Rev Horton Heat, Big Sandy, & Wayne Hancock at Volcanic
Mon, Dec 13 at 8pm
For the first time in history, Rev. Horton's Holiday Hayride hits the West Coast.
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 StandUp 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.
Listening to the REVEREND HORTON HEAT is tantamount to injecting
pure musical nitrous into the hot-rod engine of your heart.
Throughout the 80's, Robert "Big Sandy" Williams put in time with several bands on the Southern California Rockabilly & Roots scene before forming Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys in 1988. With an almost constant touring schedule that has taken the band many times around the globe, Big Sandy continues to to be a key figure on the ever-changing Americana circuit.
Since his stunning debut, Thunderstorms and Neon Signs in 1995, Wayne 'The Train' Hancock has been the undisputed king of Juke Joint Swing—that alchemist's dream of honky-tonk, western swing, blues, Texas rockabilly and big band. You won't even notice that he doesn't have a drummer. And when Wayne steps on stage, he owns it.
Always an anomaly among his country music peers, Wayne's uncompromising interpretation of the music he loves is in fact what defines him: steeped in traditional but never "retro;" bare bones but bone shaking; hardcore but with a swing. Like the comfortable crackle of a Wurlitzer 45 jukebox, Wayne is the embodiment of genuine, house rocking, hillbilly boogie