Trees "Thanks For Giving" Concert w/ Reverend Horton Heat
The American Fuse, Sleepin' Rattlers
Wed, November 22, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmTrees
Free entry with canned goods
This event is all ages
All donations will go to various organizations that help better the DFW area. Must bring canned goods along with your ticket for entry.
If you do not sign up for tickets online or do not bring canned goods, tickets will be $25.00 at the box office.
Seeing REVEREND HORTON HEAT live is a transformative experience. Flames come off the guitars. Heat singes your skin. There's nothing like the primal tribal rock & roll transfiguration of a Reverend Horton Heat show. Jim becomes a slicked-back 1950′s rock & roll shaman channeling Screamin' Jay Hawkins through Buddy Holly, while Jimbo incinerates the Stand-Up Bass. And then there are the "Heatettes". Those foxy rockabilly chicks dressed in poodle-skirts and cowboy boots slamming the night away. It's like being magically transported into a Teen Exploitation picture from the 1950′s that's currently taking place in the future.
Listening to the REVEREND HORTON HEAT is tantamount to injecting pure musical nitrous into the hot-rod engine of your heart. The Reverend's commandants are simple.
And no band on this, or any other, planet rocks harder, drives faster, or lives truer than the Reverend Horton Heat. These "itinerant preachers" actually practice what they preach. They live their lives by the Gospel of Rock & Roll.
From the High-Octane Spaghetti-Western Wall of Sound in "Big Sky" — to the dark driving frenetic paranoia of "400 Bucks" – to the brain-melting Western Psychedelic Garage purity of "Psychobilly Freakout" — The Rev's music is the perfect soundtrack to the Drive-In Movie of your life.
Jim Heath & Jimbo Wallace have chewed up more road than the Google Maps drivers. For twenty-five Psychobilly years, they have blazed an indelible, unforgettable, and meteoric trail across the globe with their unique blend of musical virtuosity, legendary showmanship, and mythic imagery.
"Okay it's time for me to put this loaded gun down, jump in my Five-Oh Ford, and nurture my pig on the outskirts of Houston. I'll be bringing my love whip. See y'all later." - Carty Talkington Writer/Director
Rev your engines and catch the sermon on the road as it's preached by everybody's favorite Reverend. Don't forget to keep an eye out for the 11th studio album from REVEREND HORTON HEAT, boldly titled Rev, due out January, 21st.
Nate Fowler Guitar/Vocals
Clint Phillips Drums
JT Dayton Guitar
After a well-received debut album in 2012, Bev began writing songs in 2013 for the new release. Bevill also recorded, produced, and mixed their sophomore effort. “This was a much longer process than I had envisioned. I had hopes of releasing this album in 2014, but when you’re truly DIY in almost every way, things take time. I’m proud of this album and I’m proud that we did it ourselves, our way, on our time,” Bevill said.
Combining bold lyrics with brash punk beats and country & western melodies, Sleepin’ Rattlers have a truly unique sound that will bounce between banjo and acoustic bass in a verse to distorted guitars and punk rock drum beats in a chorus – within the same song.
As important as it was to make a good record, it was just as important to make that record with friends. “I just wanted to do this with our buddies and I wanted it to be more dynamic than is possible with five musicians,” said Bevill. So the Sleepin’ Rattlers added guest vocals from Jason Vandygriff (Von Ehrics) and Cxs Smyers (Re-Mo’s, Greyskull, Ramonahs). They also added Aaron Wynne (Eleven Hundred Springs, Mo Robson Band) on steel guitar and Hallie Yarbrough (2008 Louisiana State Fiddle Champion, Charlie Daniels Band) on fiddle.
With their second full-length record, Punktry & Western Music Vol II, out (on October 9, 2015) and a blue-collar work ethic that has these boys ready to hit the road – keep an eye out for the Sleepin’ Rattlers as they slither “town to town trying to find a place called home.”
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