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Reverend Horton Heat (May 6)

Jim Heath, aka the Reverend Horton Heat, has been ripping up clubs with his explosive brand of country-fed punkabilly for the past twenty years. In the process, his fiery sermons of blazing rock-n-roll have won him a legion of fans, making him one of the most popular underground American musicians of his time. While his records—like the humorously titled Liquor in the Front—are great fun, it’s the live show that seals the deal for his devoted followers. Never canned, over-rehearsed affairs, there’s always a sense that the whole room is in on an adventurous ride that may, at any moment, careen wildly off the rails. The thumping slap of longtime standup bassist Jimbo Wallace is always right there, driving home the crazed beat that is sure to send worshipers into fits of ecstasy when the band hits the Tralf Music Hall on Tuesday (May 6) at 8pm.