Reverend Horton Heat, Live in Akron 6-14-17

So just two days after getting home from the whirlwind weekend that was the Midwest Haunters Convention, brother Scrapes and I decided to take in a show to keep the craziness going.

It's not often that bigger named acts make a stop here in Akron (most swing through Cleveland), but when they do, we definitely make it a priority to go check them out.

And thus was the case last Wednesday at Musica, when we got the triple-bill treat of rockabilly stalwarts the Flat Duo Jets, southern California skate punk legends Agent Orange and Texas psychobilly masters Reverend Horton Heat. I had seen Agent Orange and Reverend Horton Heat in the past, but how could I pass up a show of this caliber, only literally five minutes down the road from my house!?

I grabbed the trusty camera and headed out...

Unfortunately, we entered a packed house half way through the Flat Duo Jets' opening set, and we opted for a trip to the bar before a trip to the stage, so I wasn't able to get any pictures. But take my word for it, that band still brings it! After their foot-stomping set, we set up at the front of the stage to catch the next band.

Even with a broken wrist, Mike Palm and the rest of Agent Orange still belted out their skate rock classics, making the 15-year-old skate rat in me quite happy!

After the Agent Orange set, Reverend Horton Heat took the stage and blazed through their headlining set. Absolute tightness, precision and fun, ending with an incredible cover...

Posted by Mike Bloomhuff on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

An amazing show all around. All three bands sounded great and I couldn't be happier that they played a small club here in Akron. And all just five minutes from the Cemetery! Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday night...


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