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Calendar, Night&Day Loud and Squealing

Loud and Squealing

Austin, Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World, brings us – live music. Woven Bones is a garage rock trio, emphasis on rock. The band features brittle tempos that make you want to throw your head around, a bassline…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Roky Erickson and Okkervil River at the Fillmore

Last Night: Roky Erickson and Okkervil River at the Fillmore

​Roky Erickson and Okkervil River Thursday, March 20, 2010 The Fillmore Better than: Scraping the carpet for that tab you might've dropped several years ago. Roky Erickson spent last night on stage at the Fillmore, backed by a rocking Okkervil…
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Music, All Shook Down Bay Area Music Links: Day Laborers As Video Stars

Bay Area Music Links: Day Laborers As Video Stars

Hyphy's dead, but…
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Music, Hear This Concert preview: Roky Erickson & Okkervil River

Concert preview: Roky Erickson & Okkervil River

Roky Erickson, singer for the 1960s Texas psychedelic legends the 13th Floor Elevators, was gravely beset by drug problems and mental illness for many years. He has emerged from his dark places, resuming his career with varying levels of success.…
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Music, A Long, Strange Trip

A Long, Strange Trip

Tommy Hall is nursing a Coke at a corner table at the Hemlock Tavern, a Polk Street music dive. The guru of '60s psychedelic rock doesn't drink alcohol. Booze brings you down, and Hall believes you should always be working…
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Music, Hear This Elevator to the Angels

Elevator to the Angels

The Black Angels' 2006 debut, Passover, descended like an extension of the 13th Floor Elevators' landmark Easter Everywhere, channeling its forefathers' levitating grooves and thick acid drone while leading the second wave of Texas psych. The Angels' aviation has mirrored…
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Music, Hear This ZZ Top Returns for Your "Tush"

ZZ Top Returns for Your "Tush"

As a visionary member of psychedelic garage-rockers 13th Floor Elevators, Texas punk pioneer Roky Erickson cemented his place in modern music history with the band's corrosive 1966 hit single "You're Gonna Miss Me." Sadly, for decades the songwriter was arguably…
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Roky's Picture Show (Palm) A hit at the South by Southwest Film Festival two years ago, Keven McAlester's doc about the Papa of Psychedelia, Roky Erickson, at long last gets its proper release. But time has done McAlester a tremendous…
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Music, Never Say Goodbye

Never Say Goodbye

Roky Erickson wakes up at the crack of dusk — a creature of the night or maybe just a creature of habit, but either way he's cheerful and sharp during an early-evening wake-up call. One of the great lost singers…
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Music, Reviewed The Gris Gris

The Gris Gris

As much acclaim as musical witch doctor Greg Ashley received for the 2004 debut by his brainchild the Gris Gris -- even snotty, too-cool-for-school Vice magazine gave it a fawning 10 out of 10 -- the group's ambitious new release…
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Sebadoh The Sebadoh (Sub Pop/Sire) Over the last decade, Lou Barlow's band Sebadoh has become synonymous with the type of heartsickness that usually motivates folks to climb out onto building ledges. With his steady, dark singing and open-wound lyrical style,…
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