Best Of 2011

BEST CONCERT (LARGE): Primus at Ruth Eckerd Hall, June 6, 2011

Everyone wondered whether the distinguished, seated hall was appropriate for Primus’ brand of heavy thrash-funk and progressive alt metal. All worries were laid to rest when the band took the stage, and while they kicked off with a refreshing lack of ceremony, nothing about the show disappointed. Primus rocked the hall to its foundations without breaking anything — the three musicians getting dark and loud and heavy and weird, their chemistry apparent as they expanded songs into menacing, chunky jams — and they managed to get their fans home before midnight.