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Between Albert Hammond doing “One Way Trigger” and Julian Casablancas doing “Take It Or Leave It,” there have been more live covers of Strokes songs by members of the Strokes than there has been actual Strokes news of late. But today, the Strokes announced a show that will act as a warm-up for their performance at Governors Ball: They will be performing a set at the 1800-seat Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, on Sunday, May 31. It will be the Strokes’ first show in three years. Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon EST, and my guess is they will be sold out in about .5 seconds, but you can try to cop ’em here.

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  1. The Grateful Dead played a run of shows at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester in Feb of 1971 (bits and pieces of it are on YouTube). I’ve been listening to tapes of those shows (famous, as they’re Betty Boards) over twenty years. It always amazes me when a new, cool show is announced at that venue. Would love to see a list of all the shows that have gone down there, because its got to be pretty fucking mind-blowing.

    Caveat: That has nothing to do with The Strokes, really. So my apologies if you read it and were like, “wtf dude?!”

    Listen to this from 13:45 to about 19:30. That right there is the “it” that every Dead Head tries and badly fails to explain. It’s one of those little pieces of “the magic”. They’d never played those pieces of music, never played them like that again.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUobR1J7-WM

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