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The Kingdom of Heaven
Psychedelic pioneer Powell St. John, on the Right Track Now
"...been playing at least an hour, but it feels like five minutes. Besides "You Really Got Me," "Roll Over..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

High Baptismal Flow
In search of rock & roll's psychedelic pioneers, Austin's 13th Floor Elevators
"...Easter Everywhere on repeat and it haunted my sleep like the hapless student in H.P. Lovecraft's "The Dreams in..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Where the Pyramid Meets the High
Long lost 13th Floor Elevators founder and visionary Tommy Hall – found!
"...was a type of jug band or folk music. John Ike [Walton] was from Kerrville. His parents had a..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Music Feature by Joe Trybyszewski

High Baptismal Flow: Part 2
The 13th Floor Elevators' ground floors: Where are they now?
"...John Ike WaltonAge: 61..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Playback: Austin Music Awards (On Everything)
Austin Music Industry Awards down, here come the 2016/17 AMAs and a slew of SXSW buzz acts
"...to what this town is," ponders Sexton. "It wasn't like we were trying to get Paul McCartney to one-up..."

March 10, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Livin' On
Up on the 13th Floor, the 10-CD Sign of the 3 Eyed Men lives on and on and on
"...with Tommy Hall playing Malcolm McLaren to Roky Erickson's Johnny Rotten; Hall joined in on the action, brandishing the..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

High Baptismal Flow: Part 2
The 13th Floor Elevators' ground floors: Where are they now?
"...the Grateful Dead, Big Brother, Moby Grape. It was like, 'Wow, we get to be part of this, too!'"..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

She Lives
Clementine Hall was the 13th Floor Elevators' hip, maternal Wendy, providing food and security for the band's tribe of Lost Boys
"...Tell You" from Easter Everywhere. The boys treated her "like an equal," an experience she relates with a childlike..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

High Baptismal Flow: Part 2
The 13th Floor Elevators' ground floors – where are they now?
"...number for them." With those words, visiting with Elevators John Ike Walton and Ronnie Leatherman in Kerrville, and speaking..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

High Baptismal Flow: Part 2
The 13th Floor Elevators' ground floors: Where are they now?
"...but I got a big ol' jazz bass from John Ike [Walton]. I could keep up and was on..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Ballroom Dancing
SXSW panels
"...featured Elevators bassists Benny Thurman and Ronnie Leatherman, drummer John Ike Walton, and songwriter Powell St. John. Thurman and..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature by Greg Beets

High Baptismal Flow: Part 2
The 13th Floor Elevators' ground floors: Where are they now?
"...band, which led to his invitation to join when John Ike Walton left...."

Aug. 20, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Levitation Live Shot: 13th Floor Elevators
No one can believe what they saw and heard Sunday night
"...Roky Erickson, deep bass throb Ronnie Leatherman, steady beat John Ike Walton, and Hall, seated next to Erickson. Three..."

May 11, 2015 Music Post by Tim Stegall

The Half-Century Psych of Shiva's Headband
13th Floor Elevators weren't the only local psych act exploring Austin's outer limits – and still doing so
"...helping point the way forward: Janis Joplin, Powell St. John, and Lanny Wiggins uniting as the Waller Creek Boys;..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

The Report Card
"...of music and consciousness according to the Elevators' manifesto. Unlike the Contact session covers, this is all 'Vators-written music..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Music Feature

Playback: Total Sound Group Direct Action Committee: A New Campaign
Begin your write-in campaign for Poison 13 duo Tim Kerr and Mike Carroll to reunite Total Sound Group Direct Action Committee – possibly at Grizzly Hall, with Leo Rondeau opening!
"...at the millennium from the loins of veteran screecher Mike Carroll and Big Boys guitarist Tim Kerr. The pair..."

May 27, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

13th Floor Elevators
Levitation interviews
"...of vocalist/guitarist Erickson, and the rhythm section of drummer John Ike Walton and Ronnie Leatherman, both of whom appeared..."

May 8, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

13th Floor Elevators to Reunite at Levitation Festival
Consciousness-raising pioneers headline ATX psych gathering
"...lives in Austin), bassist Ronnie Leatherman, and original drummer John Ike Walton. Almost as startling is the inclusion of..."

Feb. 12, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Roky Gets the Praise and Respect He's Due
"...a lifelong intrigue and fascination with names and places like Kerrville, the Jade Room, the New Orleans club in..."

Feb. 22, 2006 Postmarks

High Baptismal Flow: Part 2
The 13th Floor Elevators' ground floors: Where are they now?
"...brooding good looks was playing with Benny Thurman and John Ike Walton in the Lingsmen when they morphed into..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

13th Floor Elevators Must-Haves
"...emulate not imitate" and, by gum, they do. Both John Ike Walton and Ronnie Leatherman have sat in with..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Music Feature

The Composer's Roots
A look at the career of a premier jazz pianist, Dallas-born Cedar Walton
"...dozen of the many albums on which pianist Cedar Walton has appeared since the late Fifties, and you come..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
Slate includes everyone from Wes Anderson to the Zellners
"...Dusk Till Dawn series is coming too, as is Mike Judge's HBO project, Silicon Valley...."

Jan. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

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