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emfleek
11/21/08 9:19:51AM
Scott H. Biram - The Dirty Old One Man Band

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HOMETOWN: Austin, TX US

Rock ‘n’ Roll ain’t pretty and neither is Scott H. Biram. The self-proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ successfully, and sometimes violently, lashes together blues, hillbilly and country precariously to raucous punk and godless metal.

Biram ain’t no candy-ass singer/songwriter either, sweetly strumming songs about girls with big eyes and dusty highways. HELL NO!!! His singing, yodeling, growling, leering and brash preachin’ and hollerin’ is accompanied by sloppy riffs and licks from his 1959 Gibson guitar and pounding backbeat brought forth by his amplified left foot. The remainder of this one-man band consists of an unwieldy combination of beat-up amplifiers and old microphones strung together by a tangled mess of guitar cables.

Years of non-stop touring have honed his assault to a fine edge; his wide-eyed throw downs in the First Church of Ultimate Fanaticism routinely lead giddy followers to a fiery baptism.

Scott H. Biram won’t die. On May 11th, 2003, one month after being hit head-on by an 18-wheeler at 75 MPH, he took the stage at The Continental Club in Austin, TX in a wheel chair – I.V. still dangling from his arm. With 2 broken legs, a broken foot, a broken arm and 1 foot less of his lower intestine, Biram unleashed his trademark musical wrath.

When Scott H. Biram took the stage at his 2004 SXSW festival showcase right after Kris Kristofferson he was quoted as growling “They said that was a hard act to follow….I’m a hard act to follow motherf*ckers!!” The stunned crowd looked on.

“Scott’s self described ‘dirty old one-man band’ had a captivating immediacy that big rock shows rarely reach. On stage Scott is a man possessed, spitting and snarling like a Mississippi juke-joint shouter on a moonshine bender.” – Eben Sterling, Thrasher

“He has a true stage presence that could be fairly compared to that of Clint Eastwood on film. The dude’s more dude than most other dudes you will ever meet.” – Austin Columnist

“An impassioned multi-instrumentalist unleashing a brutal cacophany with the fury of someone whose check from the Devil finally cleared. Half dirty blues, half underground punk, half honky-tonk, half revival meeting…oh shut up about the math. You’ll see the light.” – Dayna Papaleo, Rochester City News

“His barbarous exorcism of Depression-era blues—with a bedrock of frantic flatpicking, foot stomps into a floor mike, and gutteral growls through a distortion mike—has made Biram a rising star in Austin.” – Brian T. Atkinson, No Depression

“Biram is the kind of guy you don’t laugh at all the way just in case he really is crazy. We all wanna be entertained, but nobody wants to get stabbed in the head with a screwdriver.” – Frank de Blase, Rochester City News

“With a raw immediacy that recalls Hasil Adkins and Bob Log III, Biram specializes in a twisted hybrid of gutbucket, hillbilly and godless metal. He’ll praise the virtues of moonshine and titty bars one minute, then tongue-lash city slickers and hippies the next.” – John La Briola, Houston Press

kopower
11/21/08 9:46:08AM
For all the hip hop fans, you definately have to check out CunninLynguists and Grieves. Very good production and delivery from both. CunninLynguists album "Dirty Acres" is outstanding. Grieves "Irreversible" is also very good.


CunninLynguists
Grieves - Unedible
StevenSeagal
11/21/08 10:10:09AM
MGMT - Pretty cool 2man band with weird sounds

Dispatch - not too well known. cross between DMB, OAR and a political revolution
haha

Justice - Techno type stuff. you might recognize from a Chevy commercial. Daft
Punk'ish but without the voice synthesizers

Nine Black Alps - British rock punk type. pretty good band

Collie Buddz - White reggae guy. very good surprisingly, if you like like new reggae

Death From Above 1979 - Group made one album. not metal, just off the wall
type rock with lead singer that sort of sounds like
the guy from the Deaftones

The Cribs - Great British indie rock type punk band

Vampire Weekend - Paul Simon influenced upbeat indie type stuff. not too
hard. tough to describe them

Yeasayer - Awesome group if you like odd off the wall stuff. Mix of African,
Indian, rock. Lots of stuff goin on. again hard to categorize them.
you might be like what the hell?? on this one lol

The Black Keyes - Prob top 1 or 2 on this list. Great muddy blues rock from a 2
man band. highly recommend





iwannabesedated
11/21/08 12:27:07PM
BigWig

THIs Dude Not sure who he is but he does a badass cover verison of Santeria by Sublime mixed with Linoleum by NOFX...

Me first and the Gimme Gimmes

Dwarves

BOuncing Souls

Wiz Khalifa


One Man Army

Misfits-American Nightmare..No its not Elvis its freaking Danzig
breakdown5
11/21/08 1:26:51PM
That 1 Guy
This guy made his own "instrument" and it is crazy.

Heal These Wounds
Upstate NY metal. CD release party with Unearth and If Hope Dies on Dec. 5th.
MMAcca
11/21/08 2:06:29PM

Posted by StevenSeagal

Nine Black Alps - British rock punk type. pretty good band




StevenSeagal
11/21/08 2:11:08PM

Posted by MMAcca


Posted by StevenSeagal

Nine Black Alps - British rock punk type. pretty good band







yeah man I have to thank Pandora for that and most of the new music I discover. Since the US radio stations are garbagio... Pandora.com at work is best thing since sliced bread.

I can say the Brits do it nice over there in the rock/punk department.

I love hearing some once obscure artist on Pandora and like 4 months later hearing my friends be like yooo did you hear that song XYZ!?!?! Feel like ur a mini A&R man haha
AchillesHeel
11/21/08 2:20:10PM
emfleek
11/21/08 2:46:57PM
Left Lane Cruiser (even though I mention them quite often on here)

Left Lane Cruiser on MySpace

Left Lane Cruiser @ Alive Records website

LLC Videos

dannyfrank
11/21/08 3:51:36PM
some of you brits might know the band Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

not very popular or well known in the states, but i think they're great
big_timmy
11/21/08 7:03:18PM
Daylight Dies Slow, doomy metal

Artimus Pyledriver Dirty Southern Metal with an AC/DC sound

Ted Maul Early slpiknot, with more brutality.

Kingdom of Sorrow Jamie Jasta from Hatebreed And Kirk from Crowbar. Nuff said.

Modern Day Zero Rock in the vein of Puddle Of Mudd or Nickleback, only better.

Zero 7 Chilled out lo-fi music, for a change of pace.

Cat Empire Ska/Hip hop good time music.
gartface
11/21/08 7:08:37PM
Darkest Hour - Thrash/Goteborg Metal

haggiswashere
11/22/08 2:30:51AM
Bands Everyone knows that no one should.....
Hanna Montana
Jonas Brothers
D0wnUnd6e6r
11/22/08 8:41:53AM
Aaronno9
11/22/08 8:52:40AM

Posted by dannyfrank

some of you brits might know the band Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

not very popular or well known in the states, but i think they're great



Yeh, hes a very talented guy.

I think everybody should have a listen to city and colour, Dallas Green from alexisonfires side project.
MMAcca
11/22/08 10:42:00AM

Posted by StevenSeagal


Posted by MMAcca


Posted by StevenSeagal

Nine Black Alps - British rock punk type. pretty good band







yeah man I have to thank Pandora for that and most of the new music I discover. Since the US radio stations are garbagio... Pandora.com at work is best thing since sliced bread.




we don't get that over here
MFOTHER
11/22/08 10:52:24AM
MF DOOM.
EvenFlow
11/22/08 9:56:52PM
Social Distortion
Immortal Technique
The Pietasters
KMFDM
Long Beach Dub Allstars
Atmosphere
Pepper
Bouncing Souls
Slightly Stoopid
Eyedea And Abilities
gartface
11/23/08 3:21:32AM
Jedi Mind Tricks - Good Hardcore Rap
The Bronx - Good punk/hard rock (hard to describe)
Bayside - Punk/Rock
Pookie
11/23/08 3:29:39AM
hippysmacker
11/23/08 5:53:35AM
Project 86
Living Sacrifice
Demon Hunter
RNC
11/23/08 7:34:04PM
NeaRMisS
11/23/08 9:46:53PM
I like music threads!

All below is punk music.

Good Riddance

Swingin ' utters

The lawrence Arms

Strike Anywhere

Millencolin - Sweedish punk band ~

More for the ska / skunk people

Reel big fish -- Have to listen to live album, its amazing!

VooDoo Glow Skulls

Less then jake

Vocal trance / eurotrance

Milk inc.

Metrox_inc

Cascada

hmm that should do it for now.



higdon10
11/26/08 12:09:39PM

Posted by NeaRMisS
Good Riddance




I like Good Riddance. I used to listen to them a lot. Havent heard them in a few years though.
cowcatcher
11/26/08 12:14:26PM

Posted by NeaRMisS

VooDoo Glow Skulls




i saw these guys earlier this year and i didnt really like them at all, they just seemed like a lesser version of a ton of ska/lollipop punk bands out there, but a group they were with call streetlight manifesto was fantastic.
dannyfrank
11/26/08 1:41:14PM

Posted by hippysmacker

Project 86
Living Sacrifice
Demon Hunter



demon hunter is an awesome band

project 86 is pretty good too
bls1919
11/26/08 7:06:34PM
Clutch is one of rock's most underrated acts
Amos Lee kinda folky/acoustic rock
Kenny Wayne Shepard .....blues oriented rock
Steve Earl.......best country ever. Coperhaed Road, Deadman Walking, Devil's Right hand all great songs.
higdon10
11/26/08 9:57:31PM

Posted by bls1919
Clutch is one of rock's most underrated acts



Clutch

I saw them in Louisville and they were awesome. Pretty well known though I thought.
breakdown5
11/27/08 6:07:20PM
HORSE the Band All I have to say is Nintendo + Hardcore = Awesome (a lot of their songs are based on Nintendo games from the 80s.)



Mindless Self Indulgence This is one of my favorite videos.
cowcatcher
11/27/08 6:58:22PM
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