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Check out Roky Erickson and Nude Beach this weekend

To see Brooklyn rock band Nude Beach you won’t have to go farther than Mohawk Place on Sunday night where it’ll be appearing with Buffalo’s own Matt and the Immediates.

To see the cult-hero Nude Beach is supporting on its current tour, however, you’ll have to head up to Toronto on Saturday night.

Roky Erickson, the Austin singer and guitarist who spawned the psychedelic rock genre with 13th Floor Elevators in the mid-1960s, will perform with his backing band the Hounds of Baskerville on Saturday night at Lee’s Palace.

Lucky for us Nude Beach picked up a travel day show in Buffalo between its Toronto and Philadelphia opening gigs for Erickson.

And while Halloween is over, Erickson’s “I Walked With A Zombie,” “Night Of The Vampire” and “Two-Headed Dog” are sure to send a shiver down your spine. So head up to Toronto if you can to see this author of his own personal tale of rock, redemption, drugs and downfall. It has all the makings of a show to remember.

Maybe next time though Roky will stop in Buffalo. Can’t you just picture him on stage at Mohawk or Sportsmen’s Tavern?

—Joseph Popiolkowski

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