Language Lab

Despite a name that sounds like some kinda tree-hugging, spoken-word collective, Green Poet Experiment is actually one lone guy from Jupiter playing pensive, acoustic folk music. Todd Colucci does a lot of standard acoustic strumming, but check his self-produced Flags and Dreams, set for release this summer, and you'll also hear wistful piano trills and lo-fi, downtempo beats. Colucci's been playing since he was 18, penning minimalist tunes that speak equally of youthful yearning and more adult frustrations. He's also been hitting stages on the local open-mic circuit and working gigs all over Palm Beach County. As plaintive as his songs are, Colucci keeps a wry perspective on his work. His blog ( offers this bit of self-congratulation: "Keeping a band together is a difficult thing. But since I moved here last June, I haven't broken up yet." Just don't stab yourself in the back, Todd, and you'll be fine.

Green Poet Experiment starts at 6 p.m. Monday, July 25, at South Shores Tavern and Patio Bar, 502 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth. The show is free. Call 561-547-7656.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Jonathan Zwickel