Deftones

The Fillmore Miami Beach has been absolutely slaying lately with its indie-style bookings, but here's a new announcement from the venue to make the thinking-man's metal fan weep tears of joy. Sacramento legends Deftones will headline Wednesday, August 25, when the band plays its first show in South Florida in a couple of years.

Hipster types have unfairly maligned the band for its supposed role in helping foment the stain that was nu metal. But hey, can the group help it if so many Korn imitators really liked it? In any event, the band's 2000 watershed crossover album, White Pony, still holds up as a testament to the fact that progressive, heavy music can sometimes boast broad appeal without dumbing down. The latest Deftones disc, Diamond Eyes, is further proof of that. Critics and fans are eating it up, and the album even penetrated the Billboard Top 20.

If that's still not enough for the snobs, consider this: Savannah sludge-metal titan Baroness is slated to open. Imagine how that will sound in an enclosed theater with the Fillmore's killer P.A.

 
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