Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Horton Heat at Turner Hall Milwaukee | Psychobilly Comes to Town

Horton Heat Milwaukee
I fully expect to see some greased back hair tonight at Turner Hall. If I'm lucky, the Psychobilly chicks will be there too. The reverb will be cranked to ten on Reverend Horton Heat's hollow body guitar, and the drums will pound out rhythms at 200 beats per minute.

I like psychobilly music because it combines super fast beats, with smoking hot guitar licks. Punk rock is certainly fast music, but it generally lacks that higher level of performance when playing instruments. Horton Heat is backed up by two bands tonight. Split Lip Rayfield is Midwestern bluegrass at its best. Th' Legendary Shackshakers are a band that (to me) mixes a punk visual with a rockabilly sound. I can't think of a better way to shake off this mid-term election nightmare than to spend the night at Turner Hall.

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