Staff Pick: Reverend Horton Heat at the Newport

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

A lot of what attracts me to rockabilly is the aesthetic.

The boys are deliciously trashy, with PBR bowling shirts and Sailor Jerry tattoos and cigarettes rolled up in their sleeves. The girls are sassy, take-no-prisoners kinds of broads, enticing prey with dresses that turn their curves into legal weapons.

The band Reverend Horton Heat is the musical minister of the scene, putting a new spin on kitsch in one psychobilly punch.

These underground legends play barnyard punk best. Hear retro rock's sounds thrown hard, heavy and fast with some of country's life-ain't-no-peach-pie twang.

Tickets are buy one get one free. Plus, I can't wait to see Jimbo Wallace slap the hell out of an upright bass (best instrument ever) for 60 minutes.

Newport Music Hall

7 p.m. Saturday, April 23

1722 N. High St., Campus