Oct 09 The Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
Oct 10 Ace Of Cups Columbus, OH
Oct 11 Pyramid Scheme Grand Rapids, MI
All dates with Cloakroom
Russian Circles is a three piece instrumental rock/metal band from Chicago. For being only a trio, these guys make so many interesting sounds with the instruments that it's hard to pinpoint where it's coming from. When you listen to their album at home, you think that there is no way they would be able to replicate the sound live with only three people. Good god they prove you wrong with the first note.
There were no microphones on stage. None. There was very little lighting on the stage. They never announced who they were. They never pointed out where their merch was being sold. They walked up on stage played their songs, and got down.
Last night was a true example of music being so great and in depth that you don't need anything to distract you. Some people in the crowd were head banging to some of the heavier parts but majority of the crowd was just standing there, half of them with their eyes closed. It was too much to comprehend. The music was too good and the talent was too immense.
Russian Circles is likely due for a new album; their previous record, Memorial came out in 2013 on Sargent House.
Russian Circles at Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis (06 October 2015)