August 13, 2023
Mike Dillon & Punkadelick
A very interesting blend of punk rock and jazz took the stage with the Mike Dillon & Punkadelick trio. I haven’t seen anything so interesting in a while and the crowd seemed to be pleased by their brand of punky jazz.
Giovannie & The Hired Guns
A shift in energy came with Giovanni and The Hired Guns. I didn’t realize just how popular these guys are until tonight! They brought a very fun and high energy vibe with what sounded like a mix of cover songs blended with originals. A very diverse and interesting set from some very talented musicians!
And for the final band of the evening, CLUTCH. A highly interactive set with frontman Neil Fallon pointing into the crowd and smiling at them.
Clutch released their 13th studio album, “Sunrise on Slaughter Beach” almost a year ago, but seems to be relentlessly touring for this cycle. What I really loved about seeing these guys play, is that they seem to play a different set each night. Setlists for each tour date can be seen on their social sites and it gives the audience a sense of surprise. There’s a removal of predictability there and any band who can comfortably pull that off, I applaud.
These guys are a definite must see, and if you miss it, well.. you miss it! They don’t ever seem to play the same show twice!
All photos by Courtney Ware for ZrockR Magazine 2023. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.