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Friday, August 17, 2012

The Believer Music Issue Release Party with Calvin Johnson

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 9:30 AM

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I'm a nerdy writer who also happens to like going out. I'm not really into readings where people sit around holding their breath and snapping their fingers (Why are we still doing that?) while people read poetry. I like to party too, like regular people. Which is why I like literary events that lure you in with the promise of words, and then bop you on the head with music and drink.

This year The Believer magazine has been crushing it, event-wise. June's TumBeliever (Tumblr/Believer) party was utterly sock-knocking and I have the utmost faith that this Sunday's Believer Music Issue party at Café Du Nord will be equally as boss. Included with the July Music Issue of The Believer is Love Songs for Lamps, a 24-song mixtape compiled by the legendary, iconic Calvin Johnson, founder of indie label K Records.

This is an actual cassette tape featuring tape-only releases of his personal faves. If you're some kind of square who doesn't own a Walkman, rest assured each issue has a free digital download option (yawn). But even better is that The Believer and Calvin Johnson are taking it to a new level by touring this issue live with the featured bands. This Sunday's show features Calvin Johnson, Katie and the Lichen, Laura Leif and A.P.B, The Shivas, The Memories, Tomorrow's Tulips, Mom, and Happy Noose. It's an all ages show, so you may see me there with my nephew rocking out.

The party starts Sunday, August 19 at 8:30 p.m., doors open at 8. Admission is $8 (that's a lot of 8's!) at Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market (at Sanchez).

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