The Strokes

Early ’00s LES Rock History ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ will be Adapted into Docu-series

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:17 am

You may have seen this… New York’s beloved gritty indie musc scene circa 2000s is getting a second life, through a four-hour docu-series. That’s right, the resurgence is a visual retelling based on Lizzy Goodman’s 600-page oral history called Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC 2001-2011. The documentary will […]

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The Strokes Announce Week-long Pop-up Shop at 352 Bowery

Last modified May 27, 2016 at 12:31 pm

This week, hometown heroes The Strokes previewed new material from their forthcoming four-song EP. It’s the first concrete output since the band’s 2013 release, Comedown Machine. Future Present Past, as the record is dubbed, debuts on June 3 (though, currently on Spotify), via singer Julian Casablancas’ own Cult Records imprint. While native advertising has been […]

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The World Isn’t Ready for Julian Casablancas + the Voidz

Posted October 24, 2014 at 10:24 am

The world isn’t ready for Julian Casablancas + The Voidz. Just like The Strokes were the pioneers of the post punk indie revival, the latest endeavor by Julian Casablancas is exponentially kicking it up a notch in the musical avant-garde. Deceptive in the simplicity of its track titles (“Nintendo Blood,” “Xerox,” “Business Dog”), the band’s latest album Tyranny forces you to take a […]

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Revisiting The Strokes and the 2000s Lower East Side Music Scene [VIDEO]

Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:10 am

Bose has a new integrated marketing campaign called Scene+Heard, basically a survey course in music appreciation. Its first installment spotlights the now-fabled Lower East Side rock scene in the early 2000s, but primarily focuses on the early career of The Strokes. The narrative is presented through the filter of current band the Gradients, which apparently […]

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The Strokes’ Wiz Kid Management Joins C3 Presents at 263 Bowery

Posted June 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Ryan Gentles was the booking agent at the Mercury Lounge when he discovered the Strokes. He quit his job, and Wiz Kid Management was soon born to help represent the city-based retro rockers. The office has been an East Village mainstay for years on East Tenth Street. But now it’s moving to the Bowery after forging a partnership with […]

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Recap: Lessons Learned at the Governors Ball 2014

Last modified June 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Governors Ball – the name suggests something highbrow, right? Something grand. Something out of a Sofia Coppola film. Beautiful people, costumed in elaborate fashions, indulging in the finest delights, and twirling the night away to extravagant music. Not that far off. The Governors Ball Music Festival is a spectacle to partake. It’s a three-day migration from […]

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The Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti Adds Astronauts to Rag & Bone

Posted October 8, 2013 at 6:00 am

The latest Rag & Bone mural on Elizabeth Street spares the paint and spoils the sculptor. In this case, we have a five-by-six matrix of cosmonaut and astronaut figures symmetrically enshrined, but not well protected. The mysterious entity behind the unsigned wall work is none other than Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti. Moretti’s commissioned artwork definitely […]

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The Strokes Announce “Comedown Machine” for March Release

Posted January 31, 2013 at 6:23 am

Strokes news is fast and furious this week. First a fresh single to tickle the ears (“One Way Trigger”) and now more conclusive album details.

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The Strokes Reveal New Single “One Way Trigger”

Posted January 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

Just over a week after learning of a new Strokes album currently in the works, the retro-rocking quintet released the first single.

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The Strokes to Release Fifth Album This Year

Last modified January 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

Almost two years after Angles dropped, The Strokes are set to return with new output in the not-so-distant future.

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