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Remembering Roky Erickson In 13 Songs

I saw Roky Erickson perform exactly once in my life, at Øyafestivalen in Norway. This was 2007, a big year for the artist, who played…
Stephen Deusner | June 4, 2019 - 10:59 am


Various Artists: A Tribute To ’90s Tribute Albums

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Stephen Deusner | May 16, 2016 - 3:14 pm


The 10 Best Indie Rock Documentaries

In a perfect world, all albums would be self-contained universes. A good album can communicate complex emotions and ideas with the aid of just a…
Michael Nelson | September 18, 2012 - 2:26 pm

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Watch Chelsea Wolfe Pay Tribute To Roky Erickson, Covering “Night Of The Vampire”

We lost a good one last week. On Friday, Roky Erickson died of undisclosed causes at the age of 71. Within certain circles, Erickson was…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2019 - 9:33 am

Roky Erickson Dead At 71

Psychedelic rock legend Roky Erickson died today in Austin. Variety reports that Erickson's brother Mikel confirmed his death to Bill Bentley, producer of the 1990…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2019 - 7:56 pm

Okkervil River – “You Don’t Love Me Yet” (Roky Erikson Cover)

Today, Amazon Music is releasing Love Me and Love Me Not, two Valentine's season playlists featuring new music from American Wrestlers, Hurray For The Riff…
Peter Helman | February 3, 2017 - 11:43 am

Watch The 13th Floor Elevators Perform For The First Time In 47 Years At Levitation Fest

At Austin's Levitation festival this past weekend, Texan psych legends the 13th Floor Elevators reunited to play their first show in 47 years. The band…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2015 - 9:06 am

The 13th Floor Elevators Reuniting For First Show In 45 Years

They were right; we really did miss them! The 13th Floor Elevators, the pioneering psychedelic Texas band, broke up in 1969, and they haven't gotten…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Cover Roky Erickson’s “Two Headed Dog” On Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years

Foo Fighters participated in the upcoming season of Austin City Limits. To mark the occasion they covered "Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)" by Roky…
Chris DeVille | October 3, 2014 - 2:21 pm

Ghost B.C. – “If You Have Ghosts” (Roky Erickson Cover)

Earlier this year, the flamboyant Swedish metal band Ghost B.C. -- or, if you don't care about the only-in-America legal silliness that led to the…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2013 - 11:27 am

Roky Erikson, Mark Lanegan Become Bobbleheads

Aggronautix, the same company behind the slash nonfiction comix book Henry & Glenn Forever (depicting a loving spousal relationship between Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig),…
jessica | May 4, 2011 - 3:07 pm

Roky Erickson And Okkervil River @ The Music Box, Hollywood 5/18/10

It's been 14 years since Roky Erickson last released an album of new material. His album with Okkervil River backing him (and Okkervil frontman Will…
jessica | May 19, 2010 - 3:09 pm

Roky Erickson & Okkervil River – “Be And Bring Me Home” (Stereogum Premiere)

Roky Erickson's first album of new material in 14 years True Love Cast Out All Evil features fellow Austin, Texans Okkervil River as his backing…
Brandon Stosuy | March 30, 2010 - 10:34 am

SXSW 2010: Wednesday In Photos

Here's a tip if you're going to one of these industry festival type things: If IAMSOUND is having a party, you should attend that party.
Amrit Singh | March 18, 2010 - 6:59 pm

Green Man Festival 2009 In Photos

The eco-friendly Green Man took over Brecon Beacons, Wales this past weekend with a heavy dose of Americana: from midwestern folkies (Bon Iver, Wilco, Andrew…
Scott Lapatine | August 26, 2009 - 12:09 pm