"Wake (Keep This Town Alive)" is a defiant call to arms, perhaps about Finn Riggins' hometown, Boise, but more likely about the three-piece ensemble that

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I've Been Listening to Finn Riggins, Portland's Favorite Boise Band

"Wake (Keep This Town Alive)" is a defiant call to arms, perhaps about Finn Riggins' hometown, Boise, but more likely about the three-piece ensemble that played a set in Bremerton last night (full disclosure: I hosted a debate before the Hi-Fi show), heating up tracks from their new release, Vs. Wilderness. I used to hang out with these guys when they were playing the college jam band circuit out of Moscow, Idaho, and though you probably wouldn't peg them as recovering hippies after a listen to "Wake," there's no denying that they've carried over the genre's experimentation and energy into something that occasionally wanders into Arcade Fire territory (that is if AF could do what they do with three pieces instead of an indie-rock orchestra).

Re: Porland's favorite Boise band, consult Willamette Week's notice last week: "Move to Portland Already, Finn Riggins!"

Finn Riggins plays the Blue Moon on Friday, and return with Built To Spill on November 19 and 20 at Showbox at the Market.

 
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