Tuesday, December 1, 2015

SXSW: Roky Erickson and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top

SXSW: Roky Erickson and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top


There was a summit of Texas rock legends at Threadgill's South on Thursday afternoon at the annual Ice Cream Social thrown by recovered '60 casualty and psychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson. Joining the 13th Floor Elevators - still a great name, when you think about it - was guitar hero Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. I think you recognize him. He's the one with the beard. They tore it up on "You're Gonna Miss Me." Here's an interview with Gibbons about his relationship with Roky. The wristbands at the show were decorated with smiley faces to look like tabs of acid, but they weren't actually dosed - I don't think.

Earlier, Austin punk rock band the Riverboat Gamblers set the table most effectively, with a pummeling, pounding set. Frontman Mike Wiebe will do anything to get a crowd going, including take to the trees. "I'm not a very good singer," he said. "But I'm a really good climber." 


Previously: SXSW: Slutever at the Philly Day Party

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