June 2014!

June 2014! News roundup!

The Hat Madder is going on tour right now!

6/11 – Historian Session (Youngstown, OH)
6/12 – Smiling Moose (Pittsburgh, PA)
6/13 – Goodbye Blue Monday (Brooklyn, NY)
6/14 – Mill Hill Basement (Trenton, NJ) w/ Honah Lee!
6/15 – Columbus,OH w/ Hundos

Honah Lee is also playing in Philadelphia at Kung Fu Necktie tonight (June 7th)! They’re also playing Art All Night (Trenton, NJ) on June 21st. They will be joined that day by Not the Bees! who also have some good shows coming up out east:

6/13 – Crunch House (Bridgeport, CT) w/ Gameday Regulars
6/14 – Even Flow (Bay Shore, NY) w/ Gameday Regulars
6/24 – Asbury Lanes (Asbury Park, NJ) w/ Masked Intruder, Direct Hit

The Plurals are playing at The Avenue (Lansing) on June 18th with Black Flag. This is one of the only Plurals shows this summer and we’re pushing a CD of new recordings from the in-the-mixing-stages upcoming album if anyone gets a ticket for us to come to this show. Black Flag is always full of surprises and from what I gather this incarnation of the band is doing more of the later Rollins-era material which is pretty intriguing to me. One of the reasons why The Plurals won’t be playing live for a bit after this is because Nich Plural is going on tour with Hunky Newcomers starting June 27th. They kick off the tour on 6/27 at the Livewire in Chicago, following that up with a stop at Firehouse Pizza in Normal, IL on June 30th before heading east for a few weeks. They’re still updating info on the tour but you can check it out here.

Rounding things out:
6/13 – Cat Midway @ SchwondSoundSted (Port Huron, MI)
6/13 – The Need You Nows @ The Avenue (Lansing, MI) w/ Smashing Blumkins
6/27 – The Fiction Junkies @ Midtown Brewing Company (Lansing)
6/28 – Calliope, Cave Needles (RELEASE PARTY), Fisherking @ The Avenue

That last listed date is worthy of note because we are releasing the CD version of the Cave Needles debut album (RTA Art Collective put out the cassete and Warm Ratio/ Disposable America is doing the vinyl). Cave Needles features some longtime GTG band people and former members of Homelife and Nightlights, and their record is some cool spacey poppy rock goodness.

Also, Frank and Earnest‘s in-the-works for a bit new CD Modern Country will be released September 6th. Big smiles.

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