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Plugging Into the Third Mind

The Third Mind closes with a tribute to Roky Erickson and the 13th Story Elevators' dark classic "Reverberation". This cover feels like the most straightforward track on the album, coming across like a particularly sprightly (and Edgy) U2 tune with a dash of hair metal thrown in the mix. On paper that might sound horrific but scraping away a bit of the original's psychedelia reveals "Reverberation" to be a terrific rock tune, and there's nothing wrong with that. That's the cool thing about The...
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Pioneering psychedelic rocker Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators dies at 71

Roky Erickson, who headed the Austin-based 13th Floor Elevators, a pioneering psychedelic rock band in the 1960s has died. He was 71.            [Author: The Associated Press]
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Roky Erickson, Legendary Psychedelic Musician, Dies at 71

Roky Erickson — lead vocalist and principal songwriter for the psychedelic band the 13th Floor Elevators and one of the leading lights of Texas rock — died Friday in Austin. He was 71. Erickson’s death was confirmed by his brother Mikel to Bill Bentley, who produced the all-star 1990 Erickson tribute album “Where the Pyramid […]
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Roky Erickson Dead At 71

Psychedelic rock legend Roky Erickson died today in Austin. Variety reports that Erickson's brother Mikel confirmed his death to Bill Bentley, producer of the 1990 Erickson tribute album Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye. No cause of death has been revealed. Erickson was 71. More »
Tags: Music, Obit, Roky Erickson, 13th Floor Elevators

Chelsey Johnson's Playlist for Her Novel "Stray City"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Chelsey Johnson's novel Stray City is a propulsive and engaging debut. The New York Times wrote of the book: "Diverse and colorful . . . a vibrant portrait of a woman coming into ...
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4 things to know about Ghost, the Swedish hard rockers who raised an unholy ruckus at the Forum

A church owned the Forum in Inglewood for a dozen years before its resurrection as a music venue in 2014, and on Friday it seemed like one again as the Swedish rock band Ghost took it over to deliver an entirely different kind of service. Ghost is a heavy rock band from Scandinavia and you don’t have to be the Church Lady to know it definitely could be Satan that singer Tobias Forge, or Cardinal Copia, as his current stage persona is known, is talking about in songs with titles such as “Rituals,...
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The guy who sings "If You Have Ghosts," and the ex-Candlemass vocalist is Messiah Marcolin. The post Ex-CANDLEMASS Vocalist Joins ENTOMBED A.D. On Stage To Cover ROKY ERICKSON appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Roky Erickson, Candlemass, Entombed A.D

Roky Erickson touring this fall

Psych icon Roky Erickson, last in NYC back in September, will be touring this fall, including an East Coast / Midwest run... Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
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Roky Erickson, Hop Along, Talib Kweli & more added to 2018 SXSW lineup

SXSW Music Festival, which starts in two weeks, just announced it's final lineup additions for 2018 which also include Ted Leo, Action Bronson, OSHUN, Yonatan Gat (w/ Thor Harris), Hiss Golden Messenger, Homeboy Sandman & Edan, G Perico, Leikeli47, and more. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Action Bronson, Talib Kweli, Music News, Sxsw, Tour Dates, Bill Pearis, Roky Erickson, Yonatan Gat, Oshun, Ted Leo, Hiss Golden Messenger, Thor Harris, Hop Along, Da Deacon, Homeboy Sandman and Edan

Tonight in L.A.: Camp Flog Gnaw, The Growlers 6, Broken Social Scene, the Used, Twiddle, Trevor Hall, Roky Erickson, Zac Brown Band, BØRNS, Ramonda Hammer, Peter Matthew Bauer, Thievery Corporation, Spendtime Palace, Tiger Army, the Pink Slips

Los Angeles concerts for Saturday: ► Day 1 of this year’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival brings Lana Del Rey, Justice, Vince Staples, Migos, Mac Miller and the host, Tyler, the Creator (among many others), to Exposition Park. [Set times at the end of this post.] ► The Growlers Six kicks off on the L.A. Harbor.: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, the Growlers, Danny Brown, Guided By Voices, Rostam, Tinariwen, Cigarettes After Sex and more play at the Port of Los Angeles (Outer Harbor...
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Microsoft, Los Angeles, Preview, San Pedro, Bã˜rns, Union Nightclub, Bootleg Theater, Ramonda Hammer, Matt Costa, Broken Social Scene, Teragram Ballroom, City National Grove, Catalina Club, Moore

