 Sleeping Timmy
6:15 The Stick Arounds
7:00 Mistic Mountian
7:45 Rodeo Boys (tour kickoff)
8:30 The Plurals
9:30 The Lippies
All this plus lights by Britt Paul!
AND…. it’s GTG Fest so there’ll definitely still be some surprises in store. Get ready!
Posted in Blaine and His Keyboard, Cavalcade, Disappointed Dad, Drinking Mercury, Erotic Novels, GTG Fest, Harborcoat, Lansing, Narc Out the Reds, Sleeping Timmy, The Plurals, The Stick Arounds
Tagged Awesome, Frontier Ruckus, GTG Fest, GTG Fest 2019, holy shit, Mac's Bar, Rodeo Boys, Squarecrow, The Avenue Cafe, The Lippies, The Record Lounge
5 new songs apiece from one of the longest serving GTG bands and the newest GTG band! Drinking Mercury recorded something like 17 songs at a cabin in Bitely, MI over the course of a couple trips in the last year and this split has the first batch of tunes to be released from these sessions. In addition to the advance single “The Market” the remaining four songs feature all of the group’s songwriters as well as a new arrangement of a traditional song. The rest of the songs from the cabin sessions will be out later this year! The Soods debuted earlier this year with some low-key releases but are now taking off in a big way with this release, featuring a who’s who of Grand Rapids musical talent. Members of longtime outfits Elroy Meltzer, Lazy Genius, The Howlers, and more are featured throughout and the result is a shimmery, tightly arranged batch of indie pop songs with an economy that would make Bob Pollard proud. Check out the album on our bandcamp page, stream it on Spotify, order a CD from our store… have at it!
Posted in Drinking Mercury, The Soods
Tagged Best Album of 2019, Drinking Mercury, Fun, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Moisture Accelerator, party, Thanks, The Market, The Soods