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STRFKR @ Beauty Bar Las Vegas
with special guest
& 8-Bits on the decks inside
$12 presale tickets in the above link!
$15 day of show in the back patio!
Date Venue Location
Mar 07 The Mohawk Austin, TX
Mar 08 Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
Mar 09 Buku Music & Arts Project New Orleans, LA
Mar 10 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
Mar 11 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
Mar 12 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Mar 13 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Mar 14 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Mar 15 Webster Hall New York, NY Sold Out
Mar 16 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Mar 18 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Mar 19 Metro Chicago, IL
Mar 20 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
Mar 21 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI
Mar 22 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
Mar 23 Boonies Sioux Falls, SD
Mar 24 Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Jun 04 Club Congress Tucson, AZ
Jun 13 Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV
Members include Joshua Hodges (Waffles Wafuu), (vocals, keyboards, guitar, drums), Shawn Glassford (bass, keyboards, drums), Keil Corcoran (drums, keyboards, vocals) and Patrick Morris, formerly of Strength (guitar keyboard, vocals). Hodges describes the goal of the band’s music as “dance music that you can actually listen to, that’s good pop songs, but also you can dance to it.”
Prior to forming Starfucker, Hodges released a solo album titled Sexton Blake and followed up with an album released under the band name “Sexton Blake” entitled “Plays The Hits!” Both albums were released on Expunged Records. Ryan Bjornstad also played with Hodges in Sexton Blake, along with Ryan Dobrowski (now in Blind Pilot).
Starfucker’s song, “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” (2008) was used in Target’s “Pink Pepto” commercial in 2009 created by the Portland ad agency Wieden+Kennedy and was selected as the AdWeek’s “Ad of the Day” on September 4, 2009.
In the fall of 2009, they changed their name to “PYRAMID” then “Pyramiddd”, finally reverting to Starfucker in April 2010, although they may use the name STRFKR when touring.
The band, and mostly bass player Shawn Glassford, has worn women’s clothing during performances and in their music video for the song “German Love,” directed by Rebecca Micciche. Along those same lines, the band chose the name “Starfucker” based on the curiosity of how far they could get “with a stupid name like that,” according to Hodges.
In 2010, Starfucker announced they would be signing with Polyvinyl Records, releasing a two-song EP, and a full album in preparation for March 2011.
Samples from lectures by Alan Watts are featured in the intros or endings of several of their songs, including “Florida,” “Isabella of Castile,” “Medicine,” “Pistol Pete,” “Mystery Cloud,” “Hungry Ghost,” and “Quality Time”.
Their song “Bury Us Alive” was featured in the 2012 film Chronicle.
Also their song “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” was featured in the TV series “Weeds” when Andy and Nancy are in a minivan.
Their cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” from Jupiter was featured in a Juicy Couture ad directed by Terry Richardson starring Candice Swanepoel in 2012.
The song “millions” off of their album Reptilians was played on the american version of the television show “Skins”
Beauty Bar presents – the Road to SXSW Showcase – March 6th – March 10th, 2013
Continuing with the tradition of bringing some of the best new music to Downtown Las Vegas for nearly 8 years now, the Beauty Bar proudly presents a showcase featuring some of the hottest bands en route to the annual music festival he\\ld in Austin, TX known as SXSW. We invite you to check out The Soft Moon, Free Energy, Religious Girls, MEth Dad, Detective, David Wax Museum, & Die!Die!Die!.
Wednesday, March 6th – The Soft Moon:
The Soft Moon is a San Francisco based neo-post-punk band composed of Luis Vasquez (singer/songwriter/guitar/synthesizers), Justin Anastasi (bass), Damon Way (synthesizers), and Ron Robinson (visuals). Keven Tecon joined the band as a drummer in early 2012. The Soft Moon has taken cues from early synthpunk/post-punk bands such as Chrome, Suicide, Danse Society, and The Units. Founded by Luis Vasquez as a solo project in 2009. He released two singles, “Breathe the Fire” and “Parallels”, while working on his debut Self Titled LP. Prior to the release of the LP, Vasquez directed his energy into building a band around his project with the aim to deliver a full sensory experience within the context of live performance. Beauty Bar welcomes The Soft Moon to Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas! Opening sets by local post-punk favorites Close To Modern & Sex in Latex. DJ Allen on the decks. Doors are at 9:00 pm. Show is 21+ starts at 10:00 pm. Cover is $5.00. Presale tickets at http://ticketcake.com/events/NV?title=beauty+bar
Thursday, March 7th – Free Energy:
There are certain bands that demand to be listened in a certain way: Pink Floyd might require a bong & laser light show; Led Zeppelin benefits from giant, wood-paneled speakers, and Free Energy’s a band responsible for having crafted some of the finest guitar-filled power pop this side of Weezer or Cheap Trick should be played on a cassette deck in a Camaro screaming down the highway; stereo cranked, feather roach clip dangling from the rearview.
