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GTG Shows January/February 2022!

Happy New Year! Catch a show:

1/20/2023 – The Wild Honey Collective @ Horrocks (Lansing, MI)
1/20/2023 – A Rueful Noise @ New Dodge (Hamtramck, MI)
1/21/2023 – Mistic Mountian @ The Avenue Cafe (Lansing)
1/26/2023 – Jeremy Porter & the Tucos @ Village Idiot (Maumee, OH)
1/28/2023 – Cavalcade @ Papa Pete’s/Jeffest 2 (Kalamazoo, MI)
1/28/2023 – The Wild Honey Collective @ Founders (Grand Rapids, MI)
2/4/2023 – Cavalcade @ Mulligan’s (Grand Rapids)
2/10/2023 – The Stick Arounds @ The Avenue
2/11/2023 – A Rueful Noise, Cavalcade @ The Ave Anvil Crawler Release
2/11/2023 – The Stick Arounds @ Cadieux Cafe (Detroit)
2/25/2023 – The Plurals @ The Fledge (Lansing)

Bermuda Snohawk 2022!

GTG Shows December 2022

Always check them Avenue Cafe events for GTG Family!

And then…

12/1 – Jeremy Porter, Matt Carlson @ Armageddon Beach Party (Detroit, MI) w/ Micah Schnabel
12/3 – The Plurals @ Speciation Cellars (Grand Rapids, MI)
12/9 – A Rueful Noise @ Parts & Labor (Melvindale, MI)
12/10 – The Wild Honey Collective @ Mac’s / Fledge Foundation Benefit (Lansing, MI) w/ Abbey Hoffman
12/16 – Jeremy Porter @ Cadieux Cafe (Detroit, MI)
12/17 – The Wild Honey Collective @ Horrocks Beer Garden (Lansing)
12/28 – The Wild Honey Collective @ Horrocks Beer Garden (Lansing)
12/31 – GTG Party Band @ The Avenue (Lansing)

Whoo hoo!

GTG Fest 2022 Artist Sampler

Get yer ears ready! Then get ready to fest in Lansing on October 21 and 22!

GTG FEST 2022!

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
11:30-12:00 She/Her/Hers
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

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!

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!

The Avenue Cafe – November 2021 Shows

Lots of great events at our home base of The Avenue this month. Thursday November 4th features GTG family Mistic Mountian (Nich Plural, Blaine “And His Keyboard”), and LoLo (Pudvay, Hunky, Knights, et al), November 5th is a sticky sweet Stick Arounds night, November 12 features the first-ish show by Cutlass Supreme (Frank and Earnestish), November 24 will have a cover band of Baratonos, Plurals, Aymors ‘n such, and every weekend is chock full of a wide variety of music! Whoo!

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!