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.
Jamborees: 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