Published Jan 12, 2012If you were excited by the recent Flying Nun Records anniversary celebrations, chances are that you'll also be thrilled to hear that a handful of classic indie pop acts are set to reconvene for shows in New York and Washington, DC to celebrate the 20th birthday of the '90s zine Chickfactor.
Perhaps the biggest name involved is Black Tambourine, who, despite recent retrospective compilations, haven't played together in two decades. Singer Pam Berry co-founded Chickfactor.
The shows will also feature the Softies, who split over a decade ago. Then there's the Aislers Set, who have largely been silent since 2003, and Small Factory, who broke up back in the '90s.
The gigs also feature more contemporary acts like Stevie Jackson (who, if you remember, sung the Belle and Sebastian song "Chickfactor"), Frankie Rose, and more.
The Washington, DC shows will take place on April 6 and 7 at Arlington, VA's Artisphere. The New York shows will occur over three nights from April 10-12 at Brooklyn's the Bell House. See the full list of artists involved over at Chickfactor's website, and be sure to note who's playing on which night.
Pitchfork notes that subsequent shows will take place in London, UK, and Portland, OR.