Contact Us

Russian Circles Made the Wait Worth It

“F— that song anyways. We got new s—. That was old. It was old,” Russian Circles guitarist Mike Sullivan said as he scrambled to get his pedals working. He was stuck in a thick sea of the crowd’s “Awwws” and “What happeneds?” The band headlined Bowery Ballroom for the first time — but got off to a rough start when Sullivan’s guitar went completely out only mid-song of the first song.

As Sullivan tried to quickly fix the issue someone screamed, “More reverb.”

It came to the point where the guitarist had to run out to the van. He asked the sound guy to put music on while he ventured away to find a solution.

“One more song!” someone else shouted during the ultra early intermission.

But before we knew it, a security guard cleared a pathway for Sullivan to run back up on stage. And like nothing had ever gone wrong, the vocal-less three-piece resumed playing one hell of a rocking set. Their eclectic, Explosions in the Sky-meets-Pelican ‘instrumetal’ had a very full Bowery Ballroom entranced. In fact, their builds have the total payoff that you usually see at techno festivals, where everyone jumps up and down at the climax of a song.

Catch the Chicagoans on the road with Young Widows throughout December.

Recommended for You

Around the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Noisecreep quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!