This Week’s Shows: Oct. 23-29

Upcoming Los Angeles concerts: Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, The Growlers Six, Tegan & Sara, Sheryl Crow, Generationals, Nai Palm, Chris Hillman, Alvvays, Dorothy, Summer Heart, Omni, The Americans, BRAEVES, Avenged Sevenfold, A$AP Mob, Haley Reinhart, the Maine, HIM, ExSage, Welshly Arms, Issues, Lee Ranaldo, Larkin Poe, Mystery Skulls, Paul Weller, Crystal Castles, Frenship, the Trashcan Sinatras, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Open Mike Eagle, Plexxaglass, the Bones of J.R. Jones, Misty Boyce, Turnover, Huntres...
Tags: Preview, 6LACK, A$AP Mob, Alvvays, Atlas Genikus, Avenged Sevenfold, BØRNS, Benmont Tench, Black Star, Bloody Death Skull, Braeves, Broken Social Scene, Busdriver, Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, Chris Hillman, Convey

Desert Daze, Day 2: Iggy Pop’s daze of yore, with Sleep, King Gizzard, JJUUJJUU and more

[See image gallery at] Near the end of JJUUJJUU’s rager of a set Saturday night at the sixth annual Desert Daze, lead singer Phil Pirrone — the festival’s founder — shouted words of sincere appreciation to the crowd: “I want to thank everyone who worked at putting together Desert Daze. Everybody works so hard on this and we’re like a big family. We put so much love into this. Thank you so much for doing this with us.” He pretty much nailed the vibe of the gathering, spending its se...
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Watch David Gilmour Play the Songs of Syd Barrett, with the Help of David Bowie & Richard Wright

Though he eventually disappeared from the public eye, Syd Barrett did not fade into obscurity all at once after his "erratic behavior," as Andy Kahn writes at JamBase, "led to his leaving" Pink Floyd in 1968. The founding singer/songwriter/guitarist went on in the following few years to write, record, and even sporadically perform new solo material, appearing on John Peel’s BBC show in 1970 and giving a long Rolling Stone interview the following year. He even started, briefly, a new band...
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Roky Erickson played an all-13th Floor Elevators set at Rough Trade (pics, setlist)

Roky and Death Valley Girls play Rough Trade again tonight, and Jersey City on Friday before this weekend's Meltasia Fest. Continue reading… [Author: Greg Cristman]
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Meltasia 2017 set times announced

Meltasia 2017 happens September 8 - 10 in the Catskills, NY with Roky Erickson, Raekwon, Pissed Jeans, Andy Blade doing an all-Eater set, and lots more. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Music News, Tour Dates, Midnight, Bill Pearis, Roky Erickson, Raekwon, Morricone Youth, Edan, Tower, Paten Locke, Giuda, Death Valley Girls, A Giant Dog, Breanna Barbara, Randee of the Redwoods

Meltasia is coming to the Catskills — final lineup: Andy Blade doing Eater, Raekwon, Roky Erickson more

The 2017 edition of Meltasia happens September 8 - 10 at Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, NY in the Catskills, with hosts Pete & Pete and Randy of the Redwoods. Since our last post, the lineup has been finalized, and the anything-goes festival includes... Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Catskills, Music News, Tour Dates, Midnight, Bill Pearis, Roky Erickson, Randy, Raekwon, Tower, Giuda, Death Valley Girls, A Giant Dog, Breanna Barbara, Pissed Jeans, Starcrawler

Monterey Pop screenings, photo exhibit & more Summer of Love stuff

Catch the restored documentary in a theater near you, head to Morrison Hotel Gallery to check out a photo exhibit, and read a recap of a recent Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker. Also: watch Michelle Phillips play "California Dreamin'" at Monterey Pop 50 with The Head and the Heart. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Movies, Norah Jones, The Beatles, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Charles Bradley, The Who, David Bowie, Paul Mccartney, Brian Wilson, Documentaries, Janis Joplin, Velvet Underground, Ringo Starr

1967's best rock bands still touring (The Who, Dead, Beatles, Clapton, Floyd, more)

A companion guide to our list of the 50 Best Psychedelic Rock Albums of the Summer of Love. Catch one of the many great artists still playing clubs and stadiums in 2017.... Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, The Beatles, Cream, Pink Floyd, The Who, Paul Mccartney, Brian Wilson, Velvet Underground, Ringo Starr, Grateful Dead, Music News, Eric Clapton, The Kinks, Tour Dates, Dave Davies, The Animals

The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop Fest and the Summer of Love, here are the 50 best psychedelic rock records of 1967, from Jefferson Airplane to Love to the Bee Gees to Pink Floyd to Donovan, and yes, The Beatles. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, John Lennon, Love, George Harrison, The Beatles, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Moby Grape, Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Paul Mccartney, Brian Wilson, Janis Joplin

