You know how when people get up in age, they can turn into a crazy old cat lady? Well I’m realizing that after 20 days of consecutively posting about old Strokes memorabilia for Strokes March Madness month, I’m in the danger zone for being the archetype “crazy old Strokes lady.” Despite that chilling possibility, I’m […]
I wonder what would happen if I sent in this Alone, Together Strokes fan club renewal form now… Every day in March I’ll be posting something from my Strokes archive. Please tweet or FB like if you enjoy where this is going.
Look at these fine-looking dudes on the cover of Alone, Together (the official Strokes fan club) newsletter — Issue 3 from the summer of 2003!
As a member of the Alone, Together Strokes fan club, in the early 2000s, aficionados received a little present in one of their mailings. Yup, that’s right, Strokes-branded shoelaces! Perfect for lacing up your grungy ol’ Converse sneakers while traipsing around the East Village, eh?
I think I may have gotten this bag during one of The Strokes‘ shows at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Featuring the classic Strokes logo in red on a white bag, this is a pretty nifty little item I found tucked away in a pile of stuff! Every day in March I’ll be posting […]
I used to have this fairly large Strokes logo window decal stuck to my college dorm room window, facing a busy New York City avenue. It was my way of telling the world, that a Strokes fan was dwelling behind the constantly closed blinds. I actually have no recollection of where I got the decal […]
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, […]
Just getting this one in under the wire for Strokes March Madness month. Back in the early 2000s, The Strokes had a paid fan club that you could join and receive mailed newsletters from the band. Here’s the “ace” of a cover of the fourth newsletter from Winter 2003. Love the slogan, “Forget What You […]
Here’s another shot from the October 31, 2001 Hammerstein Ballroom show of The Strokes. Julian Casablancas is so boss in this photo.
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.