Now and forever

Clutch: Meaty music for the masses.
Clutch: Meaty music for the masses.


Clutch, and The Tossers are scheduled to perform Wednesday, June 6.
Marquee Theatre in Tempe

Related Stories

More About

One's interpretation of Clutch, the mostly metal and sometimes funk-soaked ensemble, depends on where in the game a listener was made hip to the band's interpretation of Led Zeppelin doing the nasty with Black Sabbath. Fans of their 1993 debut, Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes and Undeniable Truths, still muse about rocking the steak and mashed potatoes-friendly album while playing Ken Griffey Jr. on Super NES with fingers caked in orange Cheetos remnants. Two years later, on a self-titled effort, Clutch went all astro-cosmic experimental with pirate-like manifestos fused with nursery rhymes and unforgettable lyrics like, "Jesus on the dashboard/Oh, yeah!" Now with 10 full-lengths in their discography, including From Beale Street to Oblivion — engineered by Joe Barresi (Kyuss, The Melvins) — aged Clutch followers may experience some difficulty recognizing the band's continued radio-ready embrace. Though their focus has shifted to crafting arena-rock anthems, their charming foundation remains, ranging from lead singer Neil Fallon and his pissed-off drill sergeant vocals to meaty guitars oozing with a Ron Jeremy-type sleaze that allows listeners to sink their teeth into the grade-A premium sound.

My Voice Nation Help
Phoenix Concert Tickets

Concert Calendar

  • November
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun
  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed

Find Any Show in Town