Roky Erickson @ White Eagle Hall on BrooklynVegan presale (password here)

Get tickets early via our presale. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
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Roky Erickson - Starry Eyes (feat. Lou Ann Barton)

In the 1990s, Roky Erickson was rediscovered. Psychedelia’s forgotten man, a cult hero for decades, got a new lease on his creative life. In the mid-1960s, his legendary 13th Floor Elevators roared out of Austin, establishing the template… (in post Roky Erickson :: All That May Do My Rhyme/Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye from An Aquarium Drunkard. More by this artist at )
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Roky Erickson :: All That May Do My Rhyme/Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye

In the 1990s, Roky Erickson was rediscovered. Psychedelia’s forgotten man, a cult hero for decades, got a new lease on his creative life. In the mid-1960s, his legendary 13th Floor Elevators roared out of Austin, establishing the template for rock psychedelia. Their garage punk squall was so propulsive, so “out there,” it spooked even the […]
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How the Black Angels mixed Native American rhythms and angst for psychedelic bliss

Alex Mass of The Black Angels discusses going beyond psychedelia and tapping into Native American rhythms for an all new sound. The post How the Black Angels mixed Native American rhythms and angst for psychedelic bliss appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Music, Trends, Features, Roky Erickson, Black Angels, Alex Maas, The Black Angels, The Audiophile, Death Song, Death March, I Dreamt, Life Song, Alex Mass

2017 Record Store Day releases we'd actually like to own

From The Doors and Grateful Dead to Super Furry Animals and Luna. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, The War On Drugs, The Smiths, Record Store Day, Andre 3000, Grateful Dead, Music News, Luna, Super Furry Animals, Ramones, Roky Erickson, Slick Rick, Sharon Jones, Tegan And Sara, Ken Kesey, BrooklynVegan Staff

15 more artists to see at SXSW (that aren't playing a BV show)

If you're in Austin, or will be there soon, we hope you come check out the BrooklynVegan / Sound on Sound day parties at Cheer Up Charlies. We booked a lot of the artists we're excited to see, and here's 15 others that we're looking forward to... Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Austin, Music News, Sxsw, Tour Dates, Jidenna, Roky Erickson, Jamila Woods, Julie Byrne, Rapsody, Joey Purp, Tombs, BrooklynVegan Staff, Holly Macve, Rocket From the Crypt, Noname

Shorties (Chris Ware on Krazy Kat, John Darnielle Interviewed about His New Novel, and more)

Chris Ware on George Herriman's Krazy Kat comics at the New York Review of Books. Mother Jones interviewed John Darnielle about his new novel Universal Harvester. Darnielle talked books with the Globe and Mail. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons In Gratitude by Jenny Diski Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton Nashville Chrome by Rick Bass Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the Indie Label That Got Big and Stayed Small A Replacem...
Tags: Music, David, New York Times, David Bowie, Rolling Stone, Leonard Cohen, Naomi Jackson, Anthony Bourdain, Okkervil River, Mother Jones, Gillian Welch, Roky Erickson, John Darnielle, Lenny, Maria Taylor, New York Review of Books

Okkervil River – “You Don’t Love Me Yet” (Roky Erikson Cover)

Today, Amazon Music is releasing Love Me and Love Me Not, two Valentine's season playlists featuring new music from American Wrestlers, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Xenia Rubinos, and more. We've already heard , and now we're hearing Okkervil River take on the 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson's "You … More »
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Marfa Myths 2017 lineup: 'Stranger Things' live, Perfume Genius/Weyes Blood collaboration, Roky Erickson & more

Mexican Summer's Marfa Myths festival will be back in 2017 from March 9-12 in Marfa, TX. As usual, they've put together a unique lineup featuring some special events... Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Music News, Woods, Tour Dates, Michael Stein, Survive, Marfa, Julia Holter, Bill Pearis, Roky Erickson, Dungen, Connan Mockasin, Marfa Myths, Cate Le Bon, Pharoah Sanders, Stranger Things

Return of the All-Night, All-Fright Halloween Mixtape Party Pack!

Greetings, children of the night! As your Halloween party draws nigh, our senses-shattering mixtape series is resurrected to wreak havoc on your unsuspecting ears — all ten audio collages from this now-classic post, plus a brand-new mixtape for 2016, all lovingly assembled by the monstrous mitts of Jack Fear and offered here to stream or download. It’s our treat for you — though it’s only fair to warn you; there’s a trick or two hidden among these thirteen hours of listening… but, like a razor b...
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