"I like to play for the philosophers at concerts," he says. "But I don't like to meet any of them. I'd rather just relax back in my room."
He was and always will be a weird, cool old dude, and having left Okkervil behind, he'll walk into Royale with a band full of Texas sidemen ready to back him up — let's hope on his own terms. The key is not to jam him into a precious indie-worship-gallery casing but to enjoy the man in gutsy solo mode. Less like a well-curated art film and more like the kind of amazing flick you find in the dollar bin paired up with a sketchy print of Andy Kaufman's God Told Me To. Roky would be into it.
ROKY ERICKSON + LYRES + THE HAPPEN-INS | Royale, 270 Tremont St, Boston | November 13 at 6 pm | 18+ | $25 doors | 617.866.8963 or boweryboston.com
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