When: Sat., March 19, 8 p.m. 2016
What isn’t there to say about Deftones at this point? From a slew of singles: “Change (In the House of Flies),” “Be Quiet and Drive,” “Digital Bath,” and excellent collaborations, including one with Tool’s Maynard James Keenan in “Passenger,” Deftones remain one of rock’s most relevant and sincere groups. Through Saturday Night Wrist, Diamond Eyes and the forthcoming GORE, the Sacramento outfit continue to release a monolithic catalogue, sourced from the litany of modern frustrations (see “Minerva” and “Lucky You”), to the sensitive downward spiraling of “Romantic Dreams” and “Tempest.” Live, expect to be enveloped in an amplified wash of grandeur, featuring the dramatic breadth of Chino Moreno’s vocals and the band’s abrasive, knotted riffs. Nothing is ever too in-your-face or too unforgettable to go unnoticed. Their music ricochets between two juxtaposing modes — from violent and bludgeoning soundscapes to languid hazes facilitated by Moreno’s unabashed shrieks and seductive, feather-light timbres. Even though the band frequently ventures into Texas, don’t be tempted to miss the show at Lone Star Brewery.
Price: $39 (sold out)