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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

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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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