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October 2014 Mini-Tour + New member!

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

10-17-14 moscow

10-24-14 boise

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.

lisa seattle in pink

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.


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


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

new video! Fall NW tour dates

Fall is here! Thanks for an incredible summer — so many great shows all over the West. We’re spending the Fall working on new material but we do have a few shows around the NW that we’ll be emerging from the laboratory for. Check the dates below. Show this Friday in Boise at Hyde Park Street Fair!

Also wanted to share this moving video done by a Boise friend about his family using our song A President, A Pacifist, An Auto Restorer. He submitted it to the 208 Music Video Showcase that happened last week here in Boise. Very cool.

A President, Pacifist, an Auto Restorer, Finn Riggins from Clam City on Vimeo.

9/14 BOISE, ID @ Hyde Park Street Fair (7pm – 7:45pm)
9/15 LA GRANDE, OR @ I Art LG Block Party
9/28 ASTORIA, OR @ Pacific Northwest Brew Cup
9/29 PORTLAND, OR @ Mississippi Studios (Tender Loving Empire Party)
10/19 SEATTLE, WA @ City Arts Fest
10/26 SPOKANE, WA @ Nyne w/ House of Ghosts and Nude Pop
10/27 MOSCOW, ID @ John’s Alley w/ The True Spokes
11/1 BOISE, ID @ The Red Room w/ Mr. Gnome

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

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