LIVE: The Gaslight Anthem / White Denim @ Upstate Concert Hall, 6/19/14

July 14th, 2014, 2:00 pm by Greg
Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem

Review by Joel Reed
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

All this time I’ve been trying to figure out how White Denim and the Gaslight Anthem ended up on Upstate Concert Hall’s stage on the same night. Sure, they’re both hard-rocking bands with growing followings (with the Gaslight Anthem’s growing larger, faster), but you could say that about lots of bands. I just typed in the right combination of words to find my answer: they have the same booking agent. No doubt he was filling holes in schedules, perhaps hoping to turn followers of one into new fans of the other.

That might be hard to pull off though, as the band’s differences far outshined their common business arrangements. In the evening’s opening set White Denim challenged the audience to keep up with their fast playing, dense lyrics and rapid time-signature shifts, while they demonstrated a broad sweep of influences from southern rock to prog, the Grateful Dead to Led Zeppelin, with some quirky regional underground and punk thrown in.

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LIVE: White Denim @ NaNola, 3/2/14

March 5th, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg

White Denim

Photographs by Bryan Lasky

One of the breakthrough bands of last summer’s Solid Sound festival at MASS MoCA, Austin-based White Denim rolled into NaNola in Malta last Sunday afternoon (March 2) for an intimate, invite-only concert sponsored by WEQX-FM. About 100 fans packed into the place for 45-minute performance in support of the band’s Jeff Tweedy-produced album, Corsicana Lemonade.

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Win FREE TICKETS to See White Denim @ NaNola on March 2

February 18th, 2014, 12:00 pm by Greg

Austin-based, psychedelic-laced rockers White Denim are on a roll. Their latest album, Corsicana Lemonade, was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, and the band gave everyone a hearty sampling of the disc when they kicked off last year’s Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams.

Now the band is on the road, and although they won’t be making a full-on concert stop in Nippertown this time around, the fine folks at WEQX-FM convinced frontman James Petralli and the rest of the boys to roll into NaNola in Malta at 3pm on Sunday afternoon, March 2, to play a short acoustic show for their Local 518 fans.

You can’t buy tickets for the show, however; it’s an invitation-only event. But if you want an invitation you can win one right here. We’re giving away two – count ‘em, 2 – four-packs of tickets.

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