Bob Log III — opening for Sugar Friday on Fountain Square as a part of the free MidPoint Indie Summer series — is a Delta Blues mash-up of Hasil Adkins and Super Dave Osborne. He’s a hyperkinetic one-man band who uses his hands to scorch through razor-sharp slide-guitar licks like the second coming of Mississippi Fred McDowell, his feet to play a pedal-outfitted bass drum/cymbal set-up with the fury of an armless Keith Moon and his chased-by-a-hellhound voice which is filtered through the telephone mouthpiece mic in his ever present crash helmet to howl over the musical racket he’s making on any given stage. Like a late-night Ginsu knife television offer, that would be enough, but wait … there’s more.
Log’s songs are the disgustingly thick icing on an already great cake, with titles like “Boob Scotch” (which is about, uh, stirring your scotch with boobs), “Clap Your Tits (which is about, uh, clapping your tits) and “I Want Your Shit on My Leg” (man, do I have to explain everything?). Put it all together and it’s the inimitable force of nature known as Bob Log III.
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