SICMAN of Virginia

SICMAN of Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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"SICMaN is the punk rock version of the Grateful Dead" -- J. Slutman (GWAR, ManisDoomed).

Heavy mellow music for the common man.

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Biography

"SICMaN is the punk rock version of the Grateful Dead" --J. Slutman, GWAR / ManIsDoomed

A genre bending rock band from Virginia Beach, VA. The name is weird, the sound is weirder. Heavy mellow music for the common man. With their ability to improvise and stretch out jams and mix it up with heavier rock tunes and spaced out folk, they can be summed up as a "punk rock version of the Grateful Dead".

Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Joe Welch and Matt Holloman have been writing, playing, and recording music together since childhood. With the addition of bass player and long time friend, Scott Griffin, SICMAN has been performing throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The band is currently recording their fourth album featuring an appearance by Dave Dreiwitz (of WEEN). In the last two years they have received nominations in numerous categories for VEER magazines local music awards including Album of The Year for their 2012 release titled Stale As It Ever Was which also had a track featured on the RELIX Magazine CD compilation last summer. The band just finished an East Coast tour in spring 2013, stopping through Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, NYC, and Massachusetts including a performance with members of WEEN at John & Peter's Place and a taping for Music Closet TV. The band performed two nights both nights at Poor Farm Fest III (WVA) with Devon Allman, Cyril Neville, and Tom Constanten of The Grateful Dead. They have also shared the stage with Instant Death, The Whigs, and Company of Thieves, among others.

With their musical roots ranging from blues to prog-rock, the band produces a surprisingly smooth mixture of progressive Post-punk/Psyche-folk/Rock tunes.

http://www.sicman.com
facebook.com/sicmanva

Lyrics

All The Time In The Ground

Written By: Joe Welch & Matt Holloman

You, you came to me running away you came to me -ranting- You apparently forgot all the things you came to do - ranting- And I will walk alone, to the places that we found and you will be in me and all the time in the ground

Discography


2012 - Stale as it Ever Was
2011 - Sweatpants and Other Unnecessary Nonsense
2003 - "a sicman's guide to illness..."

Set List

ORIGINAL songs written and performed by SICMaN:

Originals:
Daylight Savings Time
Falling Behind
All The Time in the Ground
Widejewaitsolong
Sweatpants of Love
Gamblin' For Groceries
Run
Cutter
Time
No Control
Oh No
Miss Crazy
Irene
Mal's Still Around
Sushi
Elijah Wants A Snack
Don’t Call
S.I.S.Y.F.A.I.C.
Big Brown Eye
Decapitated
Charles From The Raven
Spaceship
Madness Of Life
Blank Page
Master of Deception
Reside
Ride On
Dizzo King
Cop Check
Pent Up
9 Lbs
Steal Your Kiss
Things From You
Tanqueray

COVERS that we have played:
Mannish Boy – Muddy Waters
Down In The Hole (Stones)
Waiting Room - Fugazi
Where is My Mind - Pixies
Stupid Girl - Neil Young
The Grobe - Ween
Hey Bull Dog - The Beatles
Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
Cosmic Slop - Funkadelic
Muffin Man - Frank Zappa
Flower Punk - Frank Zappa
Dog Breath - Frank Zappa
Liquid Swords - GZA (Wu-tang Clan)
VooDoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
Third Stone From the Sun - Jimi Hendrix
Rumble -