Mach Schau Jim Ruiz Four, Mach Schau!
The JR4 will be travelling to Germany in February to begin a one-year residency at the world famous Star Club in Hamburg. According to Jim, “Horst Fascher and Manfred Weissleder, who own The Star Club, came to the Korda Showcase at the Cedar in Minneapolis. One or two bands have been over, buzzing about the place. So we all want to go!” Continues Jim, “we don’t know exactly where we will be staying, but Horst assures us we will have two rooms, or at least that’s what I think Wandschränke means, at a nearby art movie theater he owns. Sounds great!”
Auf Wiedersehen und Vielen Danke!
To say thank you to all of our fans, we will be playing two local shows before we depart. Friday the 31st of January, we will be headlining our special FREE Farewell Show, in your honor, at the Kitty Cat Klub in the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis with our friends Something Fierce and, direct from Chicago, The Syrup Eddies. Seven days later we will return to the Aster Cafe, the same intimate, albeit pricier, venue where The Jim Ruiz Set made their debut almost two years ago. This time we will be sharing the bill with the singing songstress from right here in Minneapolis Bethany Larsen and the Bee’s Knees.
End of Triumphant Year Brings Top Ten Finishes
If the past year wasn’t sweet enough already, thanks to its early 2013 release on Shelflife, Mount Curve garnered top ten honors from Dave Heaton in PopMatters’ Best Indie Pop of 2013. Bill Kopp also gave MCA a top five position in his end of the year. Thanks Dave and Bill!