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Daniel Johnston

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    The Twelve Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

    It's a good weekend here in Denver, with hip-hop deity KRS-One playing Cervantes' and the criminally under-appreciated Ralph Gean playing Mutiny Information Cafe tonight. Elsewhere, the Gypsy Jane Cannabis Carnival brings E-40 and others to the Merchandise Mart. The rest of our picks are below.

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Help bring Daniel Johnston's art show to Colorado's Inca House DIY gallery

    When Taylor Boylston was working on setting up the next art show for her backyard gallery, The Inca House, she went straight for her favorite artists. "I just had an idea and sent an e-mail and now we're having a Daniel Johnston," says Boylston straightforwardly. But the exhibition comes with an u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 (4 free!) in Denver this weekend, September 27-29

    The Grawlix dudes are back! The Denver comedy trio has been out doing big things on the national stage lately, but tonight, Adam Cayton Holland, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl bring their ridiculous monthly show back to the Denver -- and for a bargain price. If comedy is not your thing, you can also ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 recap from 100 % De Agave

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Robin Edwards hosted at 100 % De Agave this past Saturday. Keep readin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Dance the Orange takes a multimedia walk through the underworld at work | space

    On the cutting edge of the dance world, it's not just about movement anymore, although the physical voyage through space is still an integral part. In Dance the Orange, a new performance created by Monica Dionysiou and Marc Devine of the the Umbrella Collective, the movement is suspended in a web of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Victoria Legrand of Beach House on how perfection is made up of many mistakes

    Beach House became a bit of an underground sensation with the release of its self-titled, debut album in 2006, followed by 2008's warmly enchanting Devotion. Lead singer Victoria Legrand's rich, deep, yet feminine voice and Alex Scally's delicate melodic sense on guitar creates a disarming sense of ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2012

    Youth Lagoon

    Sunday, March 11, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007. 

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Fitz & the Tantrums, Machine Head and more

    For whatever reason, you'll notice that this Saturday night, aside from the second night of STS9's two-night stand at the Fillmore, there aren't too many must-see shows. This is mere speculation on our part, but we're guessing that might have something to do with a certain sporting event taking plac ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2012

    Nurses

    Sunday, January 15, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Bad Weather California has the first record on Akron/Family's new Family Tree Records

    ​Update (11/10/11): While most press releases generally tend to be fairly rote and often times hyperbolic, the one we received about the forthcoming Bad Weather California record, which has Seth Olinsky rhapsodizing about first meeting and then later working with the band, was insightful, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2011

    SXSW Travelogue: Take to the Oars and the Denver crew bring the ruckus to Peckerheads

    Hi! How are you? The spirit of Daniel Johnston looms large in Austin​ Friday, March 18 Another one for the books... honestly, the worst part about today was that it had to end... After an ample five hours of sleep, the household hesitantly woke up, made coffee, and loaded the trailer in anti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    In honor of Valentine's Day, we present you with fifteen love songs about... inanimate objects

    ​It's Valentine's Day, which means the entire Internet is abuzz with songs about love -- or if people are feeling particularly sad -- songs about hate. But what about those who prefer to spread their affection to other things, like inanimate objects? Well, there are plenty of those songs, too. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Earth, Deca, DeVotchKa, Mogwai, Hindershot, Warsaw and Adele top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Minature Tigers' Charlie Brand on evolving as an artist and the joys and shortcomings of touring

    Brandon Lee​The music of Miniature Tigers sounds like it has its roots in the sunnier, more upbeat end of '60s guitar rock, utilizing spare melodies with melodic atmospheres that have an nostalgic immediacy -- as though your future self could sing a song to you with words of compassion and com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Ginkins getting back together for a proper farewell later this summer

    ​ Guess who recently resurfaced after having unceremoniously dropping off the radar for the better part of the last year? If you said David McGhee -- wait, what? How'd you know? Oh, he's already been in touch? Yeah, he's good like that. Good dude. A little quirky, but a good dude, nonetheless ... More >>

  • Music

    October 22, 2009

    Weed Diamond

    Sweater Kids
    Mirror Universe Tapes

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Freaky Friday: "Little Wings" - Mark Gormley

    ​What separates the bulk of weird, wackaloon amateur singer/songwriters from someone like Wesley Willis or Daniel Johnston? Talent, certainly, but the math alone insists there are more than those scattered gems among the depths of crazy people with microphones. And occasionally you stumble acr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Friday Night Lights, an unexpected bastion of good music

