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Liverpool, 12 May: Calvin Johnson + Songs For Walter

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:53
by indiansummer
Hyper Enough presents...


Calvin Johnson (K records)
One of the most influential figures in DIY, punk and indie rock over the past 37 years, Calvin established the K Records label in Olympia, Washington in 1982, forming the legendary band Beat Happening with Heather Lewis and Bret Lunsford in the same year. The label would go on to become one of the cornerstones of US indie rock, releasing classics by the likes of Beck, The Make-Up and The Microphones. Beat Happening, meanwhile, played with Fugazi and Black Flag, and provided inspiration for everyone from Bikini Kill to Los Campesinos!, especially thanks to their 1988 magnum opus Jamboree.

In 1993 Calvin set up the Dub Narcotic Studio, and in 1994 teamed up with Doug Martsch of Built To Spill to form The Halo Benders. With a series of other projects and collaborations under his belt, he now performs as a solo artist - his infamous acoustic shows combine the pure pop magic of doo-wop with the open-hearted simplicity of Beat Happening's finest moments, while retaining something which is uniquely Calvin. Don't miss this intimate show on a rare visit to Liverpool.

Songs For Walter
"The work of a born traveller, a storyteller who enjoys soaking up the world around him. An impish, penetrating mind, Songs For Walter - real name Laurie Hulme - is constantly reaching outwards, constantly meeting fresh collaborators. New album 'An Endless Summer Daze' pits his own distinct voice, so rich in resonance, alongside some hand-picked guests... it's a stellar return." - Clash

Tickets £10 - ... HwZmNE1wqc
£12 on the door
@ Lovelocks Coffee Shop
Doors 6pm, show starts from 7pm - all finished by 9pm.