Beat Happening

Beat Happening formed in Olympia, Washington in 1982. Calvin Johnson (Selector Dub Narcotic, The Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System, The Hive Dwellers), Heather Lewis, Bret Lunsford (D+) met while attending the Evergreen State College and began performing in 1983.

The trio's music was a "testament to the DIY aesthetic; don't think about it, just do it... fresh in its minimalism, a solid argument for going out and starting a band just to see what might happen." (CMJ, March 1988)