Relive Daniel Johnston’s Moving Performance

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If you missed Daniel’s show at The Annex last week, you can check out what all the buzz was about.  We recently uploaded a mass of live vids from the concert to the True Endeavors YouTube page.

Here are just a few of our favorites:

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Live Review: Daniel Johnston 8-12-09

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“They went and called the movie ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston.’  Now how am I ever going to be free?!”

Such were the thoughts of an artists whose demons are almost more famous than he is.  It’s not too wild to bet that Daniel Johnston’s image will never truly be liberated from the conflicted, eccentric man portrayed in the aforementioned award-winning documentary about his life.  Surely, many of the audience members at his Wednesday night concert were drawn there in anticipation of the “grand spectacle” of Daniel Johnston rather than the sole attraction to his music.

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Tonight’s Set Details for Daniel Johnston

Mark Waldoch: 8 – 8:30

Marty Finkel: 8:45 – 9:15

Daniel Johnston: 9:30 – the cows come home:

Wednesday August 12 2009
The Annex 608.256.7750 $20 adv and dos – all ages

He is a colossal figure in American cult-pop music and he will stand all tests of time, likely becoming even bigger with every passing year, even if that popularity remains a fringe, but fervent movement of music obsessives and those who have been infatuated with a genius quality…

Read more about this cult legend or download some free tunes from Daytrotter’s SXSW sessions with Daniel.

Alert! Daniel Johnston’s Show Has Moved

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Daniel Johnston’s Wednesday show had been moved from The Barrymore Theatre to The Annex.  The show is now scheduled to start at 8:00 pm, with doors opening at 7:00 pm.  Will call tickets originally being held at The Barrymore will be available at the Annex.  Don’t have your tickets yet?  You can still buy them here.  See you at the show!

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Monday Concert Connection: Oh Danny Boy…

Update: Show has been moved to Annex, more details here.

Daniel Johnston

That’s right, blog readers are getting a second chance to win a free pair of tickets to one of this summer’s absolutely-can’t-miss shows.  Cult icon and subject of a wildly popular and fascinating documentary, Daniel Johnston is coming to town this Wednesday.  (Not ringing a bell?  We first introduced him to those unfamiliar with his body of work here. Click to find out more about this eccentric, brilliant musician.)  Along with WORT FM and The Decider, True Endeavors is extremely proud to present Daniel Johnston to Madison audiences.  Read on to find out how you can win tickets to his show and become the envy of anyone with good taste.

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Music News Recap: Mourning The Death of Idols and Integrity

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Radiohead has made a new song available for download on their website.  Thom Yorke penned the band’s latest in memory of Harry Patch, the recently deceased WWI veteran.

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Artists You Should Know Ticket Giveaway: Daniel Johnston

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“Hi, how are you?” Great, and feeling better all the time knowing your show’s coming up, Daniel!

It’s not often that we have the opportunity to see a genuine cult icon perform in our fair city, but we’ll have that chance next week when Daniel Johnston takes the stage at The Barrymore Theatre.  The fragile vulnerability of his unique musical work has been championed by everyone from Kurt Cobain to Yo La Tengo, and it’s not hard to hear why.  There’s beauty in his shaking, nervous hands forced onstage by sheer courage and conviction and in the warbling, almost whispering, voice that invites you into his soul.  Read on to learn more about this beloved artist and find out how you could win tickets to his sure-to-be unforgettable show.

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