SXSW 2012 Tour Dates \\ Treefort Music Fest \\ Benchwarmers EP

egilbert finn riggins

March is upon us, and it’s gonna be a wild wild one. Incredibly excited to hit the road for a couple weeks and then come home to the inaugural Treefort Music Fest right here in Boise March 22nd – 25th. If you’re not privy to this rad new multi-venue emerging artists festival, highly encourage you do some research here.

We leave on Tuesday to return to SXSW in Austin, TX — this time bringing a bunch of other Idaho bands with us! Couldn’t be more excited about the Idaho delegation at SXSW this year. There’s a full on Official SXSW Boise Music Showcase and then our buddies TEENS are also playing the festival on a separate showcase. We have several shows on the way that we’re pumped about as well — including an appearance at another festival in Texas called 35 Denton in Denton, TX and stops in Colorado, Louisiana and Arkansas too. Playing with some really incredible bands along the way and very excited to see a bunch of old friends! We just added a stop in Amarillo, TX on Friday 3/9 and have added some more SXSW day parties during our stay in Austin. Check out the full list of shows below.

April and May dates to be announced very soon! Our new Benchwarmers EP will be released by Tender Loving Empire on April 21st aka Record Store Day — a yearly celebration of independent record stores that our awesome hometown store The Record Exchange here in Boise plays a large role in and throws quite the celebration. Excited to be a part of it for the second year in a row.

Some initial press love for the EP:
Nylon Magazine
My Old Kentucky Blog

Spring 2012 SXSW Tour Dates

3/7 DENVER, CO @ Hi-Dive w/ Reptar
3/8 FORT COLLINS, CO @ The Idaho House w/ Happy Family + Solterra
3/9 AMARILLO, TX @ The 806
3/10 DENTON, TX @ 35 DentonFestival at Mellow Mushroom w/ American Royalty + Night Beats + Comanche
3/11 SHREVEPORT, LA @ Media Star Entertainment Hall w/ Maps & Atlases + Radiation City + Aan + Dead Zebra
3/12 FAYETTEVILLE, AR @ JR’s Lightbulb Club w/ Mercies + Presto Bando
3/13 – 3/17 AUSTIN, TX @ SXSW
3/14 SXSW @ AS Built & Valhalla Showcase at Agave (1:30pm set)
3/14 SXSW @ Official SXSW Boise Music Showcase at IFC Crossroads House at Club Vice (10pm set) w/ Built To Spill + Youth Lagoon + Brett Netson Band + Le Fleur + Hillfolk Noir + DJ Matt Jones
3/15 SXSW @ Native Ent. Food Cart Food Court Showcase at 75 Rainey (2pm set)
3/15 SXSW @ Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Showcase at Molotov Lounge (5:15pm set)
3/22 BOISE, ID @ Neurolux forTreefort Music Fest w/ Delicate Steve + Janka Nabay + Woodsman + Dustin Wong

Official SXSW Boise Music Showcase

Wednesday, March 14th @ IFC Crossroads House at Club Vice (302 E 6th St) at 5pm