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August 20, 1994 | LORRAINE ALI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Reverend Horton Heat may not be certified to save souls, but he has resurrected the reckless side of rockabilly and blessed it with even more bite. "At my shows, people always scream, 'Heal me, Rev, heal me!,' " says the Dallas-based singer-guitarist, speaking in a booming Texas twang. "So I just throw my drink on 'em and say, 'Awright, you're healed.' What else can I do?"
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July 5, 2012
MUSIC The annual hot-rods and hot-guitars festival Hootenanny is an O.C. staple and has attracted increasing attention for pairing the gods of pre-Beatles rock and rockabilly with younger punky adherents. This year is headlined by Rancid, Lucero and Reverend Horton Heat. Oak Canyon Ranch, 4700 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado Canyon. Noon Sat. $39.50-$100. thehootenanny.com.
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June 30, 1996 | Sandy Masuo
The rockabilly gospel according to Horton Heat is a fiery collision between traditional elements and punk attitude. "Martini" is every bit as raucous as the Texas trio's three previous albums--chock-full of devilish double-entendres, sharp social satire and sizzling musicianship. The group plays tonight at the Universal Amphitheatre with the Butthole Surfers, the Toadies and the Supersuckers. * Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), to four stars (excellent).
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June 30, 2011
MUSIC Punk rock and rockabilly collide with a splash of Brylcreem, motor oil and black leather during Hootenanny 2011, an all-star celebration of revved up rock 'n' roll madness. Dropkick Murphys headline with their pugnacious Celtic punk aesthetic, preceded by rockabilly revivalist Reverend Horton Heat and L.A.'s own Luis & the Wildfires, plus the mellow sounds of John Doe and fancy swing from Royal Crown Revue. Oak Canyon Ranch, 5305 E. Santiago Canyon Road, Irvine. 12 p.m. Sat. $39-$100.
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February 18, 1994 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Steve Appleford writes regularly about music for The Times. and
The raw rockabilly sound of the trio Reverend Horton Heat has already hit the mu sic business big time, as far as singer-guitarist Jim Heath is concerned. He says he hasn't had to work a real job in at least five years. Now the Dallas trio is even riding to its gigs on a private tour bus, courtesy of label Interscope Records, retiring the old van that once carried Reverend Horton Heat to as many as 225 gigs a year.
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September 5, 1996 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The 12 Steps, the two-step and a step in the right direction are all about the same to the Reverend Horton Heat. They're varying distances to the bar. With a new album, aptly named "It's Martini Time," recently released, the band--the Reverend (Jim Heath) on guitar, Jimbo Wallace on upright bass and Scott Churilla on drums--will play their self-described "fast drinking music" Saturday night at the Ventura Theatre. Opening will be the Luna Chicks.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2012
MUSIC The annual hot-rods and hot-guitars festival Hootenanny is an O.C. staple and has attracted increasing attention for pairing the gods of pre-Beatles rock and rockabilly with younger punky adherents. This year is headlined by Rancid, Lucero and Reverend Horton Heat. Oak Canyon Ranch, 4700 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado Canyon. Noon Sat. $39.50-$100. thehootenanny.com.
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December 25, 2003 | Rodney Bosch
The spirit of Guy Lombardo is not likely to permeate the Ventura Theatre on New Year's Eve as decorum and gentle waltzes give way to the Reverend Horton Heat. The madcap Texas trio -- led by guitarist Jim Heath -- will usher in 2004 with their punk-fueled rockabilly songs about fast cars and even faster women. Heath, a.k.a. the Reverend, is joined in his sonic mayhem by Jimbo Wallace on upright bass and drummer Scott Churilla. -- Rodney Bosch Reverend Horton Heat, Ventura Theatre, 26 S.
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July 5, 2001
all day Pop Music Social Distortion, Chuck Berry, the Blasters, the Reverend Horton Heat, the Supersuckers, Lee Rocker and the Cadillac Tramps are just the tip of the roots-rocking iceberg that is the seventh annual Hootenanny festival. * Hootenanny 2001, Hidden Valley, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 11 a.m. $40 and $100 (VIP). (949) 263-4552.
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April 27, 1998 | SARA SCRIBNER
Reverend Horton Heat's reverb-drenched music about women, booze, cars and '50s rebel culture peaked in 1993 with the band's lauded second album, "The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds of the Reverend Horton Heat." Playing the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, the Texas punk-rockabilly trio underscored that what began as a hoot can, years later, slide treacherously into self-caricature. That's a shame, because singer-guitarist Jim Heath is a suave host who seemed made for the stage.