    Hello. My name is Dave. I'm addicted. Hopelessly addicted. Hello, Dave. No, seriously. I'm a junkie. I've got it bad for Friday Night Lights, man. Really bad. Last year around this time, I got a terrible case of the flu. I missed a couple days of work. It was ugly. Sweatpants. Couch. No shower. You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Last Night...Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers @ Bender's Tavern

    Photo by Daniel K (not at Bender's) Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, The Limbs, “Seven Signs” Tuesday, July 1, 2008, Benders Better than: Sunday morning mass. Down through the ages many have tried to preach the gospel from the stage. The key word being “preach.” For such a tactic to be effe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Video Interview with Daniel Johnston and Bad Weather California

    Denver locals Bad Weather California -- with some help from friends Roger Green and Erin Roberts -- had a dream come true when, three days before the show, they were asked to be the backing band for Daniel Johnston. Of course they said yes. Here's an interview with the band and Johnston. -- By Sean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Daniel Johnston, Swayback CD Release Party, the Photo Atlas, Opening Day

    Best. Weekend. Ever. Click on the photos. The Photo Atlas rocked 3 Kings on Thursday. Opening day at Coors Field, regardless of the outcome, was just as magical as ever. Bad Weather California got the opportunity of a lifetime when they backed up Daniel Johnston on Saturday at the Ogden Thea ... More >>

  • Music

    April 3, 2008

    Waking Up Daniel Johnston

    The tales of this singer-songwriter’s idiosyncracies are not exaggerated.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    Kathy McCarty Talks About Daniel Johnston

    The April 3 profile of Daniel Johnston, as well as a complete Q&A accessible here, calls to mind a previous Westword piece focusing on the highly unusual artist. Back in 1995, Kathy McCarty, best known at the time as the lead singer of a first-rate cult band known as Glass Eye, released Dead Dog's E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    Q&A With Daniel Johnston

    Interviewing Daniel Johnston, the subject of an April 3 Westword profile, is, to put it mildly, a unique experience, as will be clear to any reader of the following Q&A. First, some set-up. I arranged my chat with Daniel’s father, Bill, who helps manage his son’s career and lives in a house nex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    The Fluid Reunites and Bad Weather California Backs Daniel Johnston

    File under: Fuck yeah! Although rumors have been swirling for a while now, it's official: The five original members of the Fluid are getting back together for three shows, two back-to-back performances at Seattle's Marymoor Park for Sub-Pop's 20th Anniversary Festival on July 12 and 13, and one a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    Daniel Johnston to Play Ogden Theatre

    AEG announced yesterday that cult music hero and troubled troubadour Daniel Johnston will be playing the Ogden Theatre on Saturday, April 5. No word yet as to who might open for the man, whose life story is told in the brilliant documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston, but with Denver's burgeoning ... More >>

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    September 10, 2007
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    August 2, 2007

    Goodbye Time Bomb

    Larimer Lounge

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    The Music Men

    Halfway through Sundance, and still whistling a happy tune.

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    September 21, 2006
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    May 11, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    High Road

    An online newspaper takes on the big boys.

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Film

    April 13, 2006

    Way Down in the Hole

    Can Daniel Johnston keep the devil at bay long enough to be successful?

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Reality Check

    Don Goede is in a New York state of mind.

  • Music

    June 3, 2004

    Devendra Banhart

    Tuesday, June 8, Revoluciones, 303-825-3845

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Sodom and Milwaukee

    For Dennis and Jimmy Flemion of the Frogs, whoring out for The Man is enough to make you croak.

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Butthole Surfers

    Humpty Dumpty LSD (Latino Buggerveil)

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Bang to Hype

    At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band.

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    The Loner

    Daniel Johnston ventures into the wicked world with a batch of new music and a blank slate.

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Daniel Johnston

    Rejected Unknown (Gammon)

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Backwash

    We remember the Alamo, but South by Southwest is now a blissful blur.

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Notes From the Underground

    Local artists come out from wherever they are.

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    South By So What

    Unknown bands can't expect much from SXSW, just ask the Czars' Chris Pearson.

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Master of His Domain

    With 404 Not Found, Todd Bradley creates computer music that's simply eclectrifying.

  • Music

    December 13, 1995

    JUST SAY NOEL

    THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS DISCS PROVIDE SOME ROUGH SLEDDING.

  • Music

    October 18, 1995
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    September 6, 1995
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    June 21, 1995

    CRITICS' CHOICE

    FROM GLASS EYE TO DEAD DOG'S EYEBALL, K. MCCARTY HAS A UNIQUE VISION.

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