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Wednesday April 5 2017
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• 21 AND OVER
Scott H Biram
  blues, punk, country, heavy metal ...
Jesse Dayton
 ..Country Americana.
Alien Knife Fight
 .post punk blues rock ..

Scott H Biram
Scott H. Biram is a One Man Band!!
-from San Marcos, TX

-With the heart of a genuine Texas bluesman, the head (banging) of a Zappa and Lemmy disciple, and boots resting in the dust outside of town at sunrise, Scott H. Biram journeys through the harrowing human condition like no one else. A walk on the Biram side straddles the chasm between sin and redemption and The Bad Testament lands somewhere west of the Old Testament and south of an AA handbook. It’s a record of hard-grinding lost love, blues and deep, dark Americana. Scott H. Biram conjured the words and music for The Bad Testament during mad alchemical sessions at his homemade studio in Austin, TX.  Through stacks of amps, spools of cable, and a prodigious collection of microphones, he spread his technical wings wide, while never losing the immediacy honed from a life on the road. He added a drum kit and rustic vocal duet to his skill set (which already includes all guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals, and percussion on the album). And strip away the one-man band eccentricity, SHB is out-writing any meeting taker on Music Row. The man writes on a razor’s edge of aggression and deftness, thoroughly contemporary but steeped in the backwaters, back porches and back alleys of our collective musical heritage. Fear not, though, Biram is still The Dirty Old One Man Band. His brand of unvarnished and unhinged aggro-roots remains as exciting as ever. 

Jesse Dayton
Jesse Dayton & friends
-from Austin, TX

-Jesse Dayton has been building a cult following around the globe playing festivals in 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 records for other artists (the latest being Supersuckers front man Eddie Spaghetti’s “The Value Of Nothing” on Bloodshot Records), write two screenplays, and most recently wrote and directed a new horror movie, “Zombex,” starring Malcolm McDowell, Sid Haig, John Doe, and Lew Temple (“Walking Dead). All while still performing 150 shows per year.

Alien Knife Fight
Monique Ortiz: vocals, 2-string slide bass, fretless bass, tritar, baritone guitar, percussion, organs/synths.
Mike Howard: vocals, drums, percussion, guitar, bass.
-from Austin, TX

-Whoever came up with the expression, “don’t bring a knife to a gunfight” has clearly never heard of an Alien Knife Fight. Bostonite vocalist and bassist Monique Ortiz had performed with a handful of collaborative projects with members of Morphine before moving to Austin and meeting multi-instrumentalist Michael Howard six years ago. The union of Howard’s driving percussion with Ortiz’s robust vocal and bass abilities eventually became the basis for Alien Knife Fight’s soulful yet sinister sound.
Now based in the lightly-populated Texas town of Creedmoor, AKF spends their days refining their music in their Big Bottom Farm home studio. Their latest effort is the single “Some Girls” – no relation to the Rolling Stones track – which will appear on their upcoming LP. Produced by former Melvins bassist Mark Deutrom, “Some Girls” highlight’s AKF’s low-fidelity garage sound, complete with crunchy, distorted bass riffs, pounding drums and tasteful vocal harmonies.
—Jack Anderson, KUTX 98.9FM