Scott H. Biram @11:30pm, Urban Pioneers @10pm The Continental Club


December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 pm
$15 at the door @10pm. No advance tickets. 21+ only.

Scott H. Biram @11:30pm, Urban Pioneers @10:30pm – $15 at the door @10pm. No advance tickets. 21+ only.

The self proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ successfully, and sometimes violently, lashes together blues, hillbilly and country precariously into raucous punk and godless metal. 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.
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.

Prior to the Covid pandemic, the Urban Pioneers spent the majority of the year circling the globe spreading the sound of Hillbilly Swing Music. From punk bars to goat farms, and large festivals to backyard get togethers, they dedicated their lives to entertaining people.

Similar to a good homemade chili, lots of different ingredients are infused into the Urban Pioneers homemade sound. Add equal parts western swing, old time string band music, and classic honky tonk, with a pinch of bluegrass, rockabilly, and gypsy jazz, stir with some hot licks and corny jokes, and you’ll be getting close to what the band calls Hillbilly Swing Music.
The trio are made up by Liz Sloan on fiddle, Jared McGovern on guitar and banjo, Martin Sargent slapping the doghouse bass, and every so often you’ll see them with a guest on mandolin or steel guitar.