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Calvin Johnson to tour

Beginning in Chicago in mid-February, Calvin Johnson is taking his burlap sack of a voice to the hidden corners of America. And he's bringing along a nice smorgasbord of guests.

The founder of K Records and the Dub Narcotic recording studio released his latest sonic stick sculpture last year with the Sons of the Soil, following a couple of acoustic solo works. For more of Johnson's unmannered charm, check out the Beat Happening, his collaborations with Doug Martsch in the Halo Benders, and the left-field funk of Dub Narcotic Sound System.

02.12 Chicago, IL: The Co-Prosperity Sphere #
02.14 New York, NY: New York University, Shorin Hall
02.15 Cambridge, MA: The Lily Pad
02.16 Providence, RI: The Underground, Faunce House @
02.17 New York, NY: Bowery Poetry Club
02.18 Brooklyn, NY: Lutheran Church of the Messiah $ ^
02.23 Grinnell, IA: Grinnell College-Gardner Lounge *
02.24 Omaha, NE: The Waiting Room * !
02.26 Denver, CO: Larimer Lounge (deejay set Selector Dub Narcotic) * & !
02.27 Salt Lake City, UT: Kilby Court * %
02.28 Boise, ID: Neurolux (DJ set Selector Dub Narcotic) *
02.29 Seattle, WA: The Vera Project * (
03.02 Olympia, WA: Capitol Theater *

# with the Water Babies
$ with Karl Blau
@ with Butter Days
( with So Many Dynamos
% with Vile Blue Shades
& with Maple Tigers
! with These Are Powers
* with Mahjongg
^ with Fred Thomas

[Tiny Mixtapes]
B.G. - For A Minute (Video) The Roots, TV on the Radio TV on the Radio record song with The Roots
Calvin Johnson
Tour Dates

Back in the day my friend asked Calvin if the Halo Benders would make another album because he was such a big Built To Spill fan, and Calvin said: "Dude. The Halo Benders and Built To Spill are two totally different bands. Hate to tell you."

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Did he really say dude? I can just imagine it. ( Though the Martsch guitar sound definitely surfaces.)

I'm totally catching Calv here in Providence. What stunning luck that he's playing in a crappy room in a basement on my campus.

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The way I was always told the story included "dude."

Where do you go? RISD? Brown?

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that comment is pretty funny.

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