8 Bit video for Big News!! // more Summer dates! // Boise show announced!

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Been an incredible Summer so far! Amazing time in California in early July, and now on a series of regional festivals. The UMS last weekend in Denver was awesome once again. And very thankful for all the great bands we’ve been playing with as of late. Most of the rest of our Summer shows are in Idaho and Wyoming, but there will be some more NW dates announced soon for the Fall. However, most of the Fall will be dedicated to writing and recording a new album. Full remaining Summer dates below.

Our buddy Joseph Von Stengel out in NY sent us this incredible 8 bit animation for Big News off of our recent Benchwarmers EP. Surprised us with it last week. We were floored. Very excited to share it with y’all. Welcome to Finn Riggins the video game

8/4 HEISE, ID @ Kelly Canyon Music Festival
8/8 JACKSON, WY @ Jackson Hole Live! w/ The Features
8/9 PRIEST LAKE, ID @ Millie’s
8/10 SANDPOINT, ID @ Downtown Crossing
8/12 MOSCOW, ID @ John’s Alley
8/16 STANLEY, ID @ StanleyStreet Dance
8/17 BOISE, ID @ Radio Boise Tour PRE Fat Block Party w/ Brainstorm + Buster Blue + Ssssnake
8/23 IDAHO FALLS, ID @ D’Railed w/ Tartufi
8/24 JACKSON, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre w/ Tartufi
8/25 POCATELLO, ID @ Old Town Block Party w/ Tartufi
9/1 MCCALL, ID @ Salmon River Brewery

MASSV music fest this weekend!! next week: Utah + Colorado + the UMS Festival in Denver

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California tour was awesome! So good to see everyone and play with such stellar bands and hang out on the beach in the cool breezes. Summer fun to the max. And it continues this week as we head up to Sun Valley for MASSV Music Festival with Ghostland Observatory, Brother Ali, Boombox, Gift of Gab, Beats Antique, Atomic Mama, Shades and more! Next week we head to the incredible Underground Music Showcase in Denver with stops in SLC and Fort Collins on the way. Full tour dates below with some new additions including a stop in Moscow, ID in August and another festival addition!

The Troubadour in Los Angeles 6/29/12 -- photo by Rich Abagon

7/14 KETCHUM, ID @ MASSV Music and Art Show w/ Ghostland Observatory + Brother Ali + Gift of Gab + Atomic Mama + more
7/18 SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ The Woodshed w/ Max Pain & The Groovies + Wildcat Strike
7/19 FORT COLLINS, CO @ GNU Experience Gallery w/ The Gembrokers + Ned Garthe + Happy Family
7/20 DENVER, CO @ The UMS Festival
7/21 DENVER, CO @ The UMS Festival
8/4 HEISE, ID @ Kelly Canyon Music Festival
8/8 JACKSON, WY @ Jackson Hole Live! w/ The Features
8/9 PRIEST LAKE, ID @ Millie’s
8/10 SANDPOINT, ID @ Downtown Crossing
8/12 MOSCOW, ID @ John’s Alley
8/16 STANLEY, ID @ StanleyStreet Dance
8/23 IDAHO FALLS, ID @ D’Railed w/ Tartufi
8/24 JACKSON, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre w/ Tartufi
8/25 POCATELLO, ID @ Old Town Block Party w/ Tartufi
9/1 MCCALL, ID @ Salmon River Brewery

California run of shows starts this week /// July 4th Big Time Freedom Fest in San Francisco!

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Hope summer is off to a bangin start for everyone!! We’re headed South this week to start a 10-day run of shows in California starting in San Diego this Thursday. Full Cali dates and updated summer dates below. Very excited for all this summer fun. Let’s hang out!

Shows with Gardens & Villa, Tartufi, Ghostland Observatory, Y La Bamba, Mwahaha, The Features and more!

If you haven’t yet snagged the FREE download of “Big News” from our Benchwarmers EP do it now! Jam it loud.

