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Circa Survive

For Philadelphia's Circa Survive, the live performance is often less about the band's obscenely compelling music and more about singer Anthony Green's intense charisma onstage. While the band's driving rock songs — layered with urgent melodies and propulsive guitar riffs that bring an sense of actual motion to the numbers — are reason enough to draw crowds of people to Circa Survive's shows, Green is a sight all to himself as he twitches and undulates around the stage, howling the words like a man possessed. Watching Green, it's not surprising that rumors used to float around the Internet that his touch could heal people. So while going to the show to hear new songs off Circa Survive's forthcoming record is reason enough, the sense of spectacle and genuine fervor Green brings to their set makes the price you paid for your ticket doubly worth it.
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Emily Zemler