Roundup: More “Copper Blue” Dates From Mould, Sleigh Bells on SNL, Beach Boys At Grammys, Chickfactor 20th Anniversary

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As we reported earlier,Bob Mould is performing Sugar’s Copper Blue in honor of the 20-year anniversary of its release. Bob along with his band, Jon Wurster (Superchunk, The Mountain Goats), and Jason Narducy (Robert Pollard, Verbow) will be performing the album in its entirety for the first time ever at San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill, on Friday, February 24th. This week Bob announced he and his band will be bringing this special show overseas including dates in the UK, Belgium and Finland. Bob’s website hinted there would be more dates to follow this year.

Brooklyn’s Sleigh Bells will make their TV debut on Saturday Night Live February 18th. Maya Rudolph, SNL Alum, is guest hosting.

The Beach Boys, with Brian Wilson, will reunite to play at the 54th Grammy awards this Sunday February 12th.

Chickfactor was started in 1992 in D.C. and New York by Pam Berry and Gail O’Hara.

This year it celebrates its 20th anniversary with a five night indie-pop extravaganza ( three in NY two in DC) including the first shows in years by Black Tambourine, Small Factory, The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group, Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian), Lilys, Lorelei, and many more.

For more information on the DC shows click here.

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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.