They met in the ’80s!
In early 1991 Beat Happening, Bratmobile, and Nation of Ulysses (and Unrest!) made clatterous bramble at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, N.J.
In August, 2012 Calvin Johnson, Erin Smith and Ian Svenonius are lamenting the absence of Mark Robinson - and Molly, Steve, Phil, Bret, Bridget, Tim, Heather, Allison, Steve and James!
I saw them on that tour at the Underground at Brown University in Providence, RI. I remember seeing the flyer and being just about as excited as I’ve ever been.
The Sassiest Boy In America, now and forever.