Best Friends Club: A No Show Space

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Hey! A new thing! Looks like we’ve finally been in this pandemic long enough that some of our restless, old, show-playin’ GTG hearts are adapting to the times.

Best Friends Club is a live-streaming, live venue substitute curated by Tommy Plural, Raymond Strife, Jim Graz, & Tim Hoh.

You must join the group to join in the fun. In an effort to bring you “live music”, all performances will be streamed live and taken down within 24 hours of original broadcast. “Doors” will open 30 minutes before the music and we encourage you to engage, socialize, and support in the group and on the live-stream feeds.

These events will be free to all, but support is heavily suggested via tipping and online merch sales. We encourage you to share this group with friends and help us create a unique built-in-scene for performers and all friends of music.

This is not a space to advertise or share links. This is a space to enjoy and support “live music” in the era of no shows, and is intended to be treated like a live venue.

Our first show is this Thursday, July 1, hosted by GTG Records, featuring Nicholas Weltschmerz, Tim Hoh, and the official debut of The Wild Honey Collective, a new more folk-oriented project-kinda-sorta-Drinking-Mercury-offshoot from Tommy Plural, Timmy Rodriguez, and Danielle Gyger.

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All inquiries should be directed to bestfriendsclubinfo@gmail.com

The Plurals – Stumblebee (GTG133) OUT NOW! Black Lives Matter Donations!


The Plurals release the third volume in the BEES EP series today – the six song collection Stumblebee. Today (6/5/2020) is a Bandcamp revenue share day and we will donate all sales made on the bandcamp platform today to Black Lives Matter Michigan. Check out your local Black Lives Matter chapter to find out what you can do to make this world a better place.

The Plurals – Bzz: Live at The Robin Theatre

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Some kinda new music! Here’s a previously unheard live recording of The Plurals at The Robin Theatre from May 4, 2019. This was the MUMBLEBEE release party and also the last full Plurals show for a good few months as Hattie was super pregnant at this show. It was a great time and we’re really happy to have a document of it. 18 tracks, lots of goofin, songs from across the Plurals catalog, plus a Cheap Trick cover. Check it out – there will be shows again!

Staying Home With GTG Records – Part 6!

Michelle DeRosa (Straylight Run / Destry) – Looking To The Stars

Teenage Halloween – Clarity

Pulphonics – Featherless

Tim Hoh Jr (Honah Lee) – I Should Go

Jake Simmons – My American Dream

Tommy Plural – Strummer

Cale Sauter (Cavalcade) – Theme To Twin Peaks

Jimmi Bayer (Infintesmal Records) – Cuttin’ Bate (Nine Vices)

Michael Boyes (Drinking Mercury) – Now That I’m Older

Jeremy Porter – Party Of One

Staying Home With GTG Records – Part 5!

Jeremy Porter – Murielle

Tommy Plural – Puzzle

RK Andrews (No Skull) – Shevil (MELVINS cover)

Nich Plural – New Way (Joe Diffie cover)

Jeffery Gower (The Stick Arounds) – Yards (Hut Two Hike)

CrookedSound – Santa Quit

Logan Duddles (Roosevelt Diggs) – It’s About Time

Michelle DeRosa (Straylight Run) – Looking To The Stars

Staying Home With GTG Records – Part 4!

The Hunky Newcomers – Time To Die / Let’s Smoke Cigarettes

Jake Weston (Silktail) – Luminary

Jeremy Porter – Murielle

Johnny Unicorn and Naomi Adele Smith – Break Away

Gumsmack – The Tourist / Nothing

Sleeping Timmy and Doctor Dan – You And Your Sister

Michael Boyes and Jessi Doepker – Love Hurts

When Particles Collide – Somebody

Playing Dead – Stay Home (Pandemic Song)

Ouch, My Shoe – Ouch!

Staying Home With GTG Records – Part 3!

Monte Pride – Winter Has Come and Gone (Gillian Welch)

Ryan Allen (Extra Arms) – Web In Front (Archers of Loaf)

Jennifer Toms (Scary Women) – Joan Jett (Erotic Novels)

Fake Joy – The Bucks County Stranger

Hattie Danby (The Plurals) – The Beginning Is Near

Eric Tarkleson (My Fearless Leader) – Miniset

Timothy Ezekiel Bell – Blue Eyed Girl

Thomas Gun – To Have and Have Not (Billy Bragg)

Paul Wittmann (Frank and Earnest) – Clever

Staying Home With GTG Records – Part 2!

Here’s the next batch of videos from the Staying Home With GTG Records series!

Drinking Mercury – Stay Home

Tim Hoh (Honah Lee) – Something Comes Along

CrookedSound – Awful Bliss

Jason Paul and the Know-It-Alls – We Took The Risk

Ryan Andrews (No Skull) – Because You’re Mine

Nicholas Merz – St Vincent’s Smile

Danielle and Tommy – Red Haired Boy / Soldier’s Joy

Monte Pride – Winter’s Come and Gone

Staying Home With GTG Records!

Well, all righty where to begin? I’ll pretend that someone from the future is looking through the GTG archives, how about that? Classic narrative device!

In early 2020 a highly contagious flu called Coronavirus forced people all over the world to stay quarantined in their homes to not spread the virus so fast that it would collapse the health care system. It was a wild thing to live through, let me tell you. So what we did way back then to stay sane and try to make something positive creatively was release a series of videos every day on the GTG Records facebook page featuring solo/acoustic performances of GTG artists and friends. Most of these videos were filmed via phones or simple camera setups. It’s cool to look back on now from a safe and comfortable vantage point from the future, er, present. We called the video series “Staying At Home With GTG Records” and here’s the videos posted the first two weeks of containment in March 2020. Wow, check them out!

Michael Boyes (Drinking Mercury) – Delightfully Lonely

Timmy Rodriguez (Drinking Mercury) – A Nordhouse Night

Joseph “Dim” Wolstenholme (Alpha Rabbit/Honah Lee) – Red State Blues

Disappointed Dad – Field of Nightmares

Shannon Perez (Erotic Novels) – Veronica Westerberg

Jeff Gower (The Stick Arounds) Saint Mary of the Woods

Elroy Meltzer – Powdered Sugar

Jeremy Porter – Voices

Space Jam (Meeko Brando / Alpha Rabbit) – Quarantine

Ryne Clarke – Hey!

Maggie May – Everything’s Fucked Up, What The Fuck?

Harborcoat – Ravines

Ben Hassenger – I’ll See You Around

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Drinking Mercury s/t Vinyl Pre-Orders!

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We’re now taking pre-orders for the vinyl edition of the new Drinking Mercury album! Shipping in early April! Pre-order now and get an immediate download of the 12 track album PLUS a 14 track collection of alternate mixes, demos, covers, recent live recordings and more. This “B-sides” collection is a wonderful companion to the album with some stripped back acoustic/vocal heavy mixes of some of the songs from the album, demos of album songs, outtakes, and covers, plus some raw ‘n real live recordings of songs from both the album and the Soods split and a Rolling Stones and Who cover to boot! Who says Drinking Mercury can’t have fun?

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Certainly not them.

Join the fun! Pre-Order Now!!