Primus and Clutch Make Things Heavy, Weird & Psychedelic in Asbury Park

Pop Break Live: Primus with Clutch at The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, New Jersey

“Keep Asbury Weird” is a statement that has been uttered by locals in the “city that Bruce built” for the past 10 years.

Well, fortunately for the citizens and patrons of the city, Primus and Clutch brought the weird — as well as the heavy, psychedelic, and most importantly, great music to Asbury Park.

Clutch opened things up with usual bombastic set that included some chestnuts like “The Elephants Riders” and “Escape from the Prison Planet.” If you’ve never seen these guys groove live before, make it a priority to do so.

Primus, lead by Les Claypool, presented another visually stunning/trippy as all hell set. It was a mixture of insane lights, set pieces, and of course outlandishly brilliant musicianship.

Pop Break’s Matt Heasley caught the bands in action.

Clutch

Setlist:

Electric Worry
Big News I
Escape From the Prison Planet
Passive Restraints
Sucker for the Witch
The Mob Goes Wild
Profits of Doom
The Elephant Riders
Vision Quest
A Quick Death in Texas
Texan Book of the Dead
Crucial Velocity
Burning Beard
Decapitation Blues
Bubonic Blues
D.C. Sound Attack!
X-Ray Visions

Primus

Setlist:

Too Many Puppies
Sgt. Baker (with Too Many Puppies reprise)
Moron TV
Groundhog’s Day
The Pressman
Mr. Knowitall
Candy Man (Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley cover) (preceded by Drum Solo)
Mr. Krinkle
The Toys Go Winding Down
Pudding Time (with Toys reprise)
On the Tweek Again
My Name Is Mud
Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
Harold of the Rocks
Play Video

Encore:
Southbound Pachyderm (with Dean Ween)

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