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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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Pearl Jam Twenty: Temple Of The Dog Reunites, Vedder And Casablancas Sing Together

This past weekend, Pearl Jam celebrated their 20th year together as a band by headlining their own Pearl Jam Twenty festival at the Wisconsin ski…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2011 - 12:43 pm
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Tokyo Police Club Cover LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, The Strokes

Tokyo Police Club has been unraveling a covers series for Polaroid -- ten songs culled from each of the last ten years -- and a…
Corban Goble | September 1, 2011 - 4:45 pm
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The Strokes & Jarvis Cocker Cover The Cars At Reading

Last night, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker joined co-headliners the Strokes during their Is This It-heavy set at Reading Festival for a cover of The Cars' "Just…
Corban Goble | August 28, 2011 - 4:25 pm
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Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It

The Strokes' debut album Is This It was first released on 7/30/01. To help us celebrate this 10th Anniversary, we asked some of our favorite…
Stereogum | July 26, 2011 - 9:30 am
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The Strokes – “Taken For A Fool” Video, Elvis Costello Collab B-Side

On July 26th, the Strokes will make an honest single out of Angles' Elvis Costello-indebted "Taken For A Fool." You may also remember that time…
Amrit Singh | July 8, 2011 - 3:43 pm
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Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Sunday

This final batch of Randy Cremean’s photos from this year’s 10th annual Bonnaroo festival includes the Strokes, Cold War Kids, Robyn, Mavis Staples, a SuperJam…
Scott Lapatine | June 13, 2011 - 9:47 am
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Strokes Play Ellen

The Strokes played Ellen for today's broadcast. The episode will be on TV this afternoon -- 4 p.m. in most areas -- but Ellen put…
jessica | June 1, 2011 - 2:47 pm
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Strokes And Wild Beasts Play Jools

The Strokes were on Jools Holland last night, and they played "Under Cover Of Darkness" and "Taken For A Fool" for the audience in the…
jessica | May 18, 2011 - 5:13 pm
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Strokes, QOTSA Playing Pearl Jam 20 Fest

Ten turns 20 in August and Pearl Jam are celebrating with their own festival-type thing over Labor Day weekend. The celebration will be headlined by…
Scott Lapatine | May 16, 2011 - 1:42 pm

Julian Casablancas Covers Buddy Holly

When you stop and think about all the great songs Buddy Holly wrote, it's crazy to remember he died in that plane crash when he…
brandon | May 16, 2011 - 11:20 am
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Scenes From New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011

Wilco, The Strokes, Lupe Fiasco, The Decemberists, and many many others headed down to New Orleans for the week-long New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
jessica | May 9, 2011 - 12:18 pm
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Strokes Working On LP5, Getting Along

There’s an emerging line of thought that frames the Strokes as America’s Oasis: beloved for their first two watershed records, forgiven for uneven subsequent efforts.
Amrit Singh | April 28, 2011 - 3:45 pm
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The Strokes Play “Games” On Conan

The Strokes visited Conan last night and put in this subdued performance of the Casablancas/Valensi-penned "Games." They sounded and looked great, even though Casablancas appeared…
jessica | April 21, 2011 - 11:55 am
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Scenes From Coachella ’11: Kanye & More From Sunday

Sunday at Indio featured CSS, Delorean, HEALTH, Lightning Bolt, OFF!, the Strokes, a riot-free Death From Above 1979, MEN, Twin Shadow, Wiz Khalifa, and others,…
brandon | April 18, 2011 - 10:03 am

Hipster Orchestra Covers “Under Cover Of Darkness”

The Angles track is one of musical licensing hipsters and occasional string quartet Jingle Punks "favorite Strokes tunes of all time," so why not? I…
brandon | April 6, 2011 - 4:44 pm
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The Strokes & Elvis Costello @ Madison Square Garden 4/1/11 – “Taken For A Fool”

Before the Strokes even took the stage for their sold-out show headlining MSG, their concert took over NYC Twitter feeds with Elvis Costello's surprise opening…
Amrit Singh | April 2, 2011 - 3:10 am
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The Strokes Bring “You’re So Right” To Fallon

The Strokes chose to go black and white for their performance of "You're So Right" on Fallon last night, which is a fitting tonal palette…
Amrit Singh | March 31, 2011 - 10:05 am
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The Strokes – “Call Me Back” Video

The Strokes released Angles almost two weeks ago. As a gift for fans who pre-ordered the album, the band sent out a link to download…
jessica | March 29, 2011 - 10:37 am
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The Strokes Get “Taken For A Fool” On Letterman

They brought Angles' most angular track to Late Night. They always seem to be at their most energetic for Letterman, but Julian Casablancas also wandered…
jessica | March 24, 2011 - 9:55 am
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Reading & Leeds Lineup 2011

If you're a Muse or My Chemical Romance fan, I feel sorta bad for you, but today's your lucky day: The bands are headlining thi…
brandon | March 22, 2011 - 10:07 am
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