Red Jacket Mine

September 5, 2013
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Bumbershoot 2013: Triumph!

Red Jacket Mine at Bumbershoot

photo by Anna Hoychuk (annahoychuk.com)

As predicted, Bumbershoot was a total gas! Our good friend Anna Hoychuk captured a bunch of great photos from our performance – check them out on Facebook.

Our new friend Jose Ortega even captured a few videos – including brand-new song “Crow”! Check them out on YouTube:

Thanks to Tony Kay from the Examiner and Chris Estey from Three Imaginary Girls for including us on their list of Bumbershoot picks!

As if that weren’t enough, Pat Muir from the Yakima Herald recently penned a glowing feature on the band titled “Yes, Pop Music Can Be Magical.” We agree…thanks, Pat!

xo

RJM

August 6, 2013
by Lincoln
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“NyQuil & Wine” single – out August 13!

Hi everyone,

We’ve got a special preview our new single “NyQuil & Wine,” out August 13 on Fin Records! This ‘singing postcard’ features photos by the wonderful Anna Hoychuk…check it out, and please share it with your friends!

The A-side is a re-imagined cover of a tune by our Fin labelmates Davidson Hart Kingsbery…but suffice to say we took some liberties! Check out their lovely original here:

And while we’re spreading the love around, feast your eyes on the magnificent cover art by Mr. Shawn Wolfe!

NyQuil & Wine cover

The single is currently in rotation on Seattle’s KEXP 90.3FM – if you enjoy it, please take a minute and send them a request!

Thanks for listening – enjoy responsibly!

xo

RJM

July 24, 2013
by Lincoln
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Broken Dub (featuring Ken Stringfellow)

Just in time for the Seattle summer, we’ve got something special to share: a dub mix (!!) of our tune “Better to Be Broken Than Blind”! Check out the original here:

Your dub selector is none other than Prince Johnny Sangster, and our pal Ken Stringfellow is featured on vocals. Dig it!

Also, for a limited time, you can get a free download of our upcoming single “NyQuil & Wine” when you share this track on Facebook or Twitter. Check out our Facebook post for details.

Dreadfully yours,

RJM

July 16, 2013
by Lincoln
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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me – July 19 & 20 at the Grand Illusion Cinema!

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me poster

The critically-acclaimed documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me opens at Seattle’s Grand Illusion Cinema this weekend, and we’re honored to be taking part in the event. We’ll perform a set of Big Star songs immediately after the 8pm showings on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20.

Our good friends Paul Hiraga (Downpilot) and Jeff Brown (Half Rushmore) will graciously lend their talents (on vocals and bass, respectively). Friday night’s set will focus on the darker, more atmospheric Third material, while Saturday’s set will feature a mix of the more up-tempo pop gems from the first two albums. We can’t promise that we’ll play your favorite, but we can promise it will be good!

Chris Burlingame from Another Rainy Saturday recently interviewed Lincoln about the upcoming performances and Big Star’s influence, which he calls “identity-defining.” Read the whole interview here.

Come celebrate the beautiful music of Big Star with us! The Grand Illusion is cozy (about 60 capacity), so advance tickets are recommended.

Hope to see you there!

xo

RJM

July 11, 2013
by Lincoln
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“Engineer” on Radio Nacional 3 de España!

Ángel Carmona has been spinning our glammy stomper “Engineer” on his RNE3 show Hoy Empieza Todo! Check out the July 9 episode below…”Engineer” is around the 1:30 mark, sandwiched between the very saucy company of Blondie and Gary Glitter!


¡Gracias, Ángel!

xo

RJM

July 5, 2013
by Lincoln
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West Seattle Summerfest + Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Hello friends,

Hope everyone’s enjoying their summer! We’ve been in the studio working on some new tracks, but we’re taking a break for a handful of very cool shows this month.

First, we’re playing the West Seattle Summerfest on Saturday, July 13 at 2:40pm. This annual event is always one of the highlights of the summer, and this year’s killer lineup includes the Young Fresh Fellows, Mark Pickerel & his Praying Hands, and the Mono Men! Come party with us in the street!

Next up, we’re honored to be a part of the official Seattle opening of Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me at the Grand Illusion Cinema on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20. The film will be shown at 8pm, followed by a set of Big Star tunes performed by “Red Jacket Mine & Friends” at 10pm. Purchase tickets here, and check out the trailer below!

