Monday, August 24, 2009

New Tour T-Shirts

Santiago Uceda has made us a brand new T-Shirt. Tender Loving Empire printed them on super soft American Apparel shirts with a cool fade from Silver to Black. They're available from us in unisex sizes X-Small to X-Large. If you missed us on our summer tour, these are the very same shirts we had out there! Get one while they last!

Unisex Sizes

Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Tour Dates!

This being the first day of the summer season of 2009 I felt it appropriate enough to send you all an e mail detailing the 21 day tour of California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho that we - The Grown Children- will embark upon next week.

It all starts with two really fun shows in Portland. The first being this Friday at the new Mississippi Studios on June 26th with the samba/african beats of Chicago's Occidental Brothers Dance Band International and ex Neutral Milk Hotel popsters Ross & The Hellpets. We'd love to see you there. We'll be debuting a new song that night that I am very very excited about!

Also if you have any friends/enemies/acquaintances/family/exes in any of the below cities, please let them know that their night or at least their mood will be radically altered for the better after having witnessed one of our live performances.

6.26.09 Portland - OR - Mississippi Studios w/ OBDBI + Ross & The Hellpets

6.27.09 Portland, OR - KPSU 15th Anniversary Festival @ Pioneer Square
6.28.09 Ashland, OR - Alexs Restaurant w/ Y La Bamba
6.29.09 Sacramento, CA - Luigi’s Fun Garden
6.30.09 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern w/ Geographer, The Photons
7.01.09 Los Angeles, CA - Silverlake Lounge w/ Go West Young Man. (Jared's Birthday!)
7.02.09 San Diego, CA - Ruby Room
7.03.09 Long Beach, CA - El Dorado w/ The Red River + Hot Strange
7.04.09 Atwater, CA - Fireworks Celebration!
7.05.09 Santa Cruz, CA - Caffe Pergolesi
7.08.09 Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo w/ Origami Ghosts
7.09.09 Olympia, WA - Tortoise Butler Hotel (house)
7.10.09 Moscow, ID - Mikey’s Gyros w/ Yarnowl
7.11.09 Sandpoint, ID - Three Glasses
7.12.09 Spokane, WA - The Empyrean
7.14.09 McCall, ID - Forresters
7.15.09 Pocatello, ID - The Powerhouse w/ Warbonnet
7.16.09 Boise, ID - Neurolux w/ Finn Riggins
7.17.09 Hailey, ID - Sun Valley Brewery w/ Finn Riggins
7.19.09 Boise, ID - Ward Compound (house)

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Jared Mees & The Grown Children Summer Tour!

James Brown is taking us out again! Come catch us in your town!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Tallest Building in Hell chosen for PDX POP NOW! 2009

We submitted "Tallest Building in Hell" for this years PDX POP NOW! compilation and we just found out it made it on! We submitted last year too but it was before the mastering or really any of the mixing was done on "Caffenie, Alcohol, Sunshine, Money"

Anyway, if you haven't recently, check out for all the info on who else made this year's compilation. Also you can vote for us to play this years PDX POP NOW! Festival. The comp looks like it'll be released on June 4th @ Holocene in PDX and then the Fest is July 24-26th

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Grown Children LIVE ON KDVS!!

Featured on Cool As Folk with Michael Leahy » (Show Link)
MP3 Stream » Music Link

(we start at minute 29:20)

1. Strong Black Coffee
2. Tallest Building in Hell
3. Bees
4. In The Fall

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Photo by Super XX Man

Jared Mees & The Grown Children - "Bees" Live from Erik Stanfill on Vimeo.

Jared Mees & The Grown Children - "Tallest Building In Hell" Live from Erik Stanfill on Vimeo.

Here is the last part of Super XX Man’s CMJ photo diary, with Scott’s shots from the massive “PDX @ CMJ” show last Friday at the Knitting Factory.

