I've been a big fan of White Denim for a while. So when I heard that my precious prog-blues, power trio (that's an official genre people) was becoming a quartet, wellI was none too happy with the interloper. Consider this review my official apology to Austin Jenkins, because White Denim absolutely destroyed their set on Friday night at the Bowery Ballroom.
The additional guitarist allowed for more complex harmonies, and freed up James Petralli to show off his immense vocal and guitar skills. Every member of that band seemed locked in r and at the top of their games. Steven Terebecki, dressed like a cowboy, played an unending stream of great bass lines on his all-black Rickenbacker. Jenkins flew through complex guitar solos, like that of White Denim's D single, "Drug." During certain songs, I couldn't take my eyes off of the drum mastery of Josh Block. It seemed like he had seven hands and four feet that were all perfectly coordinated while doing different things. His anchor on the band also provided some awesome blues/jazz roots.
The songs of the night were mostly taken from the excellent, most recent album D, while occasionally adding songs from Fits and Workout Holiday to flaunt how consistently awesome White Denim's career has been. Check out photos of the night below.
We caught the band way back when. Have a look at some early White Denim/Baeble footage.