Roky Erickson Ice Cream Social at SXSW

 

The
psychedelic legend will be performing with Blurt heroes Okkervil River

 

 

By Fred Mills

 

 

One of the high points of any SXSW is the annual
Rocky Erickson Ice Cream Social, held on the outside stage at Threadgill’s. This
year marks the seventh installment, and it promises to be a blast to rival the
one a few years ago when Roky made his official return-to-performing appearance
with the Explosives.

 

 

This year the former 13th Floor Elevators
frontman will play host and perform with Okkervil
River, with other bands slated to appear including Heartless Bastards, Black Joe Lewis, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tallest Man on Earth (Sweden), Dynah, Wil Cope, The Golden Dogs,
Warlocks and Chief Rival.  

 

 

Note that
this is not an official SXSW-affiliated event: Tickets are $25, available at
Frontgate Tickets, because it’s a benefit:  HAAM,
the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, will receive a portion of the
proceeds.

WHAT: Roky Erickson’s 7th Annual Ice Cream Social

 

 

WHEN:
noon Thursday, March 19

 


WHERE: Threadgill’s World Headquarters, 301 W. Riverside Drive, 512.472.9304

Bands
include:

 

Roky Erickson with Okkervil River
The Heartless Bastards
Black Joe Lewis
Ray Wylie Hubbard
The Warlocks
The Tallest Man on Earth (Sweden)
Chief rival
Dynah
The Golden dogs
Wil Cope
and surprise Guests!!

Benefiting HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians)

and the Roky Trust

 


Sponsors:

 


Peace and Love Festival (Sweden)
Gibson guitars
Amy’s Ice Cream
Austin.com
Mojo magazine
Red Cross

 

 

 

 

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