17 août 2007, 19h51m
I was invited to check out Scott H. Biram
last night. It was a late show for a Thursday (12am) in Detroit's Cork Town. I've only heard one track from him "Been Down too Long
" before, so I didn't know what to expect.
The Black Diamond Heavies
opened up the show, sounding like a dirty white trash version of Dr. John
. A two piece band that consisted of a Rhodes piano and a small drum kit. I was really impressed, these guys put on a hell off a show. If I wasn't so broke, I would have picked up their album on the spot. That's something I don't do too often.
Scott came on the stage at around 12:20. He has some cleaver banter with the crowd and belted a number of blues / country tunes with ease. Everything was great, until the booze kicked in.
About 20 minutes later he was trashed (or at least I assume so), the banter turned into screaming at the crowed to "Shut the fuck up, I've got the mic here!", and then hitting people in the front of the stage with the microphone. I believe I also caught him turn and vomit behind his amp after this, I'm not too sure.
By this point he was trying to play covers of Led Zeppelin
's "Dazed and Confused
", sounding like a first year guitar student. This time after completing his fifteen minute cover and vomiting again, this time there was no doubt about it. He turned to the crowd, laughed and said, "Look at that, I just vomited!"
Things just got worse from there.