Ah, the early '90s—a time when a Nudie suit-clad rockabilly cat out of Deep Ellum could get signed to Sub Pop with songs about steak and marijuana. If it's hard to believe it's been nearly 20 years since Dallas' Own Reverend Horton Heat had his major brush with alt-fame, it's just as hard to believe that he's still alive and kicking. So is this: He hasn't lost a step.
These days, the Reverend may incorporate a good deal more country, swing and lounge into his albums—the latest being last year's Laughin' & Cryin' with the Reverend Horton Heat—but his live shows remain pillars of pure psychobilly mania. Here, he'll be joined by long-running Kansas cowpunk outfit Split Lip Rayfield. But make no mistake, this homecoming show will be all about the Rev.