Revered Horton Heat

Usually, when a musician is about to celebrate their 30th anniversary, it means that the nostalgia circuit is calling and it is time to honor the past. Not for Reverend Horton Heat. His eleventh studio album, REV, was released after a five year wait and with a punk rock label, Victory Records, a big departure from his previous handle, Yep Roc. The move proved to be a fruitful one—REV peaked at No. 111 on the Billboard 200, which for Jim Heath, marked the highest charting album of his long career. If nothing else, Reverend Horton Heat’s reputation for infusing rockabilly and psychobilly with a splash of country music has not only made him endearingly popular as a live act, but brought these genres into the mainstream, an accomplishment in itself.

Sat., Dec. 13, 7 p.m., 2014

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