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Daniel Johnston Announces Grand Central Concert and Art Installation During Basel Week

Daniel Johnston Announces Grand Central Concert and Art Installation During Basel Week

Speeding motorcycle, let's speed smart ...

Because indie music legend Daniel Johnston just announced a very rare live show and installation of "original artwork" at Grand Central during Basel week.

UPDATE According to Poplife reps, "a dj set by Devendra Banhart" has just been added to Johnston's show at GC.

See also:

-Thurston Moore Headlining KURT, a Multi-Discipline Exhibition, During Art Basel

-Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Music Guide

Yes, Johnston is an kooky cult figure with a supremely quirky aesthetic. Yes, his catalogue of happy-sad, love- and death-obsessed songs is a lil' uneven. And yes, he's often forced to cancel shows "due to unforseen circumstances."

Yes, he's clinically bipolar and schizophrenic. And yes, he once almost killed his own father by crashing their two-man plane after tossing the keys out at peak altitude, because he thought he could fly like Casper the Friendly Ghost.

Kurt Cobain, a Daniel Johnston superfan. Just like Crossfade.
Kurt Cobain, a Daniel Johnston superfan. Just like Crossfade.

But in the opinion of Crossfade and Kurt Cobain, Johnston's also total musical genius.

So ... As Daniel might say: "Let's go, let's go, let's go."

Daniel Johnston. A concert and installation, presented by Poplife. With a DJ set by Devendra Banhart. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.

Daniel Johnston Announces Grand Central Concert and Art Installation During Basel Week

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