TVD Recommends: Chickfactor, For the Love of Pop! 4/6 and
4/7 at Artisphere

Chickfactor: For the Love of Pop! Holy moly, two nights of amazing music with a few bands who haven’t performed since the ’90s—you can bet I’m counting down the minutes.

This showcase will feature Washington, DC natives Black Tambourine (first show since 1991), considered to be one of the most influential bands of the twee pop movement.

Also included in the amazing line-up: Small Factory (first show since 1995), The Softies (first show since 2000), as well as the mesmerizing Frankie Rose, and Stevie Jackson (singer/songwriter from Belle and Sebastian).

Fri 4/6: Stevie Jackson, Frankie Rose, Honey Bunch, Dot Dash

Sat 4/7: Black Tambourine, Lilys, Fan Modine, Lorelei

Chickfactor is a now-online indie magazine that was published in print in the ’90s and early ’00s, and, that’s right, had a Belle and Sebastian song named after it. The co-founding editors of Chickfactor are Gail O’Hara, who once worked for the Washington City Paper, and Pamela Berry, who is a member of Black Tambourine and co-founded Slumberland Records in 1990.

They are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Chickfactor with five nights of music, kicking off with the DC showcase that will take place April 6-7 at the Arlington, Virginia venue Artisphere (which is totally metro accessible via the Rosslyn station, so quit bitching and plan on attending both nights).

If you just can’t get enough, you can travel to Brooklyn to catch the remaining three nights of Chickfactor’s 20th Anniversary Celebration at The Bell House April 10-12 (unless you’ve snagged tickets to see Pulp or Kraftwerk).

Tues 4/10: Black Tambourine, Small Factory, Versus, Lois

Wed 4/11: The Aislers Set, Pipas, Bridget St. John, The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group

Thurs 4/12: Stevie Jackson, Honey Bunch, A Girl Called Eddy, The Softies

For the DC dates, buy tickets via Artisphere:
$25 in advance, $27 day of show, 2-day pass $45

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