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Thank You + Ferndale Patch Article!


Photos: Liz Hill

To all those who came to The Loving Touch on Saturday, and to all those who came to a show EVER, we sincerely thank you...



We are also thrilled to have had Liz Hill and Ferndale Patch in the house, and would like the share this article RIGHT HERE. It really is the perfect summation of the last decade for us, and fittingly enough Liz also wrote one of our first articles ever (back in an early 2004 edition of the Detroit Free Press). Check it out for some scoop on the show and our baby!


CHECK IT OUT!



Thanks again for such an amazing journey. We'll see you soon!

xo Korin & Augie

Happy Birthday Augie + Show TONIGHT! (4/23)



Come out to the Loving Touch in Ferndale to celebrate Augie's birthday (and THL's impending hiatus) at a special Korin & Augie acoustic performance! Opening set by The Kickstand Band! The show is early and all ages! Doors at 8:00 pm!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011



This Saturday, April 23 Korin & Augie will perform one last time together in an acoustic performance at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, Michigan before going on hiatus to welcome a baby boy!

The show is all ages and will be kicking off with an acoustic performance by The Kickstand Band shortly after 8:00, with Korin & Augie to follow! Please come on out and wish the expectant couple well. It is also Augie's birthday!!


On tour in San Francisco, 2006

SEE YOU THIS SATURDAY!!!!

8 Years Ago TODAY!

Hard to believe, but today is exactly 8 years to the day from the first time Korin & Augie first performed their original songs on stage with the four-piece incarnation of The Hard Lessons at the Michigan State University Student Union!

The performance was a Battle of the Bands and the $400 that THL took home went toward duplicating the band's first ever demo CD, which surprisingly produced a #1 single on MSU's radio station, The Impact, beginning a very interesting 8 years leading to this very day. CONGRATS!

All photos by Janet Reid Boltz!






AND DON'T FORGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




The band's debut album Gasoline  is available for download for the first time ever RIGHT HERE. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Baby Bump!!

Thanks to all who came out to see the first of the Korin & Augie acoustic shows! We'd like to share some photos courtesy of Sara Daniels-Witchel, who has lovingly documented our Ohio shows for over a year now, as well as baked for us on multiple occasions.



BUT FIRST, don't forget we've released a brand new rarities EP featuring treasures from the THL vault. By DOWNLOADING these songs you're not only getting some great long-lost jems, but helping the future Visocchi baby eat (and in a roundabout way, poop). If you've got $4.99 please consider grabbing it! (Our debut album Gasoline is also available on the same site for a measly $9.99). DO IT!

HERE IT IS! THE FIRST BABY BUMP PHOTO:




NEXT ACOUSTIC SHOW IS SUNDAY APRIL, 17 AT THE STRUTT IN KALAMAZOO!!!


MORE PICTURES BELOW!









Thanks to Dean from Mind Fish for joining us for the encore, and for Frank & Jesse for playing with us as well!

Rarities EP Video!!



Listen to a snippet of each track from the brand new rarities EP, "Down Off The Ceiling Vol. I" by The Hard Lessons in the above video.

LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE EP & BUY DIGITALLY NOW:
http://www.thehardlessons.bandcamp.com

BUY PHYSICALLY:
* At selected record stores around the country on Record Store Day
* At all upcoming Korin & Augie acoustic shows!
http://www.goldtapes.blogspot.com

TRACKLISTING:
1) Bamboo (Sabbath Version)
2) Fit To Love You
3) Karate Man
4) All The Kids Know
5) The Sound Of Coming Down (Live)
6 Gimme Shelter (Live)

http://www.thehardlessons.tumblr.com
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NEW RARITIES EP ANNOUNCED!!



We are pleased to announce a very limited physical release for our new rarities EP, "Down Off The Ceiling vol. 1" released by our good friend Zak and Detroit's Gold Tapes!

The hot packaging includes a photo by David Dominic Jr. and an ultrasound picture of the forthcoming Baby Visocchi!




This cassette-only release will be available physically at our upcoming Korin and Augie acoustic shows, as well as at select record stores all over the country on Record Store Day. (Stay tuned for a list!) In the coming weeks you will also be able to purchase it digitally online if you are lucky enough to own a car made after 1999.

LISTEN TO A PREVIEW OF EVERY TRACK HERE

LIKE GOLD TAPES IN FAKE LIFE ON FACEBOOK HERE

GET THE TAPE IN REAL LIFE AT SHOWS:

Saturday, 3/26
Mickey Finns Pub
Toledo, OH

Sunday, 4/17
The Strutt
Kalamazoo, MI

Saturday, 4/23
The Loving Touch
Ferndale, MI

MUCH MORE TO COME! Stay tuned for record store locations and details on the digital release!

xo THL

ACOUSTIC SHOWS ANNOUNCED!!!!!!!

To the beloved cities of Kalamazoo and Toledo, may we say this: we have heard your call, and we are coming!



As a way to make good on promised performances in the above mentioned cities, Korin and Augie will be performing a short series of special acoustic performances over the span of a month's time. If you haven't been able to catch one of these performances, you don't want to miss your chance hear rarely-performed THL gems, as well as unique covers and more.

To top it all off, and to mark the grande finale, will be a show in Ferndale on Augie's birthday! Many more details to come, but mark your calendars now...


3/26 Toledo, OH
Mickey Finn's Pub


4/17 Kalamazoo, MI
The Strutt

4/23 Ferndale, MI
The Loving Touch 



Saturday, February 26
Blind Pig, Ann Arbor
TICKETS ON SALE: HERE




Friday, March 4
Metro Times Blowout, Hamtramck

WRISTBANDS ON SALE: HERE

Taking a second to look back...



We're happy to announce that Korin and Augie are on the cover of the Detroit News Weekend Guide today. Pick up a copy for a nice career retrospective penned by longtime THL-supporter Adam Graham! It is a nice read with plenty of unseen photos...

xo THL

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