Some Saturday nights you have no idea what you’re going to get into, and the next thing you know you’re in a house full of crust and mall punks drinking 40s, waiting to see NYC’s Star Fucking Hipsters. I headed down to South Philly’s Ava House at the very last minute on a whim, took some allergy medicine to deal with the smoke (up the Allegra punks!) and wound up making it just in time as Star Fucking Hipsters were setting up.
I’ve never seen the Ava House so packed before, and the crowd had a lot of young ‘uns in it (which is something I hear people bitch about, but in all honesty, I was listening to punk at 14 years old, and isn’t it better to have the kids these days listening to a band such as Star Fucking Hipsters instead of Kayne or Brokencyde or whatever the fuck is cool these days?)
As far as Scott Sturgeon goes, let me just say that he is one classy man. Before the show began and he was setting up, he demanded a bottle from the crowd, as he needed to take a piss, nevermind the fact that there was a bathroom in the back of the room… but the crowd obliged, and SFH started their set by Scott peeing in a bottle. Stay classy.
The band played a good mix of older material off of “Until We’re Dead” and their newer album released in October “Never Rest In Peace”. Unfortunately, the band’s lead guitarist was running late and didn’t show up until the last damn song, so that took away some of the energy of the performance, but otherwise, the band played a solid set that had a lot in the crowd moving and crowd surfing… although as Star Fucking Hipsters set went on, the crowd slowed down and thinned out as well (probably because it was a younger crowd and they needed to be picked up by the parental units early).
Stza gave some hilarious stage banter, talking about how Leftover Crack is just him, Frank, and 2 Australian dudes (aka no more as Ezra left the band), and made sure to shit talk Ezra as well “If you go to C Squat with a $10 bag of dope, Ezra will take you into his room and give you a Morning Glory show. Just kidding, Ezra’s not a heroin addict, he’s just REALLY always tired.”
Some highlights from the show include:
-Until We’re Dead
-Immigrants and Hypocrites
-Two Cups Of Tea
-This Wal-Mart Life