Clyde is a heavy band with a massive sound that it shoehorns into bars that dare take on the onslaught. The Rochester trio is metal, but it's well known that the band is entrenched in American roots music. Singer Todd Krasz can belt out Johnny Cash with a twang as easily as he can Venom with a roar. Voted the band most likely to cover Loudness.
Clyde performs with Grim Reaper, Blizaro, Rabid on Sunday, March 27, at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m., $15-$17. bugjar.com.