CALVIN JOHNSON

Based in Olympia, Wash., Calvin Johnson‘s work in underground culture started as a teenage fan volunteering at the local community radio station, KAOS-FM. He moved on to writing for fanzines, organizing music and film events, playing music in various ill-fated bands. Calvin established K, a locally oriented media outlet, in 1982.

In 1993 Calvin founded Dub Narcotic Studio in which he has documented the work of the Somehow Is and Never Was, such as Mirah, the Blow, Versus, Built to Spill, Fitz of Depression, Make-Up and Little Wings. It has also been the incubator of many Calvin experiments in collaboration and self-expression, such as Beat Happening, Halo BendersDub Narcotic Sound System, and Selector Dub Narcotic.

The decade of the double zeroes saw Calvin Johnson set into the world, acoustic guitar in hand, as a solo artist of musical platitudes. Now that the one-zeroes have hit, Calvin is busy preparing a new album for the new decade.

 

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From Calvin Johnson’s full length album, Before the Dream Faded… [KLP170], dramatizing all that is unholy in the Olympia underground schematic…

Calvin Johnson - I'm Down

 

From Calvin Johnson’s full length album, What Was Me [KLP117], which collects ten bits of lifeness and spreads them thickly with voice and acoustic guitar; a capella 40% of the time. There are patches that are worn and threadbare but the overall effect is gutty and moist. The affect is also noteworthy….

Calvin Johnson - When You Are Mine

Calvin Johnson

Photo by Sarah Cass

Calvin Johnson

Photo by Sarah Cass

Calvin Johnson

Photo by Sarah Cass

Calvin Johnson

Photo by Hillary Harris

Calvin Johnson

Photo by Hillary Harris

Calvin Johnson

Photo by Hillary Harris

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Date City Venue Country
Tour: Europe 2014 April/May Tour
04/20/14 Calvin Johnson in Huesca unknown Spain
Time: 8:00pm.
04/21/14 Calvin Johnson in Donosti unknown Spain
Time: 8:00pm.
04/22/14 Calvin Johnson in Castello unknown Spain
Time: 8:00pm.
04/23/14 Calvin Johnson in Madrid Teatro del Arte Spain
Time: 10:00pm.
04/24/14 Calvin Johnson in Valencia Magazine Club Spain
Time: 8:00pm.
04/25/14 Calvin Johnson in Alicante or Murcia unknown Spain
Time: 8:00pm.
04/26/14 Calvin Johnson in Ubeda Iglesia de San Lorenzo Spain
Time: 8:00pm.
04/27/14 Calvin Johnson in Cordoba unknown Spain
Time: 8:00pm.
04/28/14 Calvin Johnson in Selvilla Capilla del Monastweio Spain
Time: 8:00pm.
04/29/14 Calvin Johnson in Don Benito unknown Spain
Time: 8:00pm.
04/30/14 Calvin Johnson in Lisbon St. George’s Church Portugal
Time: 8:00pm.
05/01/14 Calvin Johnson in Porto unknown Portugal
Time: 8:00pm.
05/02/14 Calvin Johnson in Coimbra unknown Portugal
Time: 8:00pm.
05/03/14 Calvin Johnson in Pontevedra unknown Portugal
Time: 8:00pm.
05/04/14 Calvin Johnson in Oviedo unknown Portugal
Time: 8:00pm.
05/07/14 - 05/10/14 Calvin Johnson in Barcelona Primera Persona Spain
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Montalegre, 5 El Raval Barcelona 08001. Venue phone: 93 306 41 00.

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