Rev. Horton Heat, Hillbilly Casino
Friday March 18, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
CL Critic Hal Horowitz Recommends: Two nights of high octane psychobilly from the venerable Heat should be enough to blow the dust out of the cracks in this small joint. He and erstwhile bassist Jimbo have been tearing up stages since 1991 and show no signs of stopping now. Only the short country segment of his set allows you to chill out, before it’s back to nitro-burning, greasy, revved up rocking. Arrive early for some serious rockabilly with the animated, retro openers who have been at it for 15 years. — HH
From the venue:Loaded .38s, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal, littered landscape of Jim Heath’s imagination. True to his high evangelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing and reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of American music. He’s a time-travelling space-cowboy on an endless interstellar musical tour, and we are all the richer and “psychobillier” for getting to tag along. REVEREND HORTON HEAT have been the outlet of this creative mind for 29 years, leading to 10 full-length albums, 3 “best-of” collections, 2 DVD releases and thousands of memorable live performances. Never reaching platinum status or having a #1 radio single hasn?t been a problem for the Rev either, the band has continually been a mainstay of late night television and has toured with legendary acts such as Johnny Cash, Motorhead, Marilyn Manson, The Ramones, and many more, all of whom hold the Rev in the highest regard, as a true music industry legend.