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Popular Band 'Filter' Takes The Cheel Arena Stage April 21

Reprise recording artists Filter will perform in concert at Clarkson University’s Cheel Arena on Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m.

Joining them on the bill are Geffen recording artists Veruca Salt; Asphodel recording artist Mix Master Mike and MCA recording artist Rahzel.  The show is sponsored by the Clarkson Union Board (CUB).

Richard Patrick, former lead guitarist for the popular band Nine Inch Nails formed Filter seven years ago.  The four-man band from Cleveland released their first album, “Short Bus,” in 1995, which featured the hit song, “Hey, Man, Nice Shot.”  Their second CD, “Title of Record,” was released in 1999. 

Filter is currently riding a wave of success with one of the album’s songs,  “Take a Picture,” which has received numerous spins on radio.  The video has been in heavy rotation on MTV and VH1.

Veruca Salt was also formed in 1993 and quickly scored an alternative and campus radio hit with “Seether” one year later.  The soon-to-be-released “Resolver” is the Chicago quartet’s third album and features the hit “Born Entertainer.”

Mix Master Mike (Michael Schwartz) contributed his acclaimed DJ skills to the Beastie Boys’ 1998 album “Hello Nasty,” and worked the turntables on their world tour.  His 1996 debut, “Michristmasterpiece Muziks Worst Nightmare,” was followed by 1998’s “Anti-Theft Device.”

Known as a vocal percussionist, Rahzel Brown uses his mouth to create a variety of sound effects, musical instruments and beats.  He has been a success as part of the Philadelphia hip-hop band The Roots, but has also realized success at the solo level.  On his debut solo album “Make the Music 2000” (1999), not only did Rahzel display his vocal talents, but he also displayed his skills as a lyricist.

Tickets are on sale now at the Cheel Arena ticket office; the Clarkson information desk; the SUNY Potsdam ticket office; Strawberry Fields in Potsdam; Northern Music and Video in Potsdam; and the St. Lawrence University ticket office in Canton.

Cost for the show is $10 for Clarkson students ($15 on the day of the show) and $15 for non-Clarkson students ($20 for non-Clarkson students day of show).  For information on purchasing tickets with a credit card, call 315-268-6402.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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