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Clutch comes to the Town Ballroom


Friday, August 10

If you flip through Clutch’s song repertoire, you’ll come across lyrics touching on the subjects of John Wilkes Booth, trucks, and beer. After a switch up in frontmen in the 1990s, Clutch came into the southern stoner style of rock they’re known for now. The Maryland band has released nine albums in their decades of performing, and experienced their first taste of chart success in 2001 with the album Pure Rock Fury and the song “Careful With That Mic.” In 2004, the band caught the attention of group of a famed jackasses. Bam Margera directed the music video for the song, “The Mob Goes Wild.” It starred the late Ryan Dunn, and featured others from the casts of the MTV shows Viva La Bam and Jackass. That single off the album Blast Tyrant, continued the band’s radio playtime, and the album was reissued under the band’s own label, Weathermaker, in 2011. In the week of the album’s re-release it sold about 3,000 copies nationally landing it No. 36 on the Billboard Hard Rock Top 100, more than seven years after the original album debuted at No. 15. The band’s sound migrates around from heavy metal, hardcore punk, hard rock, and with more recent blues influences. Clutch will be at the Town Ballroom on Friday (Aug. 10) with High on Fire, Lionize, and Monster Truck. — sara dinatale

7pm Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900/ $20 advance, $24 day of show 16+