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The Strokes are the last of a certain breed. They don’t make rock bands like them anymore: the larger-than-life, the mythic, the kinds that can fill an arena with screaming fans that span generations. You can argue this — you have Arcade Fire, or the National, or the Black Keys, maybe. There are still rock… More »

Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late ’90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

Julian Casablancas is kind of the anti-Taylor Swift, isn’t he? She just moved to Tribeca — making her neighbors with, like, Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Blue Ivy — and is so stoked on it that she’s Instagramming pictures of lattés and serving as NYC’s Global Welcome Ambassador for tourism. He just moved out of the… More »

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Julian Casablancas & Jehnny Beth Collaboration Is A Danish Punk Cover Out Next Month

Back in 1983, the Danish punk band Sort Sol (AKA Sods) released Dagger & Guitar. The album featured a Lydia Lunch collaboration alternately titled "Boy/Girl"…
Chris DeVille | November 25, 2015 - 2:39 pm

Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Sing “Razor’s Edge,” Wave His Guitar Around On Kimmel

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. released his solo album Momentary Masters this summer. And last night, Hammond was the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live,…
Tom Breihan | November 19, 2015 - 9:16 am

Watch That Cool London Children’s Choir Cover The Strokes

I like that "children's choirs covering indie rock songs" is now an entire genre of YouTube video. Staten Island's PS22 Chorus have been dominating this…
Peter Helman | October 19, 2015 - 9:53 am

The Strokes Are Going Back In The Studio

Just a few months ago, Albert Hammond Jr. said that the Strokes have no plans to record any new music, but during the band's headlining…
Peter Helman | September 27, 2015 - 11:11 pm

Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play “Losing Touch” On The Tonight Show

The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. just released his new solo album Momentary Masters, and last night, he was the musical guest on The Tonight
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2015 - 8:42 am

Summer Moon – “With You Tonight”

Summer Moon -- the new supergroup made up of the Like's Tennessee Thomas, the Strokes' Nikolai Fraiture, Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Spring, and Lewis Lazar…
James Rettig | July 14, 2015 - 4:43 pm

Albert Hammond Jr. – “Born Slippy” Video

Last night I was talking with a friend who is effusive about Albert Hammond Jr.'s forthcoming solo album Momentary Masters. His enthusiasm was infectious, and…
Caitlin White | July 8, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Don’t Expect More Tour Dates Or New Music From The Strokes Anytime Soon

The Strokes are scheduled to play London’s Hyde Park later this month, and they’ll follow that with appearances at Washington, DC’s Landmark Festival in September…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2015 - 4:49 pm

Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Cover The Strokes To Albert Hammond Jr.’s Horror At Primavera Sound

If you're a Strokes fan, Primavera Sound is the place to be this weekend. Three Strokes-related acts are playing the Barcelona festival -- the band,…
James Rettig | May 30, 2015 - 6:58 pm

Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play New Songs “Losing Touch” & “Born Slippy” At Primavera Sound

Albert Hammond Jr. plays guitar in the Strokes, and like that band's frontman, Julian Casablancas, he's pursued a successful solo career alongside the band's continued…
Caitlin White | May 28, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Summer Moon – “Happenin’ (Blue Room Mix)”

Late last year, Summer Moon made their live debut at former Like member Tennessee Thomas’ birthday party. The super group — made up of Thomas,…
James Rettig | May 17, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Albert Hammond Jr. – “Born Slippy”

At a lot of festivals this summer, you'll get a couple of chances to see Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. At some festivals, the Strokes…
Tom Breihan | May 12, 2015 - 8:33 am

The Strokes Perform “All The Time” For The First Time At Shaky Knees

UPDATE: There are actually conflicting reports as to whether Mac DeMarco performed with the Strokes. and various social mentions claim DeMarco played with the…
James Rettig | May 9, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Julian Casablancas Working On New Strokes Songs, Collaboration With Savages’ Jehnny Beth

Today Noisey published an extensive cover story on Julian Casablancas, frontman of the Strokes and Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, as well as a solo…
Caitlin White | April 13, 2015 - 2:46 pm

The Strokes Saw Bowfinger To Calm Down Before Their First Gig

The Guardian interviewed guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. and producer Gordon Raphael for a new feature about the early days of the Strokes, and it includes…
Chris DeVille | March 24, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Nikolai Fraiture’s Summer Moon Preview Debut Song “With You Tonight,” Announce First-Ever Tour Dates

Summer Moon is a super group composed of the Strokes' Nikolai Fraiture on vocals and bass, Au Revoir Simone's Erika Spring on keyboards, Lewis Lazar…
Caitlin White | March 9, 2015 - 10:24 am

Members Of The Strokes, Au Revoir Simone, The Like Form New Group Summer Moon

Last month at her birthday party at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right, former Like member Tennessee Thomas debuted a band called Summer Moon which features the…
James Rettig | January 17, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Kate Pierson – “Bottoms Up” (Feat. Nick Valensi)

B-52's singer Kate Pierson is striking out on her own for a debut solo album, Guitars And Microphones, which is due out next month. Based…
James Rettig | January 16, 2015 - 11:24 am

Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you're coming…
Ryan Leas | December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm
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