Review + Photos: Roky Erickson 50-Year Retrospective at the Chapel

Roky Erickson (photo: Joshua Huver) Over the course of two nights last weekend, Friday April 19 and Saturday April 20, the Chapel and (((FolkYEAH!))) hosted Roky Erickson of psychedelic rock originators the 13th Floor Elevators. Two of the biggest holidays in the world of psychedelia and often referred to as Bicycle Day and 4/20 respectively, they represent the intentional intake of LSD and cannabis for many people. Erickson was a proponent of both, even though his use of substances may have exacerbated underlying mental health issues. Roky Erickson with the Mad Alchemy liquid light show at The Chapel In 1965, [...]

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