Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Deftones @ The Pageant (5/1/2013)



Opener

  • I arrived late and only caught half of the last song by Ghost in the Machine, which was unfortunate since I wanted to support them after meeting the wife of their lead singer (a friend of a friend) last week.  There was really no need, though, as the show was sold out, and plenty of people saw them play.

Setlist
  • The first 3 songs were from Around the Fur, then they sampled from every album in their catalog.  They ended with the standard "Engine No. 9" and "7 Words".

 Observations

  • Chino (who was pretty chatty that night) dedicated the first song of the encore to Chris Kelly of Kris Kross, who had died earlier in the night.  He also made a reference earlier in the night to having a rough couple of weeks since former bassist Chi Cheng's death.
  • Chino has been playing the guitar more and more.  He broke it out for 5 or 6 songs, with at least a couple being songs from the most recent album.

High/low-lights
  • Despite Koi No Yokan being possibly my second favorite Deftones album, most of the new songs that they played mostly fell flat to me.  I also think that, despite their high energy onstage, they are a much better band musically in the studio than they are live.

Rating: 4.1/5

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