By Gus Samarco, Rock At Night Raleigh Correspondent
Venue: Memorial Auditorium (Lincoln Theater) Raleigh, North Carolina – October 4 2016
If 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 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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