(L-R) Keil Corcoran, Josh Hodges, Shawn Glassford of StrfkrPhotographer Credit:
No, we didn’t misspell Stryker. Strfkr (pronounced “starfucker” and stylized “STRFKR”), an indie-pop project based out of Portland, is clearly strongly influenced by ‘80s synthpop and new wave.
And we have to wonder if it turns to Howard Jones for spiritual advice, because the band literally has archived speeches and lectures from Alan Watts inserted into the backgrounds of a handful of songs. Hopefully, the poet’s archived voice will actually appear and not be quoted when the band rocks St. Petersburg for the first time ever, and Tampa Bay as a whole for the first time since a stop at The Ritz Ybor in 2019.
Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.