Friday, November 23, 2012

Deftones at the Hollywood Palladium

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After witnessing a blistering set at the House of Blues San Diego, it was a no-brainer to see Deftones again at the Hollywood Palladium. Koi No Yokan has been in constant rotation since its release and is rapidly ascending the ranks to being my favorite album in their discography. Given the fact that Chino Moreno and Stephen Carpenter reside in the Los Angeles area, it was a special partial hometown show that featured a few guest appearances.

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While the setlist closely mimicked the San Diego show, there were a few notable exceptions. The crowd was perplexed when Sergio Vega pounded out the ratchet sounding bass line for Joe Jackson's classic tune "Steppin' Out" as Moreno sang it true form to the original. I'm not familiar with Jackson's discography but "Steppin' Out" is a legitimate classic song and it was interesting to hear the song through the sonic prism of the Deftones. "Passenger" had Greg Puciato from Dillinger Escape Plan handle the vocal parts while Alexi Laiho added some guitar muscle to "Root". Hopefully the Deftones will do another run across the States or maybe a slot at Coachella to show some bands how it is done.

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Deftones Setlist at the Hollywood Palladium
01 "Diamond Eyes"
02 "Rocket Skates"
03 "Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)
04 "My Own Summer (Shove It)
05 "Poltergeist"
06 "Rosemary"
07 "Swerve City"
08 "Feiticeira"
09 "Digital Bath"
10 "Knife Party"
11 "Tempest"
12 "Engine No. 9"
13 "Riviere"
14 "Change (In The House Of Flies)"
15 "Steppin' Out"
16 "Passenger"
17 "Bloody Cape"
18 "Bored"
19 "Root"
20 "7 Words"

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