Starfucker knows how to throw a rock show. They got right to the point by kicking directly into German Love for their first song. Leaping from song to song seemed a lot smoother than previous times I’ve seen these guys. It was almost as if by removing the samples of Alan Watts’ theorizing and philosophizing from the live show, they were able to transition through every track with ringing guitars and keyboards. Starfucker has always played each show like it was the last show they were ever going to do. The Bluebird show was no different. As if to enforce the playful mortality of the show, in one of the very few pauses between songs, Josh Hodges said “Every song is about death”.
Flanked on both sides by laser machines, the whole venue was filled with tiny points of light, most of which fell on the band’s silhouettes making them look cartoonish at times. Throughout the show, the five would switch between playing keys, hand percussion, and guitars. This all kept happening rapidly and quickly making for a varying and dynamic set.I always say that if you put all of the Starfucker records together on shuffle, you would be hard pressed to find fundamental differentiations between certain songs belonging to certain albums. When Starfucker goes live, each song is played like it is the number one track on any album. These guys can fill any stage they land on. This being the fourth time seeing them, they get better and better with every tour. Throwing a killer show requires coming with the hotness, being gracious guests, and not boring the crowd. As per usual, Starfucker hit all those points again.PS: Note to 16-18 year olds: Encores are NOT promised! When the band leaves the stage, you have to cheer if you want them to come back out. Pass this information to your friends.