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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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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

The Reverend Mofo

- for the Grateful Web

Music is changing for good, and for the better. 

An experimental duo based on Long Island, NY, the reverend mofo is dedicated to crafting their fiercely independent, avant-garde soundscapes in a "zero overhead" model that helps to redefine the way in which 21st Century music is created and distributed.

With influences ranging from the Grateful Dead and Sonic Youth to Brian Eno and John Zorn, the reverend mofo picks up where "Drums/Space" leaves off.  Ranging from elegant, spiritual, ambient synth mode to futuristic electronica/techno to full blown guitar drone/noise rock - the mofo sound obliterates standard definitions of what music could or should be, but it's their approach that makes it possible, and thrilling.

Staying close to their mantra "artists in a room," all mofo work (studio and live) is undertaken in an environment of total spontaneity, where the absence of pre-conceived notions and a commitment to being in the moment allows for a freedom of expression that yields fascinating and endlessly varied results. 

Free downloads of their ever-expanding catalogue, regular internet postings of new material and their weekly live streaming feature "breakfast with the reverend" on Sunday mornings have been enjoyed by listeners from all over the United States as well as a global following that includes listeners from Great Britain, Scotland, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Israel, Jordan and the Ukraine.

With the growing presence of a legitimate world-wide experimental music scene and a viable way to access and nurture it, the reverend mofo has quite suddenly found itself on the edge of an important movement, one where the static and clutter of conventional music creation and distribution are easily bypassed and transcended. 

While culling, morphing and exploding their collective musical pasts and presents, the reverend mofo offers you a glimpse of the future...

FREE downloads and streams @:

www.reverendmofo.com and www.myspace/com/thereverendmofo