Today, Vulture published an excerpt from Lizzie Goodman’s Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City, 2001–2011. It’s an oral history of The Strokes, beginning in 2002.

Check out the full oral history here. And buy the book!

Here’s a sample.

Albert Hammond Jr.: Ryan [Adams] would always come and wake me at two in the morning and have drugs, so I’d just do the drugs and kind of numb out. I knew I would shoot up drugs from a very young age. I’d been wanting to do heroin since I was 14 years old.

Albert Hammond Jr.: I remember Julian threatening to beat Ryan [Adams] up if he hung out with me, as a protective thing. He’d heard that Ryan would come and give me heroin, so he was just like, “If you come to my apartment again with heroin, I’m going to kick your ass.” I hadn’t really been doing it in baggie form until Ryan showed up. He was definitely a bad influence.


The band Exhibition is a new addition to the Cult Records label. Today, Exhibition’s debut single from its Last Dance EP hit the internet. It features Julian Casablancas singing.

Check it out.

Last Dance is set to be released on April 12. What do you think of “No One There”?


The Strokes wrapped up their four-show run in South America on Sunday, April 2, with a headlining gig at Lollapalooza Chile. The set started with technical problems, but the band overcame them and delivered.

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The setlist was the same as Saturday night’s show in Argentina.


Watch: The Strokes play Lollapalooza Argentina 2017

April 2, 2017

The Strokes’ run of large festival shows in South America continued on Saturday evening with a concert in Argentina. Thank you @onewaytriggers for capturing the live stream. The biggest change in the setlist when compared to concerts in Brazil and Colombia was a second encore that included You Only Live Once and Take It Or […]

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Watch: Professionally-shot video of The Strokes at Lollapalooza Brazil 2017

March 27, 2017

The Strokes’ triumphant return to the festival circuit continued on Sunday evening with an 80-minute set in São Paulo, Brazil. Luckily for us Strokes fans, it included an excellent live stream. The Strokes played the following songs (in order): The Modern Age, Soma, Drag Queen, Someday, 12:51, Reptilia, Is This It, Threat of Joy, Automatic […]

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Watch: The Strokes play Estereo Picnic Festival 2017

March 25, 2017

The Strokes played Estereo Picnic Festival on Friday, March 24. It was the band’s first concert of 2017. The festival appearance wasn’t streamed officially, but a YouTube user compiled several of the Periscope streams. The video quality is just OK, but the audio is solid. Enjoy.

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Summer Moon’s debut album is out now!

February 24, 2017

Summer Moon’s “With You Tonight,” the band’s debut album, is now available for purchase. You can get it here.

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