Friday, July 30, 2010

Calvin Johnson Played a House Show in Dublin (photos + video)

Last night we saw Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening and K Records play a house show in Dublin. The show was at a gorgeous penthouse overlooking the city — Calvin rendered the locale "poetic," which was spot on. It was very interesting to be at a DIY show at a venue without graffiti on the walls or a bar in the back. Calvin played acoustic and sang many of his songs a capella, incorporating theatrical and flamboyant body language.

Organized by local promoter/DIY celeb Dylan Haskins, the show was undoubtedly a highlight of my time in Dublin, and probably the most high-brow DIY gig I've been to in my life. Ecstatic Youth and Patrick Kelleher opened and were also incredible. A quick video of Calvin and more photos after the jump.

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