All The Strokes stories

Return to Story

Featured The Strokes stories

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 »

More The Strokes stories

Outside Lands 2010 Lineup

Last year Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys headlined San Fransisco's second Outside Lands festival. This year's lineup also tries to fit…
jessica | June 1, 2010 - 2:23 pm
2

Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

Lolla's not playing games anymore: The full and official lineup's in, and it's fully and officially great. First off, let's talk about Soundgarden. Soundgarden! If…
Amrit Singh | April 6, 2010 - 9:47 am
18

America’s Indie Rock News Anchors Grill Julian Casablancas

As we mentioned, the Strokes have announced they'll be headlining this year's Lollapalooza, and will have a new LP out in September. But as a…
jessica | March 29, 2010 - 11:22 am
12

Devendra Banhart – “Baby” Video (Feat. Fabrizio Moretti, Andrew VanWyngarden, GZA)

Devendra Banhart sports some serious Frank Zappa facial hair in this video, and gets friends like the Strokes' Fabrizio Moretti, MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden, and GZA…
jessica | March 15, 2010 - 5:58 pm
7

Strokes Confirm Lollapalooza 2010, LP Coming September

We knew the Strokes were working on their new LP, but it looks like plans are firming up: Julian Casablancas says his band will headline…
jessica | March 11, 2010 - 3:03 pm
25

Strokes Check-In From The Studio

The band is hard at work on its next album. Sort of. This 10-minute clip shows them playing Scrabble, ordering sushi, and playing ping pong,…
jessica | February 15, 2010 - 12:07 pm
6

Julian Casablancas To Tour Some More

Despite admitting to losing money on his first string of Phrazes support dates, the solo Stroke has confirmed ten more North American shows (including a…
Amrit Singh | February 11, 2010 - 2:24 pm
7

Julian Casablancas/Tanlines/Telepathe @ Terminal 5, NYC 1/14/10

"Let's hear it for New Yoooooork." Early on in Julian's set at Terminal 5 last night, the first of a pair at that Hell's Kitche…
Amrit Singh | January 15, 2010 - 2:02 am
9

Julian Casablancas Did “Out Of The Blue” On Letterman

It takes a special man to pull off head-to-toe leather. Which, as it turns out, is a different sort of man than the one who…
Amrit Singh | January 7, 2010 - 11:38 am
28

New Julian Casablancas Video – “11th Dimension”

JC traverses time and space in his first video from Phrazes For The Young, your 27th favorite album of 2009. Which means stormy pagodas, b&w…
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2009 - 3:57 pm
34

Strokes To Headline Isle Of Wight 2010

Julian’s bringing his dice-throwing dance moves and the other dudes in the Strokes to the UK to headline the Isle Of Wight festival on 6/12.
Amrit Singh | November 30, 2009 - 12:35 pm
9

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm
325

Julian Casablancas @ Downtown Palace Theatre, LA 11/6/09

The Stroke's first solo gigs were in Japan this summer, and Monday's Spaceland show was a last minute surprise, so while last night was JC'…
Scott Lapatine | November 7, 2009 - 7:46 am
16

Julian Casablancas Covers “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”

A big part of what made Saturday Night Live's recurring yuletide classic "I Wish It Was Christmas Today" so perfect were the sight gags: Tracy…
Amrit Singh | November 4, 2009 - 4:47 pm
17

Julian Casablancas Visits The Tonight Show

Performing complexly synthesized compositions on record is one thing... I like the way Julian Casablancas lays his voice out over Phrazes For The Young's electro…
brandon | October 28, 2009 - 9:16 am
62

Premature Evaluation: Julian Casablancas – Phrazes For The Young

Julian Casablancas' solo debut is an 8-song, 40-minute collection. On first glance the brevity makes the protracted promotional campaign -- its preview trailer, dramatically cut…
brandon | October 26, 2009 - 12:56 pm
30

New Julian Casablancas – “River Of Brakelights”

The release date for Phrazes For The Young has been pushed back into November, but Julian's solo stroke is still on course with its streaming…
Amrit Singh | October 19, 2009 - 1:11 pm
16

Sample Julian Casablancas’ Phrazes For The Young

The promotional campaign started with a preview trailer and classical music-dropping onscreen interview to whet folks' appetites. Now that you're plenty familiar with "11th Dimension,"…
brandon | October 16, 2009 - 4:55 pm
27

New Nickel Eye Video – “You And Everyone Else”

Once Julian releases his Phrazes For The Young, all the Strokes save Valensi will have a side-project release under their vintage belts. (If not two.)…
Amrit Singh | October 15, 2009 - 9:59 am
9

New Julian Casablancas – “11th Dimension”

The trailer for the lead Stroke's solo debut Phrazes For The Young was soundtracked with widescreen, cinematic synth pop, his first on-camera interview in year…
Amrit Singh | September 17, 2009 - 8:43 pm
90
1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 8