We’ve got levitation, kids…
By Blurt Staff
The Austin Chronicle reports that the legendary 13th Floor Elevators are planning to reunite for a one-off performance at this year’s Levitation Festival in Austin. Formerly called the Austin Psych Fest, it will take place May 8-10. The news was confirmed by co-founding member Tommy Hall.
Writes the Chronicle, “This first-ever reunion will feature the band’s vocalist, guitarist, and native son Roky Erickson (who still lives in Austin), bassist Ronnie Leatherman, and original drummer John Ike Walton. Almost as startling is the inclusion of the Vators’ primary lyricist, electric jug player, and all-around visionary Tommy Hall. Mostly absent from music in the decades since the band’s breakup, his philosophies and fluttering, electric jug were essential to the group.”
The weekly paper adds that Hall gave them an “existential 25-minute conversation.” You can read the interview at the Chronicle.