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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 and Austin City Limits in October. After that, Albert Hammond Jr. has no idea. The guitarist, who’s ramping up promotion for his new solo album Momentary Masters, told BBC6 MusicMore »

By: 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, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, and Albert Hammond Jr. — and there’s bound to be some weird encounters. Case in point: AHJ watched on as Julian Casablancas and the rest… More »

By: 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 existence. Actually, Momentary Masters will be Hammond’s third solo album, and it comes out in July. During his show at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival, the Hammond performed two new song… More »

By: 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, the Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture, Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Spring, and Lewis Lazar — has been taking their sweet time releasing things. So far, we only have a preview of a… More »

By: 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 are on the bill, and Hammond is in there as a solo artist, as well. He’s on those bills, it turns out, because his third solo album, Momentary Masters, i… More »

By: 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. Setlist.fm and various social mentions claim DeMarco played with the band. But other reports dispute this, and DeMarco’s not visible onstage in the “Last Night” wide angle Instagram clip below even though Julian Casablancas seems to introduce him here:… More »

By: 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 artist in his own right. The piece is chock full of personal anecdotes, and in it, a very candid Julian admits how frustrating and fraught his relationship with the Stroke… More »

By: 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 some interesting tidbits. For instance: Hammond explains that before playing their first show, the band was so nervous that they decided to calm down by seeing the Eddie Murphy/Steve Marti… More »

By: 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 on guitar, and Like’s Tennessee Thomas on drums. So far, that’s all we really knew about the group, but today they announced their first-ever tour dates after recently previewing a… More »

By: 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 Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture on vocals and bass, Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Spring on keyboards, Lewis Lazar on guitar, along with Thomas herself on drums. The band played a short set… More »

By: 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 on this new track, lead single “Mister Sister,” and “Bring Your Arms,” it’s shaping up to be a heck of a lot of fun. “Bottoms Up” is a short but… More »

By: 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 from the Navy Yard can kind of be a pain to get to, and also because NYC’s been doing this thing where it’s decided to just rain constantly in December,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Acura’s Got A Commercial With Julian Casablancas Music, Too

A song from the Strokes recently showed up in a commercial for the Volkswagen Golf, and it looks like another car company has snagged the honor of a Julian Casablancas-performed song to soundtrack their ad. Acura’s new holiday commercial uses Casablancas’ cover of “I Wish It Was Christmas Today,” the Saturday Night Live recurring classic… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014 - 3:44 pm

Watch Dev Hynes Sing The Strokes’ “You Only Live Once” With Julian Casablancas + The Voidz In NYC

Last night, Dev Hynes opened for Julian Casablancas + The Voidz at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The two have been working together quite a bit recently: Hynes also did a Blood Orange set at the Tyranny album release show at Shea Stadium and they had a long talk with each other on Hynes’ radio show… More »

By: James Rettig / November 26, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Watch The Strokes’ “Reptilia” Soundtrack A Volkswagen Golf Family Commercial

The Strokes are no strangers to having their songs appear in commercials, but their latest placement is especially telling after Julian Casablancas made it clear last month that he was over New York City (and brunch) and that he had just moved out to the suburbs. Room On Fire track “Reptilia” soundtracks a new Volkswage… More »

By: James Rettig / November 24, 2014 - 8:46 am

26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / November 19, 2014 - 10:26 am

Julian Casablancas Criticizes iTunes, Wants Strokes’ 6th Album On His Label

Last year, the Strokes released their Comedown Machine album, and it’s set to be the last album under their deal with RCA. But the Strokes aren’t done making new music; they apparently have plans to record early next year. And frontman Julian Casablancas is hoping to release any new Strokes records on Cult Records, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Julian Casablancas Is Building A Folding Bicycle And Is Confident There Is No Extraterrestrial Life

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 »

By: Michael Nelson / October 29, 2014 - 10:42 am

Julian Casablancas Issues Statement On Brunch

Whatever you want to call this ongoing hubbub about Julian Casablancas and his disdain for New York City brunch crowds and/or hotshot GQ reporters — Brunchgate? Brunchghazi? — consider today’s tweets the Strokes and Voidz frontman’s last words on the matter. In a Twitter rant just now, he gave his definitive take on brunch a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 20, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Julian Casablancas & Karen O Interview Each Other About Radiohead, Coors Light Commercials, & The Old NYC Scene

Julian Casablancas and Karen O came to international attention in 2001 as part of the burgeoning NYC rock scene, and both artists just released new albums, Tyranny and Crush Songs, respectively. In this week’s issue of Time Out NY, the two artists interview each other. It’s not exactly probing journalism, but it’s a pretty fu… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 24, 2014 - 5:38 pm
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