Lady Gaga Was Never Going to Be the Next Julian Casablancas

One of the things that made me laugh the hardest whilst reading the New York Magazine feature on the making of Lady Gaga was the fact that La Gaga was more or less discovered because circa 2006, a producer named Rob Fusari was “interested in locating a female singer to front a band like the […]

Julian Casablancas @ The Fillmore, March 24th

Just catching up now on ze blogging. A few nights ago I had the pleasure of catching the Julian Casablancas show @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza for the 101.9 RXP Second Anniversary show. As you can probably tell from the lack of updates on this site, I haven’t been the *best* at keeping up […]

Crafts for a Cause Auction Has Begun!

Hey guys — the Crafts for a Cause auction I talked about last month has begun and lasts through March 27th at 6PM EST. The fundraiser, organized by Binki Shapiro of Little Joy, will benefit the relief efforts in Haiti via Artists for Peace and Justice. Artists who have donated one-of-a-kind items include Christina Aguilera, […]

Casablancas and Samberg Bring “Boombox” to Life on SNL

If you follow me on Facebook / Twitter, you probably noticed how I totally freaked out last night when absentmindedly watching SNL with host Jude Law. (This was after my earlier freak out in the evening when I saw actor (and celebrity blogger) Michael Kenneth Williams — aka “Omar Little” from The Wire — playing […]

Musicians and Celebs Help Crafts for a Cause Raises Money for Haiti

Binki Shapiro of Little Joy has gotten a TON of top-notch musicians, artists, and celebrities to contribute custom made artwork and items for her Crafts for a Cause auction. All proceeds will be donated to Artists for Peace and Justice, a charitable organization started by filmmaker Paul Haggis. The online auction will begin on March […]

Julian Casablancas Swaggers, Sings, and Causes Swooning @ Terminal 5

UPDATE: Ok, so in talking about the show with some old Strokes fan friends, people have express surprise at the fact that I enjoyed the show so much because…well, it’s just not the same without all the other Strokes. To that point I say this: No, it’s not The Strokes, but in my opinion, Julian […]

Julian Casablancas Talks Eats Momofuku and Talks about Child Rearing in NYC

Check out the interview Julian did with Jada Yuan in the latest issue of New York magazine. (The interview isn’t bad, the title of the store, “Different Stroke,” is quite unfortunate…) Over a steaming bowl of pork ramen at Momofuku, Julian talks briefly about some of the issues that have plagued the Strokes in the […]

Julian Casablancas Performs “Out of the Blue” on Letterman

Behold, a leather-clad Julian Casablancas performs “Out of the Blue” on Letterman: Did you smile when Julian broke out his classic lapel-grabbing move? What about the blank stares into the distance? It’s good to have JC back in action! Perhaps the best performance yet? Thoughts?