Here is Willamette Week's PDX @ CMJ wrapup editorial and photographs. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Shake Your Money Maker

Welcome to Hershman Manor! Treasure troves of solitude and warm isolation inside the cozy home of Cliff and Marie Hershman. They welcomed us with open arms and wonderful cuisine. Laid back beer drinking of the ale, and energy recharging sessions by the fire. Waking up early to the sites of Lake Eerie and downtown Cleveland was inspiring. A crazy, unexpected dance-a-thon happened inside the dilapidated exterior of Pat's in the Flats. See Urchins brought the tribal dance fun(k)... and made the crowd in attendance smile from ear to ear. Jared Mees and Finn Riggins followed up the energy with their own brand of dance vibes and momentous occasions of getting one's groove on. And so as it goes.. every stop needs a go. Unfortunately we can't live forever at the Hershman's, or else we would. For now it's on to Ithica, New York and a ton more good times.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Everyone, on the stage!

What do you do when life gives you an empty room to play in? You tell the folks to get the heck up on stage and have a great time.... And ya know what? It freakin worked! Here is the view of what Rhino's in Bloomington, IN looked like.

After-Party at the Comedy Club

Thanks to Dan Hirons and Paul Walter for being our awesome hosts in Bloomington, IN

Friday, October 17, 2008

Denny & Joan's French Toast Extravaganza

WAKE UP!! GOOD MORNING!! Phase 2 of this space odyssey. Deny & Joan Fitzpatrick have welcome the crew into their homes, and we've eaten more than an army's worth. Slumber party on the floor and late night conversations on the deck. Radio Radio proved to be a severely needed morale boost, and the crowd received Finn and the Children really well. Many many many many thanks to the friends and family who made it out to make the night truly special. Indianapolis is amazingly beautiful at the moment, the weather is treating us to sunshine. The crew has really gotten to share some quality time with ma and pa Fitzpatrick. Next up, Bloomington and a crazy Friday night in the university setting. The Hoosier state is treating us well... next up the great state of Ohio and the home of J. Hershman. Here's to full moons, America Owns the Moon, rocking out and dancing the night away.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Christmas Tree Farm, Missing..

Stop the presses.. we have an urgent warning. There has been a looting on the christmas tree farm in Morrison, Illinois. Earlier today, the perpetrators got away with several acres of fresh douglas fir. A suspicious brown van was sighted barreling down the interstate at 65mph!! If you have any details on the Christmas Trees Farm Banditos, please let us know immediately.. as they are armed with musical gear and dangerous, fancy, magic tricks. Be avised, they will play music for money. Ding Dong!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Sustaining thunderous wail blows to the ear drums, aftermath of a bizarre show at best, bit o' a bummer at worst. Finn wins the Nobel Peace Prize and coincidences seem to be picking up speed. A salute to Mr. Sam for driving the james brown through some Montana snow fields. In Bozeman currently.. don't know exactly how long the stay will be. Snow day tomorrow? Tune in for morning school closures. Get your dancing shoes on, we're going to church.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Boise, Idaho - The Ward Compound - July 28th

Such a tremendously awesome backyard!

A story about Him, Her, You & Me

Massive Mugs of Beer

Hillfolk Noir

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Stanley, ID - Redfish Lake Lodge - July 27th

The Lucky Ones..

This is what we got to see while playing..

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pocatello, ID - First National - July 26th

Jared Mees and the Floating Children

Mr. Mees

Rhythm Makers

Dash on the big kit.. KMF rockin the mini

The One, The Only.. Finn Riggins

Finn Riggins puts the ants in the pants, and beckons the boogie down..


Friday, July 25, 2008

Ketchum, ID - Whiskey Jaques - July 25th

The Grown Children at work

Rockin the booty-dancin crowd

Drum off

Maestro J Dizzle

Finn Riggins, everyone...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court - July 24th

Party of five

Salt Lake City friends groovin..

Dash! with a bit of Salt (Lake City)

Jared Mees

MC Cormick


Jordan on Viola