The Strokes to Start Recording in February 2009

According to the BBC, Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture has confirmed that the band will all get together in February of 2009 and start recording new music as a group. Currently Niko is touring in the UK with his new solo project, Nickel Eye. His solo album will release on January 27, 2009. Can’t wait!! The […]

Julian Casablancas Opens Korean BBQ Restaurant in LA

Has Julian Casablancas been thinking more about pork belly and ribs than he has about music? It’s been reported that Strokes singer is one of the financiers behind new LA eatery, Shin, located on Wilcox Avenue in Hollywood. Last night there was a big opening bash for the upscale Korean BBQ restaurant where other rumored […]

Nikolai and Fabrizio to Play New York…Seperately

Looks like there’s some action the (former?) members of the Strokes front… Nikolai Fraiture’s side project, Nickel Eye, will have their debut New York show on October 22nd at the Williamsburg Hall of Music as part of CMJ, and then play a show at Pianos on the 24th. London folks will get a chance to […]

Albert Hammond Jr. to Launch Men’s Clothing Line

Reports NY Magazine, Strokes guitarist/solo artist Albert Hammond Jr. will launch a menswear line with fashion stylist Ilaria Urbinati this fall. The focus? Men’s suits. “They’re for the person who needs his one suit for a wedding,” Hammond told NY Magazine. “He’d rather get something like this than go to Men’s Wearhouse, pay the same […]

Video: “My Drive Thru” Music Video Revealed

The music video component of the Converse ad campaign song “My Drive Thru” (featuring Pharrell Williams, Julian Casablancas from the Strokes, and rising star Santogold) has finally been revealed: The video is all in black and white, with the three singers appearing like ripped out paper dolls, that fall, multiply, and zip around the screen. […]

Side Strokes Projects for Fab and Niko

Reports Pitchfork via Rolling Stone: According to a report on Rolling Stone’s Rock & Roll Daily blog, Moretti’s side project is called Little Joy and features the talents of Rodrigo Amarante (Los Hermanos) and Binki Shapiro [EDITOR’S NOTE: The project we mentioned a while ago which didn’t have a name], who Rock & Roll Daily […]

Albert Hammond Jr. Breaks Out the “Como Te Llama?” at Private Show

In preparation for his tour to promote his second album, “Como Te Llama?,” Albert Hammond Jr. performed at an invite-only concert at the Mercury Lounge last night (July 1). Luckily, the event was not overrun by media hounds. As a supportive crowd of friends, family, and devoted fans cheered on, Albert and his new band […]

Agyness Deyn and Albert Hammond Jr. = Couple?

New York Magazine painstakingly dishes every possible detail of their conversation with model/singer Agyness Deyn and Albert Hammond Jr. at the Songwriters Hall of Fame awards, in an attempt to read the tea leaves and figure out if they are in fact dating. They write, “First the two unabashedly engaged in public displays of affection […]

Megapuss Debutes with Devendra’s Penis Garland and Fabrizio Moretti

Megapuss made their live debut on Thursday night at Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum by UCLA in Westwood,CA. The band features indie star (and Natalie Portman‘s current boytoy) Devendra Banhart, Fabrizo Moretti of The Strokes, and Greg Rogove of Priestbird, live from the Hammer Museum by UCLA in Westwood,CA. Photo: Ben High for SPECTRE Here’s a […]

Julian Casablancas, Santogold, and Pharrell on “My Drive Thru”

You’ve heard about this Converse project which joins The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, Santogold, and Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D., now you can finally hear the results of their collaboration, a song called “My Drive Thru.” DOWNLOAD: “My Drive Thru” by N.E.R.D. featuring Julian Casablancas and Santogold (via Sit Down Stand Up) Writes We Heart Stuff: Converse […]