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Show Preview/Photo Essay: Ulrich Schnauss & Gruff Rhys

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Coming your way in the next week are Ulrich Schnauss, who was interviewed and whose album Goodbye was reviewed on LAist this month, and and Welsh minstrel Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals fame.

Gruff Rhys will be playing on Wednesday, October 3rd at the Rec Center Studio in Echo Park. UIrich Schnauss will be performing at the Troubador on Friday, October 5th, with Manual and LA's own Fleeting Joys.

LAist had a chance to see them together as they launched their US tours in the performance space at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston this last Sunday. Schnauss was an intense knob-twiddler at the MFA as incredible graphics swirled behind him. I'm not sure the space at the Troubador will do his graphics justice but at least it won't be a sit down affair there, because people will doubtless be inspired to do some dancing. He performed solo, essentially remixing his songs live but his intensity was much appreciated by (the seated) crowd at the MFA. He had a couple of unscheduled breaks due to technical problems and received long ovations which more than reassured him to continue. Below are pics from his set:

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Continue on for more pics from the show and a summary of Gruff Rhys...