This Thursday Emo's will be kicking off the 3-day mini-festival de rock that they like to call Chaos in Texas. Roky Erickson and The Explosives will headline the outdoor show on Thursday night, which is somehing I have personally been waiting to see for quite a while now. Check out this post from September '07, for instance.
During SXSW Roky was presented with an award for Musician of The Year at the 2008 Austin Music Awards, a moment made even a little bit cooler thanks to Billy Gibbons and Okkervil River. He's also set to give an encore performance at ACL Fest this year, where he hasn't played since 2005. The Strange Boys, who will open up for Roky & The Explosives at Emo's on Thursday, will also soon add their name to the list of ACL veterans.
The indoor stage will feature some good punk/hardcore from Sweden/UK/Canada, and it goes on pretty much all weekend on both stages. On Saturday they'll have punk music all the way from Spain and Japan, so there should be more than enough interesting activity going on. Do512 is giving away tickets for all of the Chaos, so go over there if you want to check out any of this stuff for free.