Performing in Chicago, The Reverend Horton Heat brought the rockabilly genre that is stirring up the country to The Double Door.
The Reverend Horton Heat is always a pleasure, their combination of surf rock, country, swing and rockabilly never disappoints. Their sound is self-described as, “country-fed punkabilly” and it lives up to the name. Their newest album, Rev, was released earlier this year on their new label, Victory Records and has been well received.
On this night, the crowd was loud and ready. They packed into the Double Door even with the Reverend Horton Heat playing the popular Wicker Fest the following day. Starting the set off with the first two songs of the new album, Victory Lap and Smell of Gasoline and adding other staples such as Big Red Rocket of Love, It’s Martini Time and 400 Bucks along with others from the new album. Of course, they ended the night with and encore of the ever popular Galaxie 500.
Jim Heath, Jimbo Wallace and Scott Churilla are seasoned musicians and work well together. It is obvious they enjoy being on stage and enjoy seeing the crowd react to their craft. They are perhaps the most professional and talented musicians I have seen on stage. There is a show well worth the price of admission.