Category Archives: Cavalcade

July 2022

Always with The Avenue shows

The obvious lead thought here is that The Wild Honey Collective Volume 2 is now available digitally and on CDI’ve been chipping away at this project since LAST July so it looks like I need to find a new hobby. Or, a new volume. Check it out on all the streaming platforms – vinyl pre-orders are still happening too, fingers crossed our September projection for that release holds up. We’re celebrating the release of the new album with a few things this month, starting with a 6:45 set TONIGHT at Smiling Acres Music Festival in Trufant, MI. Then we’ll be all the wau up (UP) in Copper Harbor, MI later this month, before a certified weird GTG Revue tour will take a few Wild Honey folks and a few Harborcoat folks on the road at the end of the month. But, that’s later. Let’s check out the general show calendar for all the GTG-ers this July:7/1 – The Wild Honey Collective @ Smiling Acres Music Festival (Trufant, MI)

7/4 – Jeremy Porter & The Tucos @ Michigan Rib Fest (Lake Orion, MI)
7/7 – Jeremy Porter & The Tucos @ 11 Mile Sessions Live (Royal Oak, MI) Live audio/video webcast 6-8PM EST
7/8 – A Rueful Noise @ The Old Miami (Detroit, MI)

7/21 – The Wild Honey Collective @ Concert In The Park (Copper Harbor, MI)
7/22 – Jeremy Porter & The Tucos @ Short`s Brewing Company (Bellaire, MI)
7/22 – Narc Out The Reds @ The Avenue (Lansing, MI)
7/23 – Jeremy Porter & The Tucos @ The Workshop Brewing (Traverse City, MI)

7/26 – Cavalcade @ Sanctuary (Detroit, MI) w/ Cave In

7/29 – Erotic Novels @ The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ)

7/29 – A Rueful Noise @ The Avenue (Lansing)

Not bad for a mid-summer run! So, as mentioned above, at the end of the month we’ll be doing The Wild Honey Collective Featuring Harborcoat Tour 2022, following the lead of the run we did last fall with Jeremy Porter. For this tour Tommy (me), Danielle (my wife), and Adam (my Aymor) will be joining up with Matt and Joel from Harborcoat and whoever else gets in the van to do a revue and supergroup through the Midwest and up to New England. Matt will do some songs solo, we’ll back him up, he’ll play some songs with us, we’ll do some string band stuff, some electrified stuff, on and on it goes:

The Wild Honey Collective Featuring Harborcoat Tour 2022

7/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Medieval Pub

7/26 – Syracuse, NY @ House Show

7/27 – Troy, NY @ Troy Speakeasy

7/28 – Portland, ME @ Blue

7/29 – Searsmont, ME @ Threshers Brewing

7/30 – Brattleboro, VT @ River Garden Marketplace

7/31 – New City, NY @ District 96

Summer tourin! We love New York (state)! Looking forward to it very much…

In other news, Narc Out The Reds is on track for a fall release, Bank Of America is set to begin album recording sessions this month, Cavalcade is havin’ at it, A Rueful Noise will have their debut 7-inch out in August, and Jeremy Porter and the Tucos will hopefully have their latest 7-inch out by year’s end. And…

GTG Fest is October 21&22 in Lansing. Mark it down!

May 2022!

Spring Activity! Here’s the live show updates for GTG bands in May 2022:

5/6 – Everybody Loves Ramones @ The Avenue Cafe (Lansing, MI) w/ Otho Roi (The Cure) and Children In Heat (Misfits)

5/6 – Cavalcade @ Turnstiles (Grand Rapids, MI)

5/12 – Jeremy Porter & the Tucos @ The Law Office Pub (Yorkville, IL) 

5/13 – Jeremy Porter & the Tucos @ Main Street Music (Brooklyn, WI) 

5/14 – A Rueful Noise @ Parts & Labor (Dearborn, MI)

5/14 –  Jeremy Porter & the Tucos @ (Mary`s Place) Rockford, IL 

5/19 – Jeremy Porter & the Tucos @ The Brass Rail (Fort Wayne, IN)

5/20 – The Stick Arounds, The Wild Honey Collective, Harborcoat @ The Avenue [Matty’s 50th Birthday Bash]

5/20 – Jeremy Porter & the Tucos @John Brown´s on the Square (Marion, IL) 

5/21 – The Stick Arounds @ LiveWire Lounge (Chicago, IL)

5/21 – Jeremy Porter & the Tucos @ Slaughterhouse Brewing Co. (Auburn, IL)

And as always, lots of friends at The Avenue Cafe:

April 2022! Stoopfest, Capital City Film Fest and more!

