Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings

Gary Clark Jr.

When: Mon., March 3, 8 p.m. 2014

Gary Clark Jr. recently exploded out of Austin, Texas, winning pretty much every award at SXSW last year and then nabbing a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance. Expect to hear much more from this rising guitarist in the near future. Clark is known for his raw, fuzzy guitar playing, and his 2012 release Blak and Blu is an eclectic mix of soul, pop, hip-hop, R&B and blues. “When My Train Pulls In” is one of Clark’s signature blues tunes, rolling out some heavy fuzz-laden solos over thick, dark harmonies. On the lighter side, his happy-go-lucky power-pop blues hybrid “Glitter Ain’t Gold” has a shiny, nice, upbeat brightness in the guitars and backing vocals. He’s received much criticism about his sound being too clean and spread over too many genres, but Clark has expressed a fear of being pigeonholed as “that guitar guy.” Expect tonight’s show to push those boundaries a bit more. (Eric Gonzalez)

Price: $27.50 ADV, $32 DOS

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