LAS VEGAS BIKE WEEK BRINGS THE REV. H H
Reverend Horton Heat
West Water Outlaws, PSYATICS, Anna Duerden
425 Fremont Street - Suite 220
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Reverend Horton Heat
Loaded .38s, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal littered landscape of Jim Heath's imagination. True to his high evangelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing & reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of American music. He's a time-travelling space-cowboy on a endless interstellar musical tour, and we are all the richer & "psychobillier" for getting to tag along.
Seeing Reverend Horton Heat live is a transformative experience. Flames come off the guitars. Heat singes your skin. There's nothing like the primal tribal rock & roll transfiguration of a Reverend Horton Heat show. Jim becomes a slicked-back 1950's rock & roll shaman channeling Screamin' Jay Hawkins through Buddy Holly, while Jimbo incinerates the Stand-Up Bass like Jerry Lee Lewis on steroids. And then there are the "Heatettes". Those foxy rockabilly chicks dressed in poodle-skirts and cowboy boots dreamily dancing the night away. It's like being magically transported into a Teen Exploitation picture from the 1950's that's currently taking place in the future.
Listening to the Reverend Horton Heat is tantamount to injecting pure musical nitrous into the hot-rod engine of your heart. The Reverend's commandants are simple. Rock hard, drive fast, and live true. And no band on this, or any other, planet rocks harder, drives faster, or lives truer than the Reverend Horton Heat. These "itinerant preachers" actually practice what they preach. They live their lives by the Gospel of Rock & Roll.
From the High-Octane Spaghetti-Western Wall of Sound in "Big Sky" – to the dark driving frenetic paranoia of "400 Bucks" - to the brain-melting Western Psychedelic Garage purity of "Psychobilly Freakout" – The Rev's music is the perfect soundtrack to the Drive-In Movie of your life.
Jim Heath & Jimbo Wallace have chewed up more road than the Google Maps drivers. For twenty-five Psychobilly years, they have blazed an indelible, unforgettable, and meteoric trail across the American musical landscape with their unique blend of musical virtuosity, legendary showmanship, and mythic imagery.
Okay it's time for me to put this loaded gun down, jump in my Five-Oh Ford, and nurture my pig on the outskirts of Houston. I'll be bringing my love whip. See y'all later.
C. M. Talkington Writer/Director
Love & A .45
West Water Outlaws
The high energy rock 'n' roll band West Water Outlaws from Boulder, Colorado was formed in early 2010 playing parties in the basement of singer Blake "Whiskey" Rooker's house. During the mass explosion of DJ software and macbook pros, not many parties in Boulder featured live rock bands. The rock parties were a hit and the band began playing in bars and local clubs for a small fee of beer and food. Since adding Andrew "Monkey" Oakley on drums and Vincent Ellwood on bass, The West Water Outlaws have recently shared the stage with national acts such as, Jerry Joseph, ALO, Assembly of Dust, The Stone Foxes, Rose Hill Drive, Dirty Sweet, The Swayback, Dick Dale, and Rival Sons.
Since then, the Colorado favorite has sold out the Fox Theatre multiple times and has headlined the Boulder Theater with a local draw of over 600 + people. The West Water Outlaws ambitiously plan to rock over 150 shows nationally before the end of 2013 in order to reach new audiences.
Real Killer EP (2012) was recorded at UI Sound. The band has always had a very open and diplomatic writing dynamic. Rooker, who writes most of the lyrics for the group, says that anyone in the band who has an idea is encouraged to "kick it in." That carried over to the UI Sound staff who added suggestions of mics and tones and, according to Rooker, really helped to shape the entire project. "We became like best friends with Evan, and Tira and Max," said Rooker as he reflected on the influence that studio producer Evan Reeves and his entire team had on the final outcome of the album.
The fall of 2013 brings the release of the first full-length album to date by the band. The 11-song album will feature all new material and will be a "self – titled" release. Audiences and fans of Led Zeppelin and the Black Keys will find the sound particularly captivating and refreshing. The West Water Outlaws look forward to touring nationally in support of the new album, bringing their new and unique voice to the fans of a vintage rock 'n' roll sound.
For fans of: Black Keys, Led Zeppelin, The Doors