CALVIN JOHNSON, the American indie-rock legend and the founder/owner of K Records, will play Bell, Book & Candle, the Small Crane, Sea Road, on Monday at 5pm.
Johnson - a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, music producer, and DJ - was born in Olympia, Washington, and was a founding member of the bands Cool Rays, Beat Happening, The Go! Team, Dub Narcotic Sound System, and The Halo Benders.
He is also the founder and owner of the influential K Records - a major player in the modern independent music movement. The label is home to acts like Adrian Orange & Her Band, Kimya Dawson, and Modest Mouse.
Johnson has worked with Beck, The Microphones, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jens Lekman, The Gossip, and Built to Spill among others. Kurt Cobain cited Beat Happening’s Jamboree as one of his favourite records and got the K Records logo - a small ‘K’ in a shield - tattooed on his arm.
Support is from So Cow. Admission is €5. The show is organised by Bell, Book & Candle and Rusted Rail Records.