White Animals with Webb Wilder
Sat, Oct 19 9:00 pm
White Animals: They weren't the most successful band to come out of the Southeast during the '80s (R.E.M. hold that distinction), or even the most critically acclaimed (that would be Jason & the Scorchers), but Nashville's the White Animals may well have been the most beloved. Mixing '60s British Invasion influences with a '70s punk aesthetic, a dash of psychedelic flavor, and dub rhythms, the White Animals managed to appeal to both jaded indie rock fans and mainstream college kids alike. Punching the clock close to 300 nights a year, the White Animals played every show, whether for drunken frat boys or at the local punk club, like it might be their last.--Allmusic Webb Wilder: Before there were Kings of Leon, Keys of Black or Whites of Jack in Nashville, there was Webb Wilder. Rock 'n' roll, from Nashville. Formed from Mississippi mud, tinged with British mod. Bruised by the blues. Baptized by Buck and Chuck. Psychiatric psycho-rootsy. Sizzling, glistening, uneasy listening. As it has been for three decades, it is now and ever shall be.-Webb Wilder.