The Shield Around the K, profiles the birth and growth of the punk rock DIY record label, K Records, based in Olympia, Washington. Co-Founders, Calvin Johnson and Candice Pedersen are interviewed along with over 20 K artists and peers including Mecca Normal, Lois, Rose Melberg, Ian MacKaye, Slim Moon, Dean Wareham and more. The Shield Around the K features performances by Calvin Johnson's legendary Beat Happening. International Pop Underground Festival footage features Fugazi, Beat Happening, Mecca Normal and others. The Shield Around the K portrays an independent record label whose lo-fi credibility has never been compromised. Written by
Heather Rose Dominic
Do It Yourself
Did You Know?
Referenced in 'Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991', written by Michael Azerrad
, and published by Little, Brown and Company, 2001. See more
Lee Hazlewood, Johnny Cash, The Cramps... there you have it, that's Beat Happening.
Written and Performed by Mecca Normal
Courtesy of Smarten Up Records See more