chickfactor 18: the print fanzine
(please send us vinyl, books, etc. to review!)
publication date: late 2017
chickfactor 25: a series of fortunate events
(to celebrate our 25th anniversary)
PDX: late october (TBA)
NYC: early november (TBA)
LONDON: november 11 & 12 at the Lexington (TBA)
we all need a “friend-iversary” to distract us from the daily political nightmares.
hey! this year we celebrate our 25th anniversary of pop, music, and community. we will be having some chickfactor parties here and there, probably in october-november.
also we are planning a new zine CHICKFACTOR #18 and welcome any music/film/art/book submissions released in 2016 or 2017. send me an email!
more news coming soon…
sorry our website is a bit of a mess! we moved servers and lost some images, are in the process of fixing them.
the cf.com store needs love & will be sorted out soon! meanwhile, feel free to find back issues on our ETSY STORE.
news coming soon about CF18 the fanzine & CF25 the festival in 2017!
we are pretty excited to hear today that the new album from the pastels, slow summits, will be released on may 28! when they played at our chickfactor 20 party in london in november, they sounded as ace and fresh as ever, and we are chomping at the bit waiting to hear this one! recorded in glasgow by john mcentire and bal cooke, and mixed in chicago by mcentire, it features stephen mcrobbie, katrina mitchell, tom crossley, gerard love, alison mitchell and john hogarty. guests include annabel wright and norman blake. contributions from members of to rococo rot and tenniscoats too! watch the trailer here.
a launch party february 22 at the cleaners (ace hotel) for a new book called revel in portland, which features interviews with and city picks from locals including bridge & burn designer erik prowell, illustrator carson ellis, filmmaker-photographer lance bangs, architect jeff kovel, chef john gorham, designer tinker hatfield, photographer ray gordon, artist alicia mcdaid and chickfactor editor me (gail) — I was interviewed and photographed by the awesome shayla hason. any donation gets you in and gets you a copy of the book. I will have a table set up with some chickfactor 17s, chickfactor mixtapes and maybe some photos! come down. you can also get the book here.
chickfactor 17 features interviews with grass widow, bill callahan, black tambourine, caitlin moran, fence records / king creosote, frankie rose, joe boyd, joe pernice, liam hayes / plush, maira kalman, rachel blumberg, sharon van etten and tae won yu; a jukebox jury with the corin tucker band; lots of silly polls and expertly written music and book reviews. click here to mail order a copy or pick one up at these prestigious establishments….
stores selling chickfactor 17:
Other Music (NYC)
Beacon Sound (Portland OR)
Powell’s (Portland OR)
What Cheer? (Providence RI)
Needles & Pens (SF)
End of an Ear (Austin)
Atomic Books (Baltimore)
Skylight Books (Los Angeles)
Criminal Records (Atlanta)
Landlocked (Bloomington IN)
Monorail (Glasgow, Scotland)
The Telegraph (New London, CT)
Sonic Boom (Seattle)
• Are you a book or record store that wants to sell chickfactor? Send us a message here.
• We also have a new Etsy store where you can buy a bundle of back issues, letter-press coasters from half pint press, lovely posters by tae won yu, chickfactor mixtapes and (soon) limited-edition prints and vintage clothing.
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hey look: we have an etsy store! will be adding some other items soon, such as vintage frocks, accessories and limited-edition photographs.
we had a pretty fabulous 20th-anniversary year, with 12 nights of amazing events: two nights at artisphere in arlington, va. one at maxwell’s in hoboken. three at the amazing bell house in brooklyn. one at bunk bar in portland, oregon. one at bootleg bar in l.a. one at the rickshaw stop in s.f. three in london: horseshoe pub, bush hall and the lexington. thanks to the bands (quite a lineup if we do say so), the audiences, the soundpersons, the merch sellers, the amp bringers, the putter uppers, the drink getters & esp hangover lounge, other music, mike slumberland, and todd abramson for everything!
the aislers set
amor de días
bridget st john
hangover lounge djs
harvey williams & josh gennet
the jim ruiz set
the legendary jim ruiz group
the lois plus
the real tuesday weld
selector dub narcotic
photo by tae won yu