STRFKR – “While I’m Alive” & US Tour

Things that come to mind when thinking of STRFKR: Always upbeatm and a “check-your-ego at the door” kind of dance party. In a day and age where intellectual pop bands seemingly come out of thin air, this collective seems to be the rose that grew from the concrete.

Starfucker (phonetically spelled STRFKR) is still riding the wave from their 2011 album, Reptilians, and have been touring relentlessly ever since. Like other indie-pop sensations (Passion Pit), this initially started as a solo project by Joshua Hodges, the band’s lead singer and producer. Since then, the group has created healthy doses of quality electronic pop. Their most recent album, Miracle Mile, is laced with some introspective lyrics and messages, but still creates fun dance anthems that are sure to help you forget about your problems (at least for the night).

What gives their music such spark is a Hodges’ voice that gushes with emotion blended with heavy drum waves, synths and flat-out catchy tunes. A lot of their tracks have a twist of LO-FI electronic, while others are straight 80s. With tracks like “While I’m Alive” and “Bury us Alive,” it’s hard to believe this act is from Portland. Their shows are hipster central, but they are guaranteed to blow through their record catalog and play a handful of covers.

Like this one:

STRFKR’s tour returns to Chicago after an around the globe trot. Don’t miss their show at The Metro 9/17/2013. You’ll be happy you didn’t, as this show is bound to sit with folks for a long time.

Here’s the complete list of dates:
08/24/13 @FYF Fest – Los Angeles, CA
09/03/13 @ Altar – Pittsburgh, PA
09/04/13 @ 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
09/06/13 @ Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
09/07/13 @ Terminal 5 – New York, NY
09/08/13 @ Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
09/09/13 @ Royale Nightclub – Boston, MA
09/10/13 @ Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME
09/12/13 @ Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT
09/13/13 @ Corona Theatre – Montreal, QBC
09/14/13 @ Opera House – Toronto, ONT
09/15/13 @ Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
09/17/13 @ Metro – Chicago, IL
09/18/13 @ The Bluebird – Bloomington, IN
09/19/13 @ Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
09/20/13 @ Exit In – Nashville, TN
09/21/13 @ 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA
09/22/13 @ Music Farm – Charleston, SC
09/24/13 @ Grand Central – Miami, FL
09/25/13 @ The Social – Orlando, FL
09/26/13 @ Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
09/27/13 @ Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
09/28/13 @ Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
10/11/13 @ Emo’s – Austin, TX
10/12/13 @ Tree’s – Dallas, TX
10/14/13 @ Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
10/16/13 @ Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
10/17/13 @ Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/18/13 @ Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
10/20/13 @ Treasure Island Music Festival – San Francisco, CA

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