Way back in 1992 there was a little ‘Zine named Chickfactor. Chickfactor was in print publication from 1992 to 2002 and then moved to the World Wide Web. Today Pitchfork announced that Chickfactor is planning a series 20th Anniversary Shows in 2012. Chickfactor.com gave a started the party train in January 2012 (weird, but The Albatross wasn’t even around then…) and are continuing it now:
welcome to chickfactor.com, the official website of chickfactor magazine, which was printed on paper from 1992 to 2002 and has been online ever since. that’s right, belle and sebastian wrote a song and named it after us. we are currently planning CF2012, a mini tour of chickfactor parties to celebrate our 20th anniversary that will definitely touch down in london, new york, d.c. and portland, oregon.
The news continues on Pitchfork:
The 1990s indie pop zine chickfactor has been celebrating its 20th birthday this year with a marathon of anniversary shows in the U.S. The final celebration, in London November 16-18, is the For the Love of Pop! mini-fest featuring the Pastels, the Aislers Set, Tender Trap, Pipas, and many more. Check out a flyer below.
chickfactor has also announced that after a decade-long printing hiatus, the magazine will have a new issue out soon, edited by co-founder Gail O’Hara. (The magazine’s other co-founder was Pam Berry of Black Tambourine/Slumberland Records.) It will also be for sale at the chickfactor website and various U.S. shops, like New York record store Other Music.
The shows will take place…
- November 16 2012 at The Horseshoe and will feature the film “Take Three Girls: The Dolly Mixture Story.”
- November 17, 2012 at Bush Hall with The Pastels, The Aislers Set, Amor Dias, Would-Be-Goods and MC Gaylord Fields
- November 18th, 2012 at The Lexington with Tender Trap, Pipas, The Real Tuesday Weld, Bridget St. John, Jim Ruiz Set, Harvey Williams & Josh Gennet, The Starfolk, Faylord Fields’ Fake Beatles Talk and Chickfactor & Hangover Lounge DJ’s