Nikolai Fraiture Performs with Mick Jagger and Arcade Fire on SNL

What’s that? Oh it’s Nikolai Fraiture performing “The Last Time” with Mick Jagger and Arcade Fire on SNL, that’s all: I will be playing bass with @MickJagger and @arcadefire tmrw on @nbcsnl! Tune in if you can!! — Nikolai Fraiture (@N_Fraiture) May 18, 2012 Here he is:

March Madness: Nikolai Fraiture Interview from 2001

Today’s offering for Strokes March Madness: Here’s a 2001 interview that Nikolai Fraiture did with a college publication cleverly called Univercity. My favorite part is when Niko is asked whether the band would change its sound over time or whether they would stick to what they were doing (in 2001), he responded, “For the moment, […]

March Madness: Nikolai Fraiture @ The Vanderbilt

Here’s another photo from that glorious night at The Strokes show in November 2001. This time it’s a photo of a young Nikolai Fraiture — clutching a beer, sporting a workman-style outfit, and donning that classic pageboy haircut.

Win a Nickel Eye 7-inch Single Autographed by Nikolai Fraiture

Here’s your chance to win one of three autographed copies of Nickel Eye‘s “Brandy of the Damned” b/w “Back from Exile” 7-inch single. Each record is autographed by Nickel Eye front man, Nikolai Fraiture (aka- bassist from The Strokes). Just correctly send the answer to the following Nikolai trivia question by 11:59PM on January 19th […]

Nickel Eye’s First US Show @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, CMJ 2008

Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture performed tonight with his new pet project/band, Nickel Eye. They played a number of songs, including “Back from Exile”: and “Brandy of the Damned”: Unless I missed something, no other Strokes appeared at the Music Hall tonight. The first song the band played was my favorite… airy, with beautiful harmonies sung […]

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 […]

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 […]