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GTG Fest 2019 Full Lineup + Poster!

It’s here! The full GTG Fest lineup and the poster. Big props to Matt “Harborcoat / The Sweetest Stick Around” Carlson for the design work.

GTG 2019 Poster

October 11, 12, 13, 2019 – Lansing, MI

The Avenue Cafe
Mac’s Bar
The Record Lounge


Matthew Milia (Frontier Ruckus / full band)
The Lippies
The Plurals
Erotic Novels
Conspicuous Bystanders
Narc Out the Reds
Drinking Mercury (CD Release)
The Soods (CD Release)
No Skull (CD Release)
Lazy Genius
Scary Women
The Stick Arounds
Rodeo Boys (tour kickoff)
Sleeping Timmy
Mistic Mountian
Singing Lungs (EP Release!)
Rites of Gaia
Disappointed Dad
The Ryne Experience
Worm (full band!)
Blaine and His Keyboard
Silktail (debut show)
Ouch, My Shoe (debut show)
Nicholas Weltschmerz

AND…. it’s GTG Fest so there’ll definitely still be some surprises in store. Get ready!


Harborcoat “Brutal Gravity” OUT NOW

The debut album from Harborcoat is officially out today! Check it out below, and make sure to put GTG Fest on your calendars – Oct 11, 12, and 13, cuz that’s your next chance to see this group live. Let the GTG autumn begin!

Harborcoat – “Brutal Gravity” Release Party 8/24

Harborcoat, the latest project from Matthew Carlson (The Stick Arounds, Pantones, et al) will be releasing their debut album this fall and are having a CD release party at The Avenue Cafe on August 24! The debut album, Brutal Gravity, is a 12 song “exploration [of] the quiet desperation, darkness, and inertia that can lie underneath the veneer of the oft-romanticized life in small-town/rural America” and features contributions from, among others, Carlson’s Stick Arounds bandmates and The Hat Madder’s Isaac Vander Schuur. Isaac’s mitts are actually all over this record as he engineered and produced it and you can feel a little bit of that Hat Madder grime throughout, which is welcome to the ears while the Hat Madder are on hiatus. In addition to scratching all kinds of GTG friend itches, the record basks nicely in the tradition of REM, Big Star, Guided By Voices, et al. Basically, it’s another Midwest-weirdo-pop classic from GTG! Check out the video for lead track “Missing On The 4th of July” below:

Get your CDs early at the album release show and stay tuned to the band’s socials for info on both the wider release AND a limited edition vinyl release. GTG124!