Posted in metal | music | pictures on April 2, 2013

photos & words by Caroline Harrison

Russian Circles @ Saint Vitus 4/1/2013
Russian Circles

Russian Circles played Saint Vitus last night (April 1), supported by locals Primitive Weapons and Descender. The post-metal band played Highline Ballroom on their last headlining tour (and Radio City Music Hall recently), so it's no surprise that they sold out the Greenpoint bar long before any openers had been announced.

Descender's no-frills post-hardcore kicked off the evening. Primitive Weapons, down a guitarist, ripped through an energetic set on home turf (guitarist Arty Shepherd was actually working the bar that night). Russian Circles' lushly layered sound translates beautifully live. The band expertly weaves in samples and loops, without obscuring Dave Turncrantz's impassioned drumming or Brian Cook's distinctive bass lines (ex-Botch/These Arms Are Snakes).

Primitive Weapons play Music Hall of Williamsburg later this month (4/27) with Dillinger Escape Plan, the Faceless, and Royal Thunder. We'll be posting the RSVP info for that free show as soon as it's available. And if you missed their set last night, you can catch Descender againĀ tonight (4/2) at Saint Vitus supporting Loma Prieta and Goodtime Boys (tickets).

More pictures and a video of the entire Russian Circles set are below.

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Russian Circles - Brooklyn 04/01/2013 [full show] from (((unartig))) on Vimeo.

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Comments (13)

a round what time did they hit the stage? No one was within a 10 ft radius to me when I walked in. Bunch of squares hanging by the walls. Ill tri another angle.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2013 1:57 PM

a round?

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2013 2:00 PM

round
radius
squares
tri angle

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2013 2:06 PM

Lets be honest; the only circle anyone really cared about was the glory hole.

Amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2013 2:29 PM

They went on at 11pm.

They killed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2013 2:50 PM

brought it

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2013 2:57 PM

RCs always bring it. I would have totally been into seeing them again if I wasn't still sick. This glory hole everyone talks about probably would have been alright too ;-)

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2013 2:59 PM

They were great as usual.

Posted by JT | April 2, 2013 5:23 PM

Does anyone have any info on where I can find the new Olafur Arnalds album?

Posted by streetdude | April 2, 2013 8:35 PM

Well PLayed 8:35

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2013 10:52 PM

a round what time did they hit the stage? No one was within a 10 ft radius to me when I walked in. Bunch of squares hanging by the walls. Ill tri another angle.

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Posted by fred | May 9, 2013 3:18 PM

honestly this track is quite possibly the best thing you've ever done, it's mind blowing

Posted by Rolinnnse | September 24, 2014 10:36 AM

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