Ultimately, Free Energy occupy their own interesting niche. Are they an indie rock band? A classic rock band? A power pop band? Even the band isn’t sure (“I wish someone would tell us what we are,” says Sprangers, “because we’ve been described as everything!”), but in the end it doesn’t matter. The tracks on Love Sign flirt with the great themes of lasting rock music the search for truth, falling in and out of love, and the quest for happiness—without ever sounding like retreads of a bygone era. Love Sign proves that there will always be ways to reconfigure the rock and roll archetypes into something fresh and for lack of a better word, “rocking.” Beauty Bar welcomes Free Energy to Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas! Opening set by Oakland, CA’s experimental pop act Religious Girls & Nashville dance act Meth Dad. Doors are at 9:00pm. Show is 21+ starts at 10:00 pm. Cover is $5.00 DOS.
Friday, March 8th – Détective:
The music of the L.A. trio Detective sounds as if it could have come from dusty tapes found in the 4AD archive. “Basket of Masks” trades in coy pop melodies, gritty post-punk guitar riffs and proggy krautrock instrumentals. Founded by former Guided By Voices member James Greer their sparse, lo-fi structures don’t sacrifice texture, though; Greer & co. have found the delicate balance between sweet and off-kilter that recall Stereolab and some Morr Music luminaries. A short, sweet and almost perfectly put together dose of listening that embraces a kind of lost meaning of ‘indie,’ less about neo-campfire singalongs and more about moody raveups and sweet-but-never-cloying contemplations. Soft duets on songs like “Telephonia,” matched against a kind of inspiring guitar surge that thankfully doesn’t sound like U2 at all but which does sound like a classic Flying Nun number from the 1980s, further seal its appeal. Beauty Bar welcomes Detective to Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas! Opening sets by Hope’s Edge & Eleven Thousand. Doors are at 9:00pm. Show is 21+ & starts at 10:00pm. Cover is $5.00 DOS.
Saturday, March 9th – David Wax Museum:
When future music historians look back at the strong currents circulating between the Americas in the 21st century, they will find Los Lobos, Calexico, and a charismatic, lanky Missourian singing tight harmony with a Southern belle rattling the jawbone of a donkey. David Wax and Suz Slezak form the artistic core of the David Wax Museum, and together with multi-instrumentalist Greg Glassman, fuse traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create a Mexo-Americana aesthetic. Combining Latin rhythms, infectious melodies, and call-and-response hollering, DWM was hailed by TIME for its “virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies” and has built a reputation among concertgoers all over the U.S, Canada, Europe and China for “kicking up a cloud of excitement with their high-energy border-crossing sensibility” (The New Yorker). With the release of Knock Knock Get Up (September 2012), David Wax Museum has reached a level of cross-cultural integration and musical fluency that allows them to speak electrifying and heartfelt poetry with a tongue that is wholly their own. Beauty Bar welcomes the David Wax Museum to Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas! Opening set by Las Vegas local folk powerhouse Dusty Sunshine. Doors at 9:00pm. Show is 21+ & starts at 10:00pm. Cover is $10.00 DOS. $8.00 Presale tickets at http://ticketcake.com/events/NV?title=beauty+bar
Sunday, March 10th – Die! Die! Die!:
Die! Die! Die! is a noise pop/punk three-piece from Dunedin, New Zealand, formed in late 2003 and used to be signed to Flying Nun Records. Their self-titled album Die! Die! Die! was released in 2005 in New Zealand, with an international release soon after. It was recorded in Chicago’s Electrical Audio by Steve Albini. The band’s second album, Promises, Promises was released in New Zealand in October 2007, and worldwide shortly after. After touring relentlessly for almost three years worldwide, the band completed their third album Form in August 2009, which was released on Flying Nun Records in July 2010. Form debuted at number 1 on the independent charts and number 19 on the National Album charts. The bands fourth album, Harmony, recorded in late 2010, was released in August 2012. Die! Die! Die! have toured with Franz Ferdinand, Wolfmother and The Blood Brothers, and have played several major festivals around the world including spots at SXSW. Beauty Bar welcomes Die!Die!Die! to Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas! Opening set by Las Vegas local bands Fredward, Solo The King, China, & The Pluralses. $10.00 presale tickets at http://ticketcake.com/events/NV?title=beauty+bar
about the Beauty Bar: Beauty Bar, the first bar in Fremont East, opened May 15, 2005. Beauty Bar continues to capture the pulse of the Las Vegas underground music scene. Our unique atmosphere, eclectic bookings and the best drink prices around make Beauty Bar the go to spot in the heart of downtown!Add a comment
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