March Madness: Fabrizio Moretti @ The Vanderbilt

Another photo from the Strokes November 29, 2001 show at the Vanderbilt on Long Island. This one is of Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti. I feel like this photo is classic Fab, with his style signature of a Coca-Cola tee in full force. Lovely!

March Madness: Nick Valensi @ The Vanderbilt

On November 29, 2001 The Strokes played a headlining show at a now defunct music venue on Long Island called The Vanderbilt. The openers were The Moldy Peaches and The Realistics and tickets were a whopping $16.50. According to a diary entry I wrote at the time, the crowd was very young due to the […]

March Madness: Guided By Voices and The Strokes @ The Apollo

In 2001, The Strokes offered fans a way to ring in the new year with them with a special pair of shows co-headlined with Guided By Voices at the world-famous Apollo Theater in Harlem. I remember going to the Dec 30th show and totally freaking out over Ryan Adams being there with Meg White. That’s […]

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, […]