Reverend Horton Heat, Cracker, Legendary Shack Shakers

Reverend Horton Heat laughs, cries, drops "Bales of Cocaine."
Reverend Horton Heat laughs, cries, drops "Bales of Cocaine."

Location Info


Warehouse Live

813 St. Emanuel
Houston, TX 77003

Category: Music Venues

Region: East End


8 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483 or
Ah, the early '90s, a time when a Nudie suit-clad rockabilly cat out of Deep Ellum could get signed to Sub Pop with songs about steak and marijuana, and a crew of Santa Cruz slackers could top the modern-rock charts with a song demanding a new Frank Sinatra "so I can get you in bed." If it's hard to believe it's been nearly 20 years since the Reverend Horton Heat and Cracker had their respective brushes with alt-fame, it's just as hard to believe that both groups are still alive, kicking and have barely lost a step. These days the Reverend may incorporate a good deal more country, swing and lounge into his albums — the latest being last year's Laughin' & Cryin' with the Reverend Horton Heat (Yep Roc) — but his live shows remain pillars of pure psychobilly mania. Cracker, meanwhile, re-emerged after a long hiatus (during which front man David Lowery got his old group Camper Van Beethoven back together for a spell) with 2009's Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey, a suite of easygoing country-rock loaded with pop-culture references, sharp-tongued satire and enough dirty-old-man leering ("Friends") to reassure fans that Lowery and company will never act their age. Opening are the Legendary Shack Shakers, artist/filmmaker Col. J.D. Wilkes's Nashville crew that splits the difference between Moon Mullican and Ministry on this year's Agri-dustrial.
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