Misc / Side Projects

sleepingtimmy

Sleeping Timmy is the solo project of, as well as catch-all moniker for podcasts and other media created by, GTG co-founder Timmy Rodriguez (of Carm, The Break-Ups, Drinking Mercury, etc). Pre-dating GTG’s existence Timmy has always been a prolific producer of bedroom recordings (in fact, The Break-Ups began as an outlet for some of these recordings before morphing into a straight-up rock and roll outfit) and in 2010 adopted the moniker Sleeping Timmy to release some of these recordings. The official debut of the Sleeping Timmy project arrived with a version of Ace Frehley’s “New York Groove” on the GTG KISS tribute No More Tomorrow Baby! shortly followed by the digital EP Blue Sky. Compilation contributions and download releases have followed, with albums and EPs available at the Sleeping Timmy bandcamp site. Information on all of his endeavors can also be found at his facebook page.

plurettes

The Plurettes is a 60s girl group cover band featuring Tommy and Hattie from The Plurals and Loren Pudvay from the Hunky Newcomers. Initially formed to fill in for The Plurals at a Halloween show in 2013 that was taking place while Nich was on tour with City Mouse, The Plurettes has continued to perform around Michigan, wearing uncomfortable dresses and unconvincing wigs (well, not Hattie, she’s pretty convincing) while blasting through rocked-up but faithful renditions of songs originally performed by the Ronnettes, the Crystals, the Supremes, the Shangri Las, the Marvelettes, and more.

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Every year around “holiday time” GTG partners up with their pals in Bermuda Mohawk Productions to release a holiday-themed album called Bermuda Snowhawk. These albums are an insane grab bag featuring everything from sincere new songs from established bands to novelty tunes from one-off side projects, with results ranging from fascinating and enjoyable to crass and unlistenable. Some of the side projects formed for these compilations have become full-time bands (Frank and Earnest), some of the songs penned by these bands have become staples of the respective band’s catalogs (Cavalcade, Frank and Earnest, Josh David and the Dream Jeans, The Plurals), and some of the bands that debut on these compilations haunt us for the rest of our lives (Young Dan Tucker). Either way, the results are always interesting, and the compilations are always free, so no one’s really getting hurt too badly. Download them here and here.

theneedyounows

One of the aforementioned “Snowhawk” to real-world offenders, The Need You Nows features Ben Hassenger, Tommy Plural, and Hattie Plural playing dumb, catchy, pop-punk that they probably think is more clever than it is. They rarely play, don’t rehearse and only play house shows, but people usually say it’s pretty fun. They released a 7 song EP called Joey Lawrence Pubic Domain for GTG Fest 2012 that you can download for a pay what you want price (proceeds going to put out more sweet GTG releases!) at bandcamp.

middleman

middleman is the solo project of Drinking Mercury singer/songwriter and everyone’s favorite GTG sideman Michael Boyes. Serving as an outlet for Michael’s hushed, folky compositions, the project debuted at the 2009 edition of GTG Fest, with the companion compilation for that year’s festival featuring the recorded debut of the project. After live performances and various appearances on compilations plans for an album are on the horizon for 2013. Various demos are available at the middleman bandcamp site.

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Tommy Plural is the guy writing this bio thing and I don’t have a whole lot to say about this but sometimes I do things as a “solo artist” either solo acoustic or with friends playing other instruments too. That’s a thing that happens sometimes. I also have a bandcamp page with stuff I recorded by myself.

Other artists that have released recordings through GTG:

Logan & Lucille – featured artist in GTG Sessions live video released October 2015
Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band – featured artist in GTG Sessions live video released August 2015
Croatone – featured artist in GTG Sessions live video released June 2015
The Devil’s Cut – featured artist in GTG Sessions live video released April 2015
Calliope – compilation tracks on Explosions, Snohawk 2012, The Metaphorical Steven and Secret Identities
Black Sparrow Press – 2014 split 7-inch with The Plurals, compilation song on It’s Fine.
the Cartridge Family – compilation tracks on Situations at Hand, No More Tomorrow Baby, Explosions, and the various Snowhawks
Cavalcade – compilation tracks on Secret Identities,  No More Tomorrow Baby, Explosions, and the various Snowhawks
Johnny Unicorn – compilation tracks on Explosions, GTG Fest 2009, and Snowhawks 2008 and 2009
Molly Rhythm – co-released debut EP It Is What It Isn’t with GTG
American Gothic – compilation track on Secret Identities
Fields of Industry – compilation track on Secret Identities
Dr. Device – compilation track on Explosions
BerT – compilation track on Explosions and Snowhawk 2011
Lord Vapid – compilation track on Explosions
Blue Jello – compilation track on Explosions
Public Pubes – compilation track on Explosions
Barnswallow – compilation track on Explosions
Humanzee – compilation track on Explosions
Hordes – compilation track on Explosions
Jessi Spreitzer – compilation track on GTG Fest 2009
Really Cinematic – compilation tracks on Snowhawk 2008 and GTG Fest 2009
Luke Schmidt (of Slow Charm) – compilation track on Situations at Hand
Tyler Bradley – compilation track on Situations at Hand
Deep Sea Creatures – compilation track on Situations at Hand
The Concept – compilation track on Situations at Hand
My Fearless Leader- compilation track on Situations at Hand
Hattie (of The Plurals) – limited edition solo EP Waiting in 2006
Josh Hanger (of the Knights Without) – limited edition solo EP Kill For Peace in 2006

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