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DIGITAL UNDERGROUND

The Shield Around the K
Sunday, August 27, 9:30pm, Cell
Heather Rose Dominic, 2000, 85 min

The Shield Around the K Heather Rose Dominic, 1999, 85min The Shield Around the K profiles the birth and growth of influential Olympia-based punk rock DIY record label K Records. Over the years, the scrappy lil' company has launched key indie artists like Beat Happening, Love as Laughter, Dub Narcotic Sound System, the Make Up, Lois, Microphones and Cadallaca, as well as releasing material from Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Beck and many others. Co-founders Calvin Johnson and Candice Pedersen are interviewed along with over twenty K artists and peers, including Mecca Normal, Lois, Rose Melberg, Ian MacKaye, Slim Moon, Dean Wareham and many more. The tape includes live performances by Calvin Johnson's Beat Happening, rarely-seen Super-8 music videos by Patrick Maley, and footage of the international Pop Underground Festival. A do-it-yourself video with a zine spirit, The Sheild Around the K gives all you always-hungry hipness-junkies a nice fat dose of uncut indie info and sublebrity star-gazing. So take a seat, music friends,
and enjoy. -NYUFF