Black Tambourine, May, 1991, Adelphi, MD — photo by Erin Smith
The chickfactor 20th-anniversary hoo-ha continues with shows at Maxwell’s in Hoboken April 9; Bunk Bar in PDX on May 30!
Seems like every town in the U.S. wants Black Tambourine to play there (+ Small Factory + the Aislers Set etc) but for logistical reasons it is unlikely to happen! Believe me, I wish it could. (Our secret plan involves forcing Pam Berry to move to Portland!) However, for you tristate area folk too slothful to get a ticket for Bell House (April 11 & 12 are still on sale!)/ unable to attend the still-on-sale D.C. show, here is an opportunity to see the fab four at the excellent Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ, along with Fan Modine, Rose Melberg + special guests. Do not dilly-dally, it’s a small venue! And in case you missed the Black Tambourine Ramones covers EP advert, here it is again. see you at the shows!
chickfactor 2012: for the love of pop! presents Hoboken! Ticket link here
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! this is one of three U.S. shows.
Chapel Hill, NC-based pop group featuring the dreamy pop songs of Gordon Zacharias.
Vancouver, BC-based pop girl extraordinaire you may remember from the Softies, Tiger Trap, Go Sailor, Brave Irene and others!
& Special Guests
Monday, April 9 at Maxwells in Hoboken
Doors 7:30, Showtime 8pm; Tickets $25
Two tickets per person, will call only, on sale Friday, Feb 17
chickfactor 2012: for the love of pop presents Portland party! starring
Toronto-based songwriting god (Pernice Brothers, Chappaquiddick Skyline, Scud Mountain Boys!)
This super-stellar duo featuring Jen Sbragia (All Girl Summer Fun Band) and Rose Melberg (Tiger Trap, Go Sailor) hasn’t played since 2000!
Mr Calvin Johnson (Dub Narcotic S.S., Hive Dwellers, Beat Happening) has been “known to mix dancehall, soul, punk, garage, R&B, rock steady, bubblegum and rockabilly with assorted curiosities of the current underground music scene.” —K Records
May 30 at Bunk Bar, Doors 7:30pm, showtime 8pm, $16
chickfactor zine was founded in 1992 by gail & pam; we are celebrating our 20th anniversary all year. Join us!
Jen Sbragia and Rose Melberg = The Softies.
photo of Lois by Gail O’Hara.
Selector Dub Narcotic doing some selecting (K Records)
photo of Joe Pernice by L. Stein.