After a year and a half of planning, He Just Wrote Them Like That – A Tribute To George Harrison is now out. It’s available from our bandcamp for a donation-based download, with all proceeds going to benefit Planned Parenthood. We’re honored and humbled to say that the release party we had at The Avenue Cafe on 2/25 (George’s birthday!) was able to raise over $1000 to Planned Parenthood. This is truly a highlight of our work as a label and we can’t thank the attendees and supporters enough. So check out the compilation, featuring brand new recordings of George Harrison songs by Jason Alarm, Carm, The Plurals, Calliope, The Hunky Newcomers, Johnny Unicorn, The Stick Arounds, Drinking Mercury, Scary Women, Mad Moon, Dim, and more! 21 different artists!
Check out the playlist below for some highlights from the release party. Thanks so much to the Avenue Cafe for being such great supporters of GTG Records and all that we do.
Posted in Album, GTG Records
Tagged Avenue Cafe, Calliope, Carm, Dim, Drinking Mercury, George Harrison, Jason Alarm, Johnny Unicorn, Lansing, Mad Moon, Scary Women, The Hat Madder, The Hunky Newcomers, The Plurals, The Stick Arounds
Starting today we’re launching a campaign to put out a new release every month in 2017
, which will begin on January 27th
with the release of a new live recording by The Hunky Newcomers entitled Harder Dude Stuff.
This will be available digitally on the 27th and we’ll be having a release party at GTG House
that night as well where CDs will be available too. 12 (minimum, there will likely be more) releases can add up so we’re offering up a 2017 album subscription plan via our bandcamp
for anyone that wants to get in early and help generate some more fundage for the releases this year. We broke it down into three price models, one payment of $35 for the year will give immediate digital downloads of everything we put out this year
, Lansing area people (that we can either hand-deliver or coordinate meetups with) can pay $60 to get physical product
(it looks to be 4 vinyl releases and 8 CDs, possibly a cassette or two) along with the downloads, and everyone else can pay $75 to get the downloads and have the physical product shipped to them
. Subscribers will also receive immediate free downloads of four of our back catalog items – Honah Lee “Life Won’t Let Me,” The Hat Madder “Orgy Opposite,” The Hunky Newcomers “Secret of the Booze,” and The Plurals “An Onion Tied To My Belt” – so if you’ve been sitting on getting any of those that’s part of it too. Bandcamp also insists on including an “exclusive fan community” thing with subscriptions, so that comes with it but I don’t have the faintest idea what we’ll do there. There also will be some bonus subscriber-only releases that will have some fun stuff (the plan is to put those out every 3 months to serve as companion releases to each quarter’s releases) – basically, you’ll get somewhere around 16 new releases for your collection this year, and we have a lot of cool stuff in the works.
We all have our goals and dreams and resolutions and such whenever the calendar rolls over, and while we’re doing our best to reassure friends and family that the world isn’t ending (yet anyway), we’ve been thinking about what the point of this label is in the first place. Sure, we all have our own self-involved reasons for playing music, but the whole point of building a community around independent, weirder, and/or less-commercial music is to give a voice to people and ideas that may not be heard otherwise and to inject some sort of positivity into our surrounding community. Let it be heard that we’re committed to doing our part to contribute positive and creative energy to help make the navigation through this life a little bit more bearable. And we’re doubling down to bring more of it out this year! It’s gonna be a fun! Scary! Wild! Inspiring! All kinds of good stuff. Happy New Year!
Posted in Album, GTG Records, The Hunky Newcomers
Tagged 2017, 2017 Record Subscription, Fuck Yeah, Fucking Awesome, GTG Records, Happy New Year, Lansing, Punk, rant, The Hunky Newcomers
Let the shining rays of brilliance shine! Bermuda Snohawk 2016 has arrived, the GTG/ Bermuda Mohawk annual holiday gift (in its 11th edition!) of wintry-yuletide-seasonal joy and disaffection – a stocking stuffer of love and depravity! Up for free download via BMP, check out new and unreleased tunes from City Mouse, Cavalcade, The Plurals, Frank and Earnest, Scary Women, The Hunky Newcomers, Sleeping Timmy, middleman, Dale J Gordon, Bluffing the Ghosts, and MORE, including the various side projects featuring folks from all over the geographical map and musical (and non-musical) realm. This comp has become something of a Lansing-based DIY institution (for better or worse) and it just sort of comes together by itself at this point, with GTG and BMP just sort of lighting the path a bit. With how 2016 has been as a year, there’s a bit more darkness lurking at the edges of a lot of these tracks, but still plenty to laugh about all the way. Putting this comp together is always a highlight of the year for us, and there can be something very cathartic about just having some fun and making music with abandon. Thanks to everyone who joined in to help make it happen this year, and anyone that didn’t but wants to in the future, come on over! There’s literally no process to curating the lineup than people sending stuff to us so it’s a free-for-all, all-is-welcome party. Enjoy yourselves, and let’s hold ourselves up, together, for the last week of this gut-punching year. Much love from GTG and BMP!
