LIVE REVIEW: Circa Survive - On Letting Go 10 Year Tour
Turnover opened the show with a fairly unheard-of-to-me brand of clean guitar backed alternative rock. Their subdued energy and borderline homeless (or incredibly hip) appearance made them an interesting choice for an opening act but their material was well put together, and may have been a well placed balance for the bands to follow.
Mewithoutyou took the stage with their high energy, erratically performed set. Aggressively delivered spoken word style vocals are a love/hate for me, but tonight they did the job. Thick bass riffs and well woven guitar work added to the mix and contributed to an overall memorable performance.
Circa Survive performed On Letting Go in its entirety and it was exactly what one would expect. After seeing the Juturna 10 year celebration just over a year ago I wondered how Circa would improve their album birthday show for this go around. Two large balloon shapes reminiscent of the album artwork served as projection screens, a twist on a familiar concept which added depth to the atmosphere created by the FX layered guitar interplay. Front man Anthony Green delivered a fully committed performance. As I've come to expect, he was never in place for more than a few moments, his frenetic energy and awkward charisma acting as a bridge for the audience to step into Circa's world.