Roky Erickson

Roky Erickson

White Mystery, AM People

Tue. November 6

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

Patio & Outside Bar open @ 7pm

Roky Erickson
Roky Erickson
Legendary rock n roll pioneer Roger Kynard "Roky" Erickson hails from Austin, Texas. He is, in the words of music writer Richie Unterberger, one of "the unknown heroes of rock and roll." As singer, songwriter, and guitar player for the legendary Austin, TX band The 13th Floor Elevators, the first rock and roll band to describe their music as "psychedelic", Roky had a profound impact on the San Francisco scene when the group traveled there in 1966.

While bands such as The Grateful Dead and The Jefferson Airplane had the their roots in traditional acoustic folk music, the Elevators unique brand of heavy, hard-rocking electric blues pointed to a new direction for the music of the hippie generation. The Elevators only had one chart hit, the Roky-penned You're Gonna Miss Me, but their influence was far reaching. R.E.M., ZZ Top, Poi Dog Pondering, The Judybats, T-Bone Burnett, Julian Cope, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cramps, The Minutemen, Television, The Cynics, The Lyres, Teisco Del Rey, The Fuzztones and Radio Birdman have all either recorded or played live versions of Roky's songs.

In addition to these performers, Roky is an acknowledged influence on such diverse musicians as Robert Plant, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Henry Rollins, Mike Watt, Sonic Youth, The Butthole Surfers, Jon Spencer, The Damned, Red Krayola, Pere Ubu, and indie hit-makers The White Stripes. His songs have appeared on the soundtracks to the movies High Fidelity, Drugstore Cowboy, Boys Don't Cry, and Return of the Living Dead. Roky has enjoyed the support of a small but fiercely loyal cult following throughout his career.
White Mystery
White Mystery
White Mystery is brother-sister rock'n'roll duo Miss Alex White & Francis Scott Key White from Chicago. The siblings tour worldwide, earn rave reviews from MTV, VICE, NPR Sound Opinions, Pitchfork – and model for Levi's Jeans.
Since April 20, 2008, the redheads performed Japan, Europe, the United Kingdom, forty-four United States, self-released five albums, an epic double album Dubble Dragon, and produced the feature film That Was Awesome.
Weezer, Garbage, Motorhead, Iggy Pop, Thee Ohsees, and even Sir Richard Branson shared stages with White Mystery at festivals like Riot Fest, South by Southwest, the Taste of Chicago, and Burger Records Boogaloo.
You may recognize the White Mystery feminist anthem "Good Girl" from the MTV show Awkward, twenty tunes licensed for television, and sponsorships with Orange Amplifiers, Souldier Straps, and Red Bull.
AM People
AM People
Venue Information:
El Club
4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI, 48209