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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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Gus Samarco
About Gus Samarco (39 Articles)
Raleigh Correspondent Gus was Born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil but have been living in Raleigh, NC since 2000. Headshot Photographer under Peter Hurley, Gus started shooting concerts in mid 2014 and felt in love with it and hasn’t stopped since. Gus is a very active fiction book reader and when he’s not working, taking pictures or sleeping, Gus loves riding his Mountain Bike and can also be found shooting (guns and cameras) USPS and 3Gun matches. His favorite bands are Metallica, Pearl Jam, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pantera, RATM, Beastie Boys and it goes from there. Gus also enjoy listening to EDM, Jazz, Classic and pretty much anything that has good music quality, not to mention his favorite Local Band, Jack the Radio
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