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Gruff Rhys, Y Niwl and The Ocean Floor


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Fri., June 3, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Mississsippi Studios

Gruff Rhys leads Super Furry Animals, a Welsh psych-rock band that's somewhere between Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and Dungen—meaning, they could swerve from skipping-through-a-meadow whimsy to stormy weirdness at a moment's notice. Also, not unlike the Beta Band, SFA have shown periodic proclivities toward electronic experimentation over their nine albums. On his own, Rhys has released three full-lengths. His latest, Hotel Shampoo, proves that his ability to write skewed yet pulchritudinous melodies hasn't run dry. Welsh tourmates Y Niwl play vocal-free surf rock with tight arrangements, immediate hooks, and punchy rhythms, in the reverent, revivalist vein of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet. It's nothing new, of course, but Y Niwl do it with verve. DAVE SEGAL

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Fri., June 3, 9 p.m. 2011
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