White Denim Plays Tonight at Antone’s
In this particular situation, you need to take all the hoity toity, clever and convenient genre descriptions in the musical universe and toss them out the window. When attempting to describe White Denim, the end result is typically a colorful and extremely lengthy list of styles. Let’s just say that if you get into the car with White Denim, be prepared to go from zero to ninety in seconds. Don’t bother slamming on the brakes. There are none.
Their third full-length, Fits, released in Europe in July and due for a U.S. release next month, has some definite soul and jazz influences in there. There’s also that ear-catching eccentricity that continues to push the envelope. You’re caught off guard by the unexpected crazy turns, but it’s a complete joyride.
Here again is another highly recommended live show. If you haven’t had the chance to experience White Denim abandoning all restraint on stage, this will be a real treat. They’re playing tonight’s fabulous Red and White and Blues Bash, presented by the American Red Cross of Central Texas, at Antone’s, 213 5th St. Doors open at 8 p.m. Opening the show are the Austin indie-quirk noise ninjas of Harlem. Double trouble. Check it out.