This has been a BUSY week of shows here at A&GS!! Up next? A review of CIRCA SURVIVE, TITLE FIGHT, and PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH from House of Blues Dallas, courtesy of contributing writer/photographer Faye Fetters! Check it out:
CIRCA SURVIVE doesn’t just play a show, they put on a show. Everything from the way they play their set, to how they’re gliding across the stage is perfection. I’ve been lucky enough to see them twice this year, and both times they went above and beyond any expectations I had. Everyone in the band is excellent at what they do, and it shows. Aside from the professionalism and excellence in the music, they’re all wonderful performers. Anthony Green owns every single inch of whatever stage he’s on, and the rest of the band follows suit. If you’re wanting to get a taste of what they’re like make sure to pick up their new record Descensus out now.
Before I saw this band live, I was certain that I hated them. In my mind, they were “just another” hardcore band. Then I saw them play and my view did a complete 180. Not only is their stuff well put together, but it’s super catchy. You can tell from the moment that they get on stage that they’re buddies playing songs that they wrote together. They were more focused on having a good time and playing their stuff correctly than making little speeches between songs. That output is refreshing to see in a larger touring band. If you have the time, make sure to give their album Floral Green a spin.
PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH
Back in March I saw PIANOS at The Door when they were on tour with LA DISPUTE. Seeing them at House of Blues was a whole new experience. Although they’re a really great band, their showmanship is better suited in a more intimate setting. They’re a solid band, but they have a sort of “tight knit” feeling to their shows that shines in a smaller setting. That being said, if you’re given the opportunity to see them live, go check them out. They just released a new record called Keep You, available now.
LIVE REVIEW AND PHOTOS: CRYSTAL FAYE PHOTOGRAPHY