The Reverend Horton Heat performs at Black Cat on Dec. 15, 2019. (Photo by Rashad Polk)
As the year winds down, we enter a period of mandatory social gatherings. There’s the ugly sweater parties, the holiday party at the office, Chanukah with the in-laws, Christmas dinner at a tableful of third and fourth cousins… but the one holiday event that should truly be mandatory went down recently at the Black Cat. The Reverend Horton Heat came through town for the 2019 edition of Horton’s Holiday Hayride.
Reverend Horton Heat (Photo by Thom Jackson)
The Reverend Horton Heat brings the party to Black Cat on Sunday, Dec. 15, for Horton’s Holiday Hayride with holiday hijinks and some special guests!
The Legendary Shack Shakers perform at City Winery on Aug. 11, 2019. (Photo by Rik Goldman)
The Legendary Shack Shakers played, sang, hollered, and sweated their way through seventy-five minutes of pure Southern Gothic madness at City Winery recently.
Berit Ulseth fronts The Claudettes at Hill Country Live on May 17, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
The energetic performance of The Claudettes at Hill Country Live on Thursday defied the heavy hearts of its members as drummer Danny Yost lay home in Chicago, recuperating after suffering a stroke one week prior. Stepping into Danny’s seat behind the drums was Michael Caskey, who co-founded The Claudettes in 2011 with pianist Johnny Iguana but departed in 2016 due to other commitments.
The Claudettes (Photo by Donna Drapeau)
The Claudettes released Dance Scandal at the Gymnasium!, the band’s third full-length for Yellow Dog Records and first to feature their touring lineup of piano, drums, bass guitar, and three singers, on March 23. The Claudettes visit Hill Country Live for a *free* record release show on Thursday, May 17!
Reverend Horton Heat performs at 9:30 Club on Dec. 3, 2017. (Photo by Neal Keller)
I don’t consider myself to be a Christmas Curmudgeon; I’m not a hipster Grinch. While I often rise to a level of pretentiousness that rejects many forms of sentimentality, I do embrace the spirit of the holiday season.
Having said that, I will go out of my way to avoid most Christmas music. I’ve got a few faves, but most of it inspires in me the same negative reaction that I feel toward showtunes. But the Reverend Horton Heat very much changed my attitude toward Christmas music at 9:30 Club on Sunday.
The Reverend Horton Heat (Photo by Bryan Regan)
We usually give away tickets to see a show at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, but we have a special *Monday* ticket giveaway this week as well!
The Reverend Horton Heat release REV, the band’s most recent album, in 2014, but the trio are back in the studio working on a new record with a new drummer, Arjuna “RJ” Contreras. Meanwhile, Jim, Heath aka Reverend Horton, will bring the band to 9:30 Club for a show on Sunday, Dec. 3. You can win tickets to see The Reverend Horton Heat with Parklife DC!