Nov. 29, 2011
-- The newest band to hit the "H-Town" music scene is Brothers Grymn. I had the chance to see these guys play the other night for Kinky Friedman's Texas Road House Live television program and was completely blown away. I find it a little difficult to describe the musical style but the combination of 311, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, The Beastie Boys, and a touch of hard rock guitar styling’s come to mind but all in a good balanced way.
The bands vocalist Jeff Miller delivered such an explosive set that it looked to me at times that he was going to collapse from sheer delivery on his vocals. He worked the crowd the entire time and is a true front man. They employ the sounds from Gabe "DJ Regalia" Sandoval who was definitely helping to drop the beats. The rhythm section with Clint Simmons on drums and Rumaldo Saenz on bass and occasional acoustic guitar keep the electricity level to maximum during the entire set.
One of the hugest surprises of the evening was the blistering set given to us by guitarist "Nasty" Nate Schmidt. It's been a long time since the Houston music scene has been given a true showman on guitar. His sound was phenomenal, but came in short in comparison to his skills on guitar. He displayed elements of Steve Ray Vaughn and Eddie Van Halen but made their style work into his own. His screaming guitar solos are a great compliment to the songs that the Brothers Grymn have in their set.
I was shocked to find out that this was their entirely first show as songs such as "Its Tha Bros" and they spell it, had the crowd singing along by the end of the first chorus. The Bros also slow it down for a couple of really cool acoustic tunes proving to this journalist that they are not a one trick pony.
All in all, I'll be looking out for this band to make a huge impact on the scene in 2012. You should too.