So, you think you know Clutch, right? They're a little punk? Well, yes, but there again they've a hint of metal? True. However, don't they also have a touch of the stoner about them? Sure. And while we're at it, let's not forget the southern rock influence. Come on, you know what that means.
Clutch are genuine individuals, icons for musical excellence who confound the modern desire for putting everything into neat boxes. They're a classic rock band with an ultra modern sweep. In the virtual two decades, since they first came to everyone's attention, the Maryland marvels have constantly evolved and revised their music, never standing still long enough for anyone to put a critical saddle onto their thoroughbred ideals ' this bronco ain't ever been broken in, nor broken down.
From the 'Pitchfork' EP in 1991, Clutch have set standards, never followed trends. They've released a succession of urgently inspirational albums, from 1993's 'Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes And Undeniable Truths' through '95's 'Clutch', onwards to 'The Elephant Riders' (1998), 'Pure Rock Fury' (2001), 'Blast Tyrant' (2004) and '05's 'Robot Hive/Exodus'. But their moment has truly arrived with new album 'From Beale Street To Oblivion' ' a record that won't so much fit into a new era in rock, as confidently define it.
While their past is impressive enough, the present and future for Clutch suddenly looks even brighter. 'Where do we fit into today's scene?' laughs Fallon. 'I really couldn't tell you!' With this new album, it's more a case of where everyone else fits in with Clutch. 'From Beale Street To Oblivion' is gonna take them to greater heights than ever before. Welcome aboard ' enjoy the trip. The wheel is about to be re-invented.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM