Dirty Word – New Years Eve

December 31, 2022 / 8:00PM-12:30AM


Ring in the New Year With Us! John Scalia and the Dirty Word. December 31st, 8pm

Louisiana born (frontman/bassist) John Scalia and (guitarist) Robert “Burnin” Merlin had been touring North America for 3 years prior to landing in Bismarck ND in 1998, where they were only scheduled to perform for 4 nights, then on to the next town. It was not to be, as they met local drummer, Dale Hieb, and after playing a couple songs together, they made the decision to plant roots, and formed John Scalia & The Dirty Word. As a power trio, they quickly gained attention, and became a “must see act”. As John puts it, “We were playing 6 nights a week back then…every night was a different bar, and that went on for a year”. In 99, they added multi instrumentalist/ singer , Bryce Niemiller to the group, and the wheels were beginning to turn, literally. Bryce had a tour bus from his former days as Thunder Canyon drummer, and the decision was made to purchase said bus. With huge, state of the art production, a bus, and a 4 piece group of seasoned talent, they made the decision to move home base to Minneapolis, and were playing over 180 dates per year! In 2000 they went into Makoche Recording Company and recorded their 1st full length self titled record, and have since built a loyal following, and have never stopped finding ways to build a kick ass show.