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.
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
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.
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.
Big thanks to everyone that made it out to the Radio Boise Tour PRE Fat Block Party on Friday in downtown Boise. Ended up being a really incredible party and lots of money was raised for Radio Boise! Great volunteer help and all kinds of community support made for a great event and a start of a new tradition.
It’s been a great summer all around and it’s been a huge pleasure to see each and everyone of you at the shows all over the West! We’ve got one more string of summer shows this week with some of our bestest band buddies ever and one of the greatest bands of our generation — TARTUFI. If you don’t know Tartufi yet, this is a nice introduction — blowing minds.
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