Just Dance and Have a Good Time: An Interview with The Shivas Drummer Kristin Leonard | Bitch Media -
“Being a female drummer is just like being a male drummer, except for peoples’ insistence on prefacing “drummer” with “female.” I feel really lucky that I’m making music with a bunch of guys who don’t limit me based on my gender, but who are always supportive and ready to back me up when someone else is an asshole. New audiences tend to judge me, which is apparent by their comments after we play: “Wow, I’ve never seen a girl drummer really rock before,” or “You’re really great for a female drummer.” It’s quite shocking to me that “a girl playing drums” is still such a new concept for some people and shows you how we assign genders to certain instruments. I don’t try to prove myself to anyone and just have fun. Anybody that doesn’t like it can fuck off. “
Check out this old letter that Calvin sent to the Neo Boys when they were playing shows! So glad they saved it!
Jared from @theshivas stopped by to hang out for the afternoon and pick up some merch for their tour next week with The Dandy Warhols! He’s the best!! 💘💘💘
Kristin Leonard urges you to drop the “female” and just say drummer in her wonderful interview with Bitch Magazine today. #rolemodel
A few of us went to see Os Mutantes last week in Seattle! So good!!!
Regram from @tyreldactyl … BMO grooving to his favorite song by LAKE on Adventure Time!!
I can’t stop staring at this Lover’s Without Borders photo.
Since we realized the crime of him lacking from your life, Calvin‘s embarked out of the K office by train to croon to you in person ON HIS TOUR!! Not simply performing solo; the masterful IAN SVENONIUS (of Chain & the Gang) will be all over it alongside him. Calvin will be DJing shows as Selector Dub Narcotic, playing with Ian’s new personaEscape-ism, performing at book readings with Ian, AND performing along-side Chain & The Gang!
Obviously, an endless stream of entertaining feats.
DATES! (would that we could draw you a map)
5/6 Winona, MN – Cloud 9 Union Theater (Calvin solo)
5/8 Columbus, OH – Skylab Gallery (Selector Dub Narcotic, DJ Name Names)
5/9 Lexington, KY – The Modern Motel ^^^Calvin, Escape-sim
5/11 Chattanooga, TN – Sluggo’s North ^^^
5/12 Huntsville, AL – Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment ^^^
5/13 Florence, AL – Black Owl Trading Co. ^^^
5/14 Cincinnati, OH – Third Party Gallery ^^^
5/15 Hamtramck, MI – Lo and Behold Records and Books ^^^
5/16 Ann Arbor, MI – Encore Records (Day book reading, Night Show)
5/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Lili Coffee Shop ^^^
5/19 Philadelphia, PA – 1026 ** w/ Chain & the Gang, Malaikat dan Singa
5/20 Pawtucket, RI – Machines With Magnets **
5/21 Cambridge, MA – Elks Lodge **
5/22 Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent **
5/25 Cleveland, OH – Survival Kit Gallery (Calvin)
5/26 Chicago, IL – Co-Prosperity Sphere (Calvin)
5/28 Minot, ND – Laughterhouse (Calvin)