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Clutch Cargo in Michigan is Shutting Down

Posted by: Jason Tate (11/07/13)
The long time venue Clutch Cargo in Michigan is being turned into a church. Less than Jake and Anti-Flag will be the final show there.
The church-turned-nightclub is being purchased by Grace Centers of Hope, with plans to hold the first service at the Gothic church on Easter Sunday. "Clutch Cargo’s is no longer a nightclub," Pastor Kent Clark, CEO of Grace Centers of Hope, said to applause from more than a hundred people gathered for the announcement.
    
 
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11:35 AM on 11/07/13
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This is not in Chicago?
11:37 AM on 11/07/13
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This is not in Chicago?
I've never heard of it.
11:38 AM on 11/07/13
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Oops. Michigan. The submission said Chicago and I didn't check.
11:56 AM on 11/07/13
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Never really liked this venue. It was basically a church with a tacky sign outside of it. Not surprised it is shutting down. Every show that comes through Pontiac seems to be at the Crofoot now anyways. They did host one of my favorite shows of all time in 2007 though (Chiodos, Emery, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, and The Devil Wears Prada).
12:25 PM on 11/07/13
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That's crazy. When I saw the tour dates for that tour yesterday I thought to myself, man there's not too many shows at Clutch anymore. Makes sense now. Have a lot of good memories there blinks $2 dolla tour, Drive Thru invasion, FOB.....sad to see it go.
12:57 PM on 11/07/13
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Like others have said, I saw some great shows there. Most memorably the Face to Face farewell tour with then-little-known opening act My Chemical Romance.
01:03 PM on 11/07/13
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I remember seeing Norma Jean open for Atreyu back in 05' here. Good memories, but venue definitely lacked an appeal for wanting to return for shows.
01:20 PM on 11/07/13
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Like others have said, I saw some great shows there. Most memorably the Face to Face farewell tour with then-little-known opening act My Chemical Romance.

Hah...I was there

It's safe to say My Chemical Romance and their Count Chocula fanbase weren't well received.

I think I saw Rise Against there as well before they evolved into Nickelback.
02:00 PM on 11/07/13
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Saw a lot of great shows here, but it was a terrible venue.
03:24 PM on 11/07/13
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This is A-OK with me. That place was a shithole. My girlfriend got roofied at a Bemis concert there.
05:02 PM on 11/07/13
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There haven't been shows there for a long time and then a Zeds Dead show popped up out of nowhere. I thought it was closed years ago. Only show I went to there was Head Automatica with Men Women and Children.
06:03 PM on 11/07/13
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Seems some great stuff here

Rancid with afi in 2000 for Halloween
Fenix TX before Lachuza, new found glory opening
Saves the day on the In reverie tour
AFI sing the sorrow tour
06:03 PM on 11/07/13
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Saw afi open for rancid there. Saw esham and natas. Minus the bear. Face to face/h2o/saves the day. Less than Jake/braid/snuff.

I thought it was a decent venue
06:35 PM on 11/07/13
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I also saw FFTL, Rise Against, and Bad Religion play together there. FOB opening for Mest was interesting too haha.
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