hard rock/funk/punk - Strawman will be touring the entire country this summer (2004) with the Kottonmouth Kings - 80 shows in 90 days.


Summer 2004 - Strawman is touring the entire United States with the Kottonmouth Kings (80 shows in 90 days) in venues averaging 1,000 person capacities. Prior to the tour, Strawman charted nationally on CMJ's Radio 200, landed on top 30 playlists at 65 college stations, sold more than 5,000 self-produced cds, played more than 300 shows, and ran two vans into the ground. And they're still having fun.

Without the help of a label, distributor, or radio promoter, Strawman convinced more than 160 college and independent radio Music Directors to place their album in rotation. "A Better Handle On mY Psyche" was one of the top ten albums at 23 different stations. The band is back with a new disc and even more energy, and is ready to take things to the next level.

Strawman's music is fun. With the backlash against cookie-cutter modern rock bands now in full effect, Strawman is the antidote. Never boring, always catchy and memorable, and never whiny, Strawman takes it back to the days where rock was exciting and larger than life...with a modern twist. Their high-energy live show has gained them opening slots for bands like Everclear, Collective Soul, Anthrax, FUEL, Smile Empty Soul, Seether, The Exies and others. Influenced by a wide variety of bands and styles, Strawman draws inspiration from Parliament-Funkadelic, Motley Crue, Jellyfish, the Chili Peppers, and even Opeth, while finding a way to blend the mishmash into their own cohesive sound. Strawman's brand new studio effort, "American Idle", serves up the guitar driven funk with a radio-friendly pop attitude to match.

Strawman is fronted by Floppy, an intense, powerful vocalist with a life-long history on community theater stages. He has more hair than you. Mark pounds out aggressive bass lines but tempers the power with cascading melodies. He has less hair than you. Shane, a barely pubescent personification of pure energy, is responsible for Strawman's maddening guitar riffs. Finally, Dan is the metronome, responsible for keeping it all together while slipping in tom fills that defy gravity.

Strawman is determined, talented, and ready. Have a listen for yourself.

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American Idle
A Better Handle On mY Psyche
Things Left To Do

Set List

Strawman plays all original songs. Our typical sets are 45 minutes to an hour, but we have three albums worth of material (and more in the works) so we can play for longer.