Preview: Minus the Bear & Circa Survive at the Newport

From the February 28, 2013 edition

Why you should go: Minus the Bear’s new album, Infinity Overhead, could be called minus the keyboards. That’s not to say the ’boards are gone this go-round, but more so that the Seattle band has, thankfully, reverted back to its guitar-heavy math rock roots after 2010’s Omni. Co-headliners Circa Survive, meanwhile, hasn’t completely abandoned its emo roots, while still managing to sound relevant and engaging. They’ve moved beyond mere surviving and into thriving at a time when their peers have all but capitulated to modern tastes.