SOME STUFFS: White Denim put on their dungarees for North American tour this spring

Austin’s White Denim are currently on tour in support of Wilco, but will hit the road once again with a number of dates when spring comes around again. Here are brand new dates for their forthcoming tour, and below it, a list of where you’ll be able to see them now (with now being “late January 2012”)

White Denim Spring 2012 Tour Dates
April 4… Houston, TX (Fitzgerald’s)
April 5… Dallas, TX (Granada Thetaer)
April 7… St Louis, MO (Firebird)
April 8… Nashville, TN (Mercy Lounge)
April 10… Washington, DC (Rock N Roll Hotel)
April 11… Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s)
April 12… Boston, MA (Brighton Music Hall)
April 13… New York, NYvBowery Ballroom)
April 14… Hoboken, NJ (Maxwell’s)
April 16… Toronto, ON (Horseshoe Tavern)
April 17… Detroit, MI (Pike Room)
April 18… Indianapolis, IN (Radio Radio)
April 19… Chicago, IL (Lincoln Hall)
April 20… Madison, WI (High Noon)
April 21… St Paul, MN (Turf Club)

Current Tour, opening for Wilco
January 25… San Diego, CA (The Wiltern)
January 27… Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Theater)
January 28… San Jose, CA (San Jose Civic Center)
January 29… San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theatre)
January 31… Oakland, CA (Fox Theatre)
February 1… Davis, CA (Mondavi Center)
February 3… Eugene, OR (Hult Center for Perf. Arts)
February 5… Vancouver, BC (Orpheum Theater)
February 6… Spokane, WA (INB PAC)
February 7… Seattle, WA (Paramount Ballroom)
February 8… Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Hall)
February 10… Santa Barbara, CA (Arlington Theatre)
February 11… Los Angeles, CA (The Satellite)
February 12… La Jolla, CA (The Loft @ UCSD)
February 14… Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom)
February 15… Tucson, AZ (Plush)
Street Joy (Live) by WhiteDenim

SOME STUFFS: White Denim open up for Winco on forthcoming winter tour

You should be familiar with the combo band Wilco correct? But some of you may not have heard of White Denim. If you have, then you’re probably a fan or even by being a casual fan, you know who they are. Well, if you’re a Wilco fan you may want to stick around for White Denim’s presence, especially since they will be going on tour together this winter.

There’s the theory that when it comes to popular bands, some prefer to arrive at the venue late, skipping the opening act(s), but with the economy as bad as it is in 2011, you may want to make the best out of your concert ticket, but is it worth it? Click the video above and hear what they’re about. This is what you’ll be hearing when White Denim open up for Wilco next year in the following cities:

January 19…Denver, CO (Fillmore Auditorium)
January 21…Tempe, AZ (Gammage Auditorium)
January 22…San Diego, CA (Copley Symphony Hall)
January 24…Los Angeles, CA ( Hollywood Palladium)
January 28…San Jose, CA (San Jose Civic Center)
January 29…San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theatre)
January 31…Oakland, CA (Fox Theatre)
February 1…Davis, CA (Mondavi Center)
February 3…Eugene, OR (Hult Center for Performing Arts)
February 5…Vancouver, BC (Orpheum Theater)
February 6…Spokane, WA (INB PAC)
February 7…Seattle, WA (Paramount Ballroom)
February 8…Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Hall)
February 10…Santa Barbara, CA (Arlington Theatre) No Real Reason by WhiteDenim

OBITUARY: ex-Wilco member Jay Bennett

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Jay Bennett, an important part of the complex machine that is Wilco, died early this morning at the age of 45 in Urbana, Illinois. His family released a statement stating Bennett died in his sleep. An actual cause is not known as this time but an autopsy is being done this week.

Bennett was a member of Wilco for years and critics say that his songwriting and musicianship that he shared with Jeff Tweety were important in turning the band from an indie favorite to a group who could easily compete with the best in the mainstream. Bennett’s departure from the group shocked many, although those who loved Bennett’s input with Wilco chose to follow his musical adventures as well.