2/17 – Michigan City, IN @ Quality Beet
2/18 – Beloit, WI @ Coughy House
2/19 – Chicago, IL @ Quenchers Saloon
2/25 – Lansing, MI @ The Avenue Cafe – GEORGE HARRISON TRIBUTE NIGHT
The Plurals are a Lansing, MI-based band whose members – Hattie on drums, Nich on bass, and Tommy on guitar – all write songs and sing. They first started playing noisy punk stuff together in high school and after awhile founded the DIY record label GTG Records, with the first Plurals album coming out in 2008. On the strength of the community that the label has helped build The Plurals started touring nationally in 2011 and have self-booked tours of the entire continental United States at least twice a year since, bringing their spin on fuzzy, punk-influenced rock and roll to just about every dive bar and DIY space along the way.
The third Plurals album “An Onion Tied To My Belt” came out in summer 2015 and it’s the culmination of many years of grassroots touring, coming out as a co-release with GTG Records, Florida-based Infintesmal Records, and Arizona’s Diet Pop Records, all labels founded and run by DIY touring musicians met in the Plurals’ travels. The record features 12 songs of power trio rock and roll filtered through midwestern punk and noise-pop, coming from a place of fun and sincerity, regardless of where it may fit in with – to quote the Abe “Grampa” Simpson spiel that the album title comes from – the style of the time.
“This is the sort of straight-up no-bullshit punked-out rock’n’roll noise that eschews needless fancy schamcy pretense and instead goes right for the jugular with rip-snorting fury and abandon. Accolades don’t come much better than that.” – Jersey Beat
“Certain artists pull you in. Hearing them makes you say “I could do that. I should do that!” The Ramones. The Minutemen. The Plurals belong in this company. Seeing them live is revelatory. They’re one of the few groups today whose influences aren’t merely contemporary, yet they don’t fall into some retro trap either. They simply play rock music, styles and conventions and trends be damned.” – Razorcake
An Onion Tied To My Belt (GTG /Infintesmal/Diet Pop Records) released 7/2015
The Plurals Today, The Plurals Tomorrow: A Futurospective (GTG/BMP) released 5/2011
Whatevers Forever (GTG/BMP) released 8/2008
EPs and full discography here, it’s long!