Taking over by ‘Any Means Necessary’
Any Means Necessary takes the experience of four seasoned musicians to add spice to the Southeast Texas music scene. AMN pulls from a diverse background to form a new “supergroup” that aims to take over southeast Texas. Passion and determination can be heard in their high energy aggro metal sound.
Cat5 sat down to chat with Brandon Bauhan, the lead singer for AMN, before their debut show at the Texas Rose Saloon.
Q: You are no stranger to the music scene. What brought you back?
A: I was out of the singing business. I didn’t think I still had it in me. Trimini, Jesse, and Evan started jamming early last year. I felt my passion come back. I’m on a mission. I’m older now. I’m ready to take over.
Q: Tell us about the members of the band.
A: The guys are awesome. Jesse Arsement “GunSlinger,” is the drummer. Evan Simon, “ScareBear,” is the base player. Trimini is the guitar player. GunSlinger is from a pure metal background. ScareBear and Trimini are from a hip-hop rock and rock background. I’m “StarFox.” I’m the vocals. I come from a post-hardcore southern rock background. Together, we have formed a unique sound.
Q: What is your creative process?
A: Trimini is nonstop making music. Jessie puts the drums to it. Evan adds the bass. I listen to it and I might freestyle a couple of sessions. I get my lyrics sequenced and we make that into a song.
Q: Do you have a message in your music?
A: Oh, that’s a good question. Yeah, we have a message. We have something to say. We are authentic. I’m a concept writer. It’s what I’m feeling at the time, what is going on in the world right now — It’s my opinion, and no one must agree with it, becasue I get it.
Q: How would you describe your sound and style?
A: We forge our sound as the very cycle of our galaxy resonates with our sister Galaxy Andromeda. From nucleus to nectar, our almost tangible waves of Sonic heaven manifest. It’s a delicate fruit that we taste, enjoy, and share with all beings.
Q: Who are your biggest influences?
A: Our biggest influences include Pantera, Rage Against the Machine, Nonpoint, The Mars Volta, Glassjaw, Public Enemy, At the Drive In and 2 PAC.
Q: What should someone expect to see at your show?
A: Expectations at our show should be controlled mayhem. Our crowd will be dedicated fans who just want to have a good time. Expect to rock out and leave your troubles outside the building.
Q: Are you nervous about your first show?
A: I have not performed since 2011, but I am very prepared to put on an amazing show for the people. I don’t get nervous, I get focused.
Q: What would you say to someone who wanted to start a band in this area?
A: Don’t be generic. This is the older me talking. Don’t do it for compliments. Do what you want to do. If you love it, it will come out on stage. I want to see someone that feels that passion. I want to feel it.
Be ready to make sacrifices. It takes take time. Let me tell you, I am a store manager/market leader. I work 50 plus hours a week. I have two children. I am happily married. Being married is another job in itself. You can make time, but you must be ready for it.
Q: Where do you see this going in 2019?
A: Hard work and dedication will get us to the next level. We are seasoned music veterans and I see this taking us to top of the music world by Any Means Necessary.
Bety Davis Pruitt is a freelance writer for Cat5