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Unknown Hinson @ Antone’s Friday 6/1

That beautiful specimen above is the one and only Unknown Hinson, a psychobilly mainstay for almost twenty years. Blending traditional honkey tonk with his twisted freak-show approach, Hinson has toured with other psycho legends including Hank Williams III and Reverend Horton Heat. When he’s not blowing minds and trimming his intimidating sideburns, he’s this guy:

That’s right, Unknown Hinson is the voice of Early Cuyler on the hit Adult Swim show Squidbillies on Cartoon Network. Any fan of the show has a clear indication of the over-the-top stage antics and dark-side country Unknown Hinson will deliver.

Each show, Hinson dons his trademark black ribbon necktie and proceeds to tear the roof off. Legend has it he can lift fifty pound weights with his tongue, a skill he honed as a circus sideshow freak. Since his release from prison in 1993, where he served time for many charges including murder and vampirism, Hinson has been giving us the gift of song in his own special, shocking way. Prepare yourself for evil ventriloquism, hula hooping, and Billy Bob Thornton-approved, scary Western twang.

Unknown Hinson will be performing in Austin at Antone’s this Friday June 1st at 8pm alongside Tony Locke and The Skeleton Keys. Check out the event page on Do512 and don’t miss it!