Oct. 16, 2008 at 1:43pm
I'm not sure why you haven't heard about it. Maybe it's too underground and you're too above ground. I know I am. But sitting at Blackwater right now reminds me that one of possibly the most important events in Tacoma this year is starting tonight: the Squeak and Squawk Music Festival
One of the artists that caught me eye is Calvin Johnson. Some of you older hipsters may recognize him from founding K Records, DJing on KAOS, and bands such as the Cool Rays, Beat Happening, The Go Team, Halo Benders, and Dub Narcotic Sound System, to name a few.
He even has a wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_Johnson_(musician)
But there's a bunch of other acts besides Johnson- check out the lineup:
Organized by The Helm: http://www.thehelmgallery.com/
Stuff on my brain.