All the Locals

Carving a niche as a new music artist or band has become increasingly difficult, as the waves of styles and genres swell almost as quickly as the number of bands within them.

People look for a label, a container in which each new group will neatly fit and can then be understood, collected and displayed in some digital case like baseball cards or dolls to make sense of the surging numbers. But great music can’t be described or explained, it’s simply something that has to speak for itself.

Perhaps that’s why it’s so hard for the members of the newly formed Atlanta-based group All the Locals to put their music into words. And that’s fine by us.

The group does mix in a variety of styles, funk, neo-soul, rock and pop chief among them, but it all coalesces nicely, and the individual influences from each member dissolve into one another for a powerfully singular and original sound.

The band’s new EP, released earlier this year and produced by John Briglevich (Shawn Mullins, James Brown, Outkast), sees the band embracing a more ethereal approach while retaining its outstanding technical chops and anthemic traits that led Georgia audiences to nominate the group for a GA Music Award earlier this year.

All the Locals will perform Saturday at The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd. Tickets are $5 at the door, which opens at 9 p.m.

Go to The-Windjammer.com or call 886-8596 for more information.

Scott H. Biram

Don’t call him folksy or a singer-songwriter.

Don’t call him acoustic rock or modern country with a twist.

In fact, there isn’t really much that can be said to categorize Scott H. Biram. His devilish blend of punk, classic country and muddy blues is rough, raw and spirited like no other.

Biram generally plays a ’59 Gibson, a harmonica and stomps an amplified left foot all at once between grunts, growls and hoots to create a chaotic and unmanicured style reaching back to the true spirit of the blues and offers up a reminder of the genre’s rich and dark heritage.

Scott H. Biram will perform Thursday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, with Whiskey Diablo. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at CharlestonPourHouse.StrangerTickets.com. Doors open at 9 p.m. with the show starting at 9:45 p.m.

Go to CharlestonPourHouse.com or call 571-4343 for more information.