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Stoopfest 2023: April 21&22 (Lansing, MI)

Stoopfest is an annual not-for-profit DIY music, comedy and arts festival taking place all across Lansing’s Eastside Neighborhood. With art and performances in a combinations of parks, backyards, garages and bars all on within walking distance on the same day. Tickets and more info @ stoopfest.org!

March 2023 GTG Shows

Come on out!

3/4 – Jeremy Porter & the Tucos @ Nancy Whiskey (Detroit) – Corktown Music
3/4 – A Rueful Noise @ Lager House (Detroit) – Corktown Music Fest
3/4 – Cavalcade @ The Avenue (Lansing)
3/10 – The Plurals, LoLo @ The Avenue (Lansing) w/ PET ME
3/24 – Jeremy Porter & Tucos @ Ghost Light (Hamtramck, MI) w/ Bottlecap Mountain
3/25 – Jeremy Porter & the Tucos, Wild Honey Collective @ The Avenue (Lansing) w/ Bottlecap Mountain
3/30 – The Stick Arounds @ The Village Idiot (Maumee, OH)
3/31 – The Stick Arounds @ Buzzbin (Canton, OH)
3/31 – The Wild Honey Collective @ Horrocks (Lansing)

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)

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

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!

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.