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Apparently the second week in February is Not-Entirely-Secret Secret Show Awareness Week around here. Tomorrow at 2 PM Stop Smiling is bringing the Super Furry Animals to their Wicker Park HQ (1371 N. Milwaukee) for an acoustic set before their evening show at the Metro. RSVP to rsvp (at) stopsmilingonline (dot) com before the end of today, Friday, to get on the list.
Also, if you're one of the first 150 people (who can prove they're 21 or older) to show up at the Metro, you'll get a pass to the afterparty where the band is spinning. (The downside is that by showing up early you put yourself at risk of hearing opener Jeffrey Lewis, whose cover album 12 Crass Songs is so bad that it makes me mad at Crass, which just isn't right.)
So if you time it right you can spend pretty much your entire Saturday in the presence of the Super Furry Animals.