Roky Erickson pretty much invented the term "psychedelic music" in the 60's, eventually inspiring the Black Angels to pick up the trade and establish residency in Austin, so it makes perfect sense that they would end up working together. The band plans to take this show on the road for a handful of dates, opening for Roky in addition to performing as his backing band. I also heard a rumor that they will debut this partnership for Erickson's performance at ACL Fest on Saturday at 7:45pm, so maybe we'll all get to see it.
To tie this whole story together, Mogwai invited Roky Erickson to add vocals to the song "Devil Rides" from their Batcat EP, making it quite a rarity for the all-instrumental band. It's nice to see all of this mutual respect flying around.
- October 4th - The Granada Theatre, Dallas, TX
- October 28th - The Showbox at The Market, Seattle, WA
- October 29th - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
- October 31st - El Rey, Los Angeles, CA
- November 1st - The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
- November 2nd - The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA