Reverend Horton Heat with special guest Big Sandy

The Blind Tiger presents

Reverend Horton Heat with special guest Big Sandy

Big Sandy, Lara Hope And The Ark-Tones

Sun · June 24, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$18 in advance/$200 table/$15 VIP Parking

This event is 16 and over

Reverend Horton Heat
Reverend Horton Heat
Loaded guns, space heaters, and
big skies. Welcome to the lethal
littered landscape of Jim Heath’s
imagination. True to his high evangelical
calling, Jim is a Revelator,
both revealing & reinterpreting the
country-blues-rock roots of American
music. He’s a time-travelling
space-cowboy on a endless interstellar
musical tour, and we are all
the richer & “psychobillier” for getting
to tag along.
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. The Reverend’s
commandants are simple.
And no band on this, or any other,
planet rocks harder, drives faster,
or lives truer than the Reverend
Horton Heat. These “itinerant
preachers” actually practice what
they preach. They live their lives by
the Gospel of Rock & Roll.
From the High-Octane Spaghetti-Western
Wall of Sound in “Big
Sky” — to the dark driving frenetic
paranoia of “400 Bucks” – to the
brain-melting Western Psychedelic
Garage purity of “Psychobilly
Freakout” — The Rev’s music is the
perfect soundtrack to the Drive-In
Movie of your life.
Jim Heath & Jimbo Wallace have
chewed up more road than the
Google Maps drivers. For twentyfive
Psychobilly years, they have
blazed an indelible, unforgettable,
and meteoric trail across the globe
with their unique blend of musical
virtuosity, legendary showmanship,
and mythic imagery.
“Okay it’s time for me to put this
loaded gun down, jump in my FiveOh
Ford, and nurture my pig on the
outskirts of Houston. I’ll be bringing
my love whip. See y’all later.” -
Carty Talkington Writer/Director
Rev your engines and catch the sermon
on the road as it’s preached
by everybody’s favorite Reverend.
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for
the 11th studio album from REVEREND
HORTON HEAT, boldly titled Rev, due out January 21st.
Big Sandy
Big Sandy
Lara Hope And The Ark-Tones
Lara Hope And The Ark-Tones
Roots Rock n' Roll, Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Americana and Country!

Band Members
Lara Hope, Matt "The Knife" Goldpaugh, Eddie Rion, Eli Marzano

Kingston, NY

Hi-Flyin' Rockabilly, Roots Rock n Roll + Rhythm & Blues.
Named the "Best Up-and-Coming Band" by Hudson Valley Magazine!

Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Female Rockabilly Artist, and named the “Best Up-And-Coming Band” by Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are New York’s premier roots rock n’ roll, rockabilly, rhythm & blues outfit. The Ark-Tones recently released their 2nd full length album, Love You to Life, August 2017, and they will be hitting the road, spreading the gospel of American music wherever they go. Describing their sound, Hope explained to Rockabilly Online “I would say we are a new take on an old sound. It’s been described as ‘pan-americana’ which means we use many areas of early rock and roots music as a creative launchpad. Where it goes from there is anyone’s guess, because while we appreciate old music, we don’t want to write songs that have already been written.

They’ve built a great network of venues in the US by touring heavily, and like many American bands, they have gained supportive fans and excellent press overseas as well. They will be touring Europe for the first time, spending the month of April 2018 in Belgium and Holland. Hope was featured on the cover of UK Rock n’ Roll magazine in March 2015, and New York’s Ulster Magazine in March 2016. The band has shared the stage with many larger acts including Tiger Army, Dick Dale, Gary US Bonds, Dale Watson, and America, and has performed at at a variety of national festivals including Viva Las Vegas, Ink n Iron, and The Nashville Boogie. They will be out in the summer of 2018 supporting The Reverend Horton Heat and The Blasters on tour.

Born from a hybrid of Lara’s former rockabilly band The Champtones, and upright bassist Matt’s international psychobilly act, The Arkhams, The Ark-Tones hit the ground running in 2012 and haven’t slowed down since. Lara and Matt also perform as a duo (The Gold Hope Duo), and can even be found as the country/western entertainers at the one of longest running family resorts in New York, the Rocking Horse Ranch, performing under the name Lara and the Hope'Alongs. Lara got her start in musical theater at a young age and caught the bug, starting to write original songs in high school. After honing her skills at open mic nights, Lara formed her first band in 2004, and she was hooked on rock n’ roll from that point on. In 2017, Lara Hope won the Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Female Rockabilly Artist, accepting the award at The Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, surrounded by musical heroes. The band is also known for their visually arresting videos - “Whiskey Pick” (from their debut album) and “I’m the One” (re-recorded for the new album) were official selections in the 2014 and 2016 Woodstock Film Festival.

Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Female Rockabilly Artist

Voted "Best Up-And-Coming Band" in 2015 by Hudson Valley Magazine

Named the #1 Band To Follow by Come To Woodstock Magazine


Current Location
Kingston, NY
Venue Information:
The Blind Tiger NC
1819 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC, 27403