The Shield Around the K: The Story of K Records

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Released 1998

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1998
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The Shield Around the K: The Story of K Records is a documentary about the independent record label K Records. It's directed by Heather Rose Dominic. K Records is considered to be one of the most important record labels in the history of punk rock. Co-founder Calvin Johnson and Candice Pederson explain how they were able to grow to success. It includes interviews from 20 K artists and peers such as, Rose Melberg, Mecca Normal, and Slim Moon. The Shield Around the K: The Story of K Records has performances by Beat Happening, The Halo Benders, Lois, and Mecca Normal. It also features footage from the International Pop Underground Convention, a six-day festival held at the Capital Theater in Olympia, Washington in August, 1991. The Shield around the K: The Story of K Records was played to a sold out audience at the 2000 New York Underground Film Festival and went on to receive invitational screenings at over 20 film festivals. This documentary gives you a clear idea of how K Records got started in 1982 and why it's now producing some of the best indie punk on the scene.moreless
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