Hmm...I see that legendary Texas psychedelic rocker/head case Roky Erickson played his first ever show in New York City on Friday night. And according to the NY Times' Jon Pareles, he was pretty darn good.
Erickson, whose 1966 13th Floor Elevators hit "You're Gonna Miss Me" figured prominently in a series of Dell Computer ads recently (garnering its composer the biggest royalty checks of his life, one hopes)is currently touring, and good for him. If he shows up in a club near you, definitely check him out; the guy's a mesmeric singer and he's actually written a lot of very cool songs over the years. "I Walked With a Zombie," in particular, has had an honored place on my mp3 player for quite a while.