The 13th Floor Elevators- You’re Gonna Miss Me (1966)
Roky Erickson, musician and founding member of pioneering psychedelic rock band The 13th Floor Elevators, passed away today at the age of 71.
In 2005, You’re Gonna Miss Me, a documentary about Erickson’s life was released. It covers his music career, struggles with mental illness, and his eventual return to music after years of isolation. It was nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.
For the 18th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, there will be face painting, altars, a market, food, and performances by musicians Aterciopelados, Cuco, Ximena Sariñana, Very Be Careful and La Chamba
Grand Park begins it’s Día de los Muertos celebrations this evening with Noche de Ofrenda, a celebration that includes traditional dance and prayer led by the local indigenous community, as well as Los Angeles-based poets and musicians (altars are up through Nov 5)
Roky Erickson is playing at The Roxy with Death Valley Girls opening
For The Charlie Factory at The Standard Downtown LA, artist Charlie le Mindu is hosting a series of nights with different performers- tonight it is Kembra Pfahler from The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black
Broken Social Scene are playing at The Wiltern with The Belle Game opening
Saturday and Sunday
The Growlers are hosting a music festival at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro with a huge list of great performers including-Beach Fossils, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Girl Talk, Danny Brown, Dan Auerbach, La Luz, Rostam, Frankie Cosmos, Beth Ditto, Butthole Surfers, and many more
Heritage Square Museum is hosting Halloween & Mourning Tours where you can learn about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era
LACMA is hosting Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day: Celebration and Film Screening– with short films, a Q & A with veteran filmmakers, and a reception to follow (free)
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/26-3/29)-
Substrate Gallery presents Factory of Light– a screening for House of Light’s new music video with performances by the band and other musical guests. $10 entrance gets you a pop art print and complimentary beer and wine- https://www.facebook.com/events/363190723873716/
Burgerama is Burger Records’ two day festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana and the lineup is incredible- Ty Segall, Fidlar, Thee Oh Sees, Weezer, Ariel Pink, Cherry Glazerr, Black Lips, Roky Erickson, Tobacco, Bone Thugs and Harmony, White Fence and many, many, many more- $47.50 for one day or $90 for two- it’s well worth it to see all these great bands- http://www.observatoryoc.com/event/Burgerama-4-Day-One