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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

Gotcha Covered

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

Interview

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

More Daniel Johnston stories

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

Premiere

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

Daniel Johnston Announces Final Tour

The prolific Texan outsider-artist singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston has been an underground inspiration for decades, and he's been battling serious mental illness for longer than that.
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2017 - 10:26 am

Hear Lana Del Rey Cover Daniel Johnston In The Trailer For Hi, How Are You Daniel Johnston?

UPDATE: Rolling Stone has shared the full-length version of Del Rey's cover. Listen below. // Almost two years ago,…
Peter Helman | November 6, 2015 - 7:16 pm

Lost Boy ? – “Big Business Monkey” (Daniel Johnston Cover)

The last time I saw Lost Boy ? live was in Daniel Johnston's adopted hometown of Austin during our SXSW showcase earlier this year, so…
James Rettig | July 13, 2015 - 4:14 pm
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