ASPEN - Aspen Skiing Co.'s Hi-Fi Concert Series will get off to a hot start. Opening the series for the 2012-13 season is the Rev. Horton Heat, a Texas-based trio that plays a modern, punk-fueled take on old-school rockabilly. The band, led by singer-guitarist Jim Heath, is set to play a free show at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on the Gondola Plaza.
The Rev. Horton Heat formed in Dallas in the 1980s, began recording for Seattle's Sub Pop label and came to prominence with its second album, "The Full Gospel Sounds of the Reverend Horton Heat." The group's latest project is the concert DVD "25 to Life," recorded in 2010 at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium.
The Hi-Fi Concert Series concludes with the annual Core Party in downtown Aspen, which this year expands to two nights, March 29 and 30. Scheduled for March 29 is March Fourth Marching Band, a theatrical brass band from Oregon. The following night will be Grouplove, an indie rock band from New York City.
Additional Hi-Fi concerts will be presented Jan. 25, during the Winter X Games, on the Gondola Plaza, and Feb. 16 and March 22 in Snowmass Base Village, with acts still to be announced.