Review - Chevelle & Black Map @ The Fillmore (7/8/14)

Kevin Keating
Pete Loeffler of Chevelle (Credit: Kevin Keating)
San Francisco rock fans were treated to a great show at the Fillmore last night with a line-up that included Highly Suspect, the Bay Area’s own, Black Map, and headliner’s, Chevelle, who are currently touring in support of their recently released album, La Gárgola (iTunes).

Chevelle's 90-minute set spanned back through to their 2002 breakthrough album, Wonder What's Next (iTunes).

Here's their performance of "The Red" from the same album:

Pete was fighting a sore throat, but if you couldn't tell from the video above, he had plenty of help from the audience throughout the night.

The full setlist included:

Chevelle had to scratch "Comfortable Liar" due to the 11pm curfew imposed by the city.

Dean Bernardini of Chevelle (Credit: Kevin Keating)

Here's "I Get It":

Regarding the openers, the addition of Black Map in support of Chevelle was a perfect fit for both bands. For Chevelle, Black Map's an incredibly tight and experienced band – made up of Ben Flanagan (of Trophy Fire), Mark Engles (of Dredg), and Chris Robyn (of Far).

Ben Flanagan of Black Map (Credit: Kevin Keating)
The band brings punchy hooks and melodic vocal overlays not all that different to Chevelle’s own style. And for Black Map, they’ve instantly gone from headlining 100-200 person venues, to sold out crowds in the thousands. Exposure that will serve them well as they lead-up to their debut album currently planned for release this October. In the meantime, be sure to check out their 4-song EP here (iTunes). And be sure to catch this show if it comes through your city.

Mark Engles of Black Map (Credit: Kevin Keating)

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