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Chickfactor 22: Withered Hand, Jim Ruiz Set, Kurt Heasley/Lilys & Amor de Dias
Mar 20, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm| 20 adv/ 25 door
Chickfactor zine is super-excited to bring some their favorite bands to The Bell House!
Featuring: Withered Hand, Jim Ruiz Set, Kurt Heasley/Lilys & Amor de Dias
From Edinburgh and led by Dan Willson, the ace band has a brand-new second album New Gods coming out March 25, 2014 on Slumberland Records. The album was produced by Tony Doogan (Mountain Goats, Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai, The Pastels) and featuring a stellar array of guests including members of Belle & Sebastian, Frightened Rabbit, Black Tambourine and The Vaselines, New Gods is a brilliant piece of pop songwriting and arranging. The album features CF cofounder Pam Berry and a song called Black Tambourine!
Jim Ruiz Set
Hailing from Minneapolis, the legendary Jim Ruiz & Co. often play at CF parties. They released Mount Curve Avenue, their third LP, in 2012 and on vinyl in 2013 on Shelflife Records. Their jazzy Max Eider-influenced pop has always made us swoon. Tonight’s lineup is Jim Ruiz, Emily Ruiz on drums, Allison Labonne on bass, and Kim Serene on marimba and accordian. (Interview in CF9)
Super-talented East Coast (mostly DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania) songwriter Kurt Heasley has been putting out records as Lilys since 1991 that feature a noisy brand of pop we love. He has been working on some new material and will play some of that tonight.
Amor de Dias
The London-based duo featuring Lupe Núñez-Fernández (Pipas) and Alasdair Maclean (see The Clientele) hasn’t toured in the US since 2011.
They released a brilliant second album called The House at Sea on Merge Records in January 2013. The combination of Spanish guitar, English melancholy, the spirit of Gal Costa and a touch of cinematic magic makes them one of the most intriguing songwriting pairs working today. They’re currently making their third album.