For the second year in a row, faithful Daniel Johnston fans have put together an eclectic tribute show to celebrate Johnston’s 47th birthday. The lineup has changed a lot, but it at least consists of The Cons, Uni and her Ukelele, David Saint, Demons Wear Muted Colors, and The Graves Brothers Deluxe. They will play at The Knockout this Friday, Jan. 23. The Splinters are no longer playing and we hope they feel better.
Johnston’s music influencedÂ and has been covered by the likes of Tom Waits, The Flaming Lips and Death Cab for Cutie. He was also the subject of the 2006 film The Devil and Daniel Johnston, which puts Johnston’s immense talent in the context of his manic depression and and depicts him as an “artistic genius who nearly slipped away.”
It will be a great night of local music to recognize a musical legent. 9pm-2am. $10.