Mon Sep 03 â€” Bumbershoot Festival â€” Seattle, WA
Thu Sep 06 â€” MusicFest NW â€” Portland, OR
Sun Oct 28 â€” El Rey â€” Los Angeles, CA
Tue Oct 30 â€” The Great American Music Hall â€” San Francisco, CA
Wed Oct 31 â€” The Great American Music Hall â€” San Francisco, CA
Donâ€™t miss your chance to see this fascinating legend first-hand!!
The Fascinating Story of Rock â€˜n Roll Icon â€œRokyâ€ Erickson
YOUâ€™RE GONNA MISS ME
SOUNDTRACK ON PALM PICTURES ON 9.18TH
DVD OUT NOW
Soundtrack Features Two Exclusive Roky Erickson Tracks Along With Classic Songs From The 13th Floor Elevators
NY Times : Jon Pareles – Itâ€™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 â€œDonâ€™t Shake Me Lucifer,â€â€œThe Beast,â€â€œI Think Up Demons,â€â€œBermudaâ€ (about the Bermuda Triangle) and â€œBloody Hammer,â€ which insists, â€œI never hammered my mind out.â€ 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”
YOUâ€™RE GONNA MISS ME SOUNDTRACK – Track Listing:
You’re Gonna Miss Me
Two Headed Dog
For You *
Mine Mine Mind
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 YOUâ€™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 1960â€™s term â€œpsychedelic rock.â€ The Original Soundtrack by Roky Erickson for YOUâ€™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.
â€œYOUâ€™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, YOUâ€™RE GONNA MISS ME will shock you.â€ â€“ Ken Taylor, XLR8R
YOUâ€™RE GONNA MISS ME DVD â€“Special features:
The Ultimate Roky Experience, an Hour and a half of ROKY RARITIES:
*Historic, Uncut Live Performances of: â€œCOLD NIGHT FOR ALLIGATORSâ€ & Intimate Acoustic Performances of
â€œBLOODY HAMMER,â€ â€œSTARRY EYES,â€ â€œRIGHT TRACK NOW,â€ â€œDONâ€™T SLANDER ME,â€ and many more
*The Complete â€œI KNOW THE HOLE IN BABYâ€™S HEADâ€ and other readings by Roky
*The Collected Works of EVELYN ERICKSON
*POSTSCRIPT: Austin City Limits Festival Documentary (2005)
*POSTSCRIPT: Rokyâ€™s Emancipation Hearing (2007)
*DELETED SCENES & EXTRA DOCUMENTARY FOOTAGE
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. YOUâ€™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. YOUâ€™RE GONNA MISS ME reveals the shocking & triumphant truth behind one of Rock’s great mysteries.