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October 27, 2010
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Palladium Social Distortion, Jan. 27; Giant New Year's Eve with ATB, Dec. 31 (Fri.) Music Box Adam Lambert, Dec. 15 (Fri.) Fox Theater Pomona Cradle of Filth, Feb. 5; Crystal Castles, March 3 (Fri.) Nokia Theatre John Mellencamp, April 8 (Fri.) Club Nokia Cradle of Filth, Feb. 8 (Fri.); Wu-Tang Clan, Dec. 5 (Sat.) Gibson Amphitheatre Vicente Fernández, Nov. 24 (Fri.
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December 29, 2007 | Greg Burk, Special to The Times
Urpin' cowboys blew the rent to sustain a worthy buzz. Two drunks barreled through the lobby holding each other semi-vertical. Ambulances screamed up when the curtain came down. It was all for the enduring glory of veteran road warriors the Reverend Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy, and it wasn't even New Year's Eve. Co-billed Hank Williams III was out sick, but a surprise fill-in plus steady fill-ups kept the party pumped at the Wiltern on Thursday.
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December 25, 2003 | Rodney Bosch
The spirit of Guy Lombardo is not likely to permeate the Ventura Theatre on New Year's Eve as decorum and gentle waltzes give way to the Reverend Horton Heat. The madcap Texas trio -- led by guitarist Jim Heath -- will usher in 2004 with their punk-fueled rockabilly songs about fast cars and even faster women. Heath, a.k.a. the Reverend, is joined in his sonic mayhem by Jimbo Wallace on upright bass and drummer Scott Churilla. -- Rodney Bosch Reverend Horton Heat, Ventura Theatre, 26 S.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2001
all day Pop Music Social Distortion, Chuck Berry, the Blasters, the Reverend Horton Heat, the Supersuckers, Lee Rocker and the Cadillac Tramps are just the tip of the roots-rocking iceberg that is the seventh annual Hootenanny festival. * Hootenanny 2001, Hidden Valley, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 11 a.m. $40 and $100 (VIP). (949) 263-4552.
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April 27, 1998 | SARA SCRIBNER
Reverend Horton Heat's reverb-drenched music about women, booze, cars and '50s rebel culture peaked in 1993 with the band's lauded second album, "The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds of the Reverend Horton Heat." Playing the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, the Texas punk-rockabilly trio underscored that what began as a hoot can, years later, slide treacherously into self-caricature. That's a shame, because singer-guitarist Jim Heath is a suave host who seemed made for the stage.
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September 11, 1996 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI
With his songs of fast cars, faster women and cool martinis, the Reverend Horton Heat certainly does not preach the kind of old-time religion the Christian Coalition would approve of. The Texas bandleader does, however, very effectively pull from the old and new testaments of rock 'n' roll. He and his two sidekicks delivered rockabilly riffs and country twang powered with punk energy in a long, fiery set at the Palace on Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2011
MUSIC Punk rock and rockabilly collide with a splash of Brylcreem, motor oil and black leather during Hootenanny 2011, an all-star celebration of revved up rock 'n' roll madness. Dropkick Murphys headline with their pugnacious Celtic punk aesthetic, preceded by rockabilly revivalist Reverend Horton Heat and L.A.'s own Luis & the Wildfires, plus the mellow sounds of John Doe and fancy swing from Royal Crown Revue. Oak Canyon Ranch, 5305 E. Santiago Canyon Road, Irvine. 12 p.m. Sat. $39-$100.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2010
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Palladium Social Distortion, Jan. 27; Giant New Year's Eve with ATB, Dec. 31 (Fri.) Music Box Adam Lambert, Dec. 15 (Fri.) Fox Theater Pomona Cradle of Filth, Feb. 5; Crystal Castles, March 3 (Fri.) Nokia Theatre John Mellencamp, April 8 (Fri.) Club Nokia Cradle of Filth, Feb. 8 (Fri.); Wu-Tang Clan, Dec. 5 (Sat.) Gibson Amphitheatre Vicente Fernández, Nov. 24 (Fri.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1996 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The 12 Steps, the two-step and a step in the right direction are all about the same to the Reverend Horton Heat. They're varying distances to the bar. With a new album, aptly named "It's Martini Time," recently released, the band--the Reverend (Jim Heath) on guitar, Jimbo Wallace on upright bass and Scott Churilla on drums--will play their self-described "fast drinking music" Saturday night at the Ventura Theatre. Opening will be the Luna Chicks.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1996 | Sandy Masuo
The rockabilly gospel according to Horton Heat is a fiery collision between traditional elements and punk attitude. "Martini" is every bit as raucous as the Texas trio's three previous albums--chock-full of devilish double-entendres, sharp social satire and sizzling musicianship. The group plays tonight at the Universal Amphitheatre with the Butthole Surfers, the Toadies and the Supersuckers. * Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), to four stars (excellent).
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