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Super Furry Animals - at the Neptune 2016

I had followed the rise of Super Furry Animals in the British press long before seeing them for the first time at Glastonbury 1999. If I wasn’t in awe of them before that point, the last song of their set that day, “The Man Don’t Give a Fuck,” sealed the deal.

File them under reverb-electro-psychodelic-politco-art style of rock. They infuse their native Welsh into their songs in just the right dose – to challenge the non-Welsh listeners to sing along and properly name check their catalog. To outdo us all, their 1995 EP, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (In Space), has even been listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the longest-ever title for an EP.

SFA craft clever rock songs for the thinking class. They don’t dumb it down for the masses, but thankfully, they are widely adored (as you can imagine, finding yourself in a crowd of Super Furries is a fun time). Their shows bring their songs to life, with antics that both play dress up (furry Sasquatch costumes, astronaut helmets, and hazmat suits) and downplay their superstar status (casual winter coats with hoods up, ready for an outdoor adventure).

They combine humor, humility and ambition in all that they do. And they are coming to Seattle! This Saturday!

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, Super Furry Animals will take to the Neptune for a set that will leave you weak in the knees (which is how I was after their 20-minute rendition of “The Man Don’t Give a Fuck”). Dead Meadow is opening up.

Want to win a pair of tickets?
To enter, email us at tiglovesyou {at} gmail {dot} com with the subject line “SFA” anytime between now and 1pm, Thursday (2/4). We will pick a winner and email them that afternoon.

If you don’t want to risk it, some tickets are currently still available.

My SFA set wishlist includes: