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Clubs & Concerts

Mayhem Festival

When: Tue., Aug. 3, 2:15 p.m. 2010

For the succession of afternoons Carson Daly introduced "Freak on a Leash" on MTV's TRL, Korn was, at least to a 12-year-old, dangerous and captivating. Today, they're a comeback act. At least this year's Korn III: Remember Who You Are sounds as though it could have followed immediately after 1998's chart-topping Follow the Leader; the band's staggering, head-fucked funk grooves are intact, meeting Nine Inch Nails arena-industrial with nü-metal bite. Jonathan Davis redirects self-loathing by howling and growling invectives at any number of unnamed yous. Korn co-headlines with Rob Zombie—whose similar sound brings dissimilar themes—and a heap of 2000s metalcore acts, including Norma Jean, Lamb of God and Shadows Fall. This Rockstar Energy Drink-sponsored "Mayhem Festival," then, is a sort of working timeline of overground metal for the masses.—Bryan Reed

Price: $19-$49.50

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