FINN RIGGINS SUMMER 2012 TOUR DATES

6/28 SAN DIEGO, CA @ Tin Can Alehouse w/ The Devfits + Little White Teeth + The Boyish Charms
6/29 LOS ANGELES, CA @ The Troubadour w/ Gardens & Villa + So Many Wizards
6/30 SANTA BARBARA, CA @ Muddy Waters w/ Little Owl + Indian Trading Furs
7/1 MONTEREY, CA @ house show (email us for details)
7/3 FRESNO, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
7/4 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ 7th Annual El Rio Big Time Freedom Fest w/ Religious Girls + Tartufi + Battlehooch + more
7/5 SANTA ROSA, CA @ Christy’s on the Square w/ Tartufi
7/6 DAVIS, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen w/ Y La Bamba
7/7 BERKELEY, CA @ Starry Plough w/ Mwahaha
7/13 GARDEN CITY, ID @ Visual Arts Collective w/ Atomic Mama + Holiday Friends + more
7/14 KETCHUM, ID @ MASSV Music and Art Show w/ Ghostland Observatory + Brother Ali + Gift of Gab + Atomic Mama + more
7/18 SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ The Woodshed w/ Max Pain & The Groovies
7/19 FORT COLLINS, CO @ GNU Experience Gallery w/ The Gembrokers + Ned Garthe + Happy Family
7/20 DENVER, CO @ The UMS Festival
7/21 DENVER, CO @ The UMS Festival
8/8 JACKSON, WY @ Jackson Hole Live! w/ The Features
8/9 PRIEST LAKE, ID @ Millie’s
8/10 SANDPOINT, ID @ Downtown Crossing
8/16 STANLEY, ID @ StanleyStreet Dance
8/23 IDAHO FALLS, ID @ D’Railed w/ Tartufi
8/24 JACKSON, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre w/ Tartufi
8/25 POCATELLO, ID @ Old Town Block Party w/ Tartufi
9/1 MCCALL, ID @ Salmon River Brewery

new single “big news” plus more summer dates!

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Hey team, summer tour starts in just over two weeks. Added some more dates, including one with The Features in Jackson Hole, WY and some N. Idaho dates and a Salt Lake City stop. Check out all of our current summer shows below.

Also, for a limited time you can download “Big News” from our Benchwarmers EP for FREE. Enjoy!

FINN RIGGINS SUMMER 2012 TOUR DATES

6/28 SAN DIEGO, CA @ Tin Can Alehouse w/ The Devfits + Little White Teeth + The Boyish Charms
6/29 LOS ANGELES, CA @ The Troubadour w/ Gardens & Villa + So Many Wizards
6/30 SANTA BARBARA, CA @ Muddy Waters
7/3 FRESNO, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
7/4 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ 7th Annual El Rio Big Time Freedom Fest w/ Religious Girls + Tartufi + Battlehooch + more
7/5 SANTA ROSA, CA @ Christy’s on the Square w/ Tartufi
7/6 DAVIS, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen w/ Y La Bamba
7/7 BERKELEY, CA @ Starry Plough w/ Mwahaha
7/14 KETCHUM, ID @ MASSV Music and Art Show w/ Ghostland Observatory + Brother Ali + Gift of Gab + Atomic Mama + more
7/18 SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ The Woodshed w/ Max Pain & The Groovies
7/19 FORT COLLINS, CO @ GNU Experience Gallery w/ The Gembrokers + Ned Garthe + Happy Family
7/20 DENVER, CO @ The UMS Festival
7/21 DENVER, CO @ The UMS Festival
8/8 JACKSON, WY @ Jackson Hole Live! w/ The Features
8/9 PRIEST LAKE, ID @ Millie’s
8/10 SANDPOINT, ID @ Downtown Crossing
8/16 STANLEY, ID @ StanleyStreet Dance
9/1 MCCALL, ID @ Salmon River Brewery

Look forward to seeing you all this summer!
xoxo
FR

photo by Tyler Kohlhoff

Summer Tour Dates!

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Including shows with Tartufi, Gardens & Villa, Ghostland Observatory, Y La Bamba, Mwahaha and more!

Big thanks to everyone that made Ranch Fest 2012 yet another year of awesome times in the great prairie pop-up town of Tumbleweeds. The community gets better and better each year, and the party gets just a little more wild…

In the wake of Ranch Fest, we’re taking most of June off as Cameron will be heading to Europe with our good friends Hillfolk Noir, filling in on drums for their tour over there. In the meantime, Lisa and Gilbert will be hanging in Boise and working on developing some more of these new songs in the hatch. As soon as Cam gets back we begin our summer tour season with a stretch of great shows in California. Here are our summer tour dates as they currently stand:

6/28 SAN DIEGO, CA @ Tin Can Alehouse w/ The Devfits + Little White Teeth + The Boyish Charms
6/29 LOS ANGELES, CA @ The Troubadour w/ Gardens & Villa + So Many Wizards
6/30 SANTA BARBARA, CA @ Muddy Waters
7/4 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ 7th Annual El Rio Big Time Freedom Fest w/ Religious Girls + Tartufi + Battlehooch + more
7/5 SANTA ROSA, CA @ Christy’s on the Square w/ Tartufi
7/6 DAVIS, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen w/ Y La Bamba
7/7 BERKELEY, CA @ Starry Plough w/ Mwahaha
7/14 KETCHUM, ID @ MASSV Music and Art Show w/ Ghostland Observatory + Brother Ali + Gift of Gab + Atomic Mama + more
7/19 FORT COLLINS, CO @ GNU Experience Gallery w/ The Gembrokers + Ned Garthe + Happy Family
7/20 DENVER, CO @ The UMS Festival
7/21 DENVER, CO @ The UMS Festival
8/16 STANLEY, ID @ StanleyStreet Dance
9/1 MCCALL, ID @ Salmon River Brewery

stay tuned for more show announcements, and check out some glimpses of Ranch Fest below… photos by Francis de la Pena (see his whole Ranch Fest photo series HERE)

xoxo
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Ranch Fest next weekend!

