CLUTCH8 p.m., the Village. $20-$23.
A recipe for Clutch
includes the following ingredients, if not more: a loading dose of hard rock, a dash of punkish metal, a truckload of stoned grooves and some Southern rock seasoning. Simply put, they're a classic rock band with an ultra modern sweep. It's heritage music re-distributed by a 21st century attitude. But for as hard as these guys get, I've yet to hear a Clutch number that you couldn't shake your moneymaker to, or sweat it out to in a bruising mosh pit. But it's a bad-luck day for torn loyalties, as Juanita's has one helluva show Friday as well. We may have to resort to a coin toss. Last year's Clutch show at the Village was one for the books, and this one should be no exception, considering three supporting acts, Willem Maker
, the Bakerton Group
and Red Fang
, are in line to set the mood, which I'm guessing will be festively aggressive. If any of them are half as good as last year's opener, this concert should be both the ticket and the ride.