Portland indie-electro outfit Starfucker are at a crossroads. They'll soon change their name to cope with their more widespread popularity -- no doubt possible with their accessible, fresh music. Despite all that potential, last night's show at Phoenix's Modified Arts was more of a testament to the band's dedicated fans, especially the select few who danced throughout the whole set, moving along with Starfucker's uptempo, energetic music. What started as an bleak, loud mess finally turned into an impressive showcase of energy, dedication and frenetic fun.
The band's set got off to a slow start, thanks in part to the subpar sound system at Modified Arts. Once that unfortunate issue was taken care of (after a band member had to step off-stage to get the attention of whomever was in charge of the soundboard, no less) Starfucker ripped into the ready and will crowd, playing a set heavy with songs off their latest LP Jupiter. The biggest reaction from the crowd, however, seemed to be when the band played songs from their eponymous debut album. When the opening bars of "German Love" hit the crowd, hands went up in the air and cheers emanated throughout the tiny space at Modified.
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