Boise 150 + KEOL Fest + KYRS Music Fest + final show before baby baby break August 1st

lisa shredsIf you’re tuning in late, refer to the previous post about Lisa being pregnant and Finn Riggins taking a baby baby break after a few more shows this summer… Well, we now know that Lisa will be having a girl! Very very very very very very excited. XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

All the shows so far this Summer, Ranch Fest, etc have been incredible and so much fun — been great seeing you all! We have just a handful left, and we will be playing our final show before this indefinite baby baby break on August 1st — exactly 7 years since we packed up from Moscow, Idaho and moved to Hailey and started this whole Finn Riggins journey of endless tours around the country, 1000+ shows and countless amazing adventures with all of you. We are incredibly grateful for all of the support and good times over the years. As of now, a little unknown what the future holds for this band, but we’re all embracing a future with it and the intention is to write and record an album in our downtime, most likely inspired to some degree by the new spark we will soon birth into this world.ranch fest april pope mantha

We’re playing this Sunday (July 7th) in Boise at Julia Davis Park as part of a big Boise 150 celebration as this great city is now 150 years old. Honored to be included in the festivities and we’ll be rocking the bandshell at 1pm, right before the Mayor speaks — opening for the Mayor! After that, we’re playing two college/community radio festivals next weekend. July 12th KEOL Fest in La Grande and July 13th KYRS Music Fest in Spokane. Then our final show will be at Neurolux in Boise on August 1st. For the occasion we’ve coerced our longtime friend, conspirator and fellow instigator of good times and wild ideas — the legendary JARED MEES — to come out and play this show with us. It’ll make for a fantastically wild evening no doubt. Plus our good friend LIONSWEB will open the show and Tyler Walker will be doing projections.

We can’t think of a better way to go out — with all of our homeys here in Boise — and invite you all to join us for this last hurrah before the beginning of a new chapter in the adventures of Finn Riggins.

7/7 BOISE, ID @ Julia Davis Park for Boise 150 Sesqui-party — FR @ 1pm
7/12 LA GRANDE, OR @ KEOL Fest w/ Wooden Indian Burial Ground + Mike Surber
7/13 SPOKANE, WA @ KYRS Music Fest w/ Menomena + Cathedral Pearls + more
8/1 BOISE, ID @ Neurolux w/ Jared Mees + Lionsweb

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Ranch Fest! new summer dates announced! baby baby break!

Soooo… we’ve been sitting on some awesome news that we finally get to share with you… Our resident rock goddess, guitar slayer, the one and only Lisa Simpson is with child. Yes yes! Lisa and Gilbert are pregnant and having their first child, which we’re collectively all besides ourselves with excitement and curiosity. Baby is due in November.

What does this mean for Finn Riggins as a band? It means that we are going to take the longest break from live shows we’ve taken since starting the band in August of 2006. We’re going to use the opportunity to settle in to the practice space and the studio and finish and write and record a new album. It’s a phase we’re very much looking forward to. But as you all know, we love the road and love playing live and hanging out with all of you. So we’ve booked a series of shows in nearby places to celebrate with y’all. Our last show before the baby break will be sometime mid-July, so come see us before then if you can. Most of the dates are posted below, there will be a couple more additions soon.

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Also, RANCH FEST is almost here and it’s going to be the best yet. Lineup this year is amazing and the weather will be outstanding. Some new bands to the Ranch this year include Portland psychedelia masterminds Eternal Tapestry, Bay Area electronic/psych project Mwahaha, and one of our favorite bands as of late, the amazing AU. Many more great additions this year and plenty of the classic Ranch favorites (Tartufi, Hillfolk Noir, Le Fleur, Holiday Friends, etc) — see the full lineup over on the Ranch Fest facebook page. If you plan on coming, please RSVP via the RSVP link which will also help get you dialed in to all the details.

