Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys Playing Solo At Rockwood Music Hall, Stealing Shit From His Hotel While He’s In Town


As joyful, visually excessive, oft-animal-costume-based psychedelic-pop extravaganzas go, a Super Furry Animals show is pretty much unbeatable, largely thanks to cheerful, hirsute frontman Gruff Rhys, who’s now preparing to embark on a solo thing; a full-length, Hotel Shampoo, will be out early next year (here’s “Shark Ridden Waters,” should you desire a sample), for whose promotion he’ll be stopping by Rockwood Music Hall January 13. Whichever hotel is putting him up, we advise them to bolt everything down — he’s also recently completed Hotel Shampoo, “an art installation made entirely of bathroom items garnered from various hotels throughout his touring career.” See explication below, and probably don’t try and request “The Man Don’t Give a Fuck.” SFA will be back eventually, if only to steal more shit from the Soho Holiday Inn.