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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Friday To-Do: Texas Hippie Coalition

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Texas Hippie Coalition plays at Revolution Friday.
  • Texas Hippie Coalition plays at Revolution Friday.


TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION
8:30 p.m. Revolution. $12 adv., $15 day of.


One gets the feeling that the dudes in Texas Hippie Coalition named the band that not so much on account of they're all about peace, love and patchouli, but because the initials are THC. And while they might share thick clouds of dank with their pacifistical namesakes, don't get to thinking that you're in for some kinda sunshine and warm fuzzies and organic vegan armpit nugget loaf and herbal tea from Whole Foods. No, these dudes are more like a greasy tamale followed by a shot of habanero vodka chased with a swift kick to the crotch.

They've got three albums out of what they've described as "red dirt metal." But just in case that description doesn't do it for you, I came up with a pretty simple formula that I think expresses the THC worldview succinctly: Pantera x ZZ Top / Alice in Chains + Toby Keith + Motorhead's fashion sense = Texas Hippie Coalition.

"Turn it Up" is a total strip-joint anthem about a preacher's daughter who finds means of employment outside of the flock. Just try to listen to this track and not picture a gal named Stormy wearing clear heels and a smile, tossing her bleach-fried locks to and fro. Or try blasting "Pissed Off and Mad About It" without getting, well, pissed off and mad about it. This show is 18-and-older.

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