Roky Erickson Plays Bumbershoot, LA, SF, and Soundtrack To DVD Out 09/18

Mon Sep 03 — Bumbershoot Festival — Seattle, WA
Thu Sep 06 — MusicFest NW — Portland, OR
Sun Oct 28 — El Rey — Los Angeles, CA
Tue Oct 30 — The Great American Music Hall — San Francisco, CA
Wed Oct 31 — The Great American Music Hall — San Francisco, CA

Don’t miss your chance to see this fascinating legend first-hand!!
The Fascinating Story of Rock ‘n Roll Icon “Roky” Erickson

Soundtrack Features Two Exclusive Roky Erickson Tracks Along With Classic Songs From The 13th Floor Elevators

NY Times : Jon Pareles – It’s the sound of a man plunging into unknown territory with pride and desperation, knowing he might never return. And it still had that raw tone as he sang “Don’t Shake Me Lucifer,”“The Beast,”“I Think Up Demons,”“Bermuda” (about the Bermuda Triangle) and “Bloody Hammer,” which insists, “I never hammered my mind out.” The songs were filled with demons, but the music was ready to wrestle them down.

Rolling Stone: David Fricke “Erickson is alive, well and in the midst of an astonishing resurrection….he
sang like a man reborn”

NY Newsday: “Erickson has lost little of his mojo”

The Village Voice: “…Simple awe-inspriring”


You’re Gonna Miss Me
Fire Engine
Starry Eyes
Bloody Hammer
Two Headed Dog
For You *
Mine Mine Mind
Unforced Peace
You Don’t Love Me
The Wind and More
Cold Night for Alligators
Goodbye Sweet Dreams *

*exclusively available on this soundtrack

This summer, Palm Pictures releases the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed film YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME , the life of musical pioneer Roky Erickson, on DVD. Directed by Keven McAlester and recently nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, this riveting film details the rise and fall of rock legend Roky Erickson, whose band, The 13th Floor Elevators,coined the 1960’s term “psychedelic rock.” The Original Soundtrack by Roky Erickson for YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME will be released this summer, featuring classic songs from The 13th Floor Elevators, and Roky Erickson and the Aliens. The 12-track CD also features mesmerizing solo acoustic performances from Roky, available exclusively on this soundtrack.

“YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME charts his wonderful transformation as the reclusive, troubled Erickson re-enters his spiritual and artistic life after his younger brother takes legal custody of him. If you think every film about tormented geniuses has to end in tragedy, YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME will shock you.” – Ken Taylor, XLR8R

YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME DVD –Special features:
The Ultimate Roky Experience, an Hour and a half of ROKY RARITIES:
*Historic, Uncut Live Performances of: “COLD NIGHT FOR ALLIGATORS” & Intimate Acoustic Performances of
*The Complete “I KNOW THE HOLE IN BABY’S HEAD” and other readings by Roky
*The Collected Works of EVELYN ERICKSON
*POSTSCRIPT: Austin City Limits Festival Documentary (2005)
*POSTSCRIPT: Roky’s Emancipation Hearing (2007)

Film Synopsis:
In Austin, Texas, a 53-year-old man sleeps to the melody of four radios, three televisions, two amps, a radio scanner, and a Casio keyboard, all playing at the same time. Loudly. He has three teeth and his hair is matted into one huge dreadlock.

This is the story of Roky Erickson: manic frontman for the legendary band The 13th Floor Elevators, creators of psychedelic music and muse to Janis Joplin. YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME is a disturbingly intimate portrait of an imploding family and the struggle between modernized medicine and religion.

Known for his colossal heroin & LSD binges, struggles with schizophrenia, and an unthinkable term at Rusk Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Roky went missing from the world. YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME reveals the shocking & triumphant truth behind one of Rock’s great mysteries.

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