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Grammin'Shows are ramping up! Start off 2023 with @the_wildhoney_collective @a_rueful_noise @jeremyportermusic Cavalcade and all the friends!Looking forward to ringing in 2023 at @avenue_lansing with our pals in @space_dogg_collective Saturday 12/31! @dani_elle_gyger plays 45s at 8:00, then @theplurals + @gender_telecaster whip out the party tunes before the Space Dogg crew takes us to midnight and beyond. $5 cover! #lansingmusic #newyearseve #livemusic #theavenuecafe #wedidit #wediditagain #gtgrecords #gtgnyeLink in bio! @bermudamohawk #bermudasnohawk #bermudasnowhawk 2022 is live! 21(!) songs for your snow day, including new music from @harborcoat_music @cavalcadelansing @theplurals @the_wildhoney_collective @jeremyportermusic @a_rueful_noise @alpha_rabbit_band and oh so much more!@theplurals Grand Rapids show at speciationales 12/3! No cover, 9 PM! Wow! @easers__ @hattiemaedanby #pluralstour #theplurals #michiganpunk #wow
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Get yer ears ready! Then get ready to fest in Lansing on October 21 and 22!
GTG Fest XV! Oh man…
GTG Fest 2022:
October 21&22 in Lansing, MI
A celebration of DIY music and community curated by GTG Records.
OCT 21, DOORS AT 8, $5 COVER:
8:15-9:30 Wild Honey and Friends
(feat. Harborcoat, Drinking Mercury)
9:30-10:00 Little Things
10:00-10:30 No Skull
10:30-11:00 The Quirk
11:00-11:30 Cutlass Supreme
12:00-12:30 The Stick Arounds
12:30-1:00 The Hunky Newcomers
OCT 22, DOORS AT 8, $5 COVER:
8:30-9:00 LoLo / Hattie Plural
9:00-9:30 Cameo Headlands
9:30-10:00 Narc Out The Reds
10:00-10:30 Sweet Pea
10:30-11:00 Lazy Genius
11:00-11:30 Ladyship Warship
11:30-12:00 A Rueful Noise
12:00-12:30 The Plurals
12:30-1:00 The Jackpine Snag
The obvious lead thought here is that The Wild Honey Collective Volume 2 is now available digitally and on CD. I’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!
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!
Out now! A new compilation showcasing the artists that have appeared on Sleeping Timmy and Ryne Clarke’s For The Record Radio Show in the last year. 20 songs, including new music by Blaine and His Keyboard, The Hat Madder, Sleeping Timmy, and Tommy Plural, plus tracks from old friends Elroy Meltzer, Bet On Rats, When Particles Collide, The Quirk, The Sailor Kicks, The Ryne Experience, and more! Lots of great talent and it’s all a free download! Check it out!
Just a friendly reminder that our vinyl releases are distributed worldwide by Recess Ops. You can often find our stuff there for a great price and everyone reading this should send the page to the buyer at their local record store. Recess Ops was started by lifelong independent music champion Todd Congelliere (Toys That Kill, FYP, Recess Records, etc etc) and we’re very proud to be partners with them. Many other great labels like Dirt Cult, It’s Alive, Rad Girlfriend and, of course, Recess, are distributed by Recess OPs – definitely company that we’re proud to keep!
Since mid-2018 Timmy Rodriguez AKA Sleeping Timmy has been co-hosting For The Record, a live weekly radio show on Sundays from Noon-3PM on WRWW 92.3 FM in mid-Michigan, a station which can be streamed worldwide here. Shows are posted for streaming the following day on the For The Record mixcloud. Episodes typically feature a guest musician, a featured classic album, and a wide variety of music played directly from a real-life record turntable live on the air. Timmy’s usual co-host, Ryne Clark, is out of town so this week Tommy Plural AKA me will be the co-host so we’re billing it as a GTG Takeover. I’m sure we’ll really get to the heart of the matter, whatever that may be, but, uh… Timmy and I have been friends and collaborators for over 15 years so we definitely have stuff to talk about and we both get way too excited about music so that’s something to listen for and snicker at. Timmy and Ryne host this show every week and they have a great set of upcoming featured guests, including GTG stalwart Blaine and His Keyboard on 2/24 and our old pals in When Particles Collide on 3/10. Tune in tomorrow at noon, and every Sunday after! Radio!
GTG Fest is this weekend! Here’s the final rundown:
FRI SEPTEMBER 7 @ Avenue
Doors 7 PM
8:00 Mistic Mountian
8:30 The Stick Arounds
9:00 Fire It’s Sirius
9:30 Crystal Drive
10:00 Good Luck Tsunami
10:30 The Hat Madder
11:00 Extra Arms
12:00 Sleeping Timmy
12:30 City Mouse
1:00 GTG On Shuffle Wild Surprise Party!
SAT SEPTEMBER 8 @ Mac’s
Doors 1 PM
2:00 Log Lady
2:45 No Skull
4:15 Scary Women
5:00 The Quirk
5:45 Drinking Mercury
6:30 Whoopi Goldblum
SAT SEPTEMBER 8 @ Avenue
Doors 7 PM
8:00 Disappointed Dad
9:30 Raymond Strife x iLL Omega
10:00 Erotic Novels
10:30 Sexy Toxins
11:00 Lipstick Jodi
11:30 The Jackpine Snag
12:30 The Plurals
And there’s also a pre-party at GTG House on Thursday September 6th! Come on out to that to get started!
25+ independent bands and artists converge on the capital of Michigan September 7th and 8th for the 11th annual GTG Fest. GTG Fest is curated by a group of friends and musicians to foster a safe, intimate, and creative environment to experience the passion of DIY music, make new friends, and see old ones. Music, food, a raffle featuring items from rad local businesses, and a barrage of good times fill the weekend. Please be respectful and cool to all attendees and to all of the spaces. No hate. We’re all in this together.
SEPT 7 & 8 @ THE AVENUE CAFE (Lansing, MI)
SEPT 8 @ MAC’S BAR (Lansing, MI)
The Hat Madder
The Stick Arounds
The Jackpine Snag
Raymond Strife x iLL-Omega
Fire It’s Sirius
Good Luck Tsunami
Thanks to Music Manor and Foods For Living for sponsoring the fest and helping make it all possible. And of course, a big thanks to the people of Lansing for 11 years and counting of GTG Fest.