Paul Leary

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Bobby Hecksher of the Warlocks on playing with Beck and the Brian Jonestown Massacre

    The Warlocks, one of the earlier bands in the new wave of psychedelic rock, formed in 1999 when founder, singer and sole continuous member, guitarist Bobby Hecksher got some encouragement from Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre to start writing his own songs. The Warlocks took a fairly d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Over the weekend: Butthole Surfers at the Ogden

    Butthole Surfers, Psychic Ills, Circle Number DotFriday, October 9, 2009Ogden Theater, DenverBetter Than: The flash freezing going on outside.Circle Number Dot, who opened this show, didn't sound like they got much more than a mere line check before hitting the stage. It was initially hard to tell ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    The Loner

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