GTG Fest 2019 Full Lineup + Poster!

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.

GTG 2019 Poster

October 11, 12, 13, 2019 – Lansing, MI

The Avenue Cafe
Mac’s Bar
The Record Lounge

Lineup:

Matthew Milia (Frontier Ruckus / full band)
The Lippies
Squarecrow
The Plurals
Erotic Novels
Cavalcade
Conspicuous Bystanders
Narc Out the Reds
Drinking Mercury (CD Release)
The Soods (CD Release)
No Skull (CD Release)
Lazy Genius
Scary Women
The Stick Arounds
Rodeo Boys (tour kickoff)
Sleeping Timmy
Mistic Mountian
Singing Lungs (EP Release!)
Rites of Gaia
Disappointed Dad
The Ryne Experience
Harborcoat
Worm (full band!)
Blaine and His Keyboard
Silktail (debut show)
Tedward
Ouch, My Shoe (debut show)
Nicholas Weltschmerz

AND…. it’s GTG Fest so there’ll definitely still be some surprises in store. Get ready!

 

Video Release: Drinking Mercury – The Market

Check it out! The video for Drinking Mercury’s new single “The Market” from the forthcoming split album with The Soods. The release party AND release date for the split is this Friday, 9/20! 5 new songs apiece from both of these acts, and you can catch ’em live at The Intersection in Grand Rapids to celebrate the release!
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Harborcoat “Brutal Gravity” OUT NOW

The debut album from Harborcoat is officially out today! Check it out below, and make sure to put GTG Fest on your calendars – Oct 11, 12, and 13, cuz that’s your next chance to see this group live. Let the GTG autumn begin!

GTG Fest XII… it begins!

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GTG Fest 2019! October 11, 12, 13 in Lansing, Michigan. Friday and Saturday night shows at The Avenue Cafe, Saturday day show at The Record Lounge, Sunday matinee show at Mac’s Bar. More info and poster soon! The Bad Copy has the first wave of info! Join the event on the ‘book!

Erotic Novels! Ex Hex!

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Erotic Novels are playing a big-ass show with Ex Hex on August 22nd in Asbury Park! Erotic Novels, if y’all have been sleeping on this, are the best soulful-punk-indie-awesome band in the world and they’re holding down the east coast end of things for GTG really nicely. These days Erotic Novels are the duo of Shannon Perez and Kevin Poznaski and sometimes they have guest guitarists but at ALL TIMES they’re kickin’ ass. They’ll be hitting the road this fall and will be cranking out their second LP this winter!

Erotic Novels 2019

Harborcoat – “Brutal Gravity” Release Party 8/24

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Harborcoat, the latest project from Matthew Carlson (The Stick Arounds, Pantones, et al) will be releasing their debut album this fall and are having a CD release party at The Avenue Cafe on August 24! The debut album, Brutal Gravity, is a 12 song “exploration [of] the quiet desperation, darkness, and inertia that can lie underneath the veneer of the oft-romanticized life in small-town/rural America” and features contributions from, among others, Carlson’s Stick Arounds bandmates and The Hat Madder’s Isaac Vander Schuur. Isaac’s mitts are actually all over this record as he engineered and produced it and you can feel a little bit of that Hat Madder grime throughout, which is welcome to the ears while the Hat Madder are on hiatus. In addition to scratching all kinds of GTG friend itches, the record basks nicely in the tradition of REM, Big Star, Guided By Voices, et al. Basically, it’s another Midwest-weirdo-pop classic from GTG! Check out the video for lead track “Missing On The 4th of July” below:

Get your CDs early at the album release show and stay tuned to the band’s socials for info on both the wider release AND a limited edition vinyl release. GTG124!
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2019 – So Far

Halfway through the year, this is what we’ve got:

Cavalcade – Sonic Euthanasia. A sludgy masterpiece from our favorite experimental metal friends.

The Plurals – Mumblebee. Volume one of GTG noisy-poppy-ceiling-punchers’ “BEES” album series!

Robot (Re)pair – End Transmissions. Wry, catchy, spicy garagey pop-punk from our lovely Arizonan artificial “intelligent” pals.

Jeremy Porter – 1987. The best Detroit powerpopper in the land gets his acoustic side out there for all to bask in.

For The Record Showcase Volume 1. Both a celebration of Sleeping Timmy & Ryne Clarke’s radio show and a new compilation with tons of new and previously unreleased music from Michigan and beyond.

Plenty more to come in the second half of 2019!