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]