On Saturday, Oct. 27, The Parish will present one of Austin’s favorite eccentric geniuses of music, Roky Erickson. The legendary frontman of 13th Floor Elevators—Austin’s first psychedelic rock band to get national attention—is throwing a Halloween bash, which includes a live performance by Erickson and his backing band, the Hounds of Baskerville. The Hounds include Erickson’s son, Jegar, making this a family affair. Texan experimental pop-rockers Cartright are set to open.
After two decades of living in isolation, a victim of exploitation, mental illness and drug abuse, he is now on a path of righteousness and has regained control of his own destiny. Holding to his roots in Austin, he has spent the last couple of years touring since the release of True Love Cast Out All Evil in 2010 (his first album in 14 years with Okkervil River as his backing band). With a line of supporters behind him, Erickson has finally received the recognition he truly deserves.
To open the night will be blues/rock/psychedelic band Cartright. Honestly, these guys need to be put in a genre all of their own. Roller coaster transitions to the beat of a drum and some hard vocals will set the mood for whats to come, with more than one trick up their sleeve.
The Parish is located at 214 E. 6th Street. Get your tickets here. Doors at 8 p.m.