FINN RIGGINS BABY PARTY TOUR

5/9 MOSCOW, ID @ John’s Alley w/ The Dirty Moogs + The Kitchen
5/10 CLARKSTON, WA @ Hogan’s Pub w/ The Dirty Moogs + Astronaut and the Trees
5/11 MISSOULA, MT @ The Palace Lounge w/ The Dirty Moogs + BOYS
5/24 & 5/25 TUMBLEWEEDS, ID @ Ranch Fest 2013
6/6 PORTLAND, OR @ Doug Fir w/ The Cabin Project + Genders
6/7 HOOD RIVER, OR @ Cebu Lounge w/ Voodoo Voltage
6/26 BOISE, ID @ Alive After Five w/ Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
7/12 LA GRANDE, OR @ KEOL Fest
7/13 SPOKANE, WA @ KYRS Music Fest w/ Menomena + Cathedral Pearls + more

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Spring shows with El Ten Eleven, The Dirty Moogs and more + Ranch Fest 2013

What a wild year thus far! Huge thanks to everyone that attended, played or helped out at Treefort Music Fest 2013 — amazing amazing amazing things happening in this Idaho scene. If Round 2 of Treefort was that good, can hardly wait to see how Round 3 unfolds. In the meantime, team Finn Riggins continues to write and work towards a new album, as well as make occasional appearances around the region. Also, RANCH FEST is coming! Mark you calendars and plan on being to Tumbleweeds by 1pm MST on Friday MAY 24th and staying until 1pm on Sunday MAY 26th. More details soon.

We have two trips planned to MOSCOW this Spring! One in a couple of weeks (Friday, April 26th) for an anti-violence Music and Art event hosted by KUOI 89.3 FM and Univ of Idaho. ALL AGES and FREE show at 1912 Center with our friends and fellow former KUOI DJs Le Fleur and Psychic Rites.

Next BOISE show is with EL TEN ELEVEN on April 28th!! Show at Neurolux with fellow local Ugly Hussy as well. AND we’re touring with our friends THE DIRTY MOOGS in May — shows in Moscow, Clarkston and Missoula. Tour poster by James Lloyd below.

4/26 MOSCOW, ID @ 1912 Center for Speak Out! KUOI event
4/28 BOISE, ID @ Neurolux w/ El Ten Eleven + Ugly Hussy
5/9 MOSCOW, ID @ John’s Alley w/ The Dirty Moogs + The Kitchen
5/10 CLARKSTON, WA @ Hogan’s Pub w/ The Dirty Moogs + Astronaut and the Trees
5/11 MISSOULA, MT @ The Palace Lounge w/ The Dirty Moogs + BOYS
5/24 & 5/25 TUMBLEWEEDS, ID @ Ranch Fest 2013

Finn Riggins and The Dirty Moogs mini tour 2013

march madness ::: Treefort Music Fest

2013 has been off to a great start thus far! Thanks to everyone that came out to all of the Built To Spill shows around the Northwest and to the Eastern Oregon Film Festival last weekend! We will not be making the trek to SXSW again this year, but instead will be playing the Sun Valley Film Festival on Saturday, March 16th with Built to Spill and then once again kicking off the growing festival here at home — Treefort Music Fest — shaping up to be quite awesome on many levels. March 21st – 24th, Boise, Idaho. Come visit!

March 16th KETCHUM, ID @ Sun Valley Film Festival (Whiskey Jacques afterparty) w/ Built To Spill
March 21st BOISE, ID @ Treefort Music Fest (El Korah Shrine) w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra + Foxygen + Wampire + Mt St Helens Vietnam Band

Finn Riggins kicks off the whole festival at 6pm sharp. Thursday March 21st.

NW Tour with BUILT TO SPILL in February

All kinds of magic in the air these days. NW buddies, come hang out with us the first week or so in February. Hopefully, you already have tickets because many of these are already SOLD OUT. Get tix where you can.

FEB 2013 NW Tour

JAN 31st PORTLAND, OR @ Doug Fir # SOLD OUT
FEB 1st PORTLAND, OR @ Doug Fir # SOLD OUT
FEB 2nd BELLINGHAM, WA @ Wild Buffalo #SOLD OUT
FEB 5th VICTORIA, BC @ Sugar NightClub #
FEB 6th VANCOUVER, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre #
FEB 7th SEATTLE, WA @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater w/ The Pharmacy + Roaming Herds of Buffalo
FEB 8th PULLMAN, WA @ The Belltower #%
FEB 9th SPOKANE, WA @ Bing Crosby Theater #%
FEB 10th LA GRANDE, OR @ Big Green Barn (email us for more info) #
FEB 11th BOISE, ID @ Neurolux #^ SOLD OUT
MAR 1st LA GRANDE, OR @ Eastern Oregon Film Festival

# w/ Built To Spill
% w/ Aan
^ w/ UUVVWWZ

poster for 2/11 Boise show by Julia Green