Calvin Krime

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Calvin Krime
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Genres Hardcore punk, post-hardcore, punk rock, noise
Years active 1995–1998
Labels Amphetamine Reptile, Polyvinyl
Associated acts Sean Na Na, Har Mar Superstar, Seaquest, Shotgun Monday
Past members Sean Tillmann
Jon Kelson
Jason Ralph

Calvin Krime was a hardcore band in Minneapolis, Minnesota during the late 1990s. The trio formed in 1995 when Sean Tillmann, Jon Kelson, and Jason Ralph met at Perpich Center for Arts Education while in their teens. Signed to Amphetamine Reptile,[1] their primary audience was in the punk and noise scene dominant in South Minneapolis at the time. Usually, Calvin Krime was booked in smaller venues and often at house parties. During their three-and-a-half years together, they released two albums (Dress for the Future & You're Feeling So Attractive) and an EP (3x3x3 1/2). The group disbanded in 1998.[2] Afterwards, all the members went on to other bands, including Sean Tillmann, who went on first to Sean Na Na and then to his persona as Har Mar Superstar.

Eleven years after their break-up, Calvin Krime played a reunion show at the Uptown Bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 13, 2009.[3] Tillmann, Kelson & Ralph also reunited to play The Amphetamine Reptile 25th Anniversary gala on August 29, 2010.[4][5][6]



  • Calvin Krime - Pretty in Pink 7-inch (1995)
  • Calvin Krime - Kids Incarcerated 7-inch (1996)
  • Calvin Krime - Dress for the Future (1997) Amphetamine Reptile
  • Calvin Krime - You're Feeling So Attractive (1998) Amphetamine Reptile
  • Calvin Krime - 3x3x3 1/2 (1998) Polyvinyl
  • Calvin Krime - Dope-Guns-N'-Fucking in the Streets, Vol. 11 compilation Amphetamine Reptile

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