Circa Survive is spending this spring touring the country with Minus the Bear. When they stopped in Washington D.C, fans were offered a special opportunity for the 2013 Idobi Meltdown Festival, a day-long show featuring many up-and-coming bands in genres ranging from electronic indie, to punk rock. After eleven hours of performances, Circa Survive took the stage to the deafening roars of the crowd.
For over an hour, the band hit it hard, with a set including hits such as “In Fear and Faith” as well as newer songs off their successful self-released album, Violent Waves. For years, Circa Survive has proven that their mixture of melodic instrumentals and vocalist Anthony Green‘s high pitched croon can keep fans coming in droves, with or without a record label behind them. This show was no different, with fans of seemingly every background, from punk-rock to the kid next door singing and moving along with the music. More than once, a tattoo could be spotted featuring some of the band’s lyrics, or even album artwork. During their entire hour long set, the band played perfectly, with no technical difficulties, music that seemed to have a recorded quality, and the personality and passion that only a live show can have. At the conclusion of their set, the band set down their instruments, only to return to the stage to play their hit “Act Appauled” as an encore.
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