Category Archives: Jeremy Porter and The Tucos

Jeremy Porter and The Tucos Fall 2022 Tour

Check out all the tour dates for Jeremy Porter and The Tucos dates in support of the new “Tonight Is Not The Night / DTW” 7-inch! Order the vinyl here – available exclusively from the band! Go get ’em, Jer!

Jeremy Porter and The Tucos 7″ Pre-Order

AUGUST 2022: Jeremy Porter and The Tucos along with GTG Records announce the release of their new single “Tonight Is Not the Night” b/w “DTW” on 7” limited edition opaque red vinyl! This is The Tucos’ sixth 7” single and their first release since the 3-CD career retrospective Bottled Regrets: The First Ten Years.

Street date for the vinyl is September 9, 2022. Pre-Order, more info and fall tour dates over at Jeremy’s site! Michigan folks – come check it out for the first time at The Avenue Cafe on August 26 – the same show as the release party for A Rueful Noise! It feels great to wrap up the summer with new vinyl, keep ’em comin.

A Rueful Noise 7″ Pre-Order

Pre-order the debut 7″ from A Rueful Noise now!

This is a great moment of DIY record label community – we’re releasing the 7-inch with our pals in Silver Maple Kill Records (our first official co-release with them in more than a decade!), the band consists of friends from many of our extended family projects like Scary Women, Jackpine Snag, Hat Madder, etc, and Jeremy Porter himself produced the songs with engineering assistance by Gabe from the Tucos. Releases like this are what it’s all about – and the music itself is a compelling blend of moody alternative rock with rich vocal harmonies and engaging instrumental arrangements.

Release party August 26 at The Avenue Cafe in Lansing!

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!

Jeremy Porter ‘Bottled Regrets’ Archival Release Pre-Order

One of the hardest-working and most prolific bands of the GTG orbit is Jeremy Porter and the Tucos, and to prove this they’re issuing a 3 disc retrospective/archival release called Bottled Regrets, out March 11, 2022. Pre-order from the Tucos bandcamp or on the Tucos webstore, more info from Jer below:

We’re pleased to announce the release of a three-disc compilation series celebrating our first decade as a band!

The discs can be purchased individually or together at a discounted collection price, as downloads on our Bandcamp page or limited-edition physical CDs with full-color folder art and professionally duplicated CDs in our web store. Pre-orders start now and will ship by the release date of March 11th. Physical CD pre-orders will include a bonus item with purchase. Shop at our web store and use the code Castaway at checkout to get an additional 10% off your entire purchase during the pre-order sale! (Why not grab a tee shirt or a previous release while you’re in there?)

Bottled Regrets: The Best of the First Ten Years Disc One, Bottled Regrets: The Best of the First Ten Years includes 21 songs, hand-picked by Jeremy Porter, including fan-favorites, live staples, and singles. All tracks are remastered from the original final mixes and a couple have never been available digitally.
Disc Two, Castaways: Rarities and B-Sides from the First Ten Years includes 18 demos, outtakes, B-sides, compilation contributions, and EP deep cuts, all remastered from the original mixes, several never heard before. There are originals and covers, fully realized and pro-recorded songs and basement recordings, never intended for civilian ears. Disc Three, Patty’s Not Impressed: Live in Toronto captures the band live in Canada on their “Above (and below) the Sweet Line Tour” in 2016 and 2017. The shows were recorded live, edited together, and mixed by the band. It’s raw and loud, warts and all, and contains songs from the first three records, some early singles, and a couple covers .

“This stuff was all just siting there, gathering dust, and we started thinking about it during the lockdown, how to get it out there, let people hear it, and sort of say, ‘hey, this was cool – let’s clean the slate before we get back to the grindstone and start working on the next phase – album five, and a bunch of new songs, stories, and adventures!’ It was way more time, work, and money than expected (isn’t it always?), but I’m glad to see it finally realized.”
– Jeremy Porter, February 2022.

Compilation artwork illustration was beautifully done by original Tucos’ bassist Jason Bowes, and all mastering was done by longtime Tucos’ partner Chris Goosman at Baseline Audio Labs.

Harborcoat/Tucos/Plurals/Wild Honey/BFC Weekend!

Lots of great shows around Michigan and beyond this weekend!
Friday February 18 – Harborcoat @ Otus Supply (Ferndale, MI)

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Friday February 18 – Jeremy Porter and The Tucos @ Rubbles (Mt Pleasant, MI)

Saturday February 19 – The Wild Honey Collective @ REO Town Art and Craft Beer Fest

Saturday Feb 19 – The Plurals / JP & the Tucos @ The Avenue Cafe (Lansing, MI)

Sunday February 20 – Tim Hoh / Tommy Plural / Johnny Ott @ BFC (livestream)

YEAH!!

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!

Jeremy Porter & The Tucos / The Stick Arounds This Weekend!

The Tucos are closing out their busy fall with a great hometown show at PJ’s Lager House on December 4. This will also be the final show for bassist Bob but the Tucos show ain’t slowin’ down – we’re already talking about 2022 releases and, of course, touring.

Bonus show – The Stick Arounds will be playing 4 sets at Horrocks Beer Garden on December 4 as well. Plenty of chances to get your powerpop in the mitten this weekend!