DC music video of the day! Today we’ve got TWO videos, one for each night of the exciting Chickfactor 2012 Anniverary Show this weekend at the Artisphere in Rosslyn. First up is Dot Dash, a self-described post-punk pop band. They’re part of the Friday night lineup that includes Stevie Jackson from Belle & Sebastian, early Slumberland Records act Honey Bunch and Frankie Rose from Vivian Girls. Dot Dash’s video for Learn How To Fly comes from their 2011 album spark > flame > ember > ash, and the song is also available for free at their SoundCloud page!
Saturday’s lineup at the Chickfactor show is pretty amazing, including Kurt Heaseley from the Lilys, Fan Modine, local Slumberland act Lorelei and the big draw, the first performance in two decades from the influential twee pop band Black Tambourine. They didn’t put out much material when they were active, but what they did made a lasting impact on a lot of bands today. Their entire output comes on a single self-title release, recently re-released with some bonus demos and other ephemera. Check out the awesome Super-8 footage video from Black Tambourine’s 1990 WMUC gig playing “For Ex-Lovers Only”, and don’t miss this show Saturday night!