Saturday, August 18, 2012

Russian Circles at Cat's Cradle

So, I finally took the plunge and got a new Tamron F/2.8 lens. I hadn't seen Russian Circles, but given the often stark, industrial nature of their music, I thought they might be a band with very little stage lighting. I was definitely correct. Other than a few naked bulbs, the stage was almost completely dark.

The shadowy lighting was definitely appropriate for the music -- dark, guttural bass lines punctuated by crashing drums and guitar work that was at times crackling, other times floating. It was pretty amazing to see how the band's intricately layered music comes to life on stage.   See more photos.

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