Cleveland Concert Review: Deftones at House of Blues

by

4 comments

Rawk
  • Rawk

If you didn’t get laid after the Deftones show at House of Blues last night, it’s no one’s fault but your own. The sexy, panty-dropping sounds of the California band were enough to get hips grinding and heads nodding.

At one point I looked around and it seemed like the entire audience had that “awww shit, yeah” face.

Deftones started strong with the title track from their latest album, Diamond Eyes. The primal, seductive screams of frontman Chino Moreno were only part of the fun. The flashing searchlights added a surreal twist, in some cases blanking out Moreno’s svelte frame, making it seem like only a star-shaped object was onstage.

“Pins and Needles” got the crowd in the mood for a rousing set that spanned the band's career. Trading his high socks for skinnies, Moreno was in great form last night. His voice was solid, even when he tapped it for a sizable chunk of material from the demanding Adrenaline album.

Still, it was older songs like “Change” and “Shove It” that really got the audience moving. During “Passenger” it seemed like everyone was on the verge of getting truly rowdy, which they hopefully did when they got home. —Jara Anton

Did you go to the show? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments.

Follow us on Twitter: @clescenemusic

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.