The Rev, Leopold and Burlesque All Hitting the Stage This Week
Though it’s been close to five years between albums, Reverend Horton Heat isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. The countrified-punkabilly trio brings all of its classic tunes and a bevy of new ones to perform Wednesday at House of Rock. They’ll be joined by San Antonio’s Koffin Kats, Corpus Christi’s The Knockouts and Master Blaster. Doors are at 7 p.m. 2014’s “Rev” is the group’s 11th album, a collection of hard rocking songs that fit seamlessly among the classics. Jim Heath has been blending country, surf, punk, big band, swing and rockabilly, all played loud and energetically, since founding the group in 1985. Jimbo Wallace has manned the upright bass since 1989 and Scott Churilla, who debuted with the group in 1994, has been back on bass since 2012.
Leopold and His Fiction has been working hard to maintain its sharp edge on stages around the country while broadening its reach. Just this year, the Austin rock trio has toured with Randy Rogers Band and Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band — a move to win over fans of different genres with its soul-drenched, bare-bones rock ‘n’ roll that shakes with power of ’73-era Stooges while seducing with the rhythm and blues of Motown. Friday, they’ll be joined by Holiday Mountain and Dead Mockingbirds at House of Rock. Doors are at 8 p.m.
“Delightful, Dirty and Deadly” is After Dark Revue’s latest burlesque show, featuring a double-shot of Vegas beauties, the return of a Portland, Ore., favorite and the usual Texas teases Saturday at House of Rock. Doors are at 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Jade Esteban Estrada, the show features Buttercup Delight (Las Vegas), Aya Fontaine (Las Vegas), Tana the Tattooed Lady (Portland, OR), Honey Cocoa Bordeauxx (Denton), Rosie Rawhyde (Corpus Christi), Marla Mab (Corpus Christi), Maye Applebottom (Houston), Lola Von Deadly (Houston) and Chola Magnolia (Austin). Tickets are available at House of Rock and its website and www.afterdarkrevue.com. General admission (standing room only) is $10, VIP table (limit of four people per table) is $100 and reserved seats are $30.