Brad Hoshaw to release sophomore CD; Rev. Horton Heat tonight; May-yam-uh Tim-oh-tay (Duolingo, in the column)…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 1:33 pm January 15, 2014
A screen grab from "Let Me Teach You How To Heat," the latest from The Rev. Horton Heat.

A screen grab from “Let Me Teach You How To Heat,” the latest from The Rev. Horton Heat.

by Tim McMahan,

Brad Hoshaw issued a press release Monday announcing he’s releasing a new record with his band, The Seven Deadlies. The album, Funeral Guns, is a collection of new material recorded at The Music Factory Productions in Omaha and mixed by Ben Brodin at ARC Studios. ” Funeral Guns touches on the subjects of Love, Loss and Revenge as well as the death of Brad’s father in 2009,” says the press release.

Hoshaw is self-releasing the recording on CD (though I’m sure digital files will be available). No vinyl. Seems like vinyl is becoming the medium of choice for a lot of other local musicians, though for the life of me, I don’t know how they afford it without label support or a lengthy Kickstarter campaign. Hoshaw, in fact, already hosted a Kickstarter for this release. Ironically, his music is tailor-made for a vinyl LP.

The CD is set to drop Feb. 21 at a release show at The Waiting Room. Opening is Nebraska ex-pat Kyle Harvey, who I’m told will be walking barefoot from his home in Fruita, Colorado. Better get started, Kyle.

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Tonight at The Waiting Room it’s the big-daddy rockabilly stylings of The Rev. Horton Heat. The Reverend, a.k.a. Jim Heath, has a new record coming out on Victory Records next Tuesday called “The Rev.” Check out the first video from the album below. You can bet he’ll be playing it tonight. Opening is Nekromantics & Deke Dickerson. $25, 8 p.m.

Also tonight, Vic Padios of The Brigadiers is doing a solo set along with Vern Fergesen of The Travelling Mercies at MarQ Manner’s Songwriter’s Night at The Library Pub, 5142 No. 90th St. Show starts at 8 and is absolutely free.

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In this week’s column, language-skills smartphone app Duolingo: Will my quest to learn Spanish finally be realized? It’s in this week’s issue of The Reader and online right here at

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