Thursday, September 1, 2011

Roky Erickson headlines Drive-Invasion

Posted By on Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Roky Erickson
If you hadn’t noticed yet, Labor Day weekend is upon us which means there will be a million and 1 things going on all around town, not the least of which is the annual round of Drive-Invasion madness at the Starlight Six drive-in. The lineup this year is particularly strong as it boasts performances from not only Jack Oblivian & the Tennessee Tearjerkers, and the Dex Romweber Duo, but the one and only Roky Erickson headlines, bringing the madness to a fine point. The Texas psych. legend and former 13th Floor Elevators singer/guitarist has a new band in-tow that’s playing a reportedly rockier set than what he brought to Athens last year.

Drive-Invasion doesn’t get started until the morning of Sunday, September 4, but the party gets started on Sat. Sept. 3 at the Star Bar where the official pre-party kicks off with performances by the Woggles, Howlies, Tiger! Tiger!, Myopic I in the main room. Downstairs is the Intoxicators, Jade Lemons & the Crimson Lust, Paint Fumes, DJ Rock Sox and more. $5 (before 10 p.m.). $8 after. Music starts at 9 p.m.

The Official Starlight Six Drive-Invasion 2011 lineup

Spooky Partridge 11:30 a.m. (stage II)
Dusty Booze 12:15 p.m. (main stage)
The Marques 1 p.m. (stage II)
Ghost Riders Car Club 1:30 p.m. (main stage)
Disasternauts 2:15 p.m. (stage II)
Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho Devilles 3 p.m. (main stage)
Burt & the Bandits 3:45 p.m. (stage II)
Gargantua 4:30 p.m. (main stage)
All Night Drug Prowling Wolves 5:30 p.m. (stage II)
Jack Oblivian & the Tennessee Tearjerkers 6 p.m. (main stage)
Dex Romweber Duo 6:45 p.m. (stage II)
Roky Erickson 7:30-9 p.m. (main stage)

Movies start at sundown and keep rolling ‘til the sun comes up: Smokey and the Bandit, Emperor of the North, Cockfighter and Hillbillies in a Haunted House are all on the agenda, plus there’s always the usual assortment of odds and ends playing between films as well.

Tickets are $25-$28. The Starlight Six. 2000 Moreland Ave. 404-627-5786.

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