New Jersey Stage
(JERSEY CITY, NJ) –What do REM, The Foo Fighters, Rob Zombie, and ZZ Top have in common? They all love, have been influenced by and covered the songs of the renowned Texas-born, singer songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player, Roky Erickson, who brings his psychedelic rock and roll to White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on September 8.
In 1965, Erickson founded the groundbreaking garage band, the 13th Floor Elevators – a pioneering psychedelic rock band, preceding – and influencing – acid rock superstars such as Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead. While Erickson may not have had any top-10 hits, the 13th Floor Elevators garnered an intensely loyal cult following, many of whom were other musicians as well as rock aficionados and music critics. One significant indication of his lasting influence, decades after its release Erickson’s incendiary first single, You’re Gonna Miss Me, was featured in the opening scene of High Fidelity.