The band has been unfairly maligned by hipster types for its role in supposedly helping foment the stain that was "nu metal," but hey, can they help it if so many Korn imitators really liked them? In any event, the band's 2000 crossover watershed album, White Pony, still holds up today 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 disc even penetrated the Billboard Top 20.
If that's still not enough for the snobs, consider this: Savannah sludge-metal titans Baroness
open. Imagine how that
will sound in en enclosed theater with the Fillmore's killer P.A.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, June 26 at 10 a.m., through livenation.com
, by phone at 800-745-3000, or at the Fillmore box office.