Starfucker

Starfucker is back. Last year, the Portland electronic band changed their name to Pyramiddd in hopes that dropping the expletive would make them more marketable in the mainstream. But recently, they came to their senses, realized the new moniker was “fucking stupid,” and reverted to Starfucker. There’s an irony to the band’s music that sets them apart from more famous peers like MGMT and Metric. Frontman Josh Hodges sings with cool, even conceit that cuts through even the heaviest synthesizers and big beats, as evidenced on tongue-in-cheek tracks like "Boy Toy" and "Medicine.” Even better is their sarcasm-dripping cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," which Hodges introduced the last time Starfucker performed in Seattle as “the best song I ever wrote.” With Truckasaurus, Copy. ERIKA HOBART

Mon., May 10, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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