Vera June is almost a year old! Which, of course, means she can carry her own weight now and mom and dad have an excess of free time again… Thus, Finn Riggins fired up the engines in August and we have been rehearsing and writing AND we’ve added a BASS PLAYER. Yes, the time has finally come for more low end. Finn Riggins is now a quartet! Our good friend Travis Ward (Hillfolk Noir, Junkyard Bandstand, Doug Martsch Trio, basketball buddy, chronic Ranch Fester, neighbor) has jumped on the Finn Riggins train and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Come welcome him to the team at one of the handful of Fall shows we’re playing in the region.
Oct 16th Moscow, ID @ University Of Idaho — Homecoming Celebration at the Commons w/ Holiday Friends
Oct 17th Moscow, ID @ John’s Alley Tavern w/ Holiday Friends
Oct 18th La Grande, OR @ Big Green Barn w/ Test Audiences
Oct 24th Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Thick Business and Transistor Send
Check out posters by Photogrammar for Moscow and Boise shows
If 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.
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
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
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.
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