Anthony Green is the nicest weirdo you could ever meet.
In 2010 I got lucky enough to open for his band Circa Survive at The White Rabbit two days in a row. During those days, I briefly got to kick it with him and chat about music and life and watch fans freak out during meet and greets.
“You’re the banjo guy, right?” he asked me excitedly after passing him backstage (back then I was doing a banjo rap shtick).
“Yea,” I said, a little intimidated by how piercing his blue eyes were (the boy ain't ugly) and also trying to figure out if his high energy was just an act, or actually how this dude is normally (turns out, Green is just a high energy dude).
I guess it’s hard to judge someone's character in two days, but after my set the second night, he invited me to finish the Blue Sky Noise
tour with him, and I appropriately was more than a little stoked for the offer.
For financial reasons, I wasn’t able to go on tour with Circa Survive, but even just being asked is a cool token I still keep in my pocket, and from what I hear from other musician friends I’ve told, Green has a heart for helping up and coming musicians.
In the most roundabout way to get to the point of all of this, Circa Survive is headed back to San Antonio in support of their last album The Amulet
on Saturday, November 24 at the Alamo City Music Hall.
A fan before and after getting to play a couple shows with Green, few vocalists bring the energy to the stage like Green and even fewer can soar above posthardore chord progressions like Green does in his bands. If you've never seen Circa live, now's your chance, fam.
Tickets ($25-$30) go on sale Friday, August 10 and can be purchased at alamocitymusichall.com.
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