Surprises in Store
Primus' genre-hopping sound a perfect fit at Brooklyn Bowl
For 30 years, Primus has been defying categorization. The trio hit the mainstream in the ’90s and was typically categorized as a heavy metal band, with singles like “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver,” “My Name Is Mud” and “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver” getting plenty of airplay on MTV’s Headbangers Ball. But the band fit in just as well with the alt-rock scene, and the quirky rockers were right at home at both Lollapalooza and Ozzfest. Throughout the band’s career, they’ve found themselves part of various scenes, from punk rock to jam bands, and have been able to win over audiences of all kinds.
These days the band is going strong with the return of longtime drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander, and is looking at recording its first new material since 2011’s Green Naugahyde. That would be in addition to the band’s work on the full soundtrack from the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which it performed live last year. With an ever-changing set list and a constant sense of adventure, Primus remains as unpredictable now as it was when the band started.
Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq, 8 p.m. May 1-3, starting at $39.75 plus tax and fee. 702.862.2695