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08 Jul
2011


In case you missed it earlier, the Strokes have released a video for “Taken For A Fool”. Check it out below and let us know if you love it or hate it.

Enjoy

06 Jun
2011

From the looks of it, the biggest surprise at Saturday’s KROQ Weenie Roast might’ve been that the Strokes played for under thirty-five minutes. Maybe they had to cut it short because of the Foo Fighters being added onto the lineup as the secret guests between Rise Against and headliner Linkin Park but it’s a shame that the NYC boys only played nine songs. Check out the setlist and video below:

Setlist (Courtesy of setlist.fm)
Reptilia
Under Cover of Darkness
Hard to Explain
Juicebox
Last Nite
You’re So Right
You Only Live Once
Taken for a Fool
Take It Or Leave It

21 Apr
2011

The Strokes performed “Games” on Conan. Watch it below and pick up the album Angles on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, Vinyl

18 Apr
2011

It seems like the only way you can see The Strokes live is to catch them in New York City or go to a festival. They played right before Kanye West last night. If you missed it, it’s cool. We got it. Enjoy!

Setlist
I Can’t Win
Hard To Explain
Under Cover of Darkness
New York City Cops
Games
Someday
You’re So Right
The Modern Age
You Only Live Once
Taken for a Fool
Juicebox
Under Control
Gratisfaction
Reptilia
Last Nite
Take It Or Leave It

02 Apr
2011

The Strokes returned to Madison Square Garden tonight. Well, the last time they were here, they played the much smaller theater inside MSG with then up and comers Regina Spektor and Kings of Leon . Nonetheless, aside from a show at Don Hill’s last year, this was the band’s first NYC are show in a while. Julian and the band played a set filled with singles and crowd favorites.

Before the Strokes took to the stage, everyone was treated to a brief April Fool’s surprise set by Elvis Costello who performed “Pump It Up”, “Radio Radio” and “Peace, Love and Understanding.” This wouldn’t be the last we’d see of Elvis tonight.

Opening with “Is This It?”, “Reptilia”, the single “Under Cover of Darkness” (from the newly released album Angles), and “Hard To Explain”, the set wasn’t only great for die hard fans but also for those who only know the band by their big singles. Frontman Julian Casablancas remarked how crazy it was that he was about to play the next song at Madison Square Garden before guitarist Nick Valensi started strumming the all too familiar chords to the band’s first and biggest hit to date “Last Night”.

Any questions of whether Julian has still “got it” after the band’s long hiatus were quickly quelled after he nailed the new song “Life Is Simple In The Moonlight” and “Juicebox”. When Julian sings “don’t try to stop us/get out of the way”, you let him and the band run loose. In fact, Julian seemed a bit annoyed by the crowd’s enthusiasm declaring “We play the songs and you go fuckin nuts. I thought that we had a deal”. This problem was quickly rectified as the band played “Someday” from their debut album.

Before launching into another new track “Taken For A Fool”, Julian confessed that it was their “Elvis Costello song” and said that it’d be great if Elvis came on stage to play it with them. He then said “April Fools” and that they should ask Elvis for next time. Little did everyone know that the joke was still going on as Mr. Costello would return to the stage during “Taken For A Fool” to sing and play guitar on the song.

After “Taken For A Fool”, Julian was having a little trouble speaking admittedly due to having a few drinks and spilling one on himself. “That’s why Johnny Cash wore black”.

There was no true encore but a brief break in darkness before the band closed their set with the very mellow “Ask Me Anything”, “The Modern Age” (from Is This It), new song “Gratisfaction” (which we still insist sounds like a Steely Dan song), “I Can’t Win” and “Take It Or Leave It”. Are the Strokes back? YES. Should you be concerned about them only playing new songs when you seem the live? NO. Did you miss a great concert if you weren’t at MSG on Friday night? HELL YES.

Also, a very quick THANK YOU to The Comet and Stubhub for hooking us up and others with tickets to tonight’s show. Otherwise, we’d have been at jealously reading other people’s Twitters about the show.

Full Setlist (* indicates song off of the new album Angles)

Is This It
Reptilia
Under Cover of Darkness *
Hard to Explain
Last Nite
Life Is Simple In The Moonlight *
Juicebox
Someday
You’re So Right *
Under Control
You Only Live Once
NYC Cops
Games *
What Ever Happened?
Taken For A Fool (w/Elvis Costello)

(brief break)
Ask Me Anything
The Modern Age
Gratisfaction *
I Can’t Win
Take It or Leave It

31 Mar
2011

The Strokes performed “You’re So Right” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Watch it below and pick up the album Angles on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, Vinyl

30 Mar
2011

Rock band The Strokes recently released fourth studio album, Angles, has debuted at number 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The band sold over 88,000 copies of Angles in its first week. Angles debuted at #3 in the UK, #4 in Canada, and #1 in Australia. The album is about to enter the top 10 on Billboard’s Modern rock chart as well.

Following the bands recent performances on late night television including Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman, The Strokes will be playing on The Jimmy Fallon Show tonight at 12:30 pm EST.

To top off this extraordinary week for the band, The Strokes will be playing a sold-out concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden this Friday, April 1.

Angles has received lots of praise from critics as well, with Rolling Stone magazine calling it “the best album that [The Strokes] have made since 2001′s Is This It” in their 4 star review. Other critics lauded Angles as a welcome reinvention for the band, with NME noting that “‘Angles’ lives up to its name by coming at you from some very obtuse places indeed.” TIME called Angles “a 10 song exercise in rock precision,” and SPIN magazine proclaiming that Angles “reminds you why they were so irresistible in the first place” in their 8 out of 10 review.

Angles is the band’s first new release since 2006′s First Impressions of Earth and marks the ambition of that album with the immediacy of the band’s earlier albums Is This It (2001) and Room On Fire (2003). In 2010, the band returned to the road, playing and headlining major festivals in the United States and UK, including the Isle of Wight Festival, Lollapalooza, Hurricane Festival, Splendour In The Grass, Rockness, Outside Lands, and Austin City Limits. Time Out Chicago hailed the Lollapalooza performance as “the best set I’ve seen since covering Lollapalooza. Better than Radiohead in 2008. Better than… who headlined last year? …The crowd…was euphoric.”

24 Mar
2011

The Strokes performed “Taken For A Fool” on the Late Show with David Letterman. Watch it below and pick up their new album Angles on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, Vinyl

22 Mar
2011

One of the best parts about SXSW is being able to catch major rock bands play for FREE. If you were in Austin last week, you could’ve caught everyone from Jack White to the Strokes. The Strokes played the Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake which was about 4 miles away from downtown (we checked. we were tired of walking and couldn’t find a cab for two hours). For those of you who missed the show, it’s alright. Levi’s has posted five high quality performances videos from the show as well as an interview on their Facebook page.

The Strokes are also scheduled to on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday March 23rd.

Under Cover of Darkness

Last Night

The Modern Age

You’re So Right

Under Control

Interview

06 Mar
2011

The Strokes returned to Saturday Night Live for the first time in five years. They performed “Under Cover of Darkness” (iTunes / Amazon MP3) and “Life Is Simple In The Moonlight”. Pre-order the album Angles on CD or Vinyl

(Second video is coming soon!)