Raleigh welcomes ‘fun metal’ band Clutch with open arms

By Gus Samarco, Rock At Night Raleigh Correspondent
 Venue: Memorial Auditorium (Lincoln Theater) Raleigh, North Carolina – October 4 2016
clutch-3432If you haven’t read the article for the opening bands, Kyng and Zakk Sabbath , jump to HERE and HERE.
Much like Metallica and Rush, Clutch is one of those bands with such a music repertoire, that you know you’re getting a heck of a setlist, no matter what, and that’s a fact.
Raleigh has a lot of love for Clutch, it’s one of the bands that often come to town, and we really appreciate that.
Neil Fallon stormed to the stage with a shout of “Raleigh!!! Fancy joint you have here” and then the rock ‘n’roll started to flow. Clutch has such a peculiar style that, in my opinion, mixes Hard Rock, Blues, Punk, Stoner and sprinkles some funk metal on top that l like to call “Fun Metal”.
I wouldn’t dare to compare, but Clutch reminds me of Deep Purple, not because of the music style, but because they can deliver such a powerful sound, that fills whatever venue, with such a simple instrument set up. While Tim, Dan and Jean-Paul do their thing, Neil sets the stage on fire and engage the crowd with a lot of charisma.
Clutch is definitely a must see band. Don’t miss the chance to see them in 2016:
Oct 12     Sunshine Theater                     Albuquerque, NM*
Oct 14     The Novo                                Los Angeles, CA*
Oct 15     Brooklyn Bowl                       Las Vegas, NV*
Oct 16     The Regency Ballroom            San Francisco, CA*
Oct 18     Boulder Theater                       Boulder, CO*
Oct 20     Uptown Theater                      Kansas City, MO*
Oct 21     First Avenue                           Minneapolis, MN*
Oct 22     Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel    Sioux City, IA*
Oct 24     The Blue Note                         Columbia, MO
Oct 25     House of Blues                       Chicago, IL*
Oct 27     Orpheum Theater                    Madison, WI*
Oct 28     The Fillmore Detroit                Detroit, MI*
Oct 29     Upstate Concert Hall               Clifton Park, NY*
Oct 30     The Palladium                         Worcester, MA*

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