Posted in music | tour dates on September 22, 2009

by Bill Pearis

"what a dumb name." -- Anonymous comment, April 20, 2009 11:35am.

Starfucker

Portland, Oregon's Starfucker are in town playing two shows: tonight (9/22) at Bruar Falls and tomorrow (9/23) at Santo's Party House. It will likely be the last NYC shows they'll play under their current moniker, as the band are about to change it. What to? Like that falafel place on St. Marks / Bowery, they're running a contest to pick the new name:

We know our name sucks...so here is YOUR chance to help us pick a new one.

*Email your ideas to: newnameideas@gmail.com

OR

*tell in person at the merch table at a show

If your name is selected, you will get tons of cool shit... tons!

Deadline for ideas is October 1st-ish.

This is weird, we know... but its something we've been thinking about doing for a long time. And the truth is, we never thought we'd make it this far with Starfucker. It started as just a fun little house-show project, but now that we have the opportunity to do this full-time, travel and continue making music, we don't feel like the name makes sense anymore...

They elaborated to the Portland Mercury:
We never thought starfucker would make it as far as it has, and never had any expectations of success. At this point we need to be able to either put more into music, or just stop doing it so we can get 9-5 jobs to pay our rent. Right now we're in this bardo where we don't quite make a living off music but we put so much energy into it that we can't put any time into a real job either. We just need to get serious about one or the other. The name has been a problem for us in a lot of ways. We've missed out on opening slots with bands we really like, and we hope to tour europe soon where there is already a Starfucker. Someone booked us once thinking we were the European Starfucker. The list goes on and on...

Portland Mercury: Why did you decide to come up with your new name via a fan submission contest? Who will be picking the new name, and what will your selection criteria be?

The reason we decided to have a contest is because we always want to keep a close connection with our fans, we started off playing house shows, which we love, and want to keep that level of intimacy as much as possible. So having a contest with our fans is a way that they can participate and have a say in what we should be called. We did a contest before with a t-shirt design and it went really well. It gives people an opportunity to be creative and do something they might not have a chance to do otherwise, which is rad. In the end, the four of us have to agree on the name, and we all have to like it.

The band are on tour with fellow Portland residents Deelay Ceelay, a "a collaboration between video artist/musician Chris Lael Larson and percussionist Delaney Kelly, fusing live instrumentation with synched projected visuals. Deelay Ceelay blur the divide between music, experimental film and performance while emphasizing the creation of a two-way exchange with audiences." You can download their "album" (20 minutes, four songs is an EP, guys) for free at their website.

All Starfucker/Deelay Ceelay tour dates, plus a video, below....

Starfucker - "Medecine"

"Deelay Ceelay Vs. Beach Boys"

DEELAY CEELAY VS THE BEACH BOYS from chris lael larson on Vimeo.


Starfucker/Deelay Ceelay - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 22 Bruar Falls w/ deelay ceelay >>> 21+ Brooklyn, New York
Sep 23 Santo's Party House w/ deelay ceelay >>> 18+ New York, New York
Sep 25 Bryn Mawr College-Lunt Basement w/ deelay ceelay >>>ALL AGES Haverford, Pennsylvania
Sep 26 Duke University Coffee House w/ deelay ceelay >>>ALL AGES Durham, North Carolina
Sep 28 The End w/ deelay ceelay >>> 18+ Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 30 Hailey's w/ deelay ceelay >>>ALL AGES Denton, Texas
Oct 1 Mohawk w/ deelay ceelay >>> ALL AGES Austin, Texas
Oct 3 CIRQ gallery w/ deelay ceelay >>> 16+ albuquerque, New Mexico
Oct 4 Modified Arts w/ deelay ceelay >>>ALL AGES Phoenix, Arizona
Oct 5 The Loft w/ deelay ceelay, strength >>>ALL AGES San Diego, California
Oct 6 Echo w/ deelay ceelay, strength >>>ALL AGES Los Angeles, California
Oct 7 Bottom of the Hill w/ deelay ceelay, strength >>>ALL AGES San Francisco, California
Oct 9 Vera Project w/ deelay ceelay >>> ALL AGES Seattle, Washington
Oct 10 Biltmore w/ deelay ceelay >>> 19+ Vancouver, British Columbia

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Comments (143)

if only Panda Riot would follow suit

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:44 PM

How about: [INSERT NEW BAND NAME HERE] (formerly known as starfucker)

???

