There’s an old saying, written by a wise person a long time ago that goes something like, “Don’t hate the player. Hate the name.”
We’re not positive that’s exactly how it goes, but we’re pretty sure whoever wrote it was referring to terrible-named-but-otherwise-excellend indie band, STRFKR, who happen to be coming to Fayetteville this summer.
The band just announced a nationwide tour that will bring them to George’s on Wednesday, July 5.
The name of the band, originally written out at as Starf*cker but later changed to Pyramiddd before being changed back, shortened, and all-capped to STRFKR, began as a way to limit the band’s success.
“(The name) came from pure stupidity,” bassist Shawn Glassford told OC Weekly in a 2012 interview. “(Singer Josh Hodges) was in another band that was trying to be all serious and being in the music industry and he got super bored and fed up with it. When he started Starf*cker, he just wanted the stupidest name possible so it would never get serious.”
That obviously didn’t work.
The band broke out quickly despite the name on the strength of their catchy melodies, danceable beats, clever keyboards, and high-energy pop sound. They signed to Polyvinyl records in 2010, and their music has since appeared in several commercials, TV shows (Weeds, The Blacklist), films (The Fault in Our Stars) and others.
They just released an album, a 20-track record titled Vault Vol. 1 earlier this year.
Ticket information has yet to be released for the Fayetteville show, but they’ll likely be available soon at George’s ticketing site. We’ll add that information here once it becomes available.