Meet the band that has garnered as much attention for its moniker as it has for its music. The Portland, Oregon-based STRFKR (also known as Starfucker), flirted with a couple of name changes before settling on the one appellation that struck their fancy (and fans' imaginations). And now the Polyvinyl Recording Artists are ready to let their music do the talking.
This electronica band actually started out as a solo project for Joshua Hodges, and probably would've stayed that way thanks to a solo release the now-frontman was initially pushing. But his "Sexton Blake" project ultimately became a band name, and that band spawned what would ultimately become today's version of STRFKR.
It was 2010 when Hodges -- along with Shawn Glassford, Keil Corcoran and Patrick Morris – really set out to create "dance music that you can actually listen to." Sure, the band had two previous albums under its belt, but 2011's "Reptilians" was their first under Polyvinyl and the one that took rather morbid topics like death and the world's end and put them front and center as main subject matter. Surprisingly, it didn't exactly make the album a depressing listen. Rather, it treats death as being responsible for giving meaning to life.
STRFKR aims, above all, for fans to "dance about death like they're having the time of their lives." Catch them during upcoming dates at the SnowBall Music Festival (Denver, April 5), at the Roxy (West Hollywood, April 9), at SLO Brewing (April 11) and at Coachella.
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Past 12 Months
date city state venue 3/27/2015 Phoenix AZ Margaret T. Hance Park 6/7/2015 San Francisco CA Phoenix Hotel
date city state venue 2/13/2014 San Francisco CA Rickshaw Stop 4/4/2014 Denver CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 4/5/2014 Denver CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 4/9/2014 West Hollywood CA The Roxy Theatre 4/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 4/11/2014 San Luis Obispo CA SLO Brewing Co. 4/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 6/19/2014 Brooklyn NY House Of Vans 6/27/2014 San Francisco CA DNA Lounge 7/13/2014 Saugerties NY Winston Farm 8/2/2014 Seattle WA Neumos 8/20/2014 Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen 8/21/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 8/26/2014 Sioux Falls SD The District 8/29/2014 Kansas City MO The Crossroads 8/30/2014 Dallas TX South Side Ballroom 8/30/2014 Dallas TX South Side Music Hall 9/14/2014 San Diego CA LED 9/19/2014 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 9/20/2014 Eugene OR Cuthbert Amphitheater 10/11/2014 New York NY Governors Island 10/11/2014 New York NY Governors Island 10/12/2014 New York NY Governors Island 12/6/2014 New York NY Beacon Theatre 12/29/2014 San Francisco CA The Independent 12/30/2014 San Francisco CA The Independent 12/31/2014 San Francisco CA The Independent
date city state venue 2/16/2013 Dresden SN Tante JU 2/26/2013 Seattle WA Neptune Theatre 2/27/2013 Portland OR Roseland Theater 3/1/2013 San Francisco CA The Regency Ballroom 3/2/2013 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre 3/3/2013 La Jolla CA Porter's Pub 3/7/2013 Austin TX Mohawk 3/8/2013 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 3/10/2013 Pensacola FL Vinyl Music Hall 3/11/2013 Atlanta GA Terminal West 3/12/2013 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 3/13/2013 Washington DC 9:30 Club 3/14/2013 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 3/15/2013 New York NY Webster Hall 3/16/2013 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 3/17/2013 Chicago IL Metro 3/17/2013 Madison WI Majestic Theatre 3/18/2013 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom 3/19/2013 Chicago IL Metro 3/20/2013 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall Ballroom 3/21/2013 Madison WI Majestic Theatre 3/22/2013 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theater 3/23/2013 Sioux Falls SD Nutty's 3/24/2013 Omaha NE The Waiting Room 6/4/2013 Tucson AZ Club Congress 6/5/2013 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom 6/6/2013 Albuquerque NM Launchpad 6/8/2013 Snowmass Village CO Base Camp Bar & Grill 6/10/2013 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge 6/11/2013 Reno NV Knitting Factory Concert House 6/12/2013 Fresno CA Fulton 55 7/10/2013 Tokyo 13 O-Nest 7/11/2013 Nagoya KD Japon 7/12/2013 Kobe Helluva 7/14/2013 Fukuoka Utero 7/15/2013 Osaka Chika Ikkai 7/16/2013 Tokyo 13 O-Nest 7/25/2013 Vancouver BC Fortune Sound Club 7/26/2013 Seattle WA Capitol Hill (Block Party) 7/26/2013 Seattle WA Capitol Hill (Block Party) 8/24/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 9/3/2013 Pittsburgh PA Altar Bar 9/4/2013 Washington DC 9:30 Club 9/6/2013 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 9/7/2013 New York NY Terminal 5 9/8/2013 New Haven CT Toad's Place 9/9/2013 Boston MA Royale Boston 