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:44 PM

the guy in the front is flexing...true frat dude moment.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:47 PM

Clown Town

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:47 PM

Planetfucker

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:49 PM

the daisy dukes

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:49 PM

The Muslims is now available.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:49 PM

the funny thing is the guy in the front is trying to make it look as if he is not flexing, and merely resting his chin on his hand.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:51 PM

starfucker was at that bv cmj day show last year......oh man i can't wait for the next one

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:54 PM

Afghan Whigs. I always wish there was a band called that

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:54 PM

new name? same shit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:01 PM

The Douchebags.

Or, alternately, Douchebags.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:05 PM

Poop Nugget

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:07 PM

The Black Bears?
The Crystal Wolves?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:16 PM

Al Jarreau

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:17 PM

Nut Lickers

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:19 PM

The Crystal Wolf Owls

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:22 PM

The Pop Virgins

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:31 PM

Anal Cunt

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:35 PM

Whorecandy

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:35 PM

Our Band Sucks Donkey Balls.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:39 PM

Splintercourse

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:39 PM

Gag Reflex

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:39 PM

Amber Rose's Shaved Head

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:40 PM

Nuisance

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:42 PM

dovves

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:43 PM

Dipshit Collective

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:44 PM

Penis Envy

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:45 PM

The Crispy Intentions

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:46 PM

You'll Forget Us By Next Year

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:47 PM

The Inconsequentials

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:51 PM

TBA

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:56 PM

Nuisance was a good band, unlike these fuckers

http://lookout.littletype.com/nuisance-lkb-grpcat.php

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:56 PM

I'ma let you finish...

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 2:06 PM

The Vivian Guys

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 2:07 PM

green gay

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 2:18 PM

Sugar Taint

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 2:50 PM

Retards on Stage.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 2:52 PM

Pecan Sandies

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 2:53 PM

Unfortunately Extant

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 2:54 PM

The Wurst.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 2:54 PM

Daddy's Secret Expenditure

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 2:57 PM

Corn on the Cobb

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 2:58 PM

Suburban Emigres

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:01 PM

Can someone send this link to their email? I'm not even sure they need to have the contest anymore. Some real gems courtesy of BV.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:04 PM

Art-School Fucktards

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:04 PM

Whyte Guyz

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:05 PM

The Bourne Enema

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:17 PM

Rental Agreement

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:30 PM

Behavior Selves

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:34 PM

The Sharp Dicks

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:35 PM

Das Sexist

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:35 PM

Dead Kennedys

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:36 PM

...and you shall know us by the trail of bored people

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:45 PM

Q Kumber

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:49 PM

The Good Intentions

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:52 PM

the mayonaise sandwiches

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:53 PM

fuckstarrer?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:58 PM

SKANKFUCKER

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 4:00 PM

We used to be Starfuckers, but changed our name to something else, cause we still know we suck.

Or,

WUTBSFBCONTSECWSKWS.

