When: Sun., Feb. 12, 8:30 p.m. 2017
If you’re looking at the name of this Portland, Ore., band and think it’s unpronounceable, you’re wrong — they’ve simply eliminated the vowels. Formerly known as Starfucker, and briefly Pyramiddd, STRFKR sanitized their name by dropping its vowels after gaining some traction in the mid-aughts. The band’s initial success is perhaps due to a 2009 Target commercial that featured their song “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second.” Or perhaps they’ve succeeded simply because they churn out kick-ass electro-pop that meshes gloomy nihilism and glittery beats tailor-made for the dance floor. STRFKR play on Sunday, February 12, at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington. Psychic Twin adds support.