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Filter // Live @ Shaka’s // 4.29.16

Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar
Photos by: Glenn Woodell and Wendy Podmenik Darugar


VIRGINIA BEACH, VA- Filter is alive, ferocious, and as strong as ever. Touring for their seventh album, “Crazy Eyes”, original frontman Richard Patrick took the helm and self-produced this fiercely industrial creative project. “Crazy Eyes” takes an in-depth look at the insanity of the human mind….unfiltered. An exploration into the darkest corners of who we are, Patrick digs down into the core of our rage and pain and gives it a voice through music.

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Aggressive, experimental, with themes that are controversial, industrial music has been represented by such talents as Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, and Marilyn Manson. Filter is right in the thick with them, Richard Patrick having worked with NIN in 1993 and leaving in 1995 to form his own project- releasing “Short Bus” as a debut album that went platinum and featured the huge hit, “Hey Man, Nice Shot”. My favorite track from the new release: “City of Blinding Lights”.

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Both Vampires Everywhere! And Death Valley High had a similar look, vibe, and sound, being inspired by gothic/industrial material, notably with visuals that referenced vampires, occult, and undead themes. Opening locals Stereobloom and We Never Sleep showcased our great talent based right here in the “757”.

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Filter setlist:

The City of Blinding Riots

Trip Like I Do

You Walk Away

Head of Fire

The Take

Kid Blue


Your Bullets

Pride Flag

Nothing in my Hands

Welcome to the Suck

Take a Picture

Take Me to Heaven

Mother E

Hey Man Nice Shot

Welcome to the Fold


Wendy Podmenik Woodell
Since entering the world of photography in 2013, WENDY PODMENIK has focused her interest on live music. Her ultimate goal is to successfully present the live music genre as an art form which preserves the expression, emotion, and energy of specific moments in time. ////// GLENN WOODELL spends his musical time working both on and around the stage. He's spent decades behind the lens as a visual artist, and for his career, studied human vision as a scientific researcher. His time on the stage these days is either spent holding on to a bass guitar or a camera.