Beat Happening was one of the most influential bands in the American post-punk indie underground not so much for their music, but rather for their attitude towards making music and producing albums. Throughout their career, Beat Happening maintained a defiantly independent stance, playing the simple music that they wanted without bowing to commercial pressures. They also established and maintained a record label and a network of musicians that were committed to helping each other rather than competing with each other.
Calvin Johnson is a native of Olympia, Washington. Johnson moved around quite a bit as a boy and spent his high school years in the Washington DC area. After high school, Johnson was encouraged by family members to return to Olympia and attend... Read More