Saturday, May 28, 2011

Haiku 2011 - Part II

Yep, that time again... the concert season is picking up as I suckle up to the Ticketmaster teat, so time to post up the latest haiku reviews before I get behind.

Holmes Brothers

I love these guys so
Much that I don’t care about
Counting syllables

Dave Alvin

He is a bad ass
Electric or acoustic
I want to be him

Acoustic Africa

Layers of guitar
Transcend language barriers
African rhythms

BLUES on Halsted Street – Eric Davis

Like being at home
If home is a front porch filled
With powerful blues

British Sea Power

Solid rock and roll
Guitars, talent and songs, but
I expect more live


Orchestral soundtrack
Music best heard live
Tuba solos rock

Jeff Beck with Imelda May

Perhaps they were bored
Throw a rock and roll party


My new music crush
Indie folk? I disagree.
The girl can rock too.

Wax Trax Records Retrospectacle featuring
Front 242, KMFDM and Rights of the Accused

I don’t dance at shows
Now is the time on Sprockets
Where we dance. I’m in.

Arcade Fire

Anthems, epicness
Unadulterated joy
With plenty to share

The National

Surface tension breaks
Surprising intensity
With red wine in hand

Apache Relay

High energy rock
Don’t stop moving around and
Don’t drop the baton


Wow, please stop singing
I guess your songs are decent
But you’re annoying

Ezra Furman and the Harpoons

Fun for everyone
Ezra’s a likable guy
But lose the frat boys

Corin Tucker Band

Sleater Kinney gal
Shows up in a shiny dress
Tears it up solo

Mecca Normal

Jean is an artist
I want to be in her songs
Write about me please

Bettye Lavette

Blown away again
She sings your song way better
Than you ever could

Marcia Ball

Keyboard is ablaze
But a little too polished
Time to take a risk

Twilight Singers

I cannot relate
In seventeen syllables
How they define cool

Lykke Li

Freaky chick in cloak
Stalking the percussive grooves
With Siren vocals