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

Mark Frazier confirms he may buy San Francisco Eagle but says he won’t leave Dallas completely

Mark Frazier

On Wednesday we reported that Dallas Eagle co-owner Mark Frazier is in negotiations to buy the San Francisco Eagle Tavern, including that Frazier had told the San Franscio LGBT newspaper, Bay Area Reporter, that if the sale goes through, he will move to San Francisco. We also noted that we had not yet confirmed the report with Frazier himself.

On Wednesday night, we received an email from Frazier who said that yes, “there is some truth” in the B.A.R. report, but that “nothing is final, and I haven’t left Dallas.”

He said there are still “lots of details to work out” before the sale goes through, and he promised that even if the deal does go through, he won’t leave Dallas completely.

“Should this [deal] come to fruition, I would split my time between Dallas and SF,” Frazier said. “Dallas is my home and I will remain an owner in the Dallas Eagle. I love the community here and hope to be part of it for years to come.”

Frazier also said he believes that his experience here with Dallas Eagle puts him in prime shape to turn things around at the SF Eagle, a longtime gathering place for that city’s leather community that had been in danger of closing.

“There are many challenges and hurdles that face the SF Eagle, including refocusing on becoming the community bar it once was,” Frazier wrote. “Many bars and business are closing nationally. I see the problem as two-fold: 1. The owners have lost their passion and their connection with the community; and 2. The community has chosen not to support businesses and have chosen other venues.

“I feel that I am qualified to help the bar reach its potential,” Fraizer said.

—  admin

Dallas Eagle co-owner Mark Frazier said to be in negotiations to buy San Francisco Eagle Tavern

Mark Frazier

Mark Frazier, co-owner of Dallas Eagle, and Ron Hennis, manager of the San Francisco Eagle Tavern, are in negotiations for Frazier to purchase the San Francisco bar from owner John Gardiner, according to the San Francisco LGBT newspaper, Bay Area Reporter.

Dallas Voice hasn’t spoken with Frazier to confirm the report, but the newspaper has an extensive story that includes numerous quotes from Frazier, including one in which Frazier indicates that if the sale goes through, he’ll move to San Francisco. “It’s been a dream of mine for a very long time,” Frazier said.

According to the newspaper, Gardiner decided not to sell to the owner of another bar there, a possibility which had upset some in the LGBT community since it might have meant the Eagle would no longer be a gay bar. Frazier told the newspaper that the only thing holding up the deal right now is that neither Frazier nor Hennis has been able to get in contact with the owner of the property where the SF Eagle is located, John Nikitopoulos.

Mark Frazier has long been a huge asset to Dallas’ LGBT community, and we would hate to lose him to San Francisco. But we certainly don’t want to stand in the way of his dream, either! Here’s wishing you all the best, Mark!

—  admin