Texas boy and hillbilly hellhound Reverend Horton Heat is bringing his posse to town. Heat and band are notorious far and wide for a high-octane fusion of country, blues, rock, swing, surf and punk. The Reverend, who’s been maniacally trucking along since the mid-1980s, is considered to be a pioneer, in fact, of the modern rockabilly sound.
Last December, the man released his 12th studio album, Whole New Life
, which follows up 2014’s REV
(perhaps the best album of the band’s career). The new release marks a more optimistic lyrical turn, which may indicate the ol’ Reverend is softening up a bit as he ages, plus it includes a couple changes to the outfit’s lineup.
Whether you go for new stuff or the old, there’s nothing quite like the madcap delirium and instrumental acrobatics of a Reverend Horton Heat show. Even for those who wouldn’t consider themselves rockabilly fans, this crew consistently puts on a show that demands to be experienced.
$5-$10, Tue Feb. 19, 7pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 841-3771, papertigersatx.com.
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