Jeremy Porter and The Tucos Shows:
4/14 @ Green Lantern 
(Lexington, KY)
4/15 @ The Loud (Huntington, WV)
4/16 @ Taffy’s (Eaton, OH)
4/19 @ PJ’s Lager House (Detroit, MI)

The Wild Honey Collective Shows:
4/16 @ LowellArts (Lowell, MI)
4/21 @ Hop River Brewing (Ft Wayne, IN)
4/22 @ Hotel Music Fest (Conneaut Lake, PA)
4/23 @ Stoopfest (Lansing, MI)

The Stick Arounds Shows:
4/16 @ Universal Intentional Organization
 (Detroit, MI)

4/23 2 PM show @ The Record Lounge/Record Store Day (Lansing, MI)
4/28 Acoustic @ Beards Brewery (Petoskey, MI)
4/29 @ The Workshop Brewing Company (Traverse City, MI)
4/30 @ Short’s Brewing Company (Bellaire, MI)

PLUS…

4/9 – BOA w/ Bonehawk, Mr Denton @ The Avenue Cafe (Lansing, MI)

4/16 – No Skull, Live Music Band @ The Avenue

Those two shows are part of the Capital City Film Festival 2022, which includes a series of six shows at The Avenue featuring artists like Chirp, NWRH, Ozay Moore, James Gardin, Lipstick Jodi, Mark Lavengood, Jen Sygit and more from 4/7-4/16. Read about the fest in general here and check out their whole schedule of movies and music here.

THEN…

4/22 – Harborcoat @ Dogwood Center (Fremont, MI)

4/22 & 4/23 – STOOPFEST (Lansing) feat Screaming Females, Sidney Gish, Frontier Ruckus and many, many more! (Including Cavalcade, Wild Honey and A Rueful Nosie)

4/29 – GTG House Show w/ Mistic Mountian, Two Houses, Foxgrave (Lansing)

4/30 – Narc Out The Reds, A Rueful Noise @ The Avenue

Does that cover it?? Lots of shows! Great stuff. As always, folks are in the studio and GTG Family label Phonophore Records just released a tribute to Guided By Voices featuring brand new recordings from The Stick Arounds, The Plurals, Jeremy Porter and The Tucos, Harborcoat, Isaac Vander Schuur, The Wild Honey Collective, Gumsmack, A Rueful Noise, The Soods, No Skull, Cutlass Supreme and many more… 23 tracks!

Bermuda Snowhawk 2021!

We’d call it a miracle but no one should be surprised that for the 15th year in a row, BMP and GTG have delivered a whacky holiday compilation. New music from The Hunky Newcomers, A Rueful Noise, The Plurals, Satyrasis, Cutlass Supreme, Jeremy Porter, The Ryne Experience, Cavalcade and more. Happy days!

August 2021 Shows!

Local Lansing folk will probably be hip to this now, but GTG is more-or-less booking and promoting the majority of the music at The Avenue Cafe these days. Here’s what we’ve got for the whole month of August:

That’s a good run there, eh? We’ve got the first full-length show by The Wild Honey Collective, the first public Lansing shows from Cavalcade and The Plurals in at least 18 months, a record release by the Cartridge Family(?!?!??), GTG Fest familiars like The Ryne Experience, LVRS, and Marsha, Mike Reed from Small Brown Bike… great stuff all around!

Shows are getting to be a little more commonplace – on top of the above listed we’ve got The Plurals playing Taste of Michigan City (Michigan City, IN) the afternoon of August 7, The Wild Honey Collective play from 5-9 at the Beer Garden at Horrocks Farm Market in Lansing on August 21 as well as an afternoon slot at Sundried Music Fest in Mason on August 28, and then The Stick Arounds take the Horrocks stage themselves on August 28 too. All of these events are free and promise great times. We need ’em! Stay safe out there everyone, masks are still a good thing!

July 2021 Shows!

On Friday July 9 Matt Carlson (the ol’ Harborcoat and Stick Around man himself) and Johnny Aimcrier will be playing at Brickhaven in Grand Ledge, MI. Tommy and Danielle from Wild Honey Collective will be joining them for a few songs and to do a couple of ours too. 


Saturday July 10 will see Cavalcade play the first show at Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids since early 2020. Way to go, boys! Somehow, GTG-affiliated acts are weirdly ushering in the return of live music to the, er, weirdos of the Midwest. Case in point….

Saturday July 10 is also the let’s-not-overstate-it-too-much return of shows to the Avenue Cafe in Lansing, featuring The Hunky Newcomers, Foxgrave, and Jeremy Porter. Geez! That feels good to say. No cover, 21+, 9 PM, just… come and watch! Wow! There’s shows every Saturday in July at the Avenue, and they’ve all got a GTG flavor to them: Saturday July 17 RK Andrews from No Skull opens up for our friends Bloody Butterflies and Bubak, Saturday July 24 Nicholas Weltschmerz opens up for the debut show of the latest Josh David fronted band Frowntown, and on July 31 the Wild Honey Duo will open up for a night of music featuring Michigan mainstay Jen Sygit. Something for everyone, you’re welcome!

