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The 13th Floor Elevators: “We’re raising hell now!”

[From the July 2015 issue of Uncut] Southeast of the Texas State Capitol Building is a small four-block street called Jinx Ave. Pulling up to a Wedgewood blue frame house, tucked beneath leafy pecan, ash and mesquite trees, down a path of paving stones, you can’t avoid thinking that it’s far too apt an address…

Roky Erickson dies aged 71

Roky Erickson has died aged 71. Variety reports that the 13th Floor Elevators’ bandleader died on Friday, May 31, in Austin. Erickson’s death was confirmed by his brother Mikel to Bill Bentley, the Texan-born journalist and former publicist who produced the all-star 1990 Erickson tribute album, Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye. Born Roger Kynard…
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