Music

chickfactor 2012: for the love of pop!

Presented by chickfactor + Slumberland Records

Fri April 6 and Sat April 7 / Doors 7:30, showtime 8pm
$25 in advance, $27 day of show; 2-day pass $45
Ballroom

Join the East Coast fanzine chickfactor as it celebrates its 20th anniversary with two evenings of sparkly indie-pop. Please note that different bands play on each night. You can buy a special pass for both nights or purchase them individually.

The April 7 show features the first show in 21 years by D.C. seminal noise-pop act Black Tambourine. The April 6 concert includes a rare solo performance from Belle & Sebastian's Stevie Jackson (who wrote a tune called "chickfactor"). Chickfactor was started in 1992 by (Black Tambourine singer) Pam Berry and editor-photographer Gail O'Hara, who met and became BFFs at the Washington City Paper.

Also on the bill: legendary Slumberland act Lilys (April 7), talented pop girl Frankie Rose (April 6), ace Providence pop group Honey Bunch (April 6), D.C. pop group Dot Dash (April 6; featuring Tree Fort Angst's Terry Banks), Chapel Hill chamber-pop group Fan Modine (April 7) and old-school Slumberland act Lorelei (April 7).

FRIDAY, APRIL 6
  • Stevie Jackson
    Excellent guitarist-singer in Belle & Sebastian, the one who wrote a tune called “chickfactor,” natch. Mr Jackson has a new solo release titled “(I Can’t Get No) Stevie Jackson”
  • Frankie Rose
    Brooklyn wunderkind and former member of Vivian Girls / Crystal Stilts, on Slumberland’s roster
  • Honey Bunch
    Early Slumberland act featuring super-talented Velvet Crush fella Jeffrey Underhill
  • Dot Dash
    Awesome D.C. pop group featuring Terry Banks of Tree Fort Angst, Saturday People and glo-worm
SATURDAY, APRIL 7
  • Black Tambourine
    Legendary D.C. noise-pop group starring chickfactor co-founder Pam Berry, Slumberland boss Mike Schulman, Brian Nelson and Archie Moore from Velocity Girl, among many other bands; they have not performed live since 1991
  • Lilys 
    Early Slumberland genius songwriter Kurt Heasley is back for this special D.C. pop festival
  • Fan Modine
    NC via NYC ace song-crafter Gordon Zacharias
  • Lorelei
    Early Slumberland D.C. powerhouse act featuring Matt Dingee, Stephen Gardner and Davis White
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