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Reverend Horton Heat @ Boulder Theater | 8/20

Recently, the Reverend Horton Heat, aka Jim Heath, had something along the lines of what he calls an epiphany. He's a little tired of being taken so seriously-well, maybe not seriously, exactly, but you get the idea-and lately he's noticed that some of his funnier, country-tinged songs were his biggest crowd pleasers. Besides, being entertaining is what this is all about, right?

So, ladies and gents, roll your smokes up in your sleeve and hold on to your cowboy hats, it's time to take a trip back to a time before slick, over-produced country became the norm-a time when outlaws wrote songs about being without a pot to piss in-or at least about psycho exboyfriends and deadbeat girlfriends that spend your paycheck faster than you can say Lone Star.

Without a doubt, the mighty Reverend has won a cult following around the world these past 20+ years with a nearly endless touring ethic and musical style that's equally as rooted in tradition as it is in breaking it. He's one of the lynchpins of the neoroots movement and responsible for moving the genre forward and garnering it a whole new generation of fans. Mix that with a mythic stage presence and you've got a live act that turns rock clubs into psychobilly tent revivals across the country 300 days a year. Heath, who personally loves good old, mid-20th century country music, cautions that the record was not born out of a desire to introduce his audience to a new set of influences-it's just meant to have a little fun.

Friday August 20, 9:00pm
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Tickets will be on sale through the Boulder Theater box office | Internet 24-7 at www.bouldertheater.com | Phone: During box office hours 303-786-7030

Hot Hot Heat Announce Brooklyn Residency in May

Hot Hot Heat’s highly anticipated new album, Future Breeds (Dangerbird Records), hits stores on June 8th but fans in New York can get an early taste when the band begins its May residency at Brooklyn’s Public Assembly.  The band opted to do the shows at the venue because of its intimate setting and its close ties to Brooklyn’s thriving indie music scene – a connection that the band feels to be particularly relevant with their forthcoming album.

Future Breeds is filled with the addictive, candy-coated melodies that Hot Hot Heat are famous for, but it also includes some of the band’s most experimental moments yet.  Charged with sonic detail, the collection of songs is packed with unconventional rhythms and quirky arrangements.  From the dark, carnival-esque feel of “Times a Thousand” to the frenzy of “What is Rational,” Future Breeds balances danceable, pop melodies with an unfettered and musically adventurous spirit.

Hot Hot Heat Residency Dates:

05/05:  Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly

05/12:  Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly

05/19:  Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly

05/26:  Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly

Reverend Horton Heat @ Boulder Theater

Reverend Horton Heat will release their first original studio effort in over 5 years September 1st on Yep Roc Records. Laughin’ and Cryin’ with the Reverend Horton Heat is the band’s first (non-holiday) album since 2004s Revival.

Since 2004 the band has played to hundreds of thousands of screaming disciples all over the world. A relentless touring schedule has seen the band play over a thousand shows in that time span, all those sets picked from their classic catalog. This amazing testament to the near pathological zealotry of the Rev’s fan base is about to be infused with new blood through the 14 new tracks on their latest studio effort.

Landing decidedly on the ‘billy’ side of rockabilly, Laughin’ and Cryin’ was influenced by bandleader Jim Heath’s love for mid-20th century country music and an open ear for what the band’s legions of fans react to most. Over their 250+ shows a year RHH has frequently found that their more comical, every day takes on the world resonate loudest. Blue collars run deep in the Rev’s audience and the stories contained on Laughin’ and Cryin’ are sure to ring true with the working stiffs that turn up in droves night after night to drink tumblers of whiskey and see one of the baddest guitar gods still roaming the great highways of the USA. The songs here are slice-of-life tales of men with bad habits, the women who love them (or try to, at least) and the laughing and crying that goes along with it.

The band will kick off a tour for the album with headlining dates in the US followed by a co-headline US tour with Motorhead getting underway 8/28 in Minneapolis. Check www.yeproc.com for complete dates.

REVEREND HORTON HEAT
w/ Deadbolt
Friday, January 15, 2010
doors 8:00pm, show 9:00pm

GA / 21+ / Advance=$12.50, DOS=$29.50
On Sale October 2

Cold War Kids Heat Up The Boulder Theater

Another Friday night in Downtown Boulder, CO.  It was one of the biggest crowds I'd seen lately at the Boulder Theater, the kind where once you're in, you're only getting out again at the expense of your standing room – it would be filled by someone else when you get back.  I felt extremely lucky to have been there at all, since the show was sold out, had been for a week or more, and I only just got the call telling me I would be on the clock covering the show earlier in the afternoon.&nbsp

CUT UP HEAT

 

Calvin breaths the haze

thinks about its engulfment.

What mask to wear

if all of the sudden the air waves clog.

Where will we all run for cover?

 

Four more days of sun

my arms begin to blister

a dark red rash.

Drench my skin with honey and salt

more like a salve then a train wreck.

 

To think about

touching in a heat wave

and skin falling off -

a dress unzipped, dropping

wrapped around my ankles.

 

Calvin and I sleep,

wait for the peace of an air planes breeze.

He's moving towards me

says he can't help being so close,

though his breath burns my skin.

 

I've misplaced the path,

lost my place in this apartment,

stumble on carpet.

I look for Calvin in the dark

guided by the map of his weather.

 

More months of swelter

and buildings melting into sand piles.

before the rain comes.

Calvin is a name I am speaking

when found, passed out on the kitchen floor.

 

Emily Crocker