Riverboat Gamblers have released a super weird video for the single "Massive Fraud" (2016 - End Sounds). The band premiered the video at new site Clrvnyt from the former Vice/Noisey and Brooklyn Vegan editor Fred Pessaro.
Riverboat Gamblers are playing their first show since The Fall That Shook SXSW 2016 (where singer Mike Wiebe collapsed a lung) on Saturday, August 20, 2016 in Austin, Texas, USA at The Empire Control Room w/ Quiet Company, Ume, Ruby The Rabbit Foot, Sharks In The Deep End, Ghostbunny, Good Field, Darkbird, The Dirty Heat, Jack Ferrara, and more.
Riverboat Gamblers will be releasing ther next single "Massive Fraud" (with a cover of The Dicks' "Hate The Police") on Friday, June 24, 2016 as part of their single series on End Sounds. The band, who appear in Richard Linklater'sEverybody Wants Some, a "spiritual sequel" to Dazed and Confused, recorded "Massive Fraud" with Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Loretta Lynn, Modest Mouse, Cat Power, The Sword) before singer Mike Wiebe suffered a collapsed lung and broken ribs during a trust fall at the band's March, 18th SXSW 2016 show. Mr. Wiebe finished the band's set before heading to the hospital. In a week that had the band playing with a live orchestra, numerous SXSW shows, etc. the band's plans were cut short due to the injury and have subsequently cancelled all shows until their singer recovers, but to quote the Riverboat Gamblers "Don't Bury Me...I'm Still Not Dead."
SXSW is always a bit grueling. This year was a little bit more so. Things were going really great until the end of our set at the Jackalope when I made a crowd density mistake and fell to the ground. I fell hard. I fell so hard that I managed to collapse my lung. I ended up spending five days in the hospital with a tube inserted between my ribs. It was tough and painful and I feel stupid and angry at myself for the shows we had to cancel the next day. But for all the pain in my lung there is joy in my heart. My buddy Damon set up a GoFund me and raised a lot of money very quickly by so many kind people who had kind things to say. The whole experience really has touched my heart. I can't thank you all enough. I am very happy to be doing what I do and the fact that any of you enjoy it means the world to me. Thank you all so much. - Mike Wiebe (Riverboat Gamblers)
CJ Ramone and Broken Gold are headed out on tour this spring. More dates to be announced soon.
May 18 Hole in the Wall Austin, TX
May 19 Three Links Dallas, TX
May 20 The Korova San Antonio, TX
May 21 Continental Club Houston, TX
May 27 Backbooth Orlando, FL
May 29 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Jun 05 Once Lounge and Ballroom Somerville, MA
Riverboat Gamblers are playing five SXSW 2016 shows. If you are in Austin for SXSW, please do come out.
Friday, March 11th -Riverboat Gamblers w/ King Louie, Mike Relm, Wrestlers, Al Lover, Chipper Jones - Hotel Vegas
Saturday, March 12th -Full Orchestral Rearrangements of Riverboat Gamblers' Songs (the band is joining the orchestra and choir) w/ Quiet Company, Ken Stringfellow (Posies, Big Star, R.E.M.), Tinnarose, Carson McHone, Danny Malone, Phil Ajjarapu - East Austin College Prep
Tuesday, March 15th - Sailor Jerry Presents - Riverboat Gamblers w/ Powertrip, The Spits @ Barracuda (New venue - 611 E. 7th Street) - FREE Day Show (no wristbands or badges required)
Friday, March 18th - Riverboat Gamblers w/ Mind Spiders, Broken Gold, Drakulas, Lost Balloons @ The Jackalope - FREE Day Show (no wristbands or badges required)
Saturday, March 19th - Riverboat Gamblers w/ NOFX, Night Birds, Drakulas @ Emo's Annex
Riverboat Gamblers are in the film and trailer for Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some. Check the band out in the first official trailer at the 1 minute and 35 second mark. We want you to check out the whole trailer though, right here, and see the movie when it opens in 2016 (April 15, 2016 in the US).
The Riverboat Gamblers' new single Time to Let Her Go is out now and available digitally (as well as on cassette or vinyl with a digital download). The b-side of the two-song release is a cover of The Soft Boys' "I Wanna Destroy You."
Check out the release here!