You don’t have to know much about RJM to know that Big Star is one of our all-time favorites, so we’re obviously thrilled. Hope to see you at one or all of these gigs!

xo

RJM

PS – We had a very busy spring, you know. Here’s the Cliffs Notes version:

May 21, 2013
by Lincoln
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“Better to Be Broken Than Blind” video + all-ages shows!

Here it is, folks – the final installment of our Live at Jupiter video series, brought to you by Fin Records! Like the previous video, “Novelty’s Gone,” this track features the talents of Craig Flory on tenor saxophone and Tom Yoder on trombone, who also played on the album version. We hope you enjoy “Better to Be Broken Than Blind”!

But that’s not all – we also have a couple of cool all-ages shows coming up over the next two weeks that we’d love to tell you about. First up is the Fin Records Showcase at Northwest Folklife, this Friday, May 24 at Seattle Center. Fin’s taking over the Fountain Lawn stage from 6-9pm, and we’re proud to be playing alongside labelmates Lures, Low Hums, and Davidson Hart Kingsbery. RJM headlines at 8:15pm.

Fin at Folklife poster

The following weekend – Saturday, June 1 – we’re doing a very cool early afternoon show at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center. Billed as “fun for the whole family” (and why would they lie about a thing like that?), music starts at 12 noon and wraps by 2pm. Our friends Julia Massey & the Five-Finger Discount open the show. Tickets (including a discounted family rate) available here.

Fremont Abbey poster

Come on out – and for once, bring the kids!

xo

RJM

May 3, 2013
by Lincoln
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Red Jacket Mine at Bumbershoot 2013!

Bumbershoot 2013 announcement
The rumors are true: Red Jacket Mine will perform at this year’s Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival!

We’re honored to join a stellar lineup, featuring national acts like Redd Kross (!), Charles Bradley, and the Breeders, alongside local compatriots (and Fin Records labelmates) Davidson Hart Kingsbery, Mark Pickerel, and many, many more! Check out the full lineup.

Our performance will take place at 1:30pm on Monday, September 2 at the Plaza Stage (map). Get your tickets here!

Special thanks to local luminaries Charles R. Cross and Nancy Guppy for including us on their list of personal Bumbershoot picks! Build your personal ‘shoot schedule here.

This is a big win for us, and we couldn’t have done it without your tremendous support over the years. Thank you all!

xo

RJM

PS – Check out their killer lineup announcement video, and look for us on the viaduct!

May 2, 2013
by Lincoln
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“Novelty’s Gone” live at Jupiter Studios!

In the second installment of Fin RecordsLive at Jupiter video series, our Johnny Sangster and Jeff Brown-supplemented lineup tackles a gem from side B of Someone Else’s Cake, with an added bonus: Messrs. Craig Flory and Tom Yoder on tenor saxophone and trombone, respectively! This is the only time “Novelty’s Gone” has been performed with horns (thus far), so we’re thrilled to have captured it on video for posterity.

And if you missed last week’s installment, here’s our live take on “Ron Nasty”:

Hope to see you all tomorrow night at Columbia City Theater!

xo

RJM

May 1, 2013
by Lincoln
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Friday, May 3 at Columbia City Theater!

May 3 at Columbia City Theater

Thanks so much to all of the folks who made it out to see our “Touched By an Angel” West Coast tour! It was a great success, and now we’re rested and ready to celebrate with our biggest hometown show of the spring – this Friday, May 3 at the beautiful Columbia City Theater.

We’ll be be joined by two of our favorite local bands: Smokey Brights and the Glass Notes. Red Jacket Mine plays the middle slot at 10pm. This show is likely to sell out, so get your tickets now!

Andy and Lincoln stopped by The Mixtape podcast last week to play a couple of acoustic numbers and chat with host Sean DeTore about the show, the history of the band, and traditional anniversary gifts. Listen here.

For the Portlanders among you, we’ve also got a very cool show coming up next weekend – Friday, May 10 – at the White Eagle Saloon, along with two great PDX acts: The Don of Division Street and Steelhead. We’re stoked to share this bill! Get tickets right here.

xo

RJM