March Madness: The Strokes @ Hammerstein Ballroom

I took this photo on October 31, 2001 at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The Papaya Kings (featuring JP Bowersock) and a costumed Moldy Peaches opened up for this Halloween show. The tickets were $20, and Julian Casablancas was sporting a military jacket and a Joe Camel t-shirt. He also had eyes made of laser […]

March Madness: The Shitty Beatles Perform at Mercury Lounge

The Strokes March Madness continues with this great concert listing from January 2002. Scan the list of names of the bands playing the Mercury Lounge and does one stick out? Who were The Shitty Beatles? On January 18, 2002 they were Julian Casablancas, Albert Hammond Jr., Nick Valensi, Fabrizio Moretti, and Nikolai Fraiture. That’s right, […]

The Strokes Return to NYC Stage at Hilfiger Party @ The Met

Like many peeps who weren’t able to make it to The Strokes hometown return at the ultra-exclusive Tommy Hilfiger 25th Anniversary party at the Metropolitan Opera House night, I had a super-intense dream I was seeing the Strokes (in some dingy LA club for some reason). But alas, the dream wasn’t true…but what did happen […]

More From the “Venison”/Strokes Show @ Dingwalls Last Night

Some more internet finds from the intimate gig last night. And for everyone who keeps pointing out that The Strokes are doing these gigs “just for the money,” Adam Green says otherwise in the latest issue of NME: “I think Julian Casablancas only said they were doing this summer’s festival shows for the money to […]

VIDEO: The Strokes Perform as “Venison” @ Dingwalls, London 6/9/10

As y’all probably know, The Strokes marked their comeback to live performance in four years with a not-so-secret secret show at the tiny club Dingwalls in London, UK tonight, playing under the name “Venison”. The 500-capacity venue was packed to the gills with fans, industry folks, and even Coldplay’s Chris Martin. Some super lucky superfans […]