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Calvin Johnson – 2007 Tour Dates


In 2003, K recording artists Khaela Maricich (the Blow) and Jason Anderson had a vision. “What if Calvin Johnson played all his best songs from over the years, with a band of real music-making people?” This was their vision, and they decided to make it happen. Jason formed a band of other K music stalwarts that included Kyle Field (Little Wings) on bass with Adam Forkner (Yume Bitsu, VERSION) and Jason sharing the guitar and drum playing duties. Dubbed by Jason the Sons of the Soil, they set out to modernize the primitive. Khaela designed a graphic image that perfectly captured the Sons of the Soil’s transcendental vibe. A tour was arranged that crossed paths with other fine Olympia types, including Rebecca Pearcy and Mirah. Songs were chosen that spanned the years and various combos, including songs originally recorded by Halo Benders (“Love Travels Faster”), Dub Narcotic Sound System (“Booty Run”) and the Go Team (“Sand”). Rehearsals commenced, and then it was off across the Western United States for a rollicking, rockin’ good time.

This album was recorded at the Dub Narcotic studio in July, 2003, immediately following their return to Olympia, Wash. It features a good cross section of the material from the tour and includes a few live snippets from the Sons of the Soil performance in Spokane, Wash.

Calvin Johnson is playing Don Pedro’s in Brooklyn on June 1st. All tour dates below…

Calvin Johnson – 2007 Tour DatesZ
May 10 – Portland, Oregon Mississippi Pizza for Backline fundraiser –
May 31 – Cambridge, Massachusetts The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St. $10 all ages *
Jun 1 – Brooklyn, New York Don Pedro’s, 90 Manhattan Ave. alla ges *
Jun 2 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania First Unitarian Chapel, 2125 Chestnut St. all ages $10 *
Jun 3 – Washington, DC Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW all ages $10 *
Jun 4 – Charlottesville, Virginia Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar $7 all ages *
Jun 5 – Wilmington, North Carolina Bella Festa, 127 Princess St. $8 *
Jun 6 – Atlanta, Georgia Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce De Leon Place $8adv $10dos *
Jun 8 – Houston, Texas Aurora Picture Show, 800 Aurora St. $8 *
Jun 9 – Austin, Texas Emo’s Lounge, 603 Red River $8adv $10dos *
Jun 10 – Denton, Texas Rubber Gloves, 411 E. Sycamore $8 *
Jun 12 – Tucson, Arizona Solar Culture, 31 East Toole $8 *
Jun 13 – San Diego, California Che Cafe, University of San Diego $8 *
Jun 14 – Los Angeles, California The Smell, 247 Main St. $7 *
Jun 15 – San Francisco, California Richshaw Stop, 155 Fell St. $10 *
Jun 16 – Sacramento, California Fools Foundation $8 *
Jun 19 – Seattle, Washington Atlas, 1515 Broadway Ave. $10 *, Johanna Kunin, Canada
Jun 20 – Anacortes, Washington Department of Safety, 1011 12th St. $6 *
Jun 22 – Kelowna, British Columbia Habitat, 248 Leon Ave. $10adv, $15dos *
Jun 23 – Calgary, Alberta Canyon Meadows – early show! $10 *, Pants Situation, Hot Little Rocket
Jun 24 – Edmonton, AlbertaListen Records $12adv $15dos *
Jun 25 – Saskatoon, Seskatchewan Le Relais, 103-308 4th Ave. N $10 *
Jun 27 – Winnipeg, Manitoba West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Ave. $12adv $15dos *
Jun 28 – Minneapolis, Minnesota First Amendment Arts Building, 1101 Stonson Blvd $7 *
Jun 29 – Chicago, Illinois South Union Arts, 1352 S Union Ave $10 *
Jul 1 – Montreal, Quebec La Salla Rosa Boul St. Laurent $12 *

* w/Julie Doiron

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