Posted in Bermuda Snohawk, Frank and Earnest, GTG Records, The Hunky Newcomers, The Plurals
Tagged Awesome, Bermuda Mohawk, Cabin Fever, California, Cavalcade, City Mouse, Dale J Gordon, Frank and Earnest, Fucking Awesome, Lansing, middleman, Nashville, party, Punk, Scary Women, Sleeping Timmy, The Hunky Newcomers, The Plurals
You can finally order the new Junior Battles/ Bong Mountain split cassette from us! Only 75 of these suckers were made so hurry up, they won’t last long! Bong Mountain just wrapped up a Canadian and east coast tour but will be playing in Flint this weekend at Vehicle City Fest alongside The Plurals, Frank and Earnest, The Hunky Newcomers, City Mouse and a bunch of other cool artists including Sean Bonnette, Worship This!, Signals Midwest and oh so many more.
Junior Battles are, as always, sweet, kind, perfect gentlemen. Now here’s a picture of Tommy Plural’s dog with Sparty!
Posted in Album, Bong Mountain, GTG Records, Junior Battles
Tagged Best Album of 2016, Bong Mountain, City Mouse, Flint, Frank and Earnest, Grand Rapids, Junior Battles, Lansing, Sparty, The Hunky Newcomers, The Plurals, Vehicle City Fest
Current events for the GTG family in Lansing, MI this May. Thanks as always to Corey Marie for the sweet flyer-age.
Posted in Frank and Earnest, GTG Records, Live, Narc Out the Reds, The Fiction Junkies, The Hunky Newcomers, The Plurals
Tagged 2016, Frank and Earnest, GTG Records, Lansing, narc out the reds, The Fiction Junkies, The Hunky Newcomers, The Plurals
This week! Four (damn) days of music and shenanigans in Lansing, Michigan, featuring a lot of Michigan talent alongside cool touring bands. Let’s take a look at what’s happening!
THURSDAY 10/08 @ GTG HOUSE, LANSING MI
DOORS AT 8 PM / SHOW AT 9 PM / $5 SUGGESTED DONATION
11:15 PM – THE FICTION JUNKIES
10:30 PM – Bobby Meader Music (Las Vegas)
9:45 PM – Little American Champ
9:00 PM – Blaine and His Keyboard
Friday 10/09 @ THE AVENUE CAFE, LANSING MI
DOORS AT 7 PM / SHOW AT 8 PM / $5-10 SLIDING SCALE COVER
12:30 AM – THE HAT MADDER
11:45 PM – Small Parks
11:00 PM – MPV (Detroit)
10:15 PM – Dreadpool Parker (NJ – CD Release!)
9:30 PM – Mr. Hipster (Bloomington, IN)
8:45 PM – Narc Out The Reds
8:00 PM – Frank and Earnest
SATURDAY 10/10 @ THE AVENUE CAFE, LANSING MI
DOORS AT 7 PM / SHOW AT 8 PM / $5-10 SLIDING SCALE COVER
12:30 AM – THE PLURALS
11:45 PM – Honah Lee (Trenton, NJ)
11:00 PM – Red Teeth
10:15 PM – The Lippies (Grand Rapids)
9:30 PM – The Hunky Newcomers
8:45 PM – The Free Life (Kalamazoo)
8:00 PM – Carm (debut show!)
SUNDAY 10/11 @ MYSTERY GARAGE, LANSING MI
HANGOUT & POTLUCK AT 3 PM / SHOW AT 5 PM / $5 SUGGESTED DONATION
11:00 PM – RE-EVOLUTION (Lansing’s premiere Devo cover band)
10:15 PM – The Murderburgers (Scotland!)
9:30 PM – The Jackpine Snag
8:45 PM – Immanuel Can’t
8:00 PM – Hailey Wojcik
7:30 PM – Stargrazer
7:00 PM – Comedy Coven – live stand-up comedy!
6:30 PM – Cat Midway
6:00 PM – Middleman
5:00 PM – OPEN-MIC! (music/poetry/comedy/magic/whatever accepted! Limited spots, sign-up starts at 4:00 PM)
Read more about it at the GTG facebook page and check out a free sampler from all of the bands that are playing at our bandcamp page!
Posted in GTG Fest, GTG Records, Live
Tagged 2015, Best band in Lansing, Cat Midway, crazy shirtless guy, Dreadpool Parker, Frank and Earnest, goot times, GTG Fest, Honah Lee, narc out the reds, Red Teeth, The Fiction Junkies, The Hat Madder, The Hunky Newcomers, The Plurals
The boys are back! Enjoy ramblings + music from the Hunky Newcomers in the latest episode of GTG Sessions!
As you gear up for your 2014 year finale (one option being to go to The Avenue Cafe in Lansing… hint hint hint) check out this playlist from our youtube channel that gives a sampling of stuff we put out this year. Features songs and music videos from The Plurals, Honah Lee, Frank and Earnest, the Hunky Newcomers, Black Sparrow Press, Cave Needles, the Fiction Junkies, and the Break-Ups. And let me tell you, it feels great to sincerely say that next year will be even better.