Jeremy Porter and The Tucos are a rock and roll band from Detroit, Michigan. They sound like
guitars and whiskey, hooks and heartache, energy and passion. You'll find everything from
Cheap Trick to Gram Parsons, Hüsker Dü to Uncle Tupelo, Merle Haggard to AC/DC on their
turntables. The racket they make is a little bit of each. It's Detroit rock and roll,
even if Detroit isn't quite ready for it.
Jeremy Porter grew up in Marquette, a small town in Michigan's upper peninsula, where he was a founding
member of one of the UP's first punk bands - The Regulars. He moved to Detroit and tore through the 90s and
00s fronting bands like SlugBug,
The OffRamps and Fidrych (as well as a solo stint) though 2 decades of
recording and touring before forming The Tucos in 2009. Gabriel Doman (Hotwalls) and Bob Moulton (Cactusk) round out the trio.
- JP & The Tucos have released three full-length LPs, five 7"s, and a slew of contributions to comps.
- They've toured the US and Canada multiple times - playing
festivals, theaters, clubs, corner bars, and coffee shops from
Boston to Houston, Colorado to Montrèal, Minneapolis to
Jacksonville, and all points between.
- In 2018 they toured the UK, playing 9 shows in 9 nights, including two nights in London and a showcase at the Swansea (Wales) Fringe Festival.
- They've become one of the go-to support acts for national acts
coming through Detroit, opening for Lydia Loveless, Jesse Malin,
Supersuckers, Beach Slang, Jesse Dayton, American Aquarium, Deadstring
Brothers, Two Cow Garage, Whitey Morgan, LA Witch, Tim
Barry, Old Man Markley and many more.
The Tucos are currently supporting their third album "Don't Worry, It's Not Contagious" and preparing to begin recording its follow up.
Check out The Tucos' Wikipedia page for a more extensive bio.
Wed Oct 16 - Memphis, TN - P&H CafÃ© (& The Tucos)
With: Mars Hall & TBA
Thu Oct 17 - Birmingham, AL - The Nick (& The Tucos)
With: Chicken Diamond
Fri Oct 18 - Sommerset, KY - Jarfly Brewery (& The Tucos)
Sat Oct 19 - Charleston, WV - The Empty Glass (& The Tucos)
With: Whiskey Daredevils
Fri Nov 15 - Lansing, MI - The Avenue Café (& The Tucos)
With: The Stick Arounds, The Plurals & Indonesian Junk
Sat Dec 14 - Hamtramck, MI - Ghost Light (& The Tucos)
With: Hudson Falcons