Music: Clutch

Since Clutch has never achieved anything resembling mainstream success or acceptance, it’s had to settle for rabidly zealous fan worship.

Since Clutch has never achieved anything resembling mainstream success or acceptance, it’s had to settle for rabidly zealous fan worship. It seems the perfect revenge for a band that’s endured an almost endless cycle of being courted and signed by an excited label only to be advised to change its image and steer its progressive Stoner Rock boat toward the radio mainstream, with the band’s subsequent failure resulting in being dropped by said label.

So it has to be the most delicious irony that the Maryland quartet has maintained its Hard Rock/Alt Metal direction — played at a concussive volume that would shred a drone at 500 feet — and has circumvented any future corporate counsel by starting its own label, Weathermaker Music, for its last three stellar albums, including the recently released pummelfest Psychic Warfare. Read more about Clutch in this week's Sound Advice.


Clutch plays Bogart's Thursday with Crobot. More info/tickets: bogarts.com .



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