Roky Erickson and the Black Angels In Seattle
Texans Black Angels started the evening in a thick and swirling manner. The drone was dark and the kids love it. Here’s hoping these young acid punks will continue to lead America’s youth down the left hand path. When they returned to the stage as Roky’s band the shit just got weirder, wilder and heavier. Beneath a big beard Roky was grinning as he proceeded to administer heavy shock treatments via some seriously dusted space alien guitar-squall. The Angels have convinced Roky to revisit a whole slew of tunes from the 13th Floor Elevators back catalog which he hasn’t performed in many decades but people expecting anything akin to classic rock were probably running for the door before Rollercoaster reached it’s sludgy conclusion. The band pretty much gave off the loose vibe of buds hangin out jammin. But this band happened to be a living legend and his young proteges and you got to hang out and watch. Who cares if they never quite knew where to end the song.