While we are in transition and searching for a stable home base, we will continue to produce events with some of our neighborhood partners.

The AltLib Popup Series will present roving events to continue supporting expansive art projects and dig deep for uncommon cultural exchanges. If you’re interested in setting up a show with us, please read our booking page and send us an e-mail.

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KZAX Presents: Karl Blau, Calvin Johnson, and Kristin Allen-Zito

July 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

$10-$15 sliding scale
Doors at 8pm; Music at 8:30pm

KZAX Presents is a concert series brought to you by Bellingham’s freeform community radio station KZAX-Lp 94.9 FM, featuring independent artists from the PNW and West Coast hosted in different spaces throughout the City of Subdued Excitement! We’re very excited this July to be hosting an intimate, all-ages gathering featuring some of Washington’s most talented singer-songwriters at the Alternative Library! This is going to be one of our most special events yet, and we hope to see all of you there!

Karl Blau – The legendary alternative dub narcotic wizard returns to the PNW to entrance us with his magical sonic spells.

Calvin Johnson – Founder of renowned Olympia, WA independent music label K Records, Calvin offers an intimate journey through his dense catalog of emotive songs.

Kristin Allen-Zito
Our hometown hero joins us to open up the night and welcomes Karl and Calvin in proper Subdued City fashion.

KZAX is a program of Make.Shift, a nonprofit music and arts organization in Bellingham, WA. All proceeds from KZAX Presents events go back to the musicians, and to the radio station to fund programming. For more information on Make.Shift or KZAX visit:


July 16, 2019
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm