Jeremy Porter and the Tucos - Upstairs Stage

  • Friday, September 23
  • 9:00PM

21+.  Free before 9pm and just a $5 cover after 9pm to enjoy this show and more entertainment across 3 rooms at Elray's Live & Dive in downtown Iowa City.

Jeremy Porter and the Tucos website

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 ParsonsHüsker Dü to Uncle TupeloMerle 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 SlugBugThe OffRamps and Fidrych (as well as a solo stint) through 2 decades of recording and touring before forming The Tucos in 2009. Gabriel Doman (Hotwalls) and Jake Riley (Big Shoals, Jake Riley & The Social Workers) round out the trio.

  • JP & The Tucos have released four 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 Soul AsylumLydia LovelessJesse MalinSupersuckersBeach SlangJesse DaytonSpongeAmerican AquariumDeadstring BrothersTwo Cow GarageWhitey MorganLA WitchTim BarryOld Man Markley and many more.