TVD Live Shots: Filter with Orgy at the Howard Theatre, 5/4

Filter, the hard hitting ’90s industrial rock outfit, made the Howard Theatre their DC stop on the band’s current “Make America Hate Again” tour. 

Nailing a thrilling performance to an enthusiastic crowd, frontman Richard Patrick is no stranger to delivering a pummeling round of songs to his diehard fans. Patrick, after leaving Nine Inch Nails as their tour guitarist, co-founded Filter with Brian Liesegang in 1993 and has racked up multi-platinum records since.

For Wednesday night’s performance the band was in excellent form. Patrick’s vocals sounded incredible and had just enough pop to soar above a relentless rhythm section. On bass guitar was Ashley Dzerigian who delivered an outstanding performance among the beautiful electronic madness. Through the entire set was a large, rapid moving eye on two screens above the stage that was both hypnotic and startling.

Touring to promote the band’s seventh studio release Crazy Eyes released in April of 2016, the outfit will be on the road in the US through May and then move onto European dates for the balance of the summer. Filter’s lineup includes Richard Patrick on vocals, the talented Ashley Dzerigian on bass, Oumi Kapila, Chris Reeve, and Bobby Miller. Filter’s new album is available on vinyl here.

Their setlist included “The City of Blinding Riots,” “You Walk Away,” “Your Bullets,” “Pride Flag,” “Take Me to Heaven,” “Take a Picture” and “Hey Man Nice Shot.”

Orgy, Vampires Everywhere, and Death Valley High were the evening’s openers. Orgy, known for their energetic performances and cover of New Order’s “Blue Monday” brought quite the crowd to venue and delivered a very solid opening set.

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Filter performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

ORGY

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

Orgy performs at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on May 4, 2016 (Photos by Richie Downs).

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