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Mike Sullivan of Russian Circles tells Rod Whitfield about how grateful he is to have been able to make a career playing post-rock music.
Celebrating 15 years.
The fluid and embracing time changes between songs let it be known that they’ve worked hard to construct a solid setlist, and while it would have been good to see a little more freedom on stage, the quality of Russian Circles’ music pretty much adds up to a pretty memorable show either way.
Russian Circles’ chilling banterless set served as an accurate portrayal of what the top tier of said genre should sound like live.
"If anything a little more material from Memorial would have been welcomed given that it’s the album they’re touring. Well, at least they’ve left some to really look forward to on future visits."
"You know, they can have whatever idea about the music, everyone has their own opinion. But I at least want them to have a proper opinion."
A stack of local acts will play throughout the run
Five dates around the country coming up.
The extremity of Russian Circles is more pronounced on album number five, with black metal even sneaking to the fore on a few occasions.