With over an hour until show time, the floor space in front of the Plush stage was already at a premium, contested by an ever thickening group of the most dedicated fans.
At 7:47 p.m. I was running down Olive Street in downtown St. Louis. I was three blocks away from the 8 p.m. show at Plush, where Christina Perri was headlining her "Head or Heart" tour, with Birdy opening. The surrounding lots and street parking were full; in hindsight, I'm not sure the running was necessary, so I'll chalk it up to anticipation of seeing two women rock the stage for three hours.
To know what Reverend Horton Heat is, you have to know rockabilly, the genre of music arising out of direct lineage to the rock 'n' roll, country and R&B of the '50s.
The ambiance of Beacon's R&B-tinged compositions harken back to the '90s. Back then "CrazySexyCool" exemplified sex-imbued music without turning carnality into gratuity.