Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Finn Riggins headed home — Day 76 (last week of tour!)

Posted By on Tue, May 11, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Replay Lounge -- Lawrence, KS -- May 10th, 2010
  • Replay Lounge — Lawrence, KS — May 10th, 2010

played a really sweet show in Lawrence, KS last night at Replay Lounge on a Monday night in the midst of terrific thunder storms and tornado warnings. locals The Kinetiks and New Franklin Panthers were awesome. very cool. very fun show. and well worth the couple hundred miles it took us out of our way on our trek toward home... currently 300 and some miles into our 400 and some mile trip to Minneapolis today... somewhere in Iowa...
Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin

been going strong since our last day off of tour back on April 30th in upstate New York. lots of drives. lots of great shows. hard to believe that we'll be home to Boise by Saturday. holy moly. incredibly excited to be home. and for the show on Saturday at one of our absolute fave venues in the country — Visual Arts Collective — and to help celebrate our Boise homeys Fauxbois release of their new record. going to be a party. hope to have some juice left... these last couple of weeks have been very busy. long drives, lots of shows, lots of great people to catch up with and get to know. wouldn't have it any other way.

got up really early yesterday morning in Iowa City so that we could cruise to Rock Island, IL to record a session with the infamous Daytrotter crew before heading south to Lawrence. very cool space and got to play on some of their sweet gear, which was nice, especially since it was three flights of stairs up. i rocked their Rhodes and Roland Juno. it was awesome. excited to hear how the session comes out.

Daytrotter Studios -- Rock Island, IL
  • Daytrotter Studios — Rock Island, IL

got to know a couple of cool new towns this last weekend — Sheboygan, WI on saturday and Kalamazoo, MI last thursday. got real intimate with the locals in both towns. always learning. recorded a live session with Western Michigan's college radio station WIDR on thursday that will probably get posted soon. played with two sweet sweet bands that night at The Strutt in 'ol Kalamazoo — Pan and Good News.

Chicago on Friday was a blast. local bands Hot Cops and Teenage Rage were highlights. Hot Cops especially. The Elbo Room is a really cool space, but it seems hard to get people in there. rad lights and sound. cool neighborhood. it ruled. in its own special way.

got a couple of quality nights of sleep in the van over the weekend and caught up with some great friends in Sheboygan. crazy fun show at The Green Room in Sheboygan on Saturday. ate some cheese and brats. then Irish car bombs with the locals and a sweaty set of rock n roll. really cool scene. Milwaukee throwback garage rockers Surgeons in Heat opened. we liked them. John Mayer played guitar and sang with them. not sure how much they dug us giving them shit that Lisa Simpson was way cooler than John Mayer, but it's true.

all of this, especially with the long drives, has had us reflecting on this tour a bunch the last couple of days. seems like several tours ago that we were in Seattle and Bellingham and Portland, when in fact it was the beginning of this tour back on the last weekend in February. been a really incredible tour on multiple fronts. so thankful to have been given this opportunity and for everyone that has come to shows and given us places to crash and good foods to eat along the way. extremely grateful for all the kindness and good spirit that has been offered up along the way. thank you thank you thank you.

hard to believe that we'll be back in Idaho in 3 days. Day 76. Minneapolis tonight. Dickinson, ND tomorrow. Missoula, MT on thursday. Moscow, Idahoooo on Friday. back in Boise on Saturday. hellz yeah. can't wait to see you all!

love
gilbert


PS mother's day was on sunday. LimeWire Music Blog out of NYC asked us and our mom's a few questions. pretty cute. we LOVE our moms!! http://blog.limewire.com/posts/41420-mothers-day-love-from-finn-riggins-and-their-moms/

PSS couple of our tour companions over the last several years... still going strong.

eeyore and tigger
  • eeyore and tigger

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