Biffy Clyro to rock huge sound at Rickshaw Stop 

Want to see an arena-huge UK combo in a relatively small San Francisco space?

Trust us — it’ll be worth your while to head down to the Rickshaw Stop next Monday, Feb. 28, for a compressed edition of Scotland’s stadium-filling supergroup Biffy Clyro, who hammer out a unique Helmet-intricate brand of heavy metal with jazz–meticulous precision.

Their shows are so frenetic, they almost always crescendo with tattooed frontman Simon Neil, shirtless, exhausted and drenched in studious sweat.

Back home, Biffy’s recent “Only Revolutions” onslaught, their fifth, just earned them a Brit nomination for Best British Group, and two Shockwave NME noms, as well.

What’s Neil’s inspirational secret?

There’s a sad old adage that says the older you get, the less you look up with wonder at the world. “But we do the exact opposite!” he declares. “And I guess that’s being creative and everything, because hopefully our minds work differently from most other people. But it’s a demand, being creative — you’re basically demanding yourself to see new things every day. That’s why creating music or literature is a wonderful thing — it really keeps your brain in a younger state of flux.”

For more information, visit wwwbiffyclyro.com.

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