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Post by phox_ » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:54 pm

I'll try to catch them here at SXSW.

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Post by Kittaan » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:52 pm

Took a nice long walk with my boy today and listened to the whole thing while he listened to an audio book.  Dug most of it right off the bat.  I'm sure with a few more listens I'll come around on the rest.  My initial thought was that it was a bit more pop / commercial than I'm used to with Clutch, although it still jammed.  Anybody else?  There are some really outstanding tracks that I can't wait to see live.  I'm sure they won't play the slower track with the acoustic guitar, but I'd like to see them pull it off live.  Jean-Paul is so tasty all over this fucker, as usual.  Extremely tight throughout, also as usual.

 

And I'll be buying this without a doubt.  Would have bought it without hearing it first if I could have, but couldn't resist the leak this time.
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Post by ziggy23 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:50 am


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Post by Bogart » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:53 pm

Great album imo...saw the tour opener in Cincinnati and they killed it.

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Post by Kittaan » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:00 pm

@ Bogart - I am not surprised - glad you had a good show.  Seeing them on Tuesday here in SF.  Any opinions on the openers?
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Post by Busty McCracken » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:08 am

Halfway through album on first listen & digging the fuck out of it. Clutch have been a band I've never fully gotten into as much as I should, just digging the odd song here n there, but really enjoying every song on here.. Currently on "gone cold'.. Right uup my alley kinda song..


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Post by petemasterpete » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:51 pm

All things considered, Clutch could drop a turd that sounds better than 90% of music.  That said, I'm not blown away with this record, but as usual it is a solid effort.  I think the "pop" aspect Kittaan mentioned, on this one, as opposed to previous offerings, comes from the straight-forward approach of this record.  The blues influence is still highly recognizable, but it's "louder", if that makes sense.  The drumming is also superb and worth mention. It sits absolutely perfect in the mix.  Said mix, also aiding a bit to the poppier tone of the record in my opinion.  Neil's lyrics remain awesome as always. This record still owns the Clutch sound and will fit in quite well with their catalog in the live setting, but it's certainly no Blast Tyrant or Robot Hive, but I still enjoyed it on my first few listens.

 

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Post by Bogart » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:35 pm

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@ Bogart - I am not surprised - glad you had a good show.  Seeing them on Tuesday here in SF.  Any opinions on the openers?



Didn't really get a chance to see them really. I was across the street drinking and then got there during Orangle Goblin I believe? The lead singer looks like a fucking giant mountain man; I could have the wrong band. They were pretty decent though.


 


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Post by Kittaan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:45 pm

Bogart said

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@ Bogart - I am not surprised - glad you had a good show.  Seeing them on Tuesday here in SF.  Any opinions on the openers?


Didn't really get a chance to see them really. I was across the street drinking and then got there during Orangle Goblin I believe? The lead singer looks like a fucking giant mountain man; I could have the wrong band. They were pretty decent though.


 



Shit, I totally forgot to post after this show.

 

Ha!  No, you got it right.  After checking some clips of the openers, we opted to get there late.  Showed up for the end of Orange Goblin too.  Caught about 4 songs.  Very predictable cock rock kinda shit.  I was not into it.  

 

The sound at the Regency can be excellent, and usually is, so I don't know what happened with Clutch this time.  Very muddy and inconsistent.  Nowhere near as bad as the second Soundgarden show I saw recently though.  Still had a great time, and Clutch killed it performance wise.  They probably played 6 of 11 tunes off the new album, so we didn't get many of my favorite classics.  The new stuff sounded even better live, as I figured it would.  Big surprise that they played Gone Cold live!  I mentioned earlier in this thread that I doubted they would.  Turned out to be one of the highlights.  Hope they come back sooner than later.  And with fewer opening bands so we get a little longer set.

 

Nobody else on here caught this tour!?!?  Kat?

 

EDIT: Ah, no wonder - just checked the dates, and we were pretty early on the schedule.
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Post by Kittaan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:48 pm

@ Tyson - Nice find on the '94 Clutch!  Never seen that.  Very amusing... and jamming.
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Post by badkittygothgirl » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:14 am

Kittaan said 
 

Nobody else on here caught this tour!?!?  Kat?

 

EDIT: Ah, no wonder - just checked the dates, and we were pretty early on the schedule.


Yep, May 15th for us.  Looking forward to it an will definitely skip the openers based on previous assessments.

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Post by hellboy » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:00 am

badkittygothgirl said 
Yep, May 15th for us.  Looking forward to it an will definitely skip the openers based on previous assessments.


That'd be a shame, because everyone I've spoken to said that Orange Goblin were excellent live.  I'd definitely see them.

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Post by Busty McCracken » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:02 am

I caught their last 4 songs opening for Kyuss lives last month & thought they killed it as a support act.. Great energy.

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Post by hellboy » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:06 am

I wouldn't have called Orange Goblin cock rock either.

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:18 am

I'm seeing them next week.

 

Probably check out Orange Goblin as well.  One of their albums was recommended on Amazon, and the samples sounded interesting.
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Post by Kittaan » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:22 am

hellboy1975 said

badkittygothgirl said 
Yep, May 15th for us.  Looking forward to it an will definitely skip the openers based on previous assessments.


That'd be a shame, because everyone I've spoken to said that Orange Goblin were excellent live.  I'd definitely see them.


All I can say is that was my impression after 4 songs.  Uninspired, derivative... They sounded a little better on recorded material, so it may have been the aforementioned sound issues at the venue contributed to the impression.  Needless to say: Everyone should form their own opinion.  Interested to hear what others think of them.
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Post by badkittygothgirl » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:31 pm

Kittaan said

hellboy1975 said


badkittygothgirl said 
Yep, May 15th for us.  Looking forward to it an will definitely skip the openers based on previous assessments.


That'd be a shame, because everyone I've spoken to said that Orange Goblin were excellent live.  I'd definitely see them.


All I can say is that was my impression after 4 songs.  Uninspired, derivative... They sounded a little better on recorded material, so it may have been the aforementioned sound issues at the venue contributed to the impression.  Needless to say: Everyone should form their own opinion.  Interested to hear what others think of them.


Why, so I can suffer through some crap opener like you did?  That is alright, I'll pass.

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Post by aktoolhead » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:22 pm

saw them in Seattle on the 29th. Flew in from Anchorage to watch them (which I usually have to do because we get a decent concert once every 6 months). Show was awesome! Was at a small venue, the showbox. Played old songs, newer songs, and 3 or 4 brand new songs including "Earth Rocker" and my favorite one from the new album "D.C. Sound Attack". Neil Fallon even broke out the cowbell for the solo in the song.  So it was a good show and the new album is killer.

I wonder what show I will fly 2000 miles for next?  I do have an emergency TOOL account set aside (1,000$) incase a show pops up in Seattle or Bay area, but besides them I think Deftones will have to be the next band I travel to go see. There on my bucket list and doubt they will ever come to Anchorage.

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Post by hellboy » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:31 pm

badkittygothgirl said 
Why, so I can suffer through some crap opener like you did?  That is alright, I'll pass.


Kittaan is the only one saying they're crap here.  Feel free to ignore the rest of us.

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Post by Kittaan » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:23 am

Hey! 


 





Clutch is going on the road again!
They have decided to ensure that their loyal fans are getting the first opportunity to buy tickets. For most shows, they will be offering tickets before they go on sale to the general public at tixx1.artistarena.com/clutch.

This is a LIMITED TIME, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED PRESALE and it is LIVE NOW!
So grab some friends and get your presale tickets now! 





 

Here's the link from above - http://tixx1.artistarena.com/clutch/

 

Bummed that the closest they're coming to me is Sac.  Too far unless I can work it out closer to Nov.  Anybody been to the Ace Of Spades in Sacramento?  Good venue?
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Post by basejumper » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:24 pm

Just picked up tickets to the double header in NC. Should be an awesome two nights!

Funny enough the presale special for both nights was $60 through that link above. I went directly to the venue website and found a 2 night pass for $47.25!
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Re: Clutch - Earth Rocker

Post by Kittaan » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:12 am

I knew there was a Clutch thread.

Reposting the Crucial Velocity vid here:

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And some more Clutch news:
North American Tour 2013

8/31: Lacombe, AB @ Alberta Downs - (Alberta's Own)*
9/14: Baltimore, MD @ Carroll Park - "The Shindig" *
9/15: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
9/16: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
9/17: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
9/19: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
9/20: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
9/21: Vienna, WV @ Fishbone Gill & Grill
9/22: South Bend, IN @ Club Landing
9/24: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
9/25: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
9/26: Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
9/27: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
9/28: Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
10/27: Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
10/28: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
10/29: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
10/31: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
11/01: Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/02: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
11/04: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
11/05: Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/07: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/08: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
11/09: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/10: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/11: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/13: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club
11/14: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/15: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
11/16: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
11/17: Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
11/19: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/20: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
11/21: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's
11/22: Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
11/23: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

And they are playing Soundwave in Oz in 2014:

2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane*
2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney*
2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne*
3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide*
3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth*

*Denotes Festival Date*

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Post by not tyson » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:18 am

Sideshows with Down pleasy

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Re: Clutch - Earth Rocker

Post by basejumper » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:43 am

Just got this email... bummer! Was looking forward to these shows.

Hello Clutch Fans

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have been forced to postpone the September tour dates of the "Earth Rocker" North American Tour. This is due to a health issue with singer Neil Fallon. Tickets already purchased for the dates in September will be honored for the rescheduled dates in January.


CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon gave an update on his condition:



"Dear friends, this week I've learned that a childhood injury to the neck, a genetic predisposition for spinal disease, and 20 some years of head banging will exact a toll. I've been diagnosed with an ugly case of cervical spinal stenosis and two herniated discs."
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