Roky Erickson's Coming to Town -- This Time, For Real
Our old pal Mike Schoder just called with some Big Breaking Rock and Roll News: The Granada Theater has booked Roky Erickson for a July 14 show -- rounding out a weekend that begins with X's John Doe on July 12 and Centro-matic on July 13. And, yes, the father of psychedelic rock (and Dallas native) will be there himself with the Explosives; no Hoot Night here, damn it.
Tix go on sale June 1 on the Granada Web site -- and there's a bonus. There will be no opening band that night, because at 8 p.m., the Granada will screen our pal Kevin McAlester's Roky doc You're Gonna Miss Me, nominated for an Independent Spirit Award late last year and recently picked up for national distribution. Roky's expected to take the stage around 10 p.m. And, Mike assures us, yes, he will be there. So get your ducats when they go on sale, or you're gonna miss him. Saw that coming, right. After the jump, some classic Roky and the 13th Floor Elevators video. --Robert Wilonsky
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