Electropop band STRFKR is coming to SLO Brewing Co. on April 11. | Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Lerner/Creative Commons

Brenna Swanston
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Make way for “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second”: Starfucker is coming to town.

SLO Brewing Co. will host the electropop band, also known as STRFKR, on April 11. The group’s sold-out San Luis Obispo show will be its last before ending its short tour at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival on April 13 and 20.

The Portland, Ore. natives released their first, self-titled album in 2008. The album included Starfucker’s most popular song to date, titled “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second.” They have since grown in popularity worldwide and released three additional albums: Jupiter, Reptilians and Miracle Mile.

Civil engineering freshman Anthony Santos has avidly listened to Starfucker since his sophomore year of high school.

“I really like the type of music they make,” Santos said. “It’s kind of poppy electronica, with some groovy tunes.”

Santos originally got into the band after hearing “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” on YouTube, he said. Currently, one of his favorite Starfucker albums is 2013’s Miracle Mile.

“It had been a couple years since they’d released songs,” Santos said. “I really like it because it’s got the same feel as their self-titled album and Jupiter. It continues with that same type of theme.”

Santos also looks forward to seeing the show’s opening band, Painted Palms. He checked out the San Francisco-based musical duo after buying his Starfucker tickets.

“It’s like the same feel as Starfucker, so I think both of them doing a show together is a great combo,” he said.

Industrial engineering freshman Max Cortes is a new Starfucker fan. He was interested in attending the band’s SLO Brew show based on recommendations from friends.

“I heard a couple of their songs, and I like that kind of indie pop,” Cortes said. “I would like to check out the venue, because I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. It’s probably one of the most famous venues in San Luis Obispo.”

SLO Brew events and promotions supervisor Jessica Puchli expects a slew of indie and rock fans at the Starfucker show, she said.

Those attending can look forward to “high energy” and “good times,” Puchli said.

Starfucker’s show sold out weeks in advance. The concert is available to all ages, and doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

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