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Jeremy Porter and the Tucos

Trio heading to Orpheum Theatre

January 26, 2012
By ZACH KUKKONEN - Features Editor/DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

HANCOCK - A Detroit band with Upper Peninsula roots will be taking the Orpheum Theatre stage Saturday.

Jeremy Porter and the Tucos, a group whose style is "somewhere between Americana, alt-country and old-school power pop," according to lead singer and guitarist Jeremy Porter, will make its first stop ever in Hancock for an 8 p.m. show in support of its new single, "Night on the Town."

The band - which takes its name from a character in "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" - cites a wide range of influences, from Cheap Trick, The Knack and The Replacements to Uncle Tupelo and Wilco. Despite only being together for around a year, the band has already put out a 7-inch single on Magwheel Records and is in the process of recording their first full-length effort.

"It's going to be an upbeat show," Porter, a Marquette native, said. "We're going to do mostly originals and it will be a high-energy show with good songs full of hooks, melody, energy and heartache."

The visit to Hancock is part of a three-show mini-tour by Jeremy Porter and the Tucos, also playing shows in Marquette and Traverse City. The band has played around 40 shows in its first year, playing in mostly the Midwest and Canada.

"When our full-length comes out, we plan to take a couple longer jaunts," Porter said.

Joining Porter in the band are bassist Jason Bowes and drummer Gabriel Doman. The trio will have merchandise available at the show, including the single on vinyl. Electric Park will open the show Saturday.

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