Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on September 30, 2010

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Julian Casablancas of The Strokes being stylish
The Strokes

Billed as "A Night To Get Drunk And Celebrate Tom Petty's 60th Birthday!!!", the annual Petty Fest takes place at Bowery Ballroom on 10/28, and it includes essentially the same big group of musicians that keep getting together for these tribute shows to Petty and Dylan. This next one promises appearances from numerous performers including Adam Green (who just showed up at the final Dufus show), Norah Jones (I wonder if she'll sing with Belle and Sebastian at Williamsburg Waterfront tonight), Will Forte & Jason Sudeikis of Saturday Night Live, Nicole Atkins, Nikolai Fraiture, Catherine Pierce, Jesse Malin, Tyson Ritter of the All American Rejects, Reeve & Zane Carney, Jody Porter of Fountains Of Wayne, Sammy James of the Mooney Suzuki, Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells & Longwave, Antony Ellis of Five O'Clock Heroes, Mikki James, and Hymns. They wanted to have this in the Varvatos Store but he was booked already that night. I kid. Tickets are on sale for the 18+ show.

Speaking of Nikolai Fraiture, his band The Strokes (whose singer is pictured above) still don't have a new album out and still haven't played a proper NYC show, though they did play one on 9/12 for Tommy Hilfiger during Fashion Week this year.

Scale appeared to be the theme of the entire party, which was equal parts industry corporate, swanky, and of course - this is Tommy we're talking about - preppy. Outside, nearly 40 khaki-clad male models lined the dramatic red carpet, backlit by the designer's bright initials in shifting hues of red, white, and blue set against green grass. Inside, we lost count of the number of rolled-up pants with loafers, kind of like our inability to count the number of celebrities sipping champagne and snacking on lobster rolls: Mark Ruffalo, Ed Westwick, Russel Simmons, Kimora Lee Simmons, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Kelly Osbourne, Jeremy Piven, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lopez.

...By the time The Strokes played their loud-as-hell set including hits "Last Night," "Someday," and "Reptilia," the crowd was ready to dance. Julian was in full form, sliding around in black stretch jeans and white shades, filling the atrium with powerhouse vocals.

A typically reserved crowd of A-list attendees broke out into a spontaneous dance party on the first-floor staircase, like a cross between The Stroke's best-looking fans and J.Crew's latest advertising campaign. After a supremely satisfying set of about eight songs, The Strokes walked off, thanking the crowd. -[Elle]

Some more picture from that fashion show, and the short setlist, below...

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Ed Westwick

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The Strokes

Kelly Osbourne

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The Strokes with Tommy Hilfiger

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The Strokes Set List:
"New York City Cops"
"Hard to Explain"
"You Only Live Once"
"12:51?
"Last Nite"
"Reptilia"
"Someday"
"Juicebox"

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Comments (11)

it is bullshit their only show so far was private. but cool that they opened with new york city cops

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 4:18 PM

what the fuck happened to albert? does he look like an entirely different person to anyone else? is it the angle?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 4:22 PM

balding

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 5:00 PM

hmm, thats funny. i LOVE Tom Petty, but dislike every single one of those players. Yes, including you mooney su-suckie

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 6:15 PM

Heroin?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 6:15 PM

heroin.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 6:28 PM

LOL the Tommy Hillfiger pic at the end. CHUMP!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 8:48 PM

KELLY OSBOURNE IS FUCKN HOT!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 8:51 PM

I agree. I love Tom Petty, but either don't care about anyone on the lineup or never heard of them...decisions decisions...

Posted by John | October 1, 2010 3:24 PM

The Strokes are on dope. I snuck into that Tommy Hilfiger party to see The Strokes and they kiiiicked ass. Cannot wait for them to play an actual show for fans.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2010 3:33 PM

what the fuck happened to albert? does he look like an entirely different person to anyone else? is it the angle?

Posted by يوتيوب | December 15, 2010 7:42 AM

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