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Reverend Horton Heat plays The Black Sheep

December 26, 2013 Updated: December 26, 2013 at 5:34 pm
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photo - The Reverend Horton Heat plays at The Black Sheep on Saturday.
The Reverend Horton Heat plays at The Black Sheep on Saturday. 

8 p.m. Saturday, The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $18-$20; 227-7625, blacksheeprocks.com.

Jim Heath puts the reverend in Reverend Horton Heat.

He earned the nickname when he first started playing, he said in an interview with the website Patheos.com, from a guy who hired them.

"So I show up for the gig that Thursday night, and about 30 minutes before the show, he came down and he goes, 'Your stage name should be Reverend Horton Heat,'" Heath said. "And I was going, 'Reverend? Why?' He's going, 'Man, just trust me, OK? Your music is like gospel.'"

They play at The Black Sheep on Saturday.

The rambunctious, three-piece rockabilly band got together in 1985 and loudly preached the gospel of fast cars, buxom women and all-night parties. They hit their stride in the early '90s, becoming the soundtrack to commercials and video games.

Their upcoming album, "Rev," to be released in January, is the first in four years. Heath has said it's a throwback to old-school Heat albums, after the more traditional country album, "Laughin' & Cryin' with the Rev. Horton Heat," in 2009.

"We wanted to get back to rockin' on this thing, and that's why we really wanted to stack the faster songs on the beginning, and really get it all heated up," Heath told Rolling Stone magazine in a recent interview.

Jennifer Mulson, jen.mulson@gazette.com, 636-0270.OTHER EVENTS

The Rare Ould Times - 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., free; 886-0088, downtowncs.com.

Wine and art at The Broadmoor Galleries - 4 p.m. Saturday, The Broadmoor Galleries, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Circle, free; 577-5744, broadmoorgalleries.com.

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