Blues-rock with balls: Clutch Live
Venue: O2 Academy, Brixton, London
Maryland’s finest blast their way into Brixton.
‘‘ALL ABOARD THE fuck yeah express!” bellows Neil Fallon. The rock’n’roll locomotive that is Clutch stops for nothing and no one – with the Shepherd’s Bush Empire closed on short notice after being declared structurally unsound (if the house is a-rocking, call Health & Safety), the band’s London show jumps to the larger Brixton Academy. Despite the mere four days’ notice and the doubling in capacity, the Academy might not be sold out, but it’s a comfortably packed house.