Reverend Horton Heat w/ Ha Ha Tonka
Gabe’s — Tuesday, March 10 @ 8PM
The Reverend Horton Heat are all set to melt some faces off tonight at Gabe’s. The Dallas-based band has been around since 1985 but their age won’t show when they’re performing their punk spin on rockabilly. Solid guitar riffs mixed with contemporary adaptations of early ‘60s country and rock make for an evening of frenzied cowboy boot tappin’ and poodle skirt twirlin’.
Last year, The Reverend Horton released their 11th studio album REV, debuting themselves as a part of Victory Records. As the label’s description so elegantly puts it, the album is “the perfect soundtrack to the Drive-In Movie of your life.” The band doesn’t skimp out on their lyrics either. Jim Heath, the Reverend Horton Heat himself, plays up the regular-guy role with songs such as “Smell of Gasoline” about the girl whose brother wouldn’t stop working on his damn car back in the day.
Joining The Reverend Horton Heat is Ha Ha Tonka, a Missouri band who combines indie and Southern rock effortlessly with their gospel harmonies and penchant for nostalgia.