Minneapolis (you lucky city) will host the final two gigs of the Mount Curve Avenue tour which has brought Jim Ruiz Set coast to coast and across the Atlantic…don’t miss them!
1/31/14 Kitty Cat Klub (w/Somewhat Fierce, The Syrup Eddies) Free. JRS has asked for song requests on the FB event page!
2/7/14 Aster Café (w/Bethany Larson & The Bees Knees) $7
The last year+ has been magical, with Jim releasing his first new material in fourteen years to glowing reviews. Most fortuitously, the release of Mount Curve Avenue intersected with ace music zine Chickfactor‘s 20th Anniversary series of “for the love of pop” festivals in NYC, London, and Los Angeles; where Jim Ruiz Set played to packed houses and shared bills with exquisite indie pop rosters curated by CF’s ever savvy Gail O’Hara.
JRS also celebrated with us at two banner Korda Showcases in Minneapolis; met up with pals The Orange Peels (lead by Allen Clapp, producer of Mount Curve Avenue) for jaunts to Chicago and Madison; shared the bill with Korda mates The Starfolk for their CD Release Show, and played a birthday party at the historic Trempealeau Hotel in Wisconsin, home of the Walnut Burger.
With the Mount Curve Avenue mission gloriously accomplished, word has it the band is heading into hibernation until they have new music to share with us. Last time it took 14 years, but Ruiz was recently overheard stating in a most cocksure manner, “I think I can cut that time in half.”
Buy Mount Curve Avenue on baby blue vinyl right here.
And check out the latest track by JRS, available only on Korda 2 Komp!