PICS: Primus & Mastodon at Open Air Theatre

Alternative metal gurus Primus and Mastodon thundered through Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre on Friday, July 6. Scroll the gallery here.

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Primus bassist/vocalist Les Claypool incorporates tapping, strumming and slapping into his bass playing.
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The band has been together since 1984.
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Just about every member in Mastodon, including bassist Troy Sanders and drummer Brann Dailor, sings.
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You know the show "South Park"?
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Well, if you've heard the theme song -- and you have -- then you know Primus.
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They're quirky, complex and maybe one of the strangest bands to become commercially viable.
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In 2000, the band went on hiatus.
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They re-formed in 2003 and have been together ever since.
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Mastodon are largely regarded as a heavy metal band.
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The thing is, guitarist Brent Hinds kind of hates heavy metal, according to a Guitar Player Magazine article.
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Regardless, Mastodon have been nominated for multiple Hard Rock and Metal Grammys.
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This year, "Sultan's Curse" won Best Metal Performance.
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One thing's for sure: metal or not, they're heavy.
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