Last Night in Cleveland: Filter

“This one is for the mosh pit that has yet to arrive,” taunted Filter frontman Richard Patrick from House of Blues stage’s last night. It arrived early in the long-awaited homecoming show by the Bay Village native. A little encouragement was all it took. And from the opening chords of Short Bus favorite “Dose,” the Cleveland crowd got their “dose” of moshing and crowd surfing for the week. A concert-opening/lung-cleaning exercise of “Welcome to the Fold” was all that Patrick needed to jump into the 90-minute set, which was unfortunately plagued by sound problems most of the night. Patrick performed two of the strongest tracks from Filter’s new politically charged CD, Anthems of the Damned: the single “Soldiers of Misfortune” and the raging “The Take.” The set mostly featured a cross-section of Filter’s back catalog -- including a surprisingly whopping seven songs from 1999’s Title of Record, one of the band's best albums ...
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