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The Origins of Austin Punk in the Aftermath of the 13th Floor Elevators
Roky Erickson hurtles toward Doug Sahm in Chapter 1, Part 1 of the Austin Punk Chronicles
"...Levitation's three-day bacchanal honoring sounds and philosophies wrought at the Vulcan Gas Company, Congress Avenue's patchouli-soaked den of all..."

Aug. 2, 2019 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Roky Erickson Ascends to the 13th Floor (1947-2019)
Psychedelic pioneer clocked 71 Earth years
"...appearing atop son Jegar Erickson's Facebook page proved all the confirmation anyone needed: “Goodnight Daddy.”..."

May 31, 2019 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Honor the 13th Floor Elevators
"...Dear Editor, I appreciate your coverage of the passing of 13th Floor Elevators bassist Benny Thurman [“Off..."

July 3, 2008 Postmarks

Levitation Live Shot: 13th Floor Elevators
No one can believe what they saw and heard Sunday night
"...At 10pm Sunday on the Reverberation Stage, musicians tuned up, getting their levels right...."

May 11, 2015 Music Post by Tim Stegall

13th Floor Elevators to Reunite at Levitation Festival
Consciousness-raising pioneers headline ATX psych gathering
"...The all-seeing eye atop the pyramid has finally awoken. Fifty..."

Feb. 12, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Heaven & Hell in 13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History
We return to the Red River strip of March 1966 to witness Roky Erickson and crew
"...1966 and KAZZ-FM is live broadcasting a show by the 13th Floor Elevators from the New Orleans Club in..."

May 15, 2020 Music Feature by Jon Savage

13th Floor Elevators
Levitation interviews
"...13th Floor Elevators Sun., 10pm, Reverberation Stage..."

May 8, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

The 14th Floor
Austin's (and Corpus Christi's) other psych-era survivors
"...being hatched, veteran Chronicle contributor Greg Beets suggested that the "empty nest syndrome" was largely responsible for the resurgence..."

Aug. 12, 2005 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

13th Floor Elevators Must-Haves
"...Donate to the Roky Trust Sumner Erickson and the Roky Trust accept..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Music Feature

13th Floor Elevator Fanatic!
"...Dear Editor, Here in Eugene, Ore., Texas bands of the Sixties are held in the highest esteem, and no..."

Dec. 19, 2005 Postmarks

Playback: Behold! The Austin Music Awards
Announcing the 2014/15 Austin Music Awards bill, the 13th Floor Elevators reunite for Levitation, and King Coffey recovers after being struck by a car
"...Whether you're native or migrative, stayed or strayed, here for..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Powell St. John Brought Us the Message, 1940-2021
Psychedelic visionary and Janis Joplin bandmate – a "man for the ages"
"...Powell St. John, the songwriter, musician, storyteller, and visionary artist who played alongside..."

Aug. 23, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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
"...There have been bands skirting around the edges of city..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

True Love Cast Out All Evil
New oral history explores the head and mysteries of Austin's psych pioneer
"...Beginning at the forewords (Billy Gibbons, Henry Rollins) and loping over his..."

Dec. 3, 2021 Arts Feature by Raoul Hernandez

I Am the Resurrection
Ignore Jim Morrison - do not cancel your subscription to the resurrection, because Roky Erickson is Lazarus unbound.
"...stepped onstage in Zilker Park last September at Austin's other great festival, Austin City Limits, with a big, shiny,..."

March 10, 2006 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

How a Collaboration Between Roky Erickson and Doug Sahm Became Part of the Blueprint for Punk Rock
Chapter one of the Austin Punk Chronicles concludes with two local legends setting the stage for a global music revolution
"...As Roky Erickson's live solo debut loomed at the grand opening of the Ritz on October 18, 1974..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

The Black Angels Confront a Violent World
New LP Death Song soundtracks a society on the brink
"...a mildly cruel sun, but her chair topples to the ground with a loud thud against the wooden patio...."

April 28, 2017 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Into the Wolf’s Mouth with Orange Goblin Frontman Ben Ward
Singer puts Roky Erickson’s The Evil One on his all-time Top 10
"...Frequencies from Planet Ten (1997), Time Traveling Blues (1998), The Big Black (2000), Coup de Grace (2002) – blasted..."

Aug. 30, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Forgotten Era of Glitter Rock in Mid-70s Austin
The Austin Punk Chronicles, chapter two, part one: glam rock (1972-76)
"...snarls Billy Bill Miller, Roky Erickson's electric autoharp genius. "The outlaw thing was pretty big. Austin became a music..."

Jan. 17, 2020 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

The Immortal Mansion
House of Torment remains the blood-stained king
"...If you think you've been to the House of Torment before, think again. Austin's nationally recognized..."

Oct. 22, 2010 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Psych Fest Live (Sunday): Roky Erickson/The Black Angels/The Moving Sidewalks
Lone Star lysergia’s frontier days past and present
"...On the Reverberation mainstage, Austin Psych Fest’s final day drew to..."

April 29, 2013 Music Post by Scott Schinder

Making the House of Torment a Home
After a shuttered year, Austin's oldest haunted attraction reunites the family
"...Normally, the warm scent of batter and thick syrup is the..."

Oct. 8, 2021 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

Live Music Recommendations for the Weekend
A rock & roll revival?! Here's our weekend music picks.
"...revived at Electric Church, retro punk invades Stubb's, and the Lost Well celebrates five years. What more could you..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

George Kinney & The Golden Dawn
Fanning the flames of legend
"...As George Kinney peered into the crowd that August night at Room 710, he couldn't..."

Aug. 12, 2005 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

The Ballad of El Molino
Unearthing one of the great "lost" albums of Texas rock & roll history
"...a band so unscrewed that even hardcore fans shake their heads in wonder at the absurdity of it. After..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

The 'N' Word
Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?
"...Captain Phleabag, the Dread Pirate Stagedive, and a cutthroat guitarist by the..."

May 21, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The New Rites of Spring
The Last Word in Instrumental Rock
"...It's an overly romanticized notion, the idea of every generation having some sort of defining..."

April 27, 2001 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

The Final Frontier
Space Is the Place
"...illustration by Jason Stout Proclaiming the dawning of a new musical era is as smart..."

Dec. 6, 1996 Music Feature by Greg Beets

The Kingdom of Heaven
Psychedelic pioneer Powell St. John, on the Right Track Now
"...The band's been playing at least an hour, but it..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

The Trees
Online music trading that "leaves" the RIAA and music industry in the underbrush.
"...and a basic lesson of biology: Trees grow from the ground. Branches grow from the tree trunks. Leaves grow..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

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