Words & Photos by Marco Denzer
The hard-rocking quartet Clutch, comprised of Neil Fallon (vocals), Tim Sult (guitar), Dan Maines (bass),
and Jean-Paul Gaster (drums), is currently embarking on the “No Stars Above” tour, in support of their
latest studio album, “Sunrise On Slaughter Beach.” Fortunately for local fans, the band’s extensive tour
schedule included a phenomenal concert at The Paramount in Huntington.
With a career spanning thirty years and boasting thirteen studio albums to their name, including their
most recent release in September 2022, Clutch has an extensive musical archive to draw from, allowing
them to effortlessly create setlists that encompass a wide variety of their work. On this particular night, the setlist included five tracks from “Sunrise On Slaughter Beach” and an additional thirteen songs selected from their previous albums, such as “Clutch,” “The Elephant Riders,” and “Psychic Warfare,” among others.
The evening kicked off with a couple of outstanding opening performances by supporting artists Nate
Bergman and Amigo The Devil. They brought a soulful, bluesy, and country western punk flair to the
party, setting the stage for what was to come.
At precisely 10 PM, the Maryland rockers took to the stage, immediately captivating the crowd and delivering a solid hour and a half of entertainment. Neil, utilizing the spacious stage, tirelessly moved from one side to the other, belting out powerful vocals and enthusiastically waving his arms. Tim, Dan, and JP laid down heavy jams, creating an energetic and mesmerizing atmosphere. The vibe in the venue was unmistakably one of admiration for the band’s live show, and the audience reveled in the experience, with a group of fans even moshing throughout the entire performance.
With minimal banter between songs, the band allowed the music and the collective energy in the room to
speak for itself. They flawlessly played through the evening’s repertoire to a packed house, leaving
everyone ecstatic. Tracks like “12oz Epilogue,” “We Strive For Excellence,” and “Spacegrass”
reverberated through the venue, captivating the audience’s attention. Finally, at approximately 11:40 PM,
Clutch concluded the concert with “The Wolf Man Kindly Requests,” leaving the crowd wanting more.
Clutch’s performance at The Paramount was a testament to their unwavering talent and ability to create
an electrifying atmosphere. With their extensive discography and explosive live presence, Clutch
continues to solidify their position as one of the most revered rock bands of our time. The audience left
The Paramount that night with memories of an excellent performance, eagerly anticipating the band’s
next visit to the area.
|Big News I||Clutch|
|Big News II||Clutch|
|12oz Epilogue||Transnational Speedway|
|I Have The Body of John Wilkes Booth||Clutch|
|Skeletons on Mars||Sunrise On Slaughter Beach|
|Walking in the Great Shining Path of Monster Trucks||Transnational Speedway|
|Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)||Sunrise On Slaughter Beach|
|Nosferatu Madre||Sunrise On Slaughter Beach|
|Green Buckets||The Elephant Riders|
|A Shotgun Named Marcus||Transnational Speedway|
|Slaughter Beach||Sunrise On Slaughter Beach|
|We Strive for Excellence||Sunrise On Slaughter Beach|
|Son of Virginia||Psychic Warfare|
|The Dragonfly||The Elephant Riders|
|The Regulator||Blast Tyrant|
|Electric Worry||From Beal Street To Oblivion|
|The Wolf Man Kindly Requests||Earth Rocker|
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