Posted in music | tour dates on March 30, 2011

The Strokes (fan) @ SXSW (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Strokes

"The Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. has opened up about the drug rehab treatment he received while the band recorded their new album 'Angles'. Hammond Jr didn't name the specific type of drug he was being treated for, but called his ordeal "hardcore"..."I wasn't on any chemicals," he said. "It was hard - you have two good years of post-acute withdrawal. I was nervous and couldn't remember things. It's like having a stroke, no pun intended. You always do the crazy rock star thing, of course, but I'd rather be left with music from someone I admire than their funny stories of all the fucked-up shit they did." [NME]
Angles is out now. It debuted at number 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart ("sold over 88,000 copies in its first week") (same chart the Decemberists got #1 on).

Devendra Banhart & The Grogs were added at some point as an opener for the sold out Strokes show at Madison Square Garden happening this Friday night, April 1st (one night before LCD Soundsystem play the same venue).

Devendra is also featured in a new documentary called The Family Jams which documents his 2004 US tour with Joanna Newsom (who James Blake said he would not want to produce for) and Vetiver (In 2005 Devendra was quoted as saying that he preferred the term "The Family" to "freak folk"). The film will be screening at reRun in Brooklyn from April 8 through April 14. The film was directed by Brooklyn-based filmmaker and musician Kevin Barker, who has also performed with Devendra, Joanna, and Vetiver, among others. The film also features appearances and performances by Antony and the Johnsons, Espers, Meg Baird, The Pleased, and Linda Perhacs. Watch the trailer below.

The Strokes, who recently performed on SNL and Letterman, are continuing their late night television trend tonight on Jimmy Fallon (3/30).

UPDATE: Fallon video also below,,,

Watch a video from the Letterman performance below...

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The Strokes - "Taken For A Fool" [Late Show with David Letterman]

The Strokes - "You're So Right" 3/30 Fallon

The Family Jams Official Trailer

The Strokes - 2011 Tour Dates
Fri 04/01/11 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
Sun 04/17/11 Indio, CA Empire Polo Club "Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival"
Sat 04/30/11 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion "Sweetlife Festival"
Sat 05/07/11 New Orleans, LA Fairgrounds Racecourse "New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival"
Sun 07/10/11 Naas, Ireland Punchestown Racecourse "Oxegen"
Sat 07/16/11 Sesimbra, Portugal Praia Do Meco "Super Bock Super Rock Festival"
Sat 08/27/11 Reading, United Kingdom Richfield Avenue "Reading Festival"
Sun 08/28/11 Leeds, United Kingdom Bramham Park "Leeds Festival"

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Comments (26)

Are the Strokes gonna do a full tour or just one NYC show, summer festivals and immediately break up until they need another cash grab?

Posted by Dumpster on 32nd Street | March 30, 2011 5:41 PM

I doinked Devendra Banhart in the ass behind a hummus stand at SXSW. Can't wait to catch up with her again.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 5:44 PM

Banhart, a folky, opening up for the New York Chic Strokes. Quite the booking blunder! Hope Banhart does lots of stuff from Rejoicing in the Hands to get the crowd warmed up!

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 5:48 PM

He's billed with The Grogs, so it'll be electric....I still don't think the kids will care much unless Fab comes out and plays with them.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 5:51 PM

Strokes : chic :: fish : bicycle

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 5:51 PM

ahhhh 2004

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 6:11 PM

The Dumpster on 32nd Street speaks the truth.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 6:20 PM

Oh, that shirt.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 6:25 PM

where can one buy that shirt? Not that I want one...I'm just curious, that's all

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 6:47 PM

shirt looks homemade. "Friend" the girl on Facebook and I'm sure she'll make you one

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 7:18 PM

is henry rollins wearing a superman outfit in that shot on the upper right part of the screen?

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 7:25 PM

Didn't even know about the strokes playing MSG..odd. Oh well, probably couldn't afford it anyway..

Posted by zincink | March 30, 2011 7:54 PM

Albert Hammond Jr. never took drugs. He checked into a hospital for depression over losing that supermodel chic and loosing all of his hair.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 8:54 PM

Devendra, honey, bad career move IMHO.

Play Joe's Pub, not with the Pokes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 10:29 PM

What did the Strokes do when their management informed them that they were not all happy with the band's latest tracks?
Well, they went out and bought long suede shirts.

Posted by N. Hamburger | March 31, 2011 2:45 AM

Can't wait to catch up with her again.

Posted by Caini de vanzare | March 31, 2011 2:46 AM

Why did NASA send a titanium copy of the latest Strokes album to every planet in our solar system?
Well, to kill off any interest that the aliens may have had in invading earth.

Posted by N. Hamburger | March 31, 2011 2:46 AM

The Strokes: music :: Cheetoes : hunger

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 8:03 AM

Banhart > Strokes

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 9:53 AM

man you could recycle the grease from banhart's hair and fuel a whole city on it

Posted by nygrump | March 31, 2011 10:19 AM

2:46 - lmfao

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 11:31 AM

Another silver spoon-fed Upper West Side brat in rehab. Wah!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 11:32 AM

Taken for a Fool sounds good but that other track is shit. Those guys are nuts for televising that shit. So bad. The out of key backing vocals made me cringe.

Posted by Hoppy | March 31, 2011 11:55 AM

both acts are shit

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 4:10 PM

amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2011 12:37 PM

Devendra is so 2004
Strokes are so 2001
Elvis Costello is so 1981

You people need to listen to better music

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2011 12:55 PM

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