This lightning-hot Austin quartet combines crunch, virtuosity, and X-factor in equal parts. One of the more exciting live bands to come down the pike in recent years, Denim seems to have embraced Wilco's successful post-jamband strategy of dishing out copious classic rock with an avant-garde tinge. Their most recent album tips its fedora to Steely Dan, Dukes of Stratosphear, and Paul McCartney. With two guitar pyrotechnicians on hand, they spark, smolder, and explode onstage.
Fri., Feb. 28, 7 p.m., 2014