9/10/2013 Portland ME Port City Music Hall 9/12/2013 South Burlington VT Higher Ground 9/13/2013 Montreal QC Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre 9/14/2013 Toronto ON The Opera House 9/15/2013 Pontiac MI Crofoot Ballroom 9/17/2013 Chicago IL Metro 9/18/2013 Bloomington IN Bluebird Nightclub 9/19/2013 Saint Louis MO Off Broadway 9/20/2013 Nashville TN Exit In 9/21/2013 Athens GA 40 Watt Club 9/24/2013 Miami FL Grand Central 9/25/2013 Orlando FL The Social 9/26/2013 Jacksonville FL Jack Rabbits 9/27/2013 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 9/28/2013 Charlottesville VA Jefferson Theater 10/12/2013 Dallas TX Trees 10/14/2013 Englewood CO Gothic Theatre 10/16/2013 Boise ID Knitting Factory - Boise 10/17/2013 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 10/18/2013 Eugene OR Wow Hall 10/19/2013 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/19/2013 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/20/2013 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/22/2013 Los Angeles CA Avalon Hollywood 10/23/2013 Pomona CA The Glass House 11/3/2013 Copenhagen ?? Pumpehuset 11/10/2013 Paris Point Ephemere 11/11/2013 Lille La Peniche 11/13/2013 London London Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 11/14/2013 Birmingham W Mids Sunflower Lounge 11/16/2013 Edinburgh Edh Electric Circus 11/18/2013 Nottingham Ngm Bodega Social 11/28/2013 Warszawa Hydrozagadka 12/30/2013 Seattle WA Neumos 12/31/2013 Seattle WA Neumos
date city state venue 1/5/2012 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst 1/6/2012 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall 1/7/2012 San Francisco CA The Independent 1/8/2012 Pomona CA The Glass House 1/9/2012 San Diego CA The Casbah 2/23/2012 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 3/24/2012 Las Vegas NV The Royal House 6/17/2012 Brooklyn NY Warsaw 10/13/2012 Santa Monica CA Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club 10/15/2012 Santa Barbara CA Soho Restaurant and Music Club 10/16/2012 San Luis Obispo CA SLO Brewing Co. 10/17/2012 Sacramento CA Harlows Night Club 10/19/2012 Eugene OR Wow Hall 10/20/2012 Bellingham WA Wild Buffalo House of Music 10/21/2012 Spokane WA Club 412 10/22/2012 Pullman WA BellTower 10/23/2012 Boise ID Reef 10/25/2012 Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court 10/27/2012 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 10/29/2012 Lawrence KS Granada 10/30/2012 Columbia MO The Blue Note 10/31/2012 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 11/2/2012 Dallas TX Trees 11/2/2012 Austin TX Auditorium Shores 11/3/2012 Austin TX Fun Fun Fun Festival 11/5/2012 El Paso TX The Lowbrow Palace 11/6/2012 Santa Fe NM Santa Fe Brewing Company 11/6/2012 Flagstaff AZ The Green Room 11/7/2012 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom 11/8/2012 Flagstaff AZ The Green Room 12/15/2012 Berlin Hotel & Restaurant Neu-helgoland
date city state venue 3/8/2011 San Francisco CA The Independent 3/9/2011 San Francisco CA Rickshaw Stop 3/11/2011 West Hollywood CA The Troubadour 3/12/2011 Costa Mesa CA Detroit Bar 3/20/2011 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 3/21/2011 Baton Rouge LA Spanish Moon 3/22/2011 Birmingham AL Bottle Tree 3/23/2011 Atlanta GA Drunken Unicorn 3/25/2011 Tampa FL Crowbar 3/26/2011 Orlando FL Backbooth 3/27/2011 Jacksonville FL Jack Rabbits 3/29/2011 Chapel Hill NC Local 506 3/30/2011 Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel 3/31/2011 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda's 4/2/2011 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 4/5/2011 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 4/8/2011 South Burlington VT Higher Ground 4/10/2011 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop 4/11/2011 Columbus OH Skully's Music Diner 4/12/2011 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall 4/14/2011 Minneapolis MN Triple Rock Social Club 4/15/2011 Sioux Falls SD Orpheum Theatre Center Sioux Falls 4/16/2011 Omaha NE The Waiting Room 4/17/2011 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 4/19/2011 Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court 4/19/2011 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge 4/20/2011 Boise ID Neurolux Lounge 4/22/2011 Vancouver BC Biltmore Cabaret 4/23/2011 Seattle WA Vera Project 4/26/2011 Seattle WA Crocodile Cafe 4/29/2011 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 4/30/2011 Portland OR Mississippi Studios 8/11/2011 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 9/7/2011 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 9/10/2011 Atlanta GA Masquerade 9/11/2011 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 9/13/2011 Philadelphia PA First Unitarian Church 9/17/2011 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 9/21/2011 Detroit MI Magic Stick 10/5/2011 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom