Electronica popsters STRFKR talks its gay bar origins before tonight’s show at Prophet Bar

Last year, Starfucker (or STRFKR for short) released its impressive  sophomore album Reptilians, a trippy endeavor that showed some interesting growth since their 2008 self-titled debut. Dare I say, they sound like what Pink Floyd might have if they had gone the synthy-dreamy route.

Bassist Shawn Glassford, above far right, took a few moments to talk about their first show ever at the San Francisco Eagle, how they might fare at our own Dallas Eagle and whether he would top or bottom for Ryan Gosling.

Read our Q&A after the jump. Then catch them at The Prophet Bar tonight with Painted Palms and Alexico.

—  Rich Lopez

Sick of Sarah show at Prophet Bar canceled

Queer rockers Sick of Sarah will not be performing this weekend, dangit. The all-female band was touring with Now, Now and Deas Vial as part of the Oh, Christmas tour which was set to stop in Dallas on Dec. 17 at the Prophet Bar. “I guess no show,” said SOS publicist Jim Merlis when he learned that their tour van died and had to cancel the rest of this tour, according to the venue’s site.

Ouch.

This sucks because Sick of Sarah is pretty bad ass on stage. I’ve seen them before at Sue’s and they kinda melt your face off. In a good way. How apropos that I post their “Bittersweet” video below.

—  Rich Lopez

GIVEAWAY: Tix to Active Child at Prophet Bar

Tactics Productions, which are basically these guys (scroll down once you’re there), is offering Dallas Voice readers to win tickets to tonight’s Active Child show at the Prophet Bar in Deep Ellum. Active Child is hard to describe musically. AC is Pat Grossi and his music works more in landscapes or images rather than sounds. But the sounds are impressive that come from AC’s first full-length, the recently released You Are All I See. Stream the album here. You probably haven’t heard a harp done this well in contemporary music.

The band headlines tonight with Com Truise and The New Fumes, and Tactics is giving away eight pairs of tickets. All they ask is for you to “like” their Facebook page and comment that the Dallas Voice sent you. From those comments, eight will be selected at random to catch tonight’s show.

Easy, right? Just the way we like it. But time is ticking. 5 p.m. is the deadline. Good luck!

—  Rich Lopez