Chickfactor’s 20th Anniversary Shows Reunite Black Tambourine, Small Factory, The Aislers Set and More

01/12/2012 8:59 AM |

A photo not taken in 2012.
  • A photo not taken in 2012.

Tipped off by WNYU music director Maria Sherman on Twitter, it’s come to our attention that Chickfactor Magazine — manual for C86/Slumberland devotees and namesake of this Belle and Sebastian song — is plotting a mini tour of shows in celebration of its 20th anniversary (that’s 10 years on paper, 10 years online). The Bell House will play host to the pop caravan’s requisite Brooklyn stop on April 10-12.

The lineups vary each night; they also happen to be downright insane, boasting a reunited Black Tambourine helmed by Chickfactor co-founder Pam Berry, a rare performance by Belle and Sebastian’s Stevie Jackson, the mighty NYC trio Versus, and others coming out of the woodwork just for this: The Aislers Set, Small Factory, The Softies… ultimately creating a spread of every band that has ever influenced, say, the Dum Dum Girls. (A show in Washington, DC gets Lilys though, which is totally unfair.) Nonetheless, you’ll want to check out the full lineup here and seriously consider three-day passes for $70 when they go on sale at noon (single tickets will cost you $25 in advance, $27 day of). Needless to say, it should be well spent.

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