“GET THE FUCK UP SAN ANTONIO!!" isn't the kind of thing you hear at a STRFKR's show. You won't see the lead singer standing on top of the floor monitors and the bassist holding his guitar like some phallic scepter with crowd control magic. No. This band's relaxed stage presence let's the music do the talking and the generally younger crowd was full of energy throughout the entire performance. STRFKR's first time in San Antonio turned into a sold out show that was infectious and a ton of fun.
STRFKR's set was heavy with Miracle Mile songs – but 2008’s Rawnald Gregory Erickson garnered the biggest sing-along of the night, even more so than when they played their cover of Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Their song list seemed strategically put together, toggling between a post-punk/indie-rock sound and full synth-pop, the styles never wore out their welcome. Each member had electronic gear on stands and then their guitar or bass. The LED panels had interesting visuals and were timed to the songs, the crowd loved it.
The night was a little uneventful with nothing too out of the ordinary, but the sold out audience was having a great time and pretty intense. Lead singer said something to the effect of: “Well..” sounding very surprised, “I guess we’ll be coming to back to San Antonio.”
The next day, the band was in Houston and had to track down a printer because they ran out of t-shirts in San Antonio.