Surviving Tour

Circa Survive, circa 2006

Anthony Green was California dreamin'. In 2003, he left his hometown of Philadelphia for the golden sands of Newport Beach, where he formed Saosin. But a year later, Green exited stage east, back to Philly, where he hooked up with former This Day Forward guitarist Colin Frangicetto to start a new band — Circa Survive. In the tradition of prog-rock greats like Led Zeppelin, the four Circa Survive members found a house and shacked up together, all in the name of nonstop songwriting. The result was Juturna, a progressive mix of emo-ish post-hardcore and artfully hard-edged screamers. Sure, the guys have their chops down cold, but that doesn't mean they can't feel a little anxious about touring. As guitarist Brendan Ekstrom notes on the band's blog: "In preparation for the tour we managed to sleep about two hours before the first day. I felt as if I'd smoked a bowl of acid out of a helium balloon." Let's hope he wakes up in time for Sunday's show.

Circa Survive joins the Receiving End of Sirens, Days Away, and You in Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $12 to $15. Call 954-564-1074, or visit

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