Scott H Biram CD Release Party

ANTONE'S PRESENTS

Scott H Biram CD Release Party

Jesse Dayton, Alien Knife Fight

Fri, April 14, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

Antone's

Austin, TX

$15.00 - $18.00

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Scott H Biram
Scott H Biram
Scott H. Biram isn't a one-man band. He is THE one-man band Quoth he: "My music is the bastard child of Punk, Blues, Country, Hillbilly, Bluegrass, Chain Gang, Metal, and Classic Rock." But don't let that fool you. Two-man bands like the Black Keys have made a lot of noise in the past few years, but Biram's got twice the cri de couer with half the personnel. He fearlessly preachs his gospel of blues, punk, country, metal and psychobilly to his congregation of metalheads,barflies, college professors and regular dudes via a pulpit that is just a stack of amps, a '59 hollow body Gibson and a stomp board. The Clash did Combat Rock, Biram traffics in Combat Blues. Don't be fooled by the whiskey and chicken antics, SHB has become a pre-eminent bluesman for the 21st century; when he gets locked in, when that groove is hooked, there are few better pure country blues artists out there. It's alternately hypnotic and harrowing. Biram will still the room with haunting and sparse West Texas blues and then it upside down, into a truck driver's mosh pit, part Sam Kinison, part GWAR and part Holy Ghost. Like he sez, it might be baptism, or it might be a murder. His singing, yodeling, growling, leering and brash preachin' and hollerin' is accompanied by sloppy riffs and licks 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 compulsive touring, along with a steady diet of down and dirty blues, rock, punk, country, and hillbilly have developed Scott H. Biram's signature concoction, attracting a hefty array of fans who dig the bizarre and twisted sides of the rock and roll spectrum. His live shows unleash a Lemmy-sized metal attitude, a stomping, pulsing John Lee Hooker-channeling, and cockeyed tales of black water baptisms and murder, all while romanticizing the on-the-road lifestyle. Scott H. Biram won't die, either. 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, less than a year later, 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, motherfuckers!!" The stunned crowd looked on. And the legend grows.
Jesse Dayton
Jesse Dayton
Jesse Dayton has been building a cult following around the globe playing festivals around North America and Europe for years with his guitar shredding, country-infused, Americana sound. As a critic's darling for his first record on Justice Records, Raisin' Cain (1995), and a number one Americana radio ranking, Jesse was hired at a young age to play lead guitar on some of the last recordings, and play live, by country legends Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Willie Nelson & Glen Campbell and he's been featured in many guitar magazines.
Sensing a shift in the music business climate, Jesse formed his own label in 2002, Stag Records, and began his most prolific recording period. While recording five solo records, one duet record, one live record, all on Stag, as well as two soundtrack recordings (Devil's Rejects, Halloween 2) for rocker/director Rob Zombie, Jesse managed to act in movies and music videos, produce several projects for other artists, write two screenplays, and most recently produced his first writer/directorial movie role, "Zombex," starring Malcolm McDowell. All while performing over 150 dates per year with his ace touring band.
Jesse portrays legendary political satirist and novelist Kinky Friedman in the stage production, Becoming Kinky: The World According to Kinky Friedman. Jesse was cast immediately after his first audition. In 2012, he released a complete project of Kinky Friedman penned songs titled, "Jesse Sings Kinky," which opened a whole new chapter in the career of such a prolific artist. Today, he's putting the finishing touches on the soundtrack music for "Zombex." Down and dirty, southern swamp music, thicker than the New Orleans humidity. The music from "Zombex" brings Jesse's musical carnival ride full circle, and back to the Texas/Louisiana border where it all began.
Alien Knife Fight
Alien Knife Fight features bassist/vocalist/songwriter Monique Ortiz of the Boston bands A.K.A.C.O.D., and Bourbon Princess. Michael Howard is known as the bassist of Austin stoner rock band Bay Of Pigs, and backs Monique up on drums and vocals. Monique's 2-string slide bass playing along with Mike's primal, heavy handed drumming gives Alien Knife Fight their unique take on Low Rock (a term coined by Morphine front man Mark Sandman, to describe his minimal, groove-laden, slide bass-driven rock sound). In the fourteen years that Monique lived in Boston she collaborated heavily with Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley in A.K.A.C.O.D., and original Morphine drummer Jerome Deupree in Bourbon Princess. She has also collaborated with Mission Of Burma guitarist Roger Miller, and Treat Her Right guitarist David Champagne. Monique's gritty and soulful vocal stylings have drawn comparisons to Nina Simone, Johnette Napolitano, and Nick Cave. Her lyrics focus on the surreal, the subconscious, the abstract, often taking the audience on rolling journeys, like a slow train through mysterious dreams, dark landscapes, unexplained phenomena.
Duos may have come into popularity in the past decade, but Monique has been performing in the duo format for twenty years. Alien Knife Fight is a duo like no other. No sight gags, no gimmicks. This isn't music for everyone. This is music for voyagers.
Venue Information:
Antone's
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701
http://www.antonesnightclub.com/