Future of the Left

When noisy Welsh rockers Future of the Left visited the Twin Cities this past July, attendees were treated to a grinding, squelching rendition of their song "You Need Satan More Than He Needs You," a showstopper that jolted the crowd with a current of filthy intensity. The red-faced screaming and precision guitar work coming from frontman Andy Falkous were impressive for anyone, let alone a man stricken ill with the flu, but Falkous powered through it until his sickness was only barely noticeable. It was a sign of dedication, a sacrifice of comfort (maybe even safety) for the sake of a hugely captivating performance. The band members excel at translating that same energy to their recorded material, which has made their most recent album, Travels with Myself and Another, a serious contender for best-of-the-year accolades. If you missed the last show, catch the (hopefully healthy) trio now, so you can say that you saw them before they shredded their vocal cords beyond repair. With Les Deux Magots. 18+. (Photo by Mei Lewis)
Fri., Nov. 6, 9 p.m., 2009

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