The Orpheum Presents
Reverend Horton Heat
Nekromantix, Deke Dickerson
15 W Aspen Ave
Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Reverend Horton Heat
Loaded guns, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal littered landscape of Jim Heath's imagination. True to his high evan- gelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing & reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of Ameri- can music. He's a time-travelling space-cowboy on a endless inter- stellar musical tour, and we are all the richer & "psychobillier" for get- ting to tag along.
Seeing REVEREND HORTON HEAT live is a transformative ex- perience. Flames come off the gui- tars. Heat singes your skin. There's nothing like the primal tribal rock & roll transfiguration of a Rever- end Horton Heat show. Jim be- comes a slicked-back 1950′s rock & roll shaman channeling Screamin' Jay Hawkins through Buddy Holly, while Jimbo incinerates the Stand- Up Bass. And then there are the "Heatettes". Those foxy rockabilly chicks dressed in poodle-skirts and cowboy boots slamming the night away. It's like being magically transported into a Teen Exploita- tion picture from the 1950′s that's currently taking place in the future.
Listening to the REVEREND HOR- TON HEAT is tantamount to injecting pure musical nitrous into the hot-rod engine of your heart. The Reverend's commandants are simple.
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 Spaghet- ti-Western Wall of Sound in "Big Sky" — to the dark driving frenetic paranoia of "400 Bucks" – to the brain-melting Western Psyche- delic 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 globe with their unique blend of musical virtuosity, legendary showman- ship, 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 bring- ing my love whip. See y'all later." - Carty Talkington Writer/Director Rev your engines and catch the ser- mon on the road as it's preached by everybody's favorite Reverend. Don't forget to keep an eye out for the 11th studio album from REV- EREND HORTON HEAT, boldly ti- tled Rev, due out January 21st.
The story of the Nekromantix began back in 1989; the band was founded by Kim Nekroman, who just had left the Royal Danish Navy after having lost 8 years of his life in a submarine. After two local danish shows, the band appeared on a big festival in Hamburg, Germany, only six month after their first rehearsal session. This resulted in a record deal for the first Nekromantix album: Hellbound. By that time the psychobilly scene was mainly dominated by british bands, and world-wide psycho fans welcomed the Nekromantix new and different style. The music is best described in terms like "Elvis meets the Wolfman", add punk attitude and spice it up with a universe of monster movies lyrics. Outrageous wildness on stage and the well known coffin bass have proved that it is allowed to have fun.
After heavy touring all over Europe, the Nekromantix released Curse of the Coffin in 1991. The same titled low budget video was shown several times on MTV's "Alternative Nation". This classic album was to become an influence for new bands for the years to come.The follow-up album Brought back to Life, in 1994, resulted in the only psychobilly band ever being nominated for a Grammy Award, followed by a tour in Japan. It is considered by many as their masterpiece and as a perfect album.The fourth album, the critically acclaimed and also controversed Demons are a Girls Best Friend, was released in 1996 and the Nekromantix appeared in the news on Danish national TV, followed by several European festival appearances and tours.Their fifth real album was the awaited live album, Undead'n'Live, which includes all on stage favorite tunes. As Kaptain Zorch said, "they obviously care about their music, and go to great pains to reproduce their recorded sound live on stage."
2001... The sixth album, Return Of The Loving Dead, was produced and released in the USA, with still the same philosophy than the others. Why the USA ? It is still a great mystery, but some have their own idea about it. A kind of "successful career achievement" parody, or maybe just not to do like the Stray Cats did... Unless it was just a good deal for them, who knows? Even the band doesn't!
Despite the fact that all their albums has been low budget recordings released on small independent labels and that absolutely no money was spent for promoting, the Nekromantix have achieved world-wide acceptance and been touring Japan, USA, Great Britain, Germany, Finland, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, France, Spain and Denmark.
In 2004, the Nekromantix are back with Dead Girls Don't Cry, still produced and released in the USA, in record time. Meanwhile, the band is still heavy touring across the world. But most of all, the philosophy is still the same: "have fun and hold nothing sacred."
2007 Life is A Grave & I dig it, is released, showing that Nekromantix is a band that constantly possess the element of surprise. Never making the same album twice. All the Nekro hallmarks are hit the frenzy, the attitude, the horror, Nekroman's pumping coffin bass. The difference is the band sounds like hell on wheels. The guitar is cleaner, but meaner, and sounds like the demonic manifestation of departed rockabilly guitar heroes but flying high on his own crazy, skittering brand of guitar wail.
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