Well folks, today is the last official day of Strokes March Madness. *Sniff sniff* It’s been a wild and crazy journey through the last 10 years of Strokes memories. I want to thank everyone for being so kind and encouraging me through this insane exploration into fandom. You’ve all been oh so nice and supportive. […]
I thought it would only be appropriate to revisit The Strokes‘ previous set of shows at the sister venue to Madison Square Garden — the Theater at MSG. In 2003, the band did three sold out shows to promote their newly released second album, Room on Fire. I distinctly remembering complaining about having to watch […]
Rounding out the final week of Strokes March Madness. This one is a scan of one of the picture pages in the first issue of Alone, Together, the now defunct official Strokes fan club. So many Bag Heads. It’s hard to choose your favorite.
My brain exploded twice in one week when both the Strokes and the White Stripes played a double headlining bill first at Irving Plaza (August 14, 2002) and then at Radio City Music Hall (August 15, 2002) in New York City. The Irving Plaza show was insane of course, with the White Stripes opening, and […]
Yes, this is where all the Alone, Together newsletters first started, with Issue 1. The intro letter was by Matt Romano, and although he called for folks to rename the newsletter (because technically the fan club was called “Alone, Together,” not the quarterly mail outs), I don’t think that ever came to fruition. EDITOR’S NOTE: […]
The cover letter of issue 2 of the Alone, Together Strokes fan club newsletter was written by longtime sound tech Matt Romano. The photo, taken by photographer Cody Smyth, depicts the scene before their October 31, 2002 Hammerstein Ballroom show.
Ok guys, it’s about to get real personal right now. Over the course of Strokes March Madness I’ve shown you Strokes shoelaces, old concert photos taken on 35mm film, old newspaper flyers, and even shared a mp3 of a cassette tape recording of a live Strokes show from 2001, but I have yet to put […]
For those of you who enjoyed yesterday’s Strokes March Madness post about my first Strokes show on September 28, 2001, here’s my (signed) setlist from that night at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel. The funniest thing though is something I found on the back of the setlist — someone (I think it may have been Fab) drew […]
One day when I was going through my stuff for Strokes March Madness I had a sudden epiphany — In the early 2000s I had a bizarre habit of recording tons of stuff on cassette tape, so I wondered if I might have recorded anything Strokes related. Lo and behold, I found a 90 minute […]
Got this hugenormous magnet of the Roseland Ballroom marquee when The Strokes played from the Alone, Together fan club. At the time I thought it was soooo hilarious that it read “THE STROKES – SOLD OUT” Ah, memories… Every day in for Strokes March Madness I’ll be posting something from my Strokes archive. Please tweet […]