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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.

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!

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!!

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!

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!