How do people age? Some slow down, some get self-consciously “mature”. Jim Heath, the Rev of Reverend Horton Heat, has been at it for over thirty years and he’s not up for any of that.
Take a listen to the appropriately titled Rev, the act’s 11th album and first on Victory Records, and you’ll hear that they’re still as sharp as ever. The man and his band have a way of finding humour in the little things, of picking out true-to-life details and not treating them with some oppressive seriousness.
That’s without mentioning the music. The Rev and his band still cut straight to the quick of it with every song, laying down rockabilly that’s quick and loud and hits hard every time.
Reverend Horton Heat is in the Exchange on Thursday, May 28 with Nekromantix and the Brains. Doors at 8 p.m. Show at 8:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $27.50 plus service charges and are available at X-Ray Records and online at TicketEdge. Tickets available at the door barring a sell-out. All ages and licensed.