When: Sun., May 20, 7 p.m. 2012
Roky Erickson's performance at the Intonation Music Festival six years ago felt pretty miraculous. The former 13th Floor Elevators singer had been sidelined for most of the preceding quarter century by mental illness, but he looked engaged, he was in good voice, and he could play solid rhythm guitar on bluesy versions of his songs. Sadly, the only album he's made since his return, the 2010 Okkervil River collaboration True Love Cast Out All Evil (Anti-), imposes flabby production upon songs he's done better elsewhere. But Erickson's Intonation set was no fluke. In the intervening years he's played shows around the world, and videos from his recent Australian tour prove that he still owns "You're Gonna Miss Me." —Bill Meyer Erickson headlines the final night of the HoZac Blackout; Human Eye, Estrogen Highs, Bare Mutants, and Medication open.