Tonight, The Sett brings White Denim along with Maps & Atlases on the Bonnaroo 365 Tour, which has traveled from East to West before the tour wraps up in White Denim’s hometown of Austin.
2011 was a banner year for White Denim. The band released their fourth full-length album, D, to widespread critical acclaim, and from there, the band has not looked back. Rolling Stone gave the album four stars, and said they are, “like a jam band that refuses to be boring,” as they mix “psychedelia, hard blues, boogie, prog rock and fusion riffs…” This elaborate mix of styles, along with such high praise is what has catapulted the band to such great heights.
In 2006, Josh Block, James Petralli, and Steve Terebecki came together in Austin, Texas and formed White Denim. The band combines a number of influences, ranging from garage to psychedelic rock and just about everything in between. This seamless shifting amongst genres has garnered them acclaim from sources as disparate as Rolling Stone to Relix, a jamband magazine.
While their studio output has been increasingly fine tuned, their live performances have taken the band to where they are now. After years of heavy touring, their hard work paid off when they were selected for an opening slot for Wilco on their early 2012 West Coast tour. They then followed that up with appearances at many of the major festivals including a hallmark performance at Bonnaroo.
This is absolutely a show you do not want to miss for fans of any genre with the word “rock” in it, and the best part is, the show is free!
Here is a clip of the band performing at Bonnaroo: