Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators comes to Don Quixote’s

August 20, 2013


Roky Erickson, pioneer of psychedelic rock and co-founder of the seminal band the 13th Floor Elevators, is coming to Don Quixote’s in Felton Wednesday.

Trivia: Apparently Janis Joplin considered joining the 13th Floor Elevators but instead decided to go to San Francisco.

The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance, $33 at the door.

Erickson has battled mental health problems and cancer, and has only recently begun touring again.

Ben Marks on KQED had a story on Erickson yesterday.

“When Roky Erickson takes the stage of the Great American Music Hall on August 22, 2013, it won’t be the first time the Austin, Texas, singer-songwriter has headlined in San Francisco. For the record, he played the same room as recently as last year, and in 2010 he performed at the Fillmore Auditorium after an absence of 44 years. The last time he graced that legendary stage, August of 1966, Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators were beginning a three-month-long Bay Area run that included stops at the Avalon Ballroom (on various nights, the band’s openers included the Sir Douglas Quintet, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Moby Grape) and Bill Quarry’s fabled Rollerena in San Leandro.”


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