The Straightaways

The Straightaways

 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

The Straightaways play an eclectic mix of popular and lesser-known covers, and we also add in a few originals to keep things interesting. We specialize in doing unique and creative versions of covers.


The Straightaways have been playing together for about two years, but we all have extensive musical experience. Our influences include Coldplay, Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams, Radiohead, and the Police.


We are currently working on our first EP, to be released in the fall of 2012.

Set List

King of Pain – The Police
High and Dry – Radiohead
Carnival – Natalie Merchant
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Closing Time – Semisonic
Blue – The Jayhawks
What You Say (original)
Brass in Pocket – The Pretenders
When the Stars Go Blue – Ryan Adams
Policy of Truth – Depeche Mode
Dreams – The Cranberries
Here’s Where the Story Ends – The Sundays
Don’t Get Me Wrong – The Pretenders
Yellow - Coldplay
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Hit Me Baby One More Time – Brittney Spears/Fountains of Wayne
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
Regret – New Order
Kiss – Prince
Man on the Moon – R.E.M.
The Waiting – Tom Petty & the Hearbreakers
Creep – Radiohead
Box Full of Letters – Wilco
I Will Follow – U2
Let Down – Radiohead
Here Comes Your Man – The Pixies
Everybody Knows – Ryan Adams
American Girl – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Low – Cracker
I’m Gonna Make You Love Me – The Jayhawks
Alex Chilton – The Replacements
Driven to Tears – The Police
Fall On Me – R.E.M.
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