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Light & Noise Post 2 Live Videos from Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

Russian Circles live from the Black Stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin, TX on November 4, 2011.


Dallas Observer: This Weeks Obsession


circles.jpg​As I was standing in the photo pit of the Murder City Devils' stage the Friday evening of Fun Fun Fun Fest, a band started playing on the other side of the large, divided stage. I couldn’t see them, as I was 40 yards to the band’s right, literally with my elbows on the unused stage but, boy howdy, could I ever hear the act kicking things off.

Who was the band that blew me away? It was Chicago’s Russian Circles. In the span of 40 minutes, their pulverizing, rhythmic and ravaging set was made all the more intense by the fact that I could only hear the raging riffs and the percussive propulsion. My view of the enraptured, fist-waving fans in front of the stage, backdropped by the always majestic Austin skyline, proved to be the perfect live-action visual accompaniment to the explosive tunes.

Of course, after looking the band’s history up when I got back to the hotel, I was a combination of embarrassed and excited. As it turns out, Brian Cook, Mike Sullivan and Dave Turncrantz have been a big deal to many people for a few years now. How had I missed out on them? While I pondered that thought, I realized I had multiple albums of Russian Circles material to unearth and that was enough to get over my easily bruised music-geek ego.

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Russian Circles photos by Brooklyn Vegan on Day 1 of Fun Fun Fun Fest the Black Stage,  11/4/11.


North American Headline Tour Starts November 2, 2011

Russian Circles will be headlining a tour across North America this fall in support of their upcoming album, Empros their fourth full-length that will be released on October 25 via Sargent House. Supporting the band on the road for the majority of shows will be Deafheaven. Always check with Venues directly for full lineups and door times.

RUSSIAN CIRCLES LIVE
11/02  Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds #
11/03  Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves #
11/04  Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest – Auditorium Shores
11/05  Austin, TX @ Red 7 –
Fun Fun Fun Fest Nights w/ Boris , Tera Melos & #
11/07  New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s #
11/08  Atlanta, GA @ The Earl #
11/09  Newport, KY @Southgate House $#
11/10  Columbus, OH @Ravari Room $#
11/11  Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick $#
11/12  Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace # !
11/13  Buffalo, NY @ Soundlab # !
11/14  New York, NY@ Bowery Ballroom # %
11/15  Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s # %
11/16  Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #
11/17  Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose #  (EARLY AA Show)
11/18   Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop #
11/19  Grand Rapid, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme #
11/25  Portland, OR, @ Doug Fir Lounge w/
Helms Alee and #
11/26  Seattle, WA @ Neumos  w/ Crypts and #
11/28  Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour # *
11/29  San Diego, CA @ The Casbah #*
12/02  Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club $ ^
12/03  Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall $ ^

# w/ Deafheaven
$ w/ Young Widows
! w/ Indian Handcrafts
%w/ The Men
^ w/ Anatomy of a Habit
* w/ Marriages (feat. Members of Red Sparowes)

(Source: artistdata.sonicbids.com)


Russian Circles at Fun Fun Fun Festival - Austin Texas


Russian Circles will be playing at this years Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin, Texas on 11/4 on the Black Stage. On 11/5 they are playing a FREE show for Fest Ticket holders at RED 7 as part of  FUN Nites w/ BorisTera Melos, Deafheaven and more.

THIS YEAR YOU CAN ALSO WATCH FFF FEST ONLINE IN REAL TIME ON PITCHFORK

FFF Fest
Friday - November 4th
@Auditorium Shores
Russian Circles  / Black Stage at 6:30 (Online Streaming at Pitchfork.com)

Saturday - November 5th - FFF Nites / Red 7
Russian Circles at 1:15am - 2am
Tera Melos at 12:30 - 1am
Boris at 11:15pm - 12:05am
- All Ages / FREE with Festival Wristband


Fun Fun Fun Fest


Russian Circles have been announced to play at this years Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin, TX in November on the Black Stage. Set time and date to be announced, along with a full US / Canadian Headline Tour.