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Our annual barn-scorcher in an imaginary prairie town in Idaho is next weekend! May 25th and 26th. If you’re not already RSVP’d and in the loop, email Gilbert at helibasebooking@gmail.com for the inside scoop. Directions and all the important details being sent out as we speak. Another incredible line-up this year and with the weather outlook, it’s poised to be the best Ranch Fest ever.

In other news, we’re playing with JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD in Boise next Wednesday — May 23rd — at Neurolux and our local friends ART FAD are opening. If you live nearby, we encourage you not to miss this show. Rocknroll glory awaits you.

And speaking of glory, check out this review of Benchwarmers, one of the most entertaining reviews I’ve ever read — courtesy of Brooklyn-based blog Syffal crazy ass review

Some very exciting summer tour dates to be announced next week!
Stay tuned.

video for “plural” premieres on Consequence of Sound!

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Brand new video for “Plural” off of our new BENCHWARMERS EP premiered on Consequence of Sound last Friday. Directed by Zach Voss. Filmed by Glenn Landberg in multiple Idaho locations. Check it out.

We had a great time in the NW last week! Added a couple more May dates including a show with JEFF The Brotherhood at the Neurolux on May 23rd in Boise. Ranch Fest VII lineup will be announced very soon, for now, brace yourself for the epicness that awaits you on May 25th and 26th in Tumbleweeds, ID.

Utah, Colorado and California summer dates to be announced soon! For now, here’s what lies ahead:

May 4th KETCHUM, ID @ Whiskey Jacques w/ Atomic Mama
May 5th POCATELLO, ID @ Flipside Lounge w/ Atomic Mama
May 18th IDAHO FALLS, ID @ D’Railed (benefit concert)
May 23rd BOISE, ID @ Neurolux w/ JEFF The Brotherhood + Art Fad
May 25th + 26th TUMBLEWEEDS, ID @ Ranch Fest VII

Benchwarmers EP + NW Tour // limited edition Record Store Day 10″ vinyl

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Been hard at work in the deep caves of Finn Riggins-landia… in the wake of the amazing Treefort Music Fest here in Boise and a great SXSW tour, we’re back in action with a brand new EP being released by Tender Loving Empire that we’re very excited to share with y’all. Its called BENCHWARMERS and features new songs Plural, Big News, Arrow as well as Parkour that you may have heard and the title track, which if you haven’t heard, is available for FREE MP3 download to the right. The EP will be available on CD and as a digital download, but we’re most excited about the limited edition 10″ red vinyl that we pressed it on — they arrived a few days ago and look gorgeous. Officially out this weekend for Record Store Day.

We’re celebrating this Friday here in Boise with a collaborative Record Store Day Kickoff / Finn Riggins EP Release party presented by The Record Exchange and Go Listen Boise. Its an ALL AGES show at The Linen Building and also features the incredible Pontiak (Virginia) fresh off a European tour and the release of their new album “Echo Ono” on Thrill Jockey Records and locals Red Hands Black Feet.

We have a small run of very special shows in the NW that we’re playing in the next couple of weeks. More dates further away from home to be announced very soon. In the meantime, hope to see those of you that live in these areas!

FINN RIGGINS NW BENCHWARMERS TOUR
4/20 BOISE, ID @ Linen Building w/ Pontiak + Red Hands Black Feet
4/25 SEATTLE, WA @ Tractor Tavern w/ Koko & The Sweetmeats + Garage Voice
4/26 PORTLAND, OR @ Holocene w/ And And And + Grandparents
4/27 ASTORIA, OR @ Hazel’s Tavern w/ The Holiday Friends
4/28 BELLINGHAM, WA @ The Old Foundry w/ Seacats + The Royal Sea + Specters
5/4 KETCHUM, ID @ Whiskey Jacques w/ Atomic Mama
5/5 POCATELLO, ID @ Flipside Lounge w/ Atomic Mama

Finn Riggins -- Benchwarmers NW Tour screenprint poster by Credenda Studios

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

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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