Story of an Artist: Daniel Johnston Tribute Show
The Hi Hat & The SIMS Foundation Present

Story of an Artist: Daniel Johnston Tribute Show

Haunted Summer
Ages 18+
A tribute & celebration of Daniel Johnston's life, music and art ft. Haunted Summer, Nick Thorburn, Daniel Brummel & More!

Come celebrate Daniel's life and legacy with us at The Hi Hat in LA on September 19th! Each act will cover 2-3 of his songs. There will be signed Daniel art prints up for viewing and one will be raffled off at the end of the night. All artist proceeds will be donated to The SIMS Foundation based in Austin, Texas, helping musicians and their families cope with mental illness.

With performances by:

Nick Thorburn ( Islands )

Daniel Brummel ( Ozma & Sanglorians )

Haunted Summer


Aaron Kyle ( Geronimo Getty )

Talip Peshkepia

plus more TBA!

Sims Foundation: SIMS Foundation provides mental health and substance use recovery services for musicians, music industry professionals, and their families to support the well-being of the music community. Live music is the heart and soul of Austin, but living as a musician can be a real challenge. Musicians and music professionals are at higher risk for mental illness and substance abuse, working under the stress of an unstable income, a skyrocketing cost of living, erratic tour schedules, distance from family and support, and constant proximity to drugs and alcohol. To succeed in our work, we have built a community of health care providers, volunteers, local business leaders, music industry professionals, and Austin music fans to amplify our efforts. Together, we provide vital services so that our music family can thrive.


Lionize (Silver Spring, MD): Over the years, Lionize have cultivated a unique blend of funky riffs, cyborg tales and soulful rock sensibilities. From the beginning, with 2005’s Danger My Dear, they were pushing boundaries. In 2008 they recorded second album, Space Pope And The Glass Machine, at Harry J Studios in Jamaica – where Bob Marley made several records. By the time the propulsive Jetpack Soundtrack was released (in 2014) they’d streamlined all this experience into an original, more-ish rock whole. Now, with their new LP, Nuclear Soul they’re raising the bar again with their most fearless, expansive-sounding songs yet.

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Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042