While some purists may balk at The Reverend Horton Heat's sacri-licious blend of honky-tonk, rockabilly, and punk speed, this type of hybrid vigor is precisely what propelled the styles to what we know today. It's one-part right, two-parts wrong. And regardless of genre, the Reverend is one of the baddest of the bad guitar players alive. His shows are a relentless display of what an upright bass, drums, and guitar can really do. It's muscular and mean. Opening the show will be the Flat Duo Jets, whose front man, Dexter Romweber, wails and croons while wringing some jazzy fills from his little black and white Silvertone guitar. Surf punk legends Agent Orange also perform.
Reverend Horton Heat plays with The Flat Duo Jets and Agent Orange on Wednesday, June 7, at the Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street. 7:30 p.m. $25-$27. themontagemusichall.com; reverendhortonheat.com.