Monday, August 01, 2011

Haiku 2011 - Part III

Okay, so we're at about mid-summer but instead of suffering through another midsummer night's dream about fairies and drowning in a swimming pool of bloody mary mix, I'll offer you another round of haikus that take us through July.

Southern Culture on the Skids - Old Town School

You may think they are
A white trash novelty act
They can really rock.

Booker T - Old Town School

The dude’s a legend
Just not Jerry Lee Lewis
Soulful B3 sounds

Rocco DeLuca - Villain's

His hit annoyed you
But the boy can sing and play
Give him a chance

Sounds of Detroit - CSO

Marshall Crenshaw brought
Lots of amazing talent
Forget the big three

Sounds of Austin - CSO

How could this one fail?
Small town with major talent
Could have been better

Junior Brown - Fitzgerald's American Music Fest

Tears up the fretboard
On his wild homemade guitar
In a hat and suit.

Ronnie Baker Brooks - Fitzgerald's American Music Fest

Lonnie is his dad
But at the end of the show
You’ll ask Lonnie who?

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones - Fitzgerald's American Music Fest

Words cannot describe
How strongly I feel about
The music I hear.

U2 - Soldier Field

Show me something new
Awestruck last time but now you’re
Growing tiresome

Black Keys - Milwaukee Summerfest

Two man band. Again?
These guys are the exception.
Unrelenting rock

Florence and the Machine - Milwaukee Summerfest

The powerful voice
Filled an outdoor arena
Without a problem

Cage the Elephant - Milwaukee Summerfest

Ignore the first band?
That crazy little dude makes
It impossible.

Tinariwen - Lincoln Hall

The unique vibe of
The Saharan Desert Blues
But not that lively

Eric Davis - BLUES on Halsted

Started out slowly
Not as impressed as last time
Then he tore it up

Pitchfork - Union Park

This gets its own post
My favorite time of year
Special edition

Old 97’s - Lincoln Hall

Is this alt country?
They rocked it like no other
Call it what you want

Sanctified Grumblers - Quencher's

Hard to classify
Quirky Americana
Tuba and washboard

Wild Flag - Subterranean

PTA meeting?
Say that out loud and
Get punched in the face

Ted Leo - Pritzker Pavilion

Not sure what it is
But his songs make me happy
Sound great loud and live

Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Lincoln Hall

Sure, they may be stoned
But they know what they’re doing
Three solid hours

Heartless Bastards - Schuba's

Love Ericka’s voice
Who does she remind me of?
Will listen much more

Richard Buckner - Schuba's

Singer songwriter
That usually makes me cringe
But tolerable