Walking with zombies. And surviving the night of the vampire.
As a pioneer of tripped-out rock 'n' roll and the frontman of quintessential 1960s psychedelic rock band 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson -- who emerged out of the wildness and weirdness of Austin, Texas -- notched his spot among American pop music's most visionary outlaws.
His earliest singles, such as 1966's "You're Gonna Miss Me," changed rock and cracked the Billboard charts. But by the late '60s, Erickson had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, confined to a mental hospital, and subjected to electroshock therapy.
Four decades later, though, he's experienced an all-out resurgence, releasing a string of critically revered records, playing major music festivals like Coachella, and making regular cross-country treks alongside younger acolytes.
Now in mere days, Roky Erickson and fellow Austin psychedelicists Black Angels will unleash mind-warping rock upon downtown Miami's Grand Central. It's gonna be an experience to expand the mind.
So check the cut. Win some tickets. Don't miss it.
Roky Erickson and Black Angels at Grand Central Miami Ticket Giveaway
1. Head over to Crossfade's Facebook page.
2. Find the Roky Erickson and Black Angels update, and leave a comment.
3. From the pool of commenters, we'll randomly select a winner for two tix to this show at Grand Central Miami. So keep an eye on your Facebook messages.
4. Last thing ... You only have till 5 p.m. on Monday, February 24, to enter.
The Black Angels and Roky Erickson. As part of the Winter Psych Storm Tour. With Golden Animals. Tuesday, February 25. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $22 plus fees via ticketfly.com. All ages. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.
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