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The Wild Honey Collective Single and Volume 2 Pre-Order is Live!

The Wild Honey Collective has a new single out today, as well as a pre-order for the Volume 2 album due out this July. Stream and download “Don’t Close Your Eyes” plus three b-sides now! Available above / the GTG Records bandcamp.

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:

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.

The Stick Arounds Spring 2022 Dates

Our fine Phonophore friends (phriends?) The Stick Arounds have a solid winter/spring 2022 on the books! Check it out!

The Wild Honey Collective: LowellArts Artist Of The Month

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LowellArts is featuring The Wild Honey Collective as its January 2022 Artist of the Month! Check out the link for an in-depth article about the band, how it came together, the 2020 album/tour, and what’s coming up next. Thanks so much to LowellArts for featuring this GTG band and for providing opportunities for Michigan artists to share their work!

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!

The Soods “A Ray Rewired Volume 2” Out Now!

The second volume of A Ray Rewired by The Soods is out now! 7 songs, featuring Matt Ten Clay, Sleeping Timmy, Shane Tripp, Haleigh Potter, Elroy Meltzer and more alongside master Sood Jason Roy. Check out this interview with Audio Ink that Jason just did too!

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!

July 2021 Shows!

On Friday July 9 Matt Carlson (the ol’ Harborcoat and Stick Around man himself) and Johnny Aimcrier will be playing at Brickhaven in Grand Ledge, MI. Tommy and Danielle from Wild Honey Collective will be joining them for a few songs and to do a couple of ours too. 


Saturday July 10 will see Cavalcade play the first show at Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids since early 2020. Way to go, boys! Somehow, GTG-affiliated acts are weirdly ushering in the return of live music to the, er, weirdos of the Midwest. Case in point….

Saturday July 10 is also the let’s-not-overstate-it-too-much return of shows to the Avenue Cafe in Lansing, featuring The Hunky Newcomers, Foxgrave, and Jeremy Porter. Geez! That feels good to say. No cover, 21+, 9 PM, just… come and watch! Wow! There’s shows every Saturday in July at the Avenue, and they’ve all got a GTG flavor to them: Saturday July 17 RK Andrews from No Skull opens up for our friends Bloody Butterflies and Bubak, Saturday July 24 Nicholas Weltschmerz opens up for the debut show of the latest Josh David fronted band Frowntown, and on July 31 the Wild Honey Duo will open up for a night of music featuring Michigan mainstay Jen Sygit. Something for everyone, you’re welcome!