Last Night in Cleveland: Filter

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“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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