Event

JMax Productions
Primus, Clutch
Thu August 17, 2017 7:30 pm PDT (Doors: 6:30 pm )
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV (map)
All Ages
$40.00 - $299.00

Tickets are available locally at Recycled Records (S Virginia) and the Hard Rock box office (inside Hard Rock Casino).

Premium Pachyderm Package - $299.00

  • One (1) premium reserved ticket in first (5) rows -or- one (1) general admission pit ticket (with early entry) to see Primus Live

  • Meet & Greet opportunity with Les and Chaney Claypool, including the opportunity to sample Claypool Cellars Pachyderm Champagne and wine*

  • Invitation to an exclusive, VIP-only Q&A session with Primus

  • Invitation to a pre-show lounge with a cash bar featuring specialty drinks mixed with Les Claypool’s own SeaPop Soothing Soda*

  • Exclusive signed merchandise gift

  • Commemorative VIP laminate

  • Access to crowd-free merchandise shopping before doors

  • On-site event host

SeaPop Party Package - $229.00

  • One (1) premium reserved ticket in first (15) rows -or- one (1) general admission pit ticket (with early entry) to see Primus Live

  • Invitation to an exclusive, VIP-only Q&A session with the members of Primus

  • Invitation to a pre-show lounge with a cash bar featuring specialty drinks mixed with Les Claypool’s own SeaPop Special Soda*

  • Exclusive merchandise gift

  • Commemorative VIP laminate

  • Access to crowd-free merchandise shopping before doors

  • On-site event host

Golden Ticket Seamless Experience - $149.00

  • One (1) premium reserved ticket -or- one (1) general admission pit ticket (with early entry) to see Primus Live*
  • Exclusive VIP merchandise gift
  • Access to crowd free merchandise shopping
  • One (1) commemorative concert ticket
  • On-site concert host

*Seating varies by venue

Primus is all about Les Claypool; there isn't a moment on any of their records where his bass isn't the main focal point of the music, with his vocals acting as a bizarre side-show. Which isn't to deny guitarist Larry LaLonde or drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander any credit; no drummer could weave in and around Claypool's convoluted patterns as effortlessly as Alexander, and few guitarists would willingly push the spotlight away, like LaLonde does, just to can produce a never-ending spiral of avant-noise. All of this means that they are miles away from being another punk-funk combo like the Red Hot Chili Peppers; Claypool may slap and pop his bass, but there is little funk in the rhythm he and Alexander lay down. Instead, they're a post-punk Rush spiked with the sensibility and humor of Frank Zappa. Primus' songs are secondary to showcasing their instrumental prowess.

Their music is willfully weird and experimental, yet it's not alienating; the band was able to turn their goofy weirdness into pop stardom. At first, the band was strictly an underground phenomenon, but in the years between their third and fourth albums, their cult grew rapidly.

Show is 16+ Unless Accompanied by an Adult