Category Archives: Jeremy Porter and The Tucos

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!

Jeremy Porter and The Tucos November Tour!

Catch Jeremy and, at long lost, the full band on tour down south! Charleston, WV + Knoxville, TN + Lexington, KY. Follow Jeremy for more info!

GTG Fest Audio Ink Interview + Full Schedule!

Big thanks to Audio Ink Radio for this brand new feature/interview about GTG Fest 2021!

Full fest schedule:

Friday October 22 – The Avenue Cafe
8 PM, 21+, $5 Cover:

8:00-8:45 Dani Plays 45s
8:45-9:15 I Believe In Julio
9:30-10:00 Bloody Butterflies
10:15-10:45 The Hunky Newcomers
11:00-11:30 Narc Out The Reds
11:45-12:30 The Plurals “Futurospective” Full Album Live

Saturday October 23 – The Record Lounge
3 PM, All Ages, $5 Cover:

3:30-4:00 Cashcow Boytoy
4:15-4:45 Drinking Mercury
5:00-5:30 The Plurals “Hattest Hits” Set
5:45- 6:15 Dasterds
6:30-7:00 Rodeo Boys

Saturday October 23 – The Avenue Cafe
8 PM, 21+, $5 Cover:

8:00-8:30 Dani Plays 45s
8:30-9:00 A Rueful Noise
9:15-9:45 Jeremy Porter and The Tucos
10:00-10:30 KIND BEAST
10:45-11:15 Bank of America
11:30-12:30 The Wild Honey Collective & Cutlass Supreme

All venues are limited cap. Be vaccinated!

GTG Fest 2021 Sampler!

GTG Fest 2021 Sampler is live! Check it out and get ready for GTG Fest XIV this weekend at The Avenue and the Record Lounge!

GTG Fest XIV – 10/22 & 23

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UPDATED 10/16/21 WITH FULL LINEUP

GTG FEST XIV: Oct 22 & 23, Lansing, MI

GTG Records’ annual celebration of independent music and community is back with events in Lansing, MI on Oct 22 and 23.

Friday October 22 – The Avenue Cafe
8 PM, 21+, $5 Cover:

I Believe In Julio
Bloody Butterflies
The Hunky Newcomers
Narc Out The Reds
The Plurals “Futurospective” Full Album Live

Saturday October 23 – The Record Lounge
3 PM, All Ages, $5 Cover:

Cashcow Boytoy
Drinking Mercury
The Plurals “Hattest Hits” Set
Dasterds
Rodeo Boys

Saturday October 23 – The Avenue Cafe
8 PM, 21+, $5 Cover:

A Rueful Noise
Jeremy Porter and The Tucos
KIND BEAST
Bank of America
The Wild Honey Collective & Cutlass Supreme
All venues are limited cap. Be vaccinated!