Rock ‘n’ Roll ain’t pretty and neither is Scott Biram. The self-proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ successfully and sometimes violently lashes together blues, hillbilly, country, raucous punk, and godless metal into a potent array that assaults the senses. Biram ain’t no candy-ass singer/songwriter either, sweetly strumming songs about dusty highways and girls with big eyes. His singing, yodeling, growling, leering, and brash preachin’ and hollerin’ is accompanied by sloppy riffs and licks from his ’59 Gibson guitar and a pounding backbeat courtesy of Biram’s 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 Biram will be performing in a double headed line-up with country musician Jesse Dayton at Dante’s, 350 W Burnside St, on Wednesday, April 11 at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $13.00 and are available at Ticketweb.com. 21 & over.