Live Review: Daniel Johnston 8-12-09

Daniel Johnston

“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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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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Artists You Should Know Ticket Giveaway: Daniel Johnston

Daniel Johnston

“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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Artists You Should Know: The Celebrated Workingman

Celebrated Workingman

Milwaukee’s Celebrated Workingman is quickly becoming one of the most…err…celebrated bands from that other fine lakeside city.  You may have already enjoyed a soulful indie popgasm at their High Noon Saloon show with The Rural Alberta Advantage last month (see video below).  Want more?  You got it.  The band’s own Mark Waldoch will be opening up this Saturday’s Black Francis show.  Read on to find out why you won’t want to miss this one!

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Monday Concert Connection: Power Pop Rocks

Hope you all had a brilliant 4th of July weekend! With the smell of burgers on the grill and beautiful explosions in the sky, it finally feels like summer. But what would summer be without that perfect sunny soundtrack? Well now we’ve got that too! Read on to find out how you can win tickets to an acoustic performance from power pop kings Fountains of Wayne, and get the scoop on one of the most anticipated shows of the season: the Pixies own Black Francis!

Fountains Of Wayne

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