Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings

Clutch/Torche/Lionize

When: Sun., Dec. 28, 8 p.m. 2014

Headlining one of the few national tours hitting Cleveland in this final week of the year, Clutch promises an evening of that fine, fine metaphysical desert rock. The band is still mostly riding the waves of 2013’s Earth Rocker, which is as passionate and blisteringly heavy as anything else they’ve done in the past two decades. One can and must argue, though, that the band’s iconic sound is nested in its first two albums: Transnational Speedway League and the self-titled sophomore effort. Both are legendary for straddling the hardcore and stoner rock scenes. The latter, with its centerpiece, “Spacegrass,” is a legitimately trippy album. Growling frontman Neil Fallon memorably speaks those eerie lines in the first “Spacegrass” verse, “T-minus whenever it feels right, Galaxy 5-0-0, planets align, a king is born,” and we’re off. (Sandy)

Price: $25 ADV, $30 DOS

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