Tonight’s Concert Picks: Roky Erickson at Union Transfer, Maserati at Kung Fu Necktie, Rusted Root at The Abbey Bar

Psychedelic rock trailblazer Roky Erickson will be performing tonight at Union Transfer. Erickson recently collaborated with Okkervil River 2010’s True Love Cast Out All Evil, which was Erickson’s first release of fresh material since 1995’s All That May Do My Rhyme. The 21+ show begins at 8 p.m., for more information go here. Watch Erickson’s 2010 performance of “You’re Gonna Miss Me” at Johnny Brenda’s below.

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Roky Erickson playing Union Transfer in November

The legendary Roky Erickson, former front man for the 13th Floor Elevators, is playing Union Transfer on Monday, November 5th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 7th at Noon. Go here for more information about the show. Erickson was on World Cafe with David Dye in June, 2010, with Okkervil River as his backing band; listen to the interview here. That same year, Erickson released his first new album of all new material in 14 years. Over the years, Erickson’s influence has been felt by a diverse group of musicians including Mogwai, Primal Scream, ZZ Top, REM, and Jesus and Mary Chain. The Austin, Texas psychedelic rocker suffered from years of schizophrenia and after years of not performing, took to the stage in 2005. Below, listen to some of Roky’s best musical moments, including the original version of “Slip Inside This House,” a song covered by Primal Scream on their classic Screamadelica album. Continue reading →