REV. HORTON HEAT/JELLO BIAFRA/OLD MAN MARKLEY, THE DEPOT, Friday, Jan. 3, 9 p.m., $25
This is what one would call an unexpectedly hot lineup for a gig happening a mere three days into the new year. And if one had to choose between New Year's Eve on a Tuesday or this show on a Friday night, one would definitely hold out for the weekend. At least, I would. In the Reverend Horton Heat, you have a guaranteed good time, a blast of straight-up aggressive rock and roll/rockabilly. The Rev and his band are releasing a new album later in the month, REV, and will surely knock out some classics along with the new goods. Joining the show, excellent punk-grass outfit Old Man Markley, and the legendary Jello Biafra, former lead singer of Dead Kennedys and a man liable to just steal the show from the others on the bill. At the very least, Biafra always brings some provocative between-song banter.