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The Reverend Heads the Triple Threat at Metro Saturday Night

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 2, 2005 7:46PM

It’s a triple threat at the Metro Saturday evening with Reverend Horton Heat, Supersuckers, and Split Lip Rayfield. If Chicagoist hadn’t maxed out their credit cards before doing any holiday shopping, we’d pick this lineup for our Saturday live show pleasure, but alas…

The Reverend is a legend of the underground and, in our opinion, so are the Supersuckers. These guys put on a rockin’ show that is sure to keep you warm on a cold December night. The Reverend Horton Heat and Supersuckers have been touring together and generally creating mayhem everywhere they go since 1992.

RHH have just released a CD of Christmas songs, We Three Kings. It’s getting mixed reviews, but this ain’t a Christmas show so expect all of the psychobilly faves.

The Supersuckers always put on an amazing rock show and will win over anyone unfamiliar with their work. They keep the music evil and are “the greatest rock-n-roll band in the world”. Eddie Spaghetti leads this tour de force in stripping away some of the pretense of late '80's Heavy Metal and putting a little showmanship into the Punk scene.

Split Lip Rayfield start the night out with their bluegrass that will whip the crowd into a proper frenzy. Each of the bands loves to write songs about cars, women and good ol’ hard drinking - the things that make life worthwhile.

As of this posting, tickets were still available at $21. Don the leather and head over to the Metro Store and get tickets to avoid Ticketmaster fees. Saturday Doors: 8 pm, Show at 9 pm.