Posts Tagged ‘ Daniel Johnston ’

Primavera Sound Festival lineup: Postal Service, Phoenix, Crystal Castles and more

Crystal Castles @ Ogden

The full Primavera Sound Festival lineup has been announced and includes a second announced date by the recently reunited Postal Service and the third 2013 date for Phoenix.

Tribute and photo essay: Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

Tribute and photo essay: Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

Mark Linkous at the Gothic Theatre on Feb. 17, 2007. Photo by Michael McGrath. R.I.P. Mark Linkous. The music world lost a giant talent on Saturday when the enigmatic Mark Linkous committed suicide, and I’ve been talking to several friends — many more knowledgeable of his work than I — about his many-sided career and influence. I was first introduced to the music of Linkous and his band, Sparklehorse, when I was lent the records “Good Morning Spider” and “It’s A Wonderful Life” about nine […]

10 Most Gut-Wrenching Songs of the Aughts: Weigh in

Do you realize what your words do to people, Wayne Coyne? Do you?? Reverb file photo from Red Rocks.

10 Most Gut-Wrenching Songs of the Aughts: Weigh in

Daniel Johnston @ the Ogden Theatre

[photopress:dj01.jpg,full,pp_image] Daniel Johnston wasn’t listening to the voices in his head at his show at the Ogden Theatre on Saturday. Photos by Doug Beam. Daniel Johnston is a rock ’n’ roller in all senses of the word. He’s a fearless songwriter and an unpredictable performer. He’s a madman with words and music, and his songs have been covered by practically everybody. Many associate Johnston with mid-set fits and too-short concerts — not necessarily him being a rock star, rather a byproduct of the singer-songwriter’s mental […]

The Swayback @ the Bluebird Theater

[photopress:swayback1.jpg,full,pp_image] Photos by Glory Anna Breitweiser. The Swayback held its “Long Gone Lads” CD release show at the Bluebird Theater on Saturday, but lost out a bit on crowd numbers due to the Daniel Johnston show down the street. It was surprising just how thin it seemed in the venue when the Denver heartthrobs began to play, but for the most part it filled in through the set. It was an early show, too, which was a bad call for people used to seeing headliners […]