Jim Ruiz Set to Play Chickfactor 30th Anniversary Show in NYC

chickfactor, the indiepop zine founded by Gail O’Hara and Pam Berry in 1992, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with special shows in NYC and London.

Korda’s Jim Ruiz Set is playing one of the NYC shows (at the pier aboard the boat Frying Pan!) on October 6 with The Aluminum GroupBeatrix Madell, DJs Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and Gaylord Fields. Rare and amazing live music plus “vegan options in the restaurant, nautical photo ops and portraits and other fun stuff!” (tickets TBA). Head to chickfactor’s website for more information on the events and bands.

New Tour Dates + Video From The Ocean Blue

The Ocean Blue have released a beautiful new video for “Paraguay, My Love” by Paraguayan filmmaker Mónica Ismael, featuring musician Marcela Lezcano and shot on location in Paraguay. The band also announced new tour dates in Denver, San Diego, San Francisco, Austin, Dallas and Houston, with the promise of more shows in 2020!


Super excited to have THE OCEAN BLUE play an album release show for their new record (Korda 020) in Minneapolis on Friday July 26 with Graveyard Club and DJ Jake Rudh! -> get Tickets Here

The Starfolk with K Record’s Calvin Johnson and Ice Palace 7.29.16!


Calvin Johnson, the founder of K Records and seminal indie-diy bands like Beat Happening performs live in Minneapolis 7.29.16 as Selector Dub Narcotic, in support of SDN’s debut album This Party Is Just Getting Started.  Pitchfork just premiered his debut single “Hotter Than Hott“–don’t miss this rare chance to let Mr. Johnson alter your musical reality up close and personal!

Gorgeous music by chamber pop trio The Starfolk will precede Calvin, and a long awaited return to the stage from Minneapolis ambient folk heart-melters Ice Palace will open the night!  Tickets

•  Selector Dub Narcotic (Calvin Johnson)  •  The Starfolk  •  Ice Palace  •  Friday July 29 • Doors 7:30 PM • @Aldrich Ave Church • 3501 Aldrich Ave S Minneapolis • All Ages • $10 • Tickets