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Elephant: A New Song & A New Video

September 10, 2010

One of Goldfinch’s newest baby songs had it’s debut at Bumbershoot, but we had the privilege of making a live video before that with the talented & wonderful Kris Crews with the help of Bridgett Nicol at a sunsetting Tacoma beach on one of the last nights of summer.

Enjoy.

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To Bumbershoot And Beyond

September 10, 2010

We had the amazing privilege of performing at this years’ Bumbershoot Festival for The Seattle Round alongside our friends, Shenandoah Davis & Tomo Nakayama. For a little band from Tacoma this was just a downright pleasure and we were thrilled to see so many familiar faces on the throng. There’s nothing quite like looking up at the Space Needle mid-song and reflecting on how far we’ve come in a year. Riding around in a golf cart, having actual stage hands, and playing a festival with Bob Dylan are the musician equivalents of a trip to Disneyland!

Special thanks to Nathan Marion, curator of The Seattle Round, and to all of you for voicing your desire to see us on that stage.

Goldfinch at the Can Can

May 24, 2010

bitchin’ poster by Faith Stevens and Grace Sullivan

It’s true! Us and our good friends Pablo Trucker (SEA) and Drunken Prayer (PDX) playing that little underground absinthe riddled burlesque joint in the Pike Place Market. This is a recipe for both regrettable flirting and possibly drinking too much to stay off of the stage when we call your name. You know it might happen. The other big thing about this show is that it’s one of two final Seattle performances we’re doing before taking our much needed writing & living break.

Of course we want to go out with a bang with you beside us.

Goldfinch at the Can Can, Thursday, May 27th, 9pm, $5! 94 Pike Street, Seattle

Goldfinch Plays The Seattle Round #58

February 27, 2010

What is The Round?

3 songwriters share the stage,
slam poets, live painters…
audience sits in rapt attention.
It’s definitely not your normal concert.

The Round takes place regularly in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland & Austin. We are glad to join Jake Hemming & Steve Norman (Big Sur), Ian McFeron, and slam poet Jodie Knowles at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center for The Seattle Round #58. Two expert potters (Eric Newman and Mark Strom) will turn lowly lumps of clay into a variety of vases and bowls right before your eyes.

Tuesday, March 9th
@ Fremont Abbey Arts Center,
4272 fremont ave north, seattle
8-10pm  /  7:30 doors
$7 advance / $10 door
all-ages /  pg13

Info: www.theround.org /  Tickets via www.fremontabbey.org

Goldfinch: KUPS In-Studio Performance

February 11, 2010

We’re all set up to head over to KUPS 90.1 in Tacoma in a couple weeks to play some live music and engage in witty banter (with just the right amount of raunchiness, you know us). Rumor has it that our new song will be all polished up by then and ready to play.

You can tune in on February 28th at 1 o’clock to hear us and, in the mean time, call (253) 879-3267 or send an instant message to KUPS DJ to request songs off of our record.

Goldfinch Goes East: Birds on a Wire Festival & The Red Room

February 11, 2010

Yes, all the way to Pullman, Washington. On March 26th/27th Larson Hicks of Stereopathic Music presents Birds On A Wire, a folk music festival all the way the heck in Pullman.

We hear amazing things about Larson, and have been hoping to head out East to join one of his amazing bills for a while now. Here’s what Sound On The Sound has to say about Larson & the festival:

“Happening March 26th and 27th and taking place on three stages within walking distance of each other on Pullman’s main street, the festival is an outgrowth of a series of Birds on a Wire shows Hicks did last year with some success, which itself was an product of his need for his underserved area to realize it’s musical potential. Hicks is not a corporation like Live Nation, just a guy with a dream to make his town as fun as it can be, and on the leading edge of a localism movement that is now even reaching the music business.”

And the line-up: Justin Townes Earl, Damien Jurado, Joe Pug, Rocky Votolato, Horse Feathers, Sera Cahoone, Frontier Ruckus, Al James (Dolorean), Laura Gibson, The Maldives, The Moondoggies, Super XX Man, Cataldo, Goldfinch, Karli Fairbanks, Pablo Trucker, Mike Kelly, Hueco, Samuel Dickison, Tony Kevin Jr., & Low-Fi.

Before that, though, we’ve booked a last minute trek out to the Tri-Cities, in Kennewick, next week to play a show at The Red Room with our friends, the amazing Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives. It’s on Friday the 19th of February and is $3 in advance/$5 at the door.

Come out East with us!

Goldfinch Collaborates with MLK Ballet

February 11, 2010

It’s true! We love MLK Ballet and their tuition-free dance classes. Several times a year they put on a weekend of performances and we’re honored that they’ve chosen two songs from the Goldfinch album (and one that’s never been played in public before!) to choreograph new dance pieces to.

We’ll be playing live at each of these special performances in March and you’re invited to join us.