Beat Happening

Beat Happening formed in Olympia, Washington in 1982. Calvin Johnson (Selector Dub Narcotic, The Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System, The Hive Dwellers), Heather Lewis, and Bret Lunsford (D+) met while attending the Evergreen State College and began performing in 1983.

The trio's music was a "testament to the DIY aesthetic; don't think about it, just do it... fresh in its minimalism, a solid argument for going out and starting a band just to see what might happen." (CMJ, March 1988)