On TV This Week: Bret Michaels, Super Furry Animals

Rock acts on television this week include:

The Moldy Peaches, who perform on ‘The View’ on Monday.

Poison singer Bret Michaels, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Wednesday.

The Redwalls, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Wednesday.

Super Furry Animals, who perform on ‘The Late Show’ on Thursday.

‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ and ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ schedules are not being announced in advance due to the writers’ strike, while ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ is off for the week.

Hi:Fi South Festival Day 1

Kharma 45, Super Furry Animals, Hard-Fi, and The Go! Team performed at day one of the Hi:Fi South Festival in Winchester, England on May 27th. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.

‘The Nokia Isle Of Wight Festival 2004’ Day One

Groove Armada, Stereophonics, and Super Furry Animals performed onstage on day one of ‘The Nokia Isle of Wight Festival 2004’ at Seaclose Park on Friday (June 11) in Newport, England. The third annual rock festival takes place during the Isle of Wight Festival which runs from June 4-19. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

Gruff Rhys Explains ‘Rings Around the World’ Message

Super Furry Animals singer-guitarist Gruff Rhys tells Maya Singer of the Dallas Observer that their 2002 album ‘Rings Around the World’ is both an album about loneliness and–especially–an album about conflict. “I don’t know how not to write about the things going on around me in the world,” Rhys explained. “But I guess I write about them in a particular, personal way. Like ‘Liberty Belle’–it’s about a girl, but it’s really pretty much about the Bush administration. Belle has these very noble ideals, that result in complete and total devastation. Because she’s forgotten the mistakes of the past, and so she’s making them again. But, then, in a bigger way. I guess it’s also a song about the simple idea that people should respect each other as individuals, but humans everywhere are fu**ing that up right now. And the result is war; the result is poverty.”

Super Furry Animals Merit Acclaim

Moira McCormick of Metromix.com reviewed the Super Furry Animals show at Metro on Wednesday, saying they “proved that their symphonic, yet cheekily arch, trip-pop songcraft indeed merits acclaim.” McCormick added the group’s “current material was musically lush, layered, inviting—and rather deceptively sunny for a band that makes it clear it is fed up with the way things are.” Metromix.com has since removed the article.