The small indie band abbreviated STRFKR from Portland, Oregon does not come off as a group that would make you jump up and down until you are weak in the knees, but that is exactly what they did on Monday October 26th. Their previous sold out show at the UCSB Hub on October 15th brought attention to the group which made for a well attended show at SoHo Restaurant and Music Club.
The name “STRFKR” may be offensive for some people, but you will get past it once you hear their mix of indie and electronic music. The band consists of members Joshua Hodges, Shawn Glassford, Keil Corcoran and Patrick Morris who all play a variety of instruments throughout their show. Their music was accompanied by a very impressive light show which was done on a large wall behind them and was synced with the music. The boys overwhelmed the audience leaving no dull moment between songs which flowed together perfectly.
“SoHo was the perfect venue because it had that intimate feeling, but still enough space to move around,” said SBHS junior, Matthew Wallock.
Even as the temperature rose and clothes became damp the crowd still showed great appreciation for songs such as “Bury Us Alive” and “Millions” before the fan favorites like, “Boy Toy,” “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” and “German Love.” New songs were woven in perfectly and gave a feel-good vibe.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect, but STRFKR blew me away with their energy and awesome light show,” said sophomore, Oliver Piltch. “My ears wouldn’t stop ringing for days.”
Overall, it was a great show and anyone who loves indie music should see them in a setting like SoHo.