By at 8:33 AM Friday, August 14th 2009


Clutch Break Off Some Wisdom

Clutch, Interviews


Clutch, Maryland’s finest stomp-rock prophets, descended on Los Angeles recently in support of their new album Strange Cousins From The West,  and we talked our way onto their tour bus for an exclusive one-on-one Q&A with bassist Dan Maines before the show.

It felt a bit strange kicking the rest of the band off their own bus just moments before laying waste to the House Of Blues, but the guys couldn’t have been more cordial. In this clip, Maines kicks the wisdom on Strange Cousins From The West, playing in fans’ basements and the pleasures of being a totally independent group after nearly two decades in the label game.

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There’s no shortcuts around paying your dues as a rock band, as Dan explains, and Clutch is a shining example of a band that’s fought their way to the top through nine albums and a work ethic that rivals the biggest names in the game.

We’ll catch up with the band again in October at Austin City Limits, but there’s nothing quite like seeing a Clutch show on your own. See below for Clutch fall 2009 tour dates (with Wino & Revolution Mother):

9/9 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
9/10 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
9/11 Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
9/12 Hartford, CT @ The Webster Theater
9/13 Montreal, QC @ Lee Saints
9/15 London, ON @ London Music Hall
9/16 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
9/18 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
9/19 Jackson, MS @ Club Fire
9/20 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
9/22 Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
9/23 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
9/24 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9/25 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
9/26 Chicago, IL @ The Metro
9/27 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
9/29 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
9/30 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
10/1 Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
10/2 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
10/3 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/4 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/6 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
10/7 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
10/8 Richmond, VA @ The National
10/9 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/10 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza


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  1. Porkspam says:

    Gearheads rule

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