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ROCK | Scott H. Biram 

In an attempt to distinguish between on-stage crazy and just plain, old, bat-shit nuts, Scott H. Biram has quoted me — me! — for years now. I once said, "We all wanna be entertained, but nobody wants to get stabbed in the head with a screwdriver." Biram is a one-man-band: part carnival barker, part resurrected Hasil Adkins, and part displaced evangelist. He is an ominous presence who plays juke joint blues and broke-dick country just the way I like it — lonesome and mean. As an added bonus, witness one of the most sinister versions of Son House's "Grinnin' in Your Face" you'll ever hear this side of Hell.

Scott H. Biram plays with Gallows Bound, Cicada, and Kraszman & Fishwife on Tuesday, August 22, at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 8 p.m. $13-$15. bugjar.com; scottbiram.com.

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