Category Archives: GTG Activity

Slow Draw “Pessimist” Out Now!

Here’s a cool one for 2021! San Diego punks Slow Draw came together in the last year (including a performance for one of our Best Friends Club livestreams) with some great singles. For their latest single (and the first to truly be a full band effort) “Pessimist/ Glorious” we’ve joined up with the Bad Copy, Paper Street Cuts, and Rizkan Records to release an animated flexi disc of gloomy melodic punk. Animated flexi? That means you need to look at it through a camera and there’s melting skulls ‘n stuff! Sweet! Most importantly, the music is good, with Phil’s Pick’s saying “The melancholy vibe makes for an interesting contrast to the song’s catchy musical arrangement” and Punk Rock Theory succinctly stating: “Nine minutes. Two songs. One hell of an introduction.” Phrases like “gorgeous backup vocals” and “slick guitar leads” reinforce these positive words, and they’re dead-on! Stream it and order a flexi here.

Check out the animation below:

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!

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Big Best Friends Club News Soon!

We have some very exciting developments with Best Friends Clubtune into Tim Hoh’ set TONIGHT (12/27) to find out more! Thanks for helping salvage 2020 with us!

WATCH: GTG Fest 2020

The whole darn thing, GTG Fest 2020! A great time and still a fest, as weird and not-in-person as it was. Thanks to all who played and all who watched!

GTG Fest 2020 – Online! (UPDATED w/ Schedule)

You didn’t think we’d let COVID take away GTG Fest did ya? The 13th annual GTG Fest will be coming to you SATURDAY OCTOBER 10, following you on your mobile devices, lurking in the corner of your home on your smart TV, somehow popping up on that confusingly not-discarded Windows 98 Gateway tower that hasn’t been connected to the internet since 2001… EVERYWHERE!

Did I make watching a livestream briefly sound a little exciting? Well, we’re gonna do our best to bring some of the magical GTG Fest chaos to the streams. This thing’ll be streaming live from 4-10 at the GTG facebook page AND on the GTGRecordsTV youtube channel for all you fellow facebook haters out there. The show must go on!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 10
4 PM-10 PM EST

SCHEDULE:
Wild Honey / Drinking Mercury 4:00-4:30
The Soods 4:30-5:00
Raymond Strife 5:00-5:30
Narc Out the Reds 5:30-6:00
Jeremy Porter 6:00-6:30
Marsha 6:30-7:00
Honah Lee 7:00-7:30
Hunky Newcomers 7:30-8:00
Invisible Cartoons 8:00-8:30
The Stick Arounds 8:30-9:00
Erotic Novels 9:00-9:30
The Plurals 9:30-10:00

That’s a fest, eh? Well, it’s what we’ve got! Just like Joe Biden. Hey, I kept this apolitical until now, that’s good for 2020, right? Vote for Biden on November 3rd or else you’re part of the problem of social regression, racial injustice, natural destruction, and general being a fucking asshole.

xoxo – see you next Saturday!

Pre-Order: the soods – Ornaments of Affection

Friday October 9 will see the release of the debut full-length from The Soods! It’s called Ornaments of Affection and you can check out a few of the songs above and pre-order the album here. It’s a space-rock dream of densely layered melodies, featuring contributions from all sorts of Michigan musicians but spearheaded by the immensely talented Jason Roy. This is the first of our delayed springtime releases to finally be hitting the streets and we’re so glad it’s becoming a real thing. Follow The Soods on the socials and stay tuned for more news!

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Best Friends Club – every Thursday!

Make sure to check out the show this week and every week! Join the group, join the party! We’re all in this together.

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!

The Hat Madder Winterish Tour 2016!

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The Hat Madder are going on tour, starting today (!), joining the fantastic Maine rock and roll duo When Particles Collide for a run of east coast and midwest shows. In addition to prime cuts from their catalog, GTG’s resident trash can glam quintet – songwriter/ wizard Isaac Vander Schuur, longtime associates Chris Baritono, Nick Merz, John Miller, and newcomer Jared Talcott – are also previewing a bunch of fantastic new tunes from their forthcoming record. If they’re not coming through your town, or even if they are and you need more of a fix, we’ll also be posting the first GTG Sessions episode of 2016 this coming Monday, March 7th, featuring the current lineup tearing through some of this exciting new material. Dates posted below, and check out an early mix of the new Hat Madder song “Cloud 9” while you’re at it!

What Particles Matter Tour 2016:

3/4 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers w/ Action Camp, Park Plan
3/5 Trenton, NJ @ Mill Hill Basement w/ The Dewtons, Honah Lee, Too Far Gone *
3/6 Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street w/ Jet Set Vapor Trails, What’s Missing *
3/8 Canton, OH @ Buzzbin w/ Johnny Niemann *
3/9 Kent, OH @ Stone Tavern w/ Pocket Vinyl, Deep Holler
3/10 Hamilton, OH @ Tapout Sports Bar 3/10 Hamilton, OH @ Tapout Sports Bar w/ Mad Anthony, Rhythm & Booze *
3/11 Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern w/ Mad Anthony *
3/12 Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival w/ Mad Anthony *
3/13 Milwaukee, WI @ Frank’s Power Plant w/ Monotaur *
3/15 Ypsilanti, MI @ Crossroads *
3/16 Saginaw, MI @ Counter Culture w/ The Mongrels, SixGunn El Dorado *
3/17 Lansing, MI @ The Avenue w/ Red Teeth, Ian Graham *
3/18 Toronto, ON @ Cherry Cola’s w/ The Shanks *
3/19 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Me N You, Soul Butchers, Slow Mutants
3/20 Mono, ON @ The Tractor Shop w/The Shanks

GTG Shows This Fall!

Post-GTG Fest blues? We gotcha covered.

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Also, The Plurettes will be performing at Elk Brewing in Grand Rapids on November 5th. Out east, Honah Lee will be performing at Roxy and Duke’s in Dunellen, NJ alongside a screaming of the future slasher classic “Sodomaniac” on October 29th.