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White Denim with Maps & Atlases and Mac DeMarco at One Eyed Jacks 

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Never had the time or inclination to drive to Manchester, Tenn. to spend a long weekend overdos ing on music (among other things) with the unwashed masses? Now Bonnaroo comes to you. In 2011, the rural festival launched its 365 Buzz tour, a sort of "Bonnaroo Across America" road show where the summertime high of Mancunian Rocky Top doesn't stop. This fall's selections, quartets White Denim (who debuted to raves in June with a dusky, sun-dunking first-day set) and Maps & Atlases (pictured), are Bonnaroo through and through: rambunctious and uncombed, dazzling and dazing. White Denim, from Austin, Texas, weaves together muscled Southern grooves and jammy group solos on 2011's D (Downtown). Maps & Atlases finally stopped showing its work on 2010's delightful Perch Patchwork; with the April release Beware and Be Grateful (Barsuk), the Chicago band forgets the dead language of math rock, turning in a beguiling document of love and detached loss. Opening tandem "Old & Gray" and "Fever" untie the time-signature knots and play cat's cradle with the heartstrings, Dave Davison strangling a relationship obituary from his Dirty Projected voice and deviling in the details ("Somewhere there's an orange on the table, somewhere there's a robe on the floor/ And our writing on the wall is under three coats of paint in an apartment we don't live in anymore"). Hacky Sacks and sad sacks unite. Easygoing Montrealer Mac DeMarco opens. Tickets $12. — Noah Bonaparte Pais


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