The Strokes

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Eric Phipps of Wampire on why a live band is more exciting than a guy on stage with a laptop

    Wampire is a five-piece whose music doesn't seem fixed to a particular musical period, especially the current era. If anything, the band's gently swirling, swaying melodies are buoyed almost imperceptibly by a distinct if informal structure that keeps the music from wandering completely where it wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    New Denver shows: Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy and Warren Haynes

    Brace yourself for the return of Fall Out Boy. The dudes are evidently back to save rock and roll. Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, meanwhile, are teaming up for a co-headlining date at Fiddler's Green for the Honda Civic Tour, and Warren Hayes is set to collaborate with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    The 10 worst smelling rock star-branded perfumes or colognes

    Now you can smell like a teen girl in love with Justin Bieber.​Smelling like a rock star wasn't always considered a good thing. But now that The Strokes' Julian Casablancas is the face and inspiration of Azzaro's new perfume, Decibel, and Prince has to pay $4 million to a company over his fail ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011


    Friday, September 2, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    ​ Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: Peter Gabriel and Widespread Panic are coming to Red Rocks in June, while Sade is due at the Pepsi Center in August. Meanwhile on local radio, My Body Sings Electric, Pacific Pride, the Sunshine House and String Chees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    SXSW Travelogue: The Photo Atlas checks in

    Brian Frederick​ Thursday, March 17 And it begins ... 4 a.m. we arrive in Austin, Texas, at Casa de Epilogues greeted by hugs and cases of Upslope, after an amazing day of riding rollercoasters and playing three sets at Six Flags-Dallas and an awesome run of shows with the Epilogues, which i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Tonight: The Coronas at the Larimer Lounge

    ​Forming at the tender age of fifteen in the early '00s, there's no doubt the Coronas sound was shaped by The Strokes and their ilk. At times, the still youngish four-piece even channel a little of that Gin Blossoms' movie soundtrack charm -- guitars and piano merge dramatically with drums and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    What's your dream Mile High Music Festival lineup? Here's ours.

    Cypress Hill getting lifted at last year's MHMF. You'll think we're just as high when you see our list.​Okay so by now you've had a chance to absorb the deflating news that the Mile High Music Festival is being put on ice this year, and you've even offered up with some suggestions of how to ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Asstastic: 10 album covers celebrating the gluteus maximus inspired by Born This Way

    Gaga's nostalgia-inducing butt.​Although physical albums are on there way to being rendered completely useless, there was a time -- believe it or not -- back when telephones still had curly cords, that all recordings were only available in a tangible form. As such you developed attachments to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Tonight: Melismatics at the hi-dive

    ​Minneapolis' Melismatics have a transportative quality, like a step back to a time to when rock and roll was just drums, bass, guitar and vocals. This isn't a bad thing at all -- the band's nostalgic sound taps into The Strokes' prime era of the early '00s, but with the more glamorous nuances ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Top ten most blatant and alleged song heists

    Earlier this week, Nick Cave responded to accusations that he nicked the basis of the song "Palaces of Montezuma" from a tune by some guy named Frank Duffy called "Grey Man." It seems absurd someone as versatile as Cave would intentionally borrow a lick or two from another song. Any similarities ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2010

    Photos: Lollapalooza Day One in Chicago with Lady Gaga, Matt and Kim, the Strokes

    Day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park in Chicago is in the books. Freelance photographer Mark C. Austin brings back these photos from the festival. Lady Gaga

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Sorry, Amnesiac, you were way ahead of us

    ​ I was fifteen when I heard Radiohead's OK Computer for the first time. This was shortly after seeing "Karma Police" on MTV and knowing I had to have the album right away. Like Pablo Honey, OK Computer was straightforward enough for my undeveloped palette, but the band had also gotten notice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Julian Casablancas at the Ogden: One hour, a dozen songs and out

    ​Julian Casablancas | Haim 04.21.10 | The Ogden Theater Being a bit of a curmudgeon about the Strokes, it was with something more than a small amount of trepidation that I approached frontman Julian Casablancas' solo show last night at the Ogden. It's not that the Strokes are bad (they're not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Win tickets to see Julian Casablancas tonight at the Ogden

    ​ For those not attending Jonsi's show at the Paramount this evening, Julian Casablancas, frontman of the Strokes, with whom we spoke with last week, is due the Ogden Theatre, where he be bringing his solo album Phrazes for the Young to life. How would you and a guest like to be our guests at ... More >>

  • Music

    April 15, 2010
  • Film

    March 11, 2010
  • Music

    December 10, 2009

    O Pioneers!!!

