For fans who haven’t had the chance to see The Strokes live this year there has been quite a few livestreams, I personally have enjoyed all of these but Bonnaroo festival last night was definitely the best so far.
Great setlist (Is This It, What Ever Happened, Juicebox) and the band were in good spirits, add in a beautiful sunny evening, Julian’s strong vocals and banter and well that is the kind of show that makes The Strokes so special.
Albert and Nikolai spoke to Rolling Stone backstage at the festival
Additionally Albert spoke to Fuse TV
Important : I mentioned this on Twitter the other day but can people please not repost the mediafire links to other sites. The reason being is that Sony/RCA keep trawling through blog sites like Blogger and WordPress and report the links. The files then get taken down.
I spend a lot of time uploading media, having to do it all again is a pain and time consuming. Download and enjoy the goodies but upload them to your own file site if you want use them on your blog or fansite. Thank you!
I’ve added a huge collection of bootlegs to the site, I’ve had these for a long time and finally got around to uploading them.
Multimedia: Audio Concerts : Live 2001
Multimedia: Video Concerts: Live 2003
Multimedia: Video Concerts: Live 2004
Multimedia: Audio Concerts : Live 2006
Multimedia: Audio Concerts : Live 2010
Multimedia: Video Concerts : Live 2010
Multimedia: Video Concerts : Live 2011
I’ve been writing about all the Strokes concert experiences I’ve been fortunate to have over at Tumblr.
Today though I decided to post about the Venison show here because can you believe it a whole year has passed since that brillant comeback.
Some of it quotes my previous review.
When word got out that the Strokes were planning a warm up show before their IOW show I had to go, the trouble is it seemed so did the whole of the UK. Thanks to the NME spreading the ‘secret’ info all over the net by the time the tickets for the 500 capacity Dingwalls gig went on sale on the Tuesday night half the internet in the UK crashed. Not joking seriously no matter how many times I and countless others tried the website crashed time and time again, I even think possibly Twitter overloaded as well and Dingwalls and the Strokes were trending all over the place.
I went to bed on the 8th June disappointed and annoyed by the ticket touts, by NME and by life.
A lot can change in 24 hours.
The Strokes played a short but rocking set at KRoq’s Weenie Roast Festival yesterday
The Strokes played Gratisfaction today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. There has been a lot of debate about whether they should be playing such a show but really look at Fab he was on fire and clearly seemed to be enjoying himself. Julian also had solid vocal performance.
Download (HD Version now added)
The Strokes played Le Grand Journal live at Cannes tonight, nice seeing the band playing with the sea in the background and the sun slowly setting.
Plus Julian did a rather confused but cute interview
You can also watch it on the Canal website
The Strokes played Jools Holland tonight, performing Under Cover of Darkness and Taken For A Fool. You’re So Right will be featured on the extended edition of the show on Friday
Under Cover of Darkness
Taken For A Fool
You’re So Right
The Strokes are doing a mini promotional tour this week in the UK and France at least. Below is what they are playing and how to see it.
Live at BBC Big Weekend (15 May)
When is it on: Tonight (15 May), don’t have an exact time yet check from 20:00 UK time / 15:00 EST / 12:00 PST / Further time zones
Follow me on twitter when I will tweet when it starts.
Streams (UK): here. The Strokes play the In New Music We Trust stage (yeah I know new music?) so pick the INMWT stream.
Radio: There will also be highlights on the radio from 22:00 UK time, you can listen to BBC Radio 1 here, no restrictions apply to countries.
Further Info: I will be recording the video stream and doing my usual with uploading the videos. Though it may take a couple of days with it not being a weekend.
Later with on Jools Holland (17 May)
When is it on: 17 May at 22:00 UK Time / 17:00 EST / 14:00 PST / Further time zones
How to Watch: In people the UK its on BBC 2
Streams: I’m still trying to find a working stream though TV PC is a good place to start
Further Info: The Strokes will most likely play two songs on 17 May.
As per usual I will be recording and uploading
Later with Jools Holland – Extended Edition (20 May)
When is it on: 20 May at 23:50 UK Time / 18:50 EST / 15:50 PST / Further time zones
How to watch: see above
Further Info: This is the extended edition of Jools Holland which has a further 30 minutes and should include a third song by The Strokes
As per usual I will be recording and uploading
Live on Le Grand Journal (20 May)
When is it on: 19:00 UK / 14:00 EST / 11:00 PST / Further time zones
How to watch: I think videos will be on this site
Further Info:They will be streaming live at this time, interviewed for the next 45 minutes and then again play 2 songs at the end of the show only for the web not broadcasted on tv at 19:50 uk time. Thanks to Snoowflake at HTE for this info
The Strokes played Sweetlife Festival last night and thankfully for those who couldn’t make it the concert was streamed online. Unlike the Coachella stream I thought the quality was a lot better, nice camera angles and in colour!
Below are videos in case you missed the stream or want to relive it.
- 01 Is This It
- 02 Under Cover of Darkness
- 03 The Modern Age
- 04 Life Is Simple In the Moonlight
- 05 I Can’t Win
- 06 Hard To Explain
- 07 Under Control
- 08 Games
- 09 New York City Cops
- 10 Taken For A Fool
- 11 Someday
- 12 Gratisfaction
- 13 Automatic Stop
- 14 Reptilia
- 15 Last Nite
- 16 Take It Or Leave It
You can download the audio here