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Seether, Papa Roach, KYNG & Islander | February 5, 2014

Papa Roach

Take two powerhouse bands, neither of which have played Bay Area lately, smash them together for a co-headlining tour, throw in a couple of solid openers and you’ve got an yourself a rock and roll show. That’s exactly that Seether and semi-Bay Area (Vacaville) locals Papa Roach did when they brought Islander and KYNG along to the Warfield in San Francisco this past Thursday night.

Islander kicked things at the obscenely early time of 6:30 pm but folks managed to still get in the doors in time for their Deftones-ish set that spurred what started as a fairly sedate crowd into some action including helping out singer Mikey Carvajal with a little crowd-standing early in their set. Next up was KYNG … stoner metal from Los Angeles that set the vibe with purple washes of light but still managed to wake up the audience with a completely legitimate cover of Van Halen’s Hot for Teacher. Vocalist Eddie Veliz earned extra style points for calling out a kid in the row for texting during their set (go somewhere else to check your Tumblr).

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The promoters may have still been pushing tickets the day of the show but, if the show wasn’t sold out, you wouldn’t have known it. By the time Seether took the stage at 8:20, the place was packed except for maybe the last two rows of the balcony and people were ready to go absolutely nuts.  Frontman Shaun Morgan, never the chatty type, stayed loose but left the music to speak for itself as they spilled over their 60 minute allotted set time before leaving the stage amidst a wall of noise. They haven’t played the Warfield since 2008 and it was clear from the crowd reaction that 7 years was much too long!

Seether Setlist:

  • Gasoline
  • Needles
  • Rise Above This
  • Fine Again
  • Broken
  • Change (In the House of Flies) (Deftones cover)
  • Words As Weapons
  • Same Damn Life
  • Country Song
  • Fake It
  • Remedy

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While Seether may have seemed like a tough act to follow, it was immediately clear when Papa Roach took the stage that they were up to the task.  The crowd had shifted a bit between sets but the floor was as packed as can be as Jacoby Shaddix addressed the crowd from a riser on the front of the stage. With a 11 pm curfew looming in front of them, there was no dicking around for the Roach … 70 minutes of pure ferocity which wrapped predictably with Last Resort.

Papa Roach Setlist:

  • Face Everything and Rise
  • Getting Away with Murder
  • Between Angels and Insects
  • Where Did the Angels Go?
  • Blood Brothers
  • Burn
  • Forever
  • Scars
  • Lifeline
  • Kick in the Teeth
  • Hollywood Whore
  • Broken as Me
  • Still Swingin’
  • …To Be Loved
  • Last Resort

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