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?
In an effort to enrich the aural offerings available to American ears, Jack White’s Third Man Records is bringing vinyl to the people of Austin and SXSW with The Third Man Rolling Record Store. Be sure to check out the Third Man site and the Rolling Record Store Twitter to get the latest locations of […]
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, […]
Man, daylight savings time has me all messed up! I’ll be adding the fan videos and reviews of The Strokes’ Las Vegas show at The Cosmopolitan here as I find them. If you know of any, please email them to me or leave the links in the comments! “I Can’t Win” “Reptilia” “Under Cover of […]
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.
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!