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Black Iris Presents: Reverend Horton Heat with Agent Orange & Flat Duo Jets

Loaded guns, 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. 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 Exploita­tion picture from the 1950′s that’s currently taking place in the future.

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  • Magic Stick

    4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown

    (313) 833-9700

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