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8 Memorable Daniel Johnston Covers For Austin’s Inaugural Hi, How Are You Day

In the 2005 documentary The Devil And Daniel Johnston, Jeff Tartakov -- who founded Stress Records in order to help Johnston mass-release his tapes --…
Nate Patrin | January 22, 2019 - 10:45 am

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Gotcha Covered: “Tomorrow Never Knows”

Apologies in advance for what probably comes across like basic stoner-thought logic, but: Ever stop to think about what it means when we're possibly not…
Nate Patrin | August 1, 2017 - 1:23 pm


Q&A: Lou Barlow Reflects On The 20th Anniversary Of Kids

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Kids -- Larry's Clark's infamous, lascivious, inflammatory film about a bunch of New York City teenagers drinking, drugging,…
T. Cole Rachel | July 21, 2015 - 2:04 pm

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Watch Phoebe Bridgers, Waxahatchee, Jeff Tweedy, Beck, & More Cover Daniel Johnston

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of Daniel Johnston's death. As a tribute to the beloved outsider singer-songwriter, New York's Electric Lady Studios organized Honey I…
Peter Helman | September 12, 2020 - 6:38 pm

Built To Spill – “Mountain Top” (Daniel Johnston Cover)

Built To Spill were aiming to release their Daniel Johnston tribute album -- fittingly titled Built To Spill Plays The Songs Of Daniel Johnston --…
Chris DeVille | April 14, 2020 - 10:16 pm

Built To Spill – “Life In Vain” (Daniel Johnston Cover)

Last month, Built To Spill announced a Daniel Johnston covers album, Built To Spill Plays The Songs Of Daniel Johnston, which they recorded while preparing…
James Rettig | March 2, 2020 - 9:30 am

Built To Spill Announce Daniel Johnston Covers Album

Back in 2017, Daniel Johnston embarked on his final tour. A different band backed him in every city that he played in. Last month, Wilco…
James Rettig | February 3, 2020 - 10:35 am

Wilco Announce Vinyl-Only Daniel Johnston Live Album And Loft Session

Back in 2017, the late, great Daniel Johnston went on a farewell tour in which every show found him backed by local luminaries ranging from…
Chris DeVille | January 15, 2020 - 11:00 am

Watch Nick Cave Cover Daniel Johnston’s “Devil Town”

Nick Cave recently kicked off the North American leg of his informal Conversations With... tour and he's been paying tribute to the late Daniel Johnston…
James Rettig | September 24, 2019 - 5:46 pm


Ben Lee – “Speeding Motorcycle” (Daniel Johnston Cover) & “Divine Hammer” (The Breeders Cover)

Ben Lee continually finds interesting projects to keep himself busy. Last year that meant cohosting a star-studded panel with Lena Dunham in which the pair
Keely Quinlan | September 18, 2019 - 9:05 am

Watch The National Weave Daniel Johnston’s “Devil Town” Into Their Own “Not In Kansas”

The iconic outsider singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston died Wednesday at age 58. Johnston and his music were so widely beloved during his life that new covers
Chris DeVille | September 12, 2019 - 9:24 am

Daniel Johnston Dead At 58

Daniel Johnston has died of a heart attack at 58, according to The Austin Chronicle, who confirmed the news with his former manager. …
James Rettig | September 11, 2019 - 4:07 pm

Watch Austin’s Full Daniel Johnston Tribute Show With The Flaming Lips, Built To Spill, Yo La Tengo, Bob Mould, & More

Daniel Johnston, the cult favorite Austin singer-songwriter, celebrated his 58th birthday yesterday in grand fashion. In Johnston's honor, the city of Austin declared it Hi,…
Chris DeVille | January 23, 2019 - 9:13 am

Watch Hop Along Cover Daniel Johnston’s “True Love Will Find You In The End”

Hop Along's Frances Quinlan is a hell of a songwriter, which is one reason the Philly indie rockers' album Bark Your Head Off, Dog ended…
Chris DeVille | January 1, 2019 - 11:09 am

Austin Establishes “Hi, How Are You?” Day To Honor Daniel Johnston

The city of Austin has declared January 22, aka Daniel Johnston’s birthday, "Hi, How Are You?" Day to support residents struggling with mental health issues.
Tosten Burks / Spin | January 22, 2018 - 11:09 pm

Watch Daniel Johnston & Jeff Tweedy Play “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” In Chicago

Iconic outsider artist Daniel Johnston has been been playing his final tour with different musicians inspired by him playing alongside him at each show. Last…
Peter Helman | October 21, 2017 - 5:57 pm

Watch Daniel Johnston Perform With Preservation Hall All Stars At First Show Of Final Tour

Last night, legendary outsider artist Daniel Johnston kicked off what he's saying will be his final tour. His first show was at The Joy Theater…
James Rettig | September 29, 2017 - 10:28 am
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