Posted in music | tour dates on February 2, 2014

by Bill Pearis

The Clientele

Nice to see that indie zine chickfactor is having a third birthday party -- "chickfactor 22" -- at Brooklyn's The Bell House on March 20 & 21. Headlining the second night are The Clientele, who went on "indefinite hiatus" in 2011 (and haven't played NYC since the year before that); frontman Alasdair MacLean's more current group, Amor de Dias, which is a collaboration with Pipas' Lupe Núñez-Fernández, will play on the first night.

The 3/20 show is headlined by Withered Hand, with sets from Jim Ruiz Set (who has played all three years) and Lilys. The 3/21 show also features Versus, onetime SF Seals singer Barbara Manning and DC area indiepop group The Saturday People (who haven't played in a long time). Tickets go on sale Monday (2/3) at noon, and are $20 for each night in advance and $25 at the door. A $40 two-day pass is available too. You can buy them through Other Music in addition to online.

The Clientele line-up for the chickfactor show will be Maclean, James Hornsey on bass and Mark Keen on drums and this iteration hasn't played together since 2005. The Clientele also have a song on Merge Records' Or Thousands of Prizes 7" subscription, part of the label's 25th anniversary.

Withered Hand

Withered Hand, aka Edinburgh singer-songwriter Dan Willson, has a new album, titled New Gods, out March 25 via Slumberland. The new LP features guest appearances by Black Tambourine singer (and chickfactor co-founder) Pam Berry, Eugene Kelly of The Vaselines and members of Belle & Sebastian and Frightened Rabbit.You can stream "Horshoe" and watch an album trailer below. Withered hand will be over for SXSW so look out for him there as well.




Comments (16)

Lilys! Yes! More please!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 11:09 PM

Chickfactor shows, always so good!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 11:15 PM

I saw The Clientele at the old Knitting factory on Leonard Street about 10 years ago. I went to the men's room to get away from them and to smoke a joint. I met of bunch of guys who all agreed that they were horrible but we all stayed because our ladies loved them! Typical indie band that sounded like their balls had been cut off. My the things that we go through to get some pussy!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 1:24 AM

get bent

Posted by blayne | February 3, 2014 7:21 AM

I bet your joint was shwag.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 8:26 AM

Yeah, man, I bet that joint was a bit skunky.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 8:38 AM

clientele are the exact opposite of typical. and lilys might be the best band ever. I've always been disappointed that kurt hasnt kept at it more, but apparently he has new material for this show!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:34 AM

ive seen clientele maybe 3x...theyre good when its just the trio and the songs were amazing so maybe ill see them again.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:24 AM

I'm really looking forward to seeing the Lilys.

Posted by Molly the Dog | February 3, 2014 11:55 AM

I feel sorry for anyone who likes The Clientele. They are the epitome of wimpy, lameass indiejunk.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 1:22 PM

i feel sorry for anyone who has nothing better to do with their time than bait commenters on brooklynvegan.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 2:45 PM

Can't wait to see Withered Hand. The guy is great.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 4:41 PM

245 Nothin' better to do here at the morgue.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 2:05 AM

Kind of irresistible

Posted by Erdman | February 13, 2014 5:34 AM

How can he possibly be as little known as he is? And how can he ever expect to be happy when he listens to death metal bands? Brilliant songwriting, amazing.

Posted by Ingo | November 4, 2014 9:10 AM

It sounds like the Monkeys b-sides.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2014 9:39 AM

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