Tuesday, April 28, 2009

spring NW tour!!

updates updates updates.

rad shows the last couple of weeks. a big Benefit for the Boise Bicycle Project at the Visual Arts Collective on April 17th with the freight train of fun Jared Mees & The Grown Children and our fellow Boise rippers Le Fleur and Juntura. raise a bunch of money for the BBP and had a whale of a time. the next day, The Grown Children and us headed to La Grande for another amazing chapter in the epic annuals of The Crawlspace... offically Crawlspace VI. with Test Audiences and City of Animals who were better than ever. a surprise set from pretty radical travelling troubadors Come Gather Round Us sealed the deal for what was possibly one of the best Crawlspace shows ever...

thanks to our buddy Shaun Daniel, here's a glimpse into the crawlspace vortex... and of one of our new songs... :
"Wake" by Finn Riggins (Live at Crawlspace VI)

then last friday we helped host a sweaty sweaty dance party at Fresshies in Hailey... a classic indeed. Fresshies never fails. they know how to bring it and our love affair is a magnificent one. on Saturday we played a private birthday party in Fairfield at the ancient Breezie's Outlaws Saloon. it was off the hook. amazing people. amazing stuff on the walls. amazing party.

in between all this we've been finishing up writing for the new record and preparing for our little NW tour... starts tomorrow. as soon as we get back, we head in to the studio for 4 days. followed by the shows with Built To Spill. busy times. but the big ball is rolling and we're excited for it all.

below are the next month of shows, as always, help getting the word to people in these areas is appreciated to the power of forever.

4/29 MISSOULA, MT @ The Badlander w/ The Chalfonts + The Magic Square
*4/30 LEWISTON, ID @ Lewis & Clark State College SUB Ampitheatre 11am-1pm
4/30 MOSCOW, ID @ John's Alley w/ The Holiday Friends
5/1 SANDPOINT, ID @ Three Glasses
5/2 CLARKSTON, WA @ Hogan's Pub w/ Bart Budwig
*5/3 MOSCOW, ID @ Moscow Renaissance Fair in East City Park
*5/5 SPOKANE, WA @ The Empyrean w/ local guests
5/6 SEATTLE, WA @ The Comet Tavern w/ The Globes + The Glasses + The Magic Mirrors
*5/7 PORTLAND, OR @ Tender Loving Empire for 1st Thursday w/ Church
5/8 BELLINGHAM, WA @ The Rogue Hero w/ The Russians + The Mumbles
5/15 GARDEN CITY (boise), ID @ VaC opening for BUILT TO SPILL. w/ Juntura
*5/16 EAGLE, ID @ Eagle Island Experience Festival w/ Built to Spill + others
5/20 BOISE, ID @ Neurolux opening for MIKE WATT
*5/22 HAILEY, ID @ Sun Valley Brewery w/ Tartufi + Low Red Land
*5/23 the sticks, ID @ Ranch Fest w/ Tartufi + Low Red Land + Test Audiences + Le Fleur + Hillfolk Noir + Milo Duke + Piers Lamb + stars + bbq + camping + beer + fun

*denotes ALL AGES show
full details at www.myspace.com/finnriggins

check out Lisa playing drums:

and hot Cam:

to see more photos of hot Cam and his hairdos and more by Rachael Dara Fisher go here

also, here are a couple of photos from the Cherry City Music Festival we played in Salem, OR a few weeks ago... courtesy of Sam Guerrero:

for more photos from CCMF and from the Tender Loving Empire vaults go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/tenderlovingempire/

that's it for now. more soon.


Somewhere In Texas Radio said...

Hey there!
I posted a couple of pictures on my blog, switradio.blogspot.com
check 'em out :)

See you soon!


kevin fitz said...

Sounding great everyone! I like the picture of Lisa on the drums. You all are just so clever and talented.