Video: Watch the 13th Floor Elevators’ Reunion Concert


By Uncle Blurt

Roky Erickson is one of my heroes, period; some might claim he’s even been my role model at times in the past, but we won’t get into that. I was pretty thrilled to get to see his first post-“recovery” performance in Austin a few years ago at Threadgill’s during SXSW, and while I would have given my eyeteeth to be at the annual Levitation festival in Austin last weekend to see him reunite with his fellow 13th Floor Elevators for their first show in 45 years, ’twas not to be.

I can, however, watch the below video of the performance, in which Erickson, Tommy Hall, John Ike Walton, and Ronnie Leatherman unleashed Els’ classics like “You’re Gonna Miss Me”, “Reverberation” and “(I’ve Got) Levitation”, Dig it, kids (via Consequence of Sound):

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