Hooten Hallers to set Gabe’s ablaze on Thursday

Hooten Hallers -- photo by Koldo Orue
Hooten Hallers will be joined by Burning Hands and Otros Outros this Thursday. — photo by Koldo Orue

Hooten Hallers

Gabe’s — Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10 p.m.

Raucous roots rockers the Hooten Hallers, hailing from Columbia, Missouri, will bring their rockabilly rough and dirty blues tunes to Gabe’s this Thursday..

Their music is primarily co-written by co-founders Andy Rehm (drums/vocals) and John Randall (guitar/vocals), but they’ve begun including more songs by their newest member, saxophonist Kellie Everett, formerly of Iowa City.

With two records on Big Muddy Records and another on the way, the Hooten Hallers are in the midst of an extensive touring schedule that will take them all over the U.S. before returning to Europe next year.

Everett recorded baritone and bass sax with the band for their 2014 album, Chillicothe Fireball. They had so much fun that she joined the band soon after.

The band was formed in 2007 and quickly became notorious for their live show throwdowns which are a little bit country and a lot crusty punk rock with some fiery blues jamming in the mix for good measure.

Some years ago, Everett played in Joe Derderian’s Iowa City band, Thee Almighty Handclaps, and gave high praise for the local rock hero.

“I can’t wait to hear what he’s been cooking up lately,” she said.

Derderian’s new act, Burning Hands, opens for the Hooten Hallers on Thursday. The show will also be the premiere of Otros Outros, an Iowa City-based rock outfit.