Roky Erickson DVD Release Party at Southpaw on Tuesday, July 10th ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Roky Erickson DVD Release Party at Southpaw on Tuesday, July 10th

Roky Erickson DVD Release Party @ Southpaw, July 10thThe documentary on Roky Erickson, You're Gonna Miss Me, will be released on DVD on July 10th and Palm Pictures is having a release party at Southpaw that night.

The movie has gotten excellent reviews from its run in the theaters.

YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME charts his wonderful transformation as the reclusive, troubled Erickson re-enters his spiritual and artistic life after his younger brother takes legal custody of him. If you think every film about tormented geniuses has to end in tragedy, YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME will shock you.” – Ken Taylor, XLR8R

This film is directed by Keven McAlester and was recently nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. The movie details the rise and fall of rock legend Roky Erickson, whose band, The 13th Floor Elevators,coined the 1960’s term “psychedelic rock.”

The DVD has a number of special features that weren't part of the theatrical release which include:
The Ultimate Roky Experience, an Hour and a half of ROKY RARITIES:
*Historic, Uncut Live Performances of: “COLD NIGHT FOR ALLIGATORS” & Intimate Acoustic Performances of
*The Complete “I KNOW THE HOLE IN BABY’S HEAD” and other readings by Roky
*The Collected Works of EVELYN ERICKSON
*POSTSCRIPT: Austin City Limits Festival Documentary (2005)
*POSTSCRIPT: Roky’s Emancipation Hearing (2007)

Doors are at 8:00PM and the screening starts at 8:30PM.

Best of all -- admission is FREE.