Live Review: Reverend Horton Heat @ Black Cat — 12/15/19

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.

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Music Park: Reverend Horton Heat @ 9:30 Club — 12/3/17

ReverendHortonHeat08 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.

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Ticket Giveaway: Reverend Horton Heat @ 9:30 Club, 12/3/17

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!

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