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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


NW Tour with BUILT TO SPILL in February

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

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

poster for 2/11 Boise show by Julia Green

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

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

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!

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

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lots of rocknrollin at the ‘ol homestead right now. recording on the nearing horizon. we’ve all been loving being home and in the midst of the stellar vibes of the Boise scene // hard to beat Idaho vibes. lots of excitement in the air. it’s energizing. and the jamz are hottt

photo by Sam Guerrero

we have a few regional shows this fall while we finish up work on a new recording. pumped for all of these.

10/21/11 LA GRANDE, OR @ Eastern Oregon Film Festival
10/27/11 BOISE, ID @ Neurolux w/ Mr. Gnome >>>> more details
11/3/11 PORTLAND, OR @ Holocene w/ Radiation City + Brainstorm + more (TLE Comp Release Party)
11/5/11 MOSCOW, ID @ John’s Alley w/ Boy Eats Drum Machine

let’s hang out soon.


photo by Bobby McHugh