Done, contest over.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 4:02 PM

soon they'll be working at Starbuckers.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 4:07 PM

SAVE DARFUCKER

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 4:29 PM

Dominate Gene and the Recessive Traits.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 4:35 PM

Beach Ballz

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 4:38 PM

Wagons & Starfuckers

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 5:01 PM

5:01 FTW

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 5:08 PM

Syndrome of a Down

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 5:37 PM

The Unambiguously Gay Quartet.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 5:39 PM

Puck Falin

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 5:41 PM

Vomit Rainbow

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 5:44 PM

Hangover Diarrhea

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 5:46 PM

Aural Smegma

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 5:57 PM

U1

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 5:58 PM

The Brooklyn Vegans

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 5:59 PM

5:59 win!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 6:05 PM

The Mutual Fellation Society

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 6:09 PM

woods

Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2009 6:12 PM

I Went to College in Portland and All I Got Was This Lousy Affectation.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 6:16 PM

if it doesn't make for easy "MEH" jokes, they will never be heard from again

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 6:25 PM

The Wardrobe Malfuction Seduction

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 6:26 PM

Here ya go, 6:25:

Men of Menses

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 6:49 PM

Keep the name...
All the trend named bands that somehow get away with having the word fuck in the title win awards somehow...
keep it.

get fucked
fucked up
holy fuck
Fuck buttons
fucking SHIT
Star fucking hipsters..
etc.

may as well start using cunt as a band name too. whats in a word anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 7:35 PM

when i though all you douches and douchettes on the BV comment board couldn't get any more retarded, you guys and gals go and completely redeem yourselves! funny ass shite is say!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 7:44 PM

My Formidable Years

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The Octoroons

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 7:54 PM

Free Coke in the Bathroom

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 7:56 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 8:05 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 8:34 PM

Beacons Get out of the Closet

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 8:36 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 11:37 PM

Bitch's Crew

Posted by Ice Cube's baby mama | September 23, 2009 2:56 AM

Bitches Ain't Shit

Posted by Aimee | September 23, 2009 8:40 AM

I can't believe it's not butter

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 12:48 PM

i can't believe it's not butterfucker

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 1:17 PM

or just butterfucker

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 1:18 PM

Stapler and the Taints

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 1:26 PM

Kappa Delta Phi and The Daterapists

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 2:05 PM

Datarapist

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 2:12 PM

'Datarapist' and 'I can't believe it's not Butterfucker' are the best so far

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 2:14 PM

splat

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 4:15 PM

Scented Soaps

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 1:41 AM

star babies

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 1:43 AM

Snaketoucher

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 9:06 AM

Sausagefucker

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 9:07 AM

The Duke Lacrosse Team

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 9:07 AM

The John Phillips Incest Explosion

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 9:23 AM

Misuse Of Irony

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 9:36 AM

Sons of Lawyers

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 9:46 AM

Jen,Eric

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 9:53 AM

Balls, In My Mouth

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 10:12 AM

Rubber Chicken Factory

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 10:13 AM

Zed Zed Top

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 1:01 PM

Cymbals Eat Your Mother's Vagina

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 1:18 PM

The Mayflower Babies

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 1:25 PM

the dood bangers

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 1:26 PM

The Merch Tables

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 1:40 PM

ernie anastos and the chicken fuckers

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 1:47 PM

The Handjobs

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 2:43 PM

The Lilly Allen Abusers

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 2:59 PM

Wesleyan dick-wads

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 3:13 PM

Queefbot 3000

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 3:15 PM

The DonkeyDicks

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 4:14 PM

I really hope Starfucker gets to see these. They're somehow all worse than Starfucker, in most cases intentionally so. Starfucker and all of these band names deserve each other.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009 4:28 PM

no keep it starfucker!! thats how they are

Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2009 5:37 PM

The Suburba-Tweens!

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 9:59 AM

Sons of Soccer Moms

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 10:00 AM

The Minivan Passengers

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 10:01 AM

Nicktoons In Real Life

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 10:03 AM

Moonbounce

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 10:22 AM

Boy Scout Molesters

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 10:24 AM

Trail of Tears

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 10:25 AM

Every Good Boy Deserves Fudgepacking

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 10:26 AM

The Starfucked

Posted by RstJ | October 20, 2009 7:13 PM

FartSucker

Posted by anonny | October 22, 2009 10:00 PM

PYRAMIDDD. I win!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2009 11:42 PM

fearicles

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 12:26 AM

how about starfucker?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 4:36 PM

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