Shield Around The K, The:
Produced and directed by Heather Rose Dominic, The Shield Around The K profiles the birth and growth of the do-it-yourself record label K Records, based in Olympia, Washington. Calvin Johnson and Candice Pedersen are interviewed along with 20 artists and peers, including Mecca Normal, Lois, Rose Melberg (Tiger Trap, Softies, Gaze), Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), Slim Moon (Kill Rock Stars), Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna), Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, E.A.R.), Gerard Cosloy (Matador Records), Ira Robbins (Trouser Press), Michael Azzerad, Steve Fisk (producer, pigeohed, Halo Benders) and more. The Shield Around The K features performances by Calvin Johnson's legendary Beat features performances by Calvin Johnson's legendary Beat Happening, a band whose far-reaching influence on the punk rock scene cannot be underestimated. Powered by Super 8 music videos directed by Lois and Patrick Maley (YoYo Recordings) and rare International Pop Underground Festival footage featuring Fugazi, Beat Happening, Mecca Normal and others.