Daniel Johnston

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Walk ’n’ roll

You know how in those Disney movies all the woodland creatures suddenly come out to sing along? It was like that.
Ambling bands go on a field trip
By MATT PARISH  |  June 24, 2008

Going on sale: January 25, 2008

Converge, Bishop Allen, Saves the Day, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  January 22, 2008

Playlist: September 21, 2007

The Subjects, MMOSS, Entrance, and more
Tommy Allen of Drug Rug: “Best bands seen while working either the Middle East or P.A.’s Lounge this year”
By TOMMY ALLEN  |  September 17, 2007


The Eternal Feminine gets a workout this week.
Kiki & Herb; Lucia’s Chapters; Our Son’s Wedding
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 19, 2007

Feel-bad cinema

This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
Gerald Peary's year in movies
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 21, 2006

Avant gardener

In 30 years, he’s progressed from hippie cabaret crooner to experimenter to visionary. The many modes of Waits. By Ted Drozdowski Tom Waits, "Bottom of the World" (mp3)
Three sides of the prolific Tom Waits
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 20, 2006


Rising star in Indieville

Indie singer-songwriter M. Ward has been attracting attention of late — enough to fill the Somerville Theatre last night, September 17.
 M. Ward, Somerville Theater, September 17, 2006
By IAN SANDS  |  September 18, 2006

The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Daniel Johnston would seem to confirm Faust’s lesson that genius arises through demonic bargains.
Questionable methods, questionable subject
By MATTIAS FREY  |  April 05, 2006