Chart-topping, platinum-selling Big Head Todd & the Monsters are bringing their “more sweet than bitter” blues-rock sound to The Clyde! They’re a little bit funk with a dash of punk, edging toward pop while rocking ’til they drop, and with more than three decades together and over a dozen records behind them, this group’s beautifully brash and honest rock is radio-ready and anything but mainstream.
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• All Ages
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Big Head Todd and the Monsters are not that big on anniversaries, so there won’t be any big hoopla over the fact that the band is officially crossing the three-decade mark this year. Thirty years would seem like something to commemorate, especially with the same core lineup, an achievement few other name-brand bands can boast of. Yet right now they’re less about celebrating stability than volatility, in the form of their eleventh studio album, New World Arisin’, which makes good on its forward-facing title with what might be the brashest rock and roll of their career. The old world can’t rest on any laurels, and neither will they.
“We’re in a real exciting part of our career right now,” says co-founder Todd Park Mohr. “We’re a viable band with a great audience and we’re able to work at a very high level. It’s a career that’s getting more and more interesting, rather than less, which is remarkable,” he says, chuckling at the unlikelihood of anyone being this cheerfully all-in, this far in. “I mean, 30 years into it, I really feel like: Wow, this is getting fun. I’m learning more about music and about my instrument, and it’s just really engaging in every way. We also dovetail well with the times, I think; I feel like we have something to say.”
That desire to communicate and connect is very much reflected in a new album that explores a variety of subgenres, from the funky (“Trip”) to the unexpectedly punky (“Detonator”), with stops along the way for raging country-rock (“Damaged One”), expansive storytelling in the Van Morrison/early Springsteen mode (“Wipeout Turn”), a Jimi Hendrix cover (“Room Full of Mirrors”), and, in the title track, “New World Arisin’,” a Charley Patton-inspired tune that ended up having what Mohr describes as “a heavy metal/gospel feel.” He doesn’t feel these musical zigzags will give fans musical whiplash. “The fact is, most people, like myself, listen to multiple genres of music, so I don’t think people have a problem with variety. I love it.”
Enjoy your next concert in style! Our VIP Gallery is a distinctive and desirable space within the Clyde Theatre, offering upscale ambiance, eye-catching décor, a high level of service, and exciting energy. With easy access from the main floor, a balcony overlooking the entire venue, a VIP bar, and a spacious social area, the VIP Gallery offers you a truly unique live music experience. Reserved seating is available in our Balcony area and Box Suites.
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