Reverend Horton Heat

Are you looking for a way to liven up your Tuesday night from the dull monotony of homework and mindless television? Well then, come down to the Highdive to check out Reverend Horton Heat, a high-energy band that sings about fast cars, chasing women and, of course, drinking; and did I mention they know how to rock? Reverend Horton Heat formed in 1985 and can be classified as good old fashion rock-and-roll and psychobilly/rockabilliy. The band may sound familiar to you Guitar Hero fanatics because their track “Psychobilly Freakout” is featured on Guitar Hero II. Their tracks also make a frequent appearance on WPGU’s Surfabilly Freakout program.
The gang is headed by Jim Heath on guitar and vocals, Jimbo Wallace on upright bass and Paul Simmons on drums. In the last 20-plus years the band has released more than 10 albums and has been known to play upward of 150 shows a year. The band’s latest record (besides a Christmas album), Revival, was released in 2004, but since then, Rev released an album with side project Reverend Organdrum in January. Tracks to check out include “Big Little Baby Big,” “I Can’t Surf” and “It’s Martini Time.”
Accompanying the Heat will be Backyard Tire Fire from Bloomington, Ill., a slower rock/country/bluesy style band. Check out the tracks “Downtime” and “Honey to a Bee.” Nashville Pussy from Atlanta, Ga., will also be rocking the night with gritty Southern rock/metal/blues/punk influenced music. Based on their name, it is easily assumed that many of their songs are about women along with sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. The band has five albums under their belt and their latest release, 2005’s Get Some!, features tracks like “Pussy Time” and “Hate and Whiskey.”
The Highdive opens at 8 p.m., the music starts pumping at 8:30 and Reverend Horton Heat will take the stage at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased ahead of time at Bacca Cigar Co, Dandelion Vintage Clothing, Exile on Main Street, Skin—n-Tins Drum Shop, Any Frequency Records (in Monticello), the Highdive (normal business hours) or online.

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