Starbenders

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Starbenders are the halfway home for misunderstood misfits, fingers, and glam punks. Front-woman Kimi Shelter and her gang have concocted a perfect alchemic blend of androgynous rock and roll power with "stuck in your brain" pop melodies. Imagine David Bowie playing 7 minutes in heaven with Debbie Harry.

Shelter began working with producer Nico Constantine (Lady Gaga, Program The Dead) in 2014 who encouraged her to start a band. Aaron Lecesne was the first call Shelter made. The duo were best of friends and had intense music crushes on each other. The genesis of Starbenders took form. Guitarist, Kriss Tokaji, entered the scene in early 2015 after the band witnessed him laying waste to a guitar at a shitty house party in the middle of nowhere.

"We couldn't believe our ears and eyes! Our prayers had been answered!", beams Shelter. The dream lineup crystallized in 2017 with the entrance of drummer Emily Moon. "It was the final piece to the puzzle. The band was in the middle of a transition and I thought to check Craigslist of all places when I came across Emily's ad." shared Lecesne. After responding to the band's cryptic email, Moon met up with them that same night. It was love at first sight.

Past Shows


Oct
3
rd
2022
First Avenue
Oct
3
rd
2022
First Avenue

Palaye Royale with Mod Sun

Fever Dream World Tour
with carolesdaughter and Starbenders
Jun
19
th
2022
7th St Entry
Jun
19
th
2022
7th St Entry
Cancelled

Starbenders

with Jackie Kean

More Shows

Aug
10
th
Fine Line

United We Dance

Jul
25
th
Fine Line

Blake Proehl

Jul
19
th
7th St Entry

Anothernight, Daisychain, TABAH, and full catholic

Jun
24
th
Turf Club

Discrepancies