Scott H. Biram

Scott H. Biram

Creature and the Woods, Hard Fall Hearts

Friday, September 15, 2017

8:30 pm

Soda Bar

$14.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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.
Creature and the Woods
Hard Fall Hearts
Hard Fall Hearts
Hailing from San Diego County this Punk/Rockabilly outfit is here to stay through the blood, sweat, and tears! Hard Fall Hearts' sound is both dark and distinct yet reverent to the roots of Rock-n-Roll. Front man Bryan Kelly, formerly of The Handsome Devils writes from the heart while still maintaining a hard edge. His haunting melodies captured the attention of Rocket and Eli Rinek formerly of Johnny and The Blades, Josie Kreuzer and The Del Fi's. With the manic slapping style of Rocket uniquely complimenting the steady, hard driving back beats from Eli, the rhythm section was complete. Playing a show twenty four hours after their first rehearsal in March of 08, these boys knew they were firing on all cylinders. In fact, that in itself motivated the title 'last 24 hours' for their full length debut album released in Oct 08. As always pressing the pedal to the metal these boys have been playing great Socal venues such as The Derby, Belly Up Tavern, Crash Mansion, El Cid, Canes, Redwood Bar and The Viper Room. Energetic and raw, their live show is guaranteed to make you wanna hang on for the ride. Now,while utilizing their creative momentum, HFH has begun writing and composing songs for the next album. This album is definitely on track for street release on Double Barrel Records March 26, 2010 and will be chalked full of raw, asskicking originals. Be sure to catch us at one of our upcoming shows and you just may get a little taste of what's to come. HFH is excited for what the future holds. This being said, these boys are most definitely a band you'll wanna keep your eye on. Making friends and fans one show at a time, Hard Fall Hearts are sure to turn any dull day into a wild night!
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/