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.
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.
FINN RIGGINS BABY PARTY TOUR
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
7/13 SPOKANE, WA @ KYRS Music Fest w/ Menomena + Cathedral Pearls + more
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
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!
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)