Ventura Theater Presents


Scars on Broadway

Tue, October 9, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$32.50 - $35.00

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This event is all ages

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Since Deftones’ Inception, the multiplatinum, Grammy-Winning alternative rock band from Sacramento, CA have quietly been pursuing two paths, delivering songs defined by churning, double-fisted aggression while also testing the boundaries of music by incorporating elements of psychedelia and shoegaze.
The Los Angeles Times wrote of Deftones, “Hard rock thrives on conflict and chaos, and no band has found more beauty and soaring aggression within those ingredients than Deftones.” Deftones have released seven albums to date and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, keyboardist/samplist Frank Delgado, drummer Abe Cunningham and bassist Sergio Vega, are currently working on their eighth studio album to be released in 2015.
Scars on Broadway
Scars on Broadway
Scars has been three years in the making, much of that because Malakian believes in letting the music dictate, as opposed to deadlines and commerce. "Some people like going into the studio and saying, 'Hey, this week we're going to make an album,'" he says. "I just can't do that because I'm a little moody and I like different parts of my moods to come out in songs. I like taking a little time to sit there and see where I am in life at that moment and absorb that and let that naturally come out in the songs that I write as opposed to forcing it out."

Among the moods that came out naturally in the songs is something a lot of people can understand right now – frustration. "Whether it's a heavier song or a more moody song, one thing that brings them all together is a sense of attitude and a bit of frustration in the lyrics and the vocals," explained Malakian. Where does that feeling come from? "The frustration is personal and global and it all comes together; the world is like a mind-fuck, full of contradictions. You turn on the evening news and here's this really pretty blond lady telling you the worst personal things that you can hear on television, [like] suicide rate is up in Iraq. So there are all these things that are going on that people's brains are taking in and your brain doesn't know what to feel anymore. And that's why you have so many people going through depression and stress and anxieties and things like that."

Artistically though, both Dolmayan and Malakian are very emotionally satiated by Scars. In talking about his feelings when he listens to the finished album, Dolmayan says, "I take pride from it. It's like watching a child graduate from college. You're responsible for raising that child, making sure it's a good person, taking it to the next level and helping the child grow to be an individual. And it's kind of like that with these songs."

And Malakian's thoughts? "I feel that Scars is an evolution and a progression from where I came from, which is System, and it feels that way to John. When I listen to our songs this feels right, like this should be happening right now."

He trusts that when people finally do hear Scars on Broadway, they'll have the same feeling. "I can't wait for people to hear the songs because I feel it's some of my best material ever," he says. "I really am proud of the material and of what we've done."
Venue Information:
Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St.
Ventura, CA, 93001