    Friday, December 11, Marquis Theater, 866-468-7621.

  • Music

    December 3, 2009


    Wednesday, December 9, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    The Weekend Showdown: Get (Pacific) Prideful

    Bailey Ferguson​ We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down three of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Q&A with Krispy Kream of the Knux

    ​Don't let the tight jeans and thick-rimmed glasses fool you. The brothers who make up The Knux were raised about as far away from the suburbs as you can get: New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Still, Krispy Kream and Rah Almillio (aka Kentrell and Alvin Lindsey) found their sound by listening to just a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Over the weekend: Cut Off Your Hands at the hi-dive

    Cut Off Your Hands Sunday, March 8, 2009 Hi-Dive, Denver Better Than: Not seeing this band before they're playing bigger venues. Cut Off Your Hands plays pretty straightforward pop rock. Just the same, frontman Nick Johnston displayed considerable amount of vigor, leaning into the mike and gyrating ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009

    Nickel Eye

    Monday, January 26, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    This Just In 12/25-12/31/08

    Steve Earl & the Bluegrass Dukes will be one of the many acts at next summer's RockyGrass.Steve Earl & the Bluegrass Dukes, Hot Rize, Earl Scruggs, Del McCoury Band, Claire Lynch Band are among the many acts announced for the initial line-up for the 37th Annual RockyGrass festival, which wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Live Review: Yellow Fever with Hot White and Motel Saints

    Photo: Tom Murphy Hot White Yellow Fever w/Hot White and Motel Saints Thursday, July 24, 2008 Rhinoceropolis Better Than: Actually having yellow fever. Due to the ongoing highway refurbishing and the contractors’ wonderfully inept signaling of lanes merging to a single lane on I-70 (I guess th ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2008

    The Kooks

    Thursday, May 29, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008

    45 Second Reviews: Colour Revolt, Ours, Tokyo Police Club, Jordan Zevon

    Colour Revolt Plunder, Beg and Curse Fat Possum Records 02:00-02:45 of “Ageless Everytime” Every once and a while someone gets the late '90s right. Colour Revolt seems to capture the sounds of bands like Cop Shoot Cop, Shiner and Hum in all the right ways to make what appears to be a solid albu ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 15, 2007

    Shred Cred

    You wanted the best, you got the best: Guitar Hero III.

  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Albert Hammond Jr.

    One of the Strokes guitarists experiences the pros and cons of going it alone.

  • Music

    February 15, 2007


    One good turn deserves another.

  • News

    May 18, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of May 18, 2006

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Different Strokes

    Nikolai Fraiture says his band has changed. What's he talkin' 'bout?

  • Music

    February 9, 2006


    Thursday, February 9, Marquis Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Music

    February 2, 2006


    Sunday, February 5, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    The Strokes

    First Impressions of Earth (RCA)

  • Music

    August 4, 2005


    Thursday, August 4, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Heartless Bastards

    Friday, June 17, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2005

    Best Concert (Since March 2004)

    The Killers
    April 20, 2004

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    Moving Units

    Dangerous Dreams (Rx/Palm)

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    The Hives

    Tyrannosaurus Hives (Interscope)

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Swallowing Sea Men

    The lads in British Sea Power whet U.S. indie-rock palates.

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    The Strokes

    Room on Fire (RCA)

  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    Catch a Wave

    New York's Longwave is happy together.

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    The Evolution Control Committee

    Plagiarythm Nation (Evolution Controlled Creations/Seeland)

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Let's Clash

    Old and new collide to create the next wave of electronica.

  • Music

    September 26, 2002

    This Year's Model

    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs get swept up in the rock-is-back movement.

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Critic's Choice

    Deathray Davies

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    November 8, 2001


    The Down-N-Outs call it quits, while Turnsol turns over a new CD.

  • Music

    October 4, 2001


    Mr. Pacman scores at a newly opened Monkey Mania.

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