Red Jacket Mine

October 14, 2013
by Lincoln
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Pendleton, Bend, Portland bound!

We’ve been busy writing new songs and prepping a holiday single for release (more on that soon!), but we’re hitting the road for a trio of Oregon dates this week.

White Eagle Oct 19On Thursday, October 17, we’ll visit one of our favorite spots in the Northwest – the Great Pacific in Pendleton – for a free, all-ages show. Our GP shows are always a hoot, filled with covers and good times all around. (This happened last time.) Thanks to Johnny Vinyl at the East Oregonian for the great review of Someone Else’s Cake and preview of the show!

Next up, we’ll make our first-ever trip to Bend for a show at hip new spot Blue Pine on Friday, October 18. If you have friends in Bend, please help us spread the word!

Finally, on Saturday, October 19, we’ll return to the White Eagle Saloon in Portland for a great show with our friends The Low Bones and Rich West Blatt & the Once in a While Sky. Portland’s own Damon Dunning will once again join us on bass.

See you out there!

xo

RJM

September 23, 2013
by Lincoln
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Seattle & Chelan this weekend!

For photos from the road, follow us on Instagram!

For photos from the road, follow us on Instagram!

Hey friends,

Hope the summer-to-fall transition has been pleasant, wherever you are. We’re busy writing songs for some more recording this fall, but we’re sneaking out to play a couple of shows this weekend in Washington:

  • Friday, September 27 at the High Dive in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. The Trouble Starts open the show, and our pals the Glass Notes headline, with RJM manning the coveted middle slot. That’s right, folks: the fabled catbird seat! Hope to see all of our Seattle pals there.
  • Saturday, September 28 at The Vogue Lounge in lovely Chelan, Washington. This is our first trip out to the Vogue, but we’ve heard very good things. Extra-long set, good times guaranteed. Road trip for sunshine!

Lots more shows coming up in October, so please keep it tuned to our Shows page for details!

xo

RJM

PS – Check out this video of us performing Big Star’s immortal “Ballad of El Goodo” at the Axe & Fiddle in Cottage Grove earlier this month! Thanks to our buddy Craig Leve for capturing this!

September 5, 2013
by Lincoln
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Oregon shows this weekend!

September 6 at Secret Society

We’re saddling up the Holy Van for some shows in Oregon this weekend – Friday, September 6 at the Secret Society Lounge in Portland (with our friends Shane Tutmarc and Star Anna), and Saturday, September 7 at the Axe & Fiddle in Cottage Grove.

The Portland show is sponsored by community radio station KZME, and we’ll be appearing in-studio for a live performance and interview on Friday at 12pm Pacific. Stream along from your desk or car at kzme.fm!

We’ll also be stopping by the KWVA Eugene studios before our Cottage Grove show, taking over the airwaves on Saturday from 1-2pm Pacifc – we’ll play some of our favorite records, chat with our pal Craig Leve, and play a few songs! We’re hoping for a cross between Flo & Eddie by the Fireside and this:

Tune in at 88.1FM in the Eugene area, or stream worldwide at kwvaradio.org to witness the chaos in real-time!

Sunset September 12

Seattle, we haven’t forgotten you: we’ll also be performing next Thursday, September 12 at our beloved Sunset Tavern, with our good pals the Tripwires and amazing NYC soul-rollers the JayVons (aka 4/5 of the Reigning Sound)! Very excited about this one!

Lots more coming up this fall – keep an eye on the Shows page for details. See you out there!

RJM

 

September 5, 2013
by Lincoln
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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