Catchy, upbeat, danceable, addictive - Portland-based electro-pop group Starfucker (or STRFKR to some) is on the up-and-up. They took a minute to chat with us before swinging through the Bay Area later this week.
Welcome back to San Francisco! What’s been happening with you guys since the last time you were here?
Upcoming Show Roundup: Thao with The Get Down Stay Down, Fuck Buttons, Rank/Xerox, Starfucker and more
While Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion may have been the go-to critic's pick last year, Fuck Button's sophomore LP Tarot Sport was a more than worthy contender for 2009's album of the year. Armed with an array of drum machines and synths generally associated with electro, the duo inexplicably managed to create a post-rock masterpiece in the spirit of Mogwai, God Speed You Black Emperor! and Explosions in the Sky -- if you slept on this one, we strongly recommend giving it a listen. Be sure to catch the Bristol, England-based duo tonight at Great American Music Hall.
Neighbors, Organ Trail and Psychic Handbook at Uptown [free]
Jakob Dylan and Three Legs, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan and The Felice Brothers and honeyhoney at The Regency Ballroom [$25]