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Julian Casablancas of the Strokes
The Strokes’ album “Is This It” is 10 years old! Stereogum is celebrating the release by giving away a free tribute album to this extremely popular album. You can grab your free mp3s (for a limited time) here.
The tracklist for “Stroked – A Tribute to Is This It” is:
1 Peter Bjorn and John: “Is This It”
2 Chelsea Wolfe: “The Modern Age”
3 Frankie Rose: “Soma”
4 Real Estate: “Barely Legal”
5 Wise Blood: “Someday”
6 Austra: “Alone, Together”
7 The Morning Benders: “Last Night”
8 Owen Pallett: “Hard to Explain”
9 Heems: “New York City Cops”
10 Deradoorian: “Trying Your Luck”
11 Computer Magic: “Take It or Leave It”
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The Strokes Madison Square Garden Poster. April 1, 2011.
This is not an early April Fool’s Day joke. The Strokes have reunited and are playing a show at New York’s Madison Square Garden on April 1, 2011. When tickets go on sale at 11 am on February 25, 2011, you can bet that Ticketmaster’s server is going to have a stroke of its own. Tickets will likely sell out in a matter of minutes so good luck getting through! It’s doubtful that we will get to hear anything off Julian Casablancas’ solo album “Phrazes for the Young” which is a pity because I really love that album.
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Here’s a brief clip of Julian Casablancas ‘covering’ The Strokes “I’ll Try Anything Once.” The clip was taken at 101.9 WRXP’s 2nd Anniversary bash at Irving Plaza aka the Fillmore East in New York on March 24, 2010. Enjoy!!!
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On March 24, 2010, The Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas played at the legendary Irving Plaza aka the Fillmore East as part of New York radio Station 101.9 WRXP’s 2nd birthday celebration. Legend has it that Julian was recently in a taxi cab and the driver had 101.9 on the radio dial and Casablancas was really impressed that they played four good songs in a row, so he decided he wanted to headline the celebration. As the show was 16 and over (yuck!), there were lots and lots of screaming girls and of course as is expected at “amateur concert-goer night,” a bit of crowd surfing, pushing, body slamming and moshing took place as well. Still, as Julian Casablancas hit the stage playing songs from his debut cd “Phrazes for the Young,” whose title was inspired by an Oscar Wilde book, the crowd pretty much flipped out in ecstasy for the entire 90 minute set. He also did some Strokes “covers” as well as B-sides. In Strokes news, the band is recording currently without him to work out some musical arrangements and Casablancas will soon join them again to add his signature sound to the tracks. His banter in between songs ranged from awkward (as he often had no idea what to say in between songs) to hilarious (once he figured out what to say, he was on fire). At one point he told the crowd how many times and how many bands he’d seen at the venue and then he followed that up with “where are we again?” Regardless, he rocked the crowd and turned me into a fan.
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young - Out Now!!!
See more pictures of Julian Casablancas as well as a really odd picture of the set list after these commercial messages….
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