Let us rise and join in song along with The Reverend Horton Heat. He knows not what he does, but he does it so well. Let us keep him in our thoughts and hearts, as he has tainted country music with punk, surfer, swing and rockabilly. This “pychobilly” trio consists of cult leaders Jim “Reverend Horton” Heath, Jimbo Wallace and Scott Churilla. The three piece has been rebelling since 1985 and has accumulated numerous worshipers. The Reverend preaches mostly about Texas, beer, and bad habits- all things that I strongly believe in. In a time when country music (Toby Keith, anyone?) was popularized by over-produced and often auto-tuned songs, Horton Heat’s stripped down version of real country, with inappropriately awesome grit, takes the cake.
According to the group’s facebook page the “Perpetual Carriers Of The Rockabilly Flame, Genre-Shattering Shit-Starters, Filthy Drunks, and The Most Electrifying Live Act In America (150 shows every year can’t be wrong),” will tear up the stage on Saturday, October 20. It’s only fitting that the punk rock band, PinATA PROTEST, will kick things off at 9 pm. The congregation stands to host a night of debauchery and outlandish dancing. We all know what happens to dancers. They get sweaty? And have fun? Get your little rebel bootys to Emo’s. While you can click “I like it” to win free tickets, there is another option for you devilish fun-havers. Those who dress as the devil, will receive free admission. While this is sure to stir up some kind of riot, which is probably what Reverend Horton Heat aims to do, it will be an awesomely wicked good time.