This Must Be The Place: Quality Hits From Lansing

We’re very excited to be hosting This Must Be The Place: Quality Hits From Lansing, a new 24 track compilation of Lansing-area artists performing some of their favorite covers, a project that was spearheaded by acclaimed music writer Rich Tupica (of the definitive Big Star book There Was A Light fame). Lots of old friends here! It’s a little glimpse into what us creative types have been up to with a year of no shows. From the GTG family we’ve got The Plurals, Cavalcade, The Wild Honey Collective, RK Andrews (No Skull/Red Teeth), Counterpunchers (members of Narc Out The Reds), The Stick Arounds, Isaac Richmond Vander Schuur (The Hat Madder), Jennifer Toms (Scary Women), and Disappointed Dad, plus lots of old friends throughout like Crystal Drive, Frontier Ruckus, Dylan Rogers, Rodeo Boys, Nonbinary, La La Delivery and plenty more! 24 tracks! Free download!

Here’s what Rich had to say about the project:

This Must Be the Place: Quality Hits from Lansing is a totally free download of Lansing, Michigan bands performing select songs by artists they love. This is meant to serve as a fun stop-gap between now and the (eventual) return of live shows. So, please: Listen. Download. Repeat. There’s a wide range of covers here because each band/artist chose whichever song they wanted for this collection. The reason? Every band has a good cover in them—perhaps one they’ve always wanted to tackle, but never had a proper reason to. So, the “art of the cover” was fully realized here. With no limitations, it left the tracklist up to them and it made for a bizarre, yet somehow cohesive blend of genres.

Aside from a long roster of area fixtures Like Frontier Ruckus, Cavalcade, Rodeo Boys, The Plurals, Wally Pleasant (and many more!), there’s also new solo tracks and fresh side projects featured here from Lansing vets: RK Andrews (of No Skull, Red Teeth), Jennifer Toms (of Scary Women), Counterpunchers (members of Narc Out the Reds), Dylan Rogers (L.U.V.S), Isaac Richmond Vander Schuur (The Hat Madder), Seth + Modern Sadness (features Seth Rentfrow of Way to Fall, Kyle Daniel), Myron James (Edible Intention), and The Wild Honey Collective (a new GTG super group). Scroll through the selection, and you’ll see plenty of familiar names. Enjoy!”

Staying Home… One Year Later

Holy smokes, has it been a year?!?? Just over a year ago as the stay-at-home order was issued in Michigan we started doing daily videos of GTG family and friends in quarantine. Weird times, but the solidarity experienced was a pretty awesome thing to take in, though we’re not quite ready to start getting pandemic nostalgia. Here’s a playlist of Staying Home With GTG Records from spring 2020, and there are a few more on the GTG facebook that never got uploaded to youtube. Glad we’re all still here!

A Benefit For Mac’s Bar Staff

Today (March 5, 2021) – as part of Bandcamp Friday – we’re plugging a release to benefit the staff of Michigan music venue Mac’s Bar who have all been laid-off for just shy of a year due to COVID-19. One of these staff members happens to be my partner (and I’ve worked there on and off as a sound tech for several years as well) so I can say with direct experience that we were all expecting a fairly lucrative year for live music and had the rug pulled out unexpectedly with no safety net. Prior to last year serving and contract work within the music industry was actually always a pretty safe bet for employment, especially for those of my persuasion that leave town for extended periods to tour, etc. Long story short-ish, we all want to be able to play the stages of independent music venues and have our industry folks be able to come back, so a great roster of bands donated songs, including our own The Wild Honey Collective (lead singin’ by one of these laid-off Mac’s bartenders), Cavalcade, The Plurals, Pancho Villa’s Skull, Rodeo Boys, Flatfoot, Foxgrave, Grey Matter, The Lippies, Heartsick, Silktail, Dogleg and many more, totaling 24 tracks! We’re suggesting a $10 donation but any little bit helps.

Bermuda Snowhawk 2020!

Just in time, an unbroken string of holiday miracles from the folks at BMP and GTG! Featuring new music from The Plurals, Cavalacade, The Hunky Newcomers, Jeremy Porter, Scary Women, The Wild Honey Collective (debut recording!), many members of Frank and Earnest, Tim Hoh from Honah Lee, Nicholas Weltschmerz, Mistic Mountian, our many whacky holiday-themed bands, plus first time showings from Satyrasis (with the Foghat banger we haven’t deserved til now), Bicycle Shorts, and more! Cheers!