Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloweekend with Roky Erickson & the Black Angels

In my humble opinion, there is nothing more appealing this Halloween weekend, trick-or-treating be damned, than the psychedelia-laced spectacle awaiting you supremely lucky Left Coast-ians: five (count 'em, five!) shows starring the one and only Roky Erickson and the one and only Black Angels (who, if you've been following us at all this year know them as one of my oh-so favorites).

The mini-tour kicks off this very evening at Seattle's Showbox, and wraps up Sunday, November 2nd as a two-night stand at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. If I had planned things a little better, this tour would have made quite the fantastic vacation, but hey, at least all you local folks can go out and have a rip-roaring time for me. I mean, let's think about this for a quick moment, shall we? In one evening you can see not only one of the best live bands out there today, but the man, the legend, Roky Erickson, who along with the rest of his 13th Floor Elevators continues to inspire a new generation of countless worshippers of hazy, crazy noise.

Word on the street is that not only will my beloved Black Angels be opening for Mr. Erickson, but acting as his band during his set. If you're in any of the cities on this tour, I'd have to call this show a no-brainer. As in, if you're not at the show, your brain must have been eaten by flesh-eating zombies that are in the process of taking over the world. Here are those dates, in full:


Oct 28 @

The Showbox - Seattle, WA

Oct 29 @

Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR

Oct 31 @

El Rey - Los Angeles, CA

Nov 01 @

Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA

Nov 02 @

Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA

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