Primus and Mastodon
[ROCK] Primus and Mastodon are two huge bands that like to come to Buffalo pretty often. This, however, is the first time they’ve shared a bill, which makes this—one of Buffalo’s first major outdoor concerts of the year—pretty special. Primus delivers with their weird, sometimes goofy yet challenging sets led by eccentric bassist Les Claypool, while Mastodon brings a more straight forward heavy metal set that stands out for its epic prog metal passages and general bad-assery. Both bands are touring in support of records released last year—Primus with The Desaturating Seven, and Mastodon with Emperor of Sand—the stronger of the two being Mastodon’s Emperor of Sand, which is both doom metal heavy and also one of their most diverse records. Primus on the other hand, maybe has the edge as far as hits go with classics like “Jerry was a Race Car Driver” dating back to the early 1990s. Add Nashville-based psychedelic hard rock band All Them Witches into the mix and it’s more than a solid line up as the first concert of the year in Artpark’s Coors Light Concerts series, this Wednesday, May 23.