Best Wake-Up Call (Friday Edition): Reverend Horton Heat
For fans arriving early on Day 1 of Coachella 2015, the 1:30 p.m. set by Reverend Horton Heat had more jolt than a triple espresso. Dressed in flaming red and blue, bandleader Jim Heath ripped up the Mojave Tent with songs of cars, girls and rockabilly badness. The singer-guitarist's "psychobilly freakout" was propelled by the slapped upright of Jimbo Wallace and agitated beats of Scott Churilla, rushing through "Smell of Gasoline" and "The Devil's Chasing Me." Heat growled and purred during "Let Me Teach You How to Eat," a song of domestic bliss and double entendres, as a big crowd of festival fans stomped up the grassy dancefloor.