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Music, All Shook Down The Strokes Go <i>Donkey Kong</i> With "One Way Trigger"

The Strokes Go Donkey Kong With "One Way Trigger"

Before we play you the new Strokes single, "One Way Trigger," we feel like we should warm you up a little bit. We don't want to rush this. We want to get you in just the right mood. So, before…
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Music, All Shook Down It's 12-12-12, So Here Are Some "12" Songs to Soundtrack Your Day

It's 12-12-12, So Here Are Some "12" Songs to Soundtrack Your Day

Welcome to 12-12-12, everybody. Since there won't be another one for 100 years, and since we'll all likely be dead by the time that one happens, we thought it'd be nice to have a special soundtrack for the day…
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Music, Hear This Two Door Cinema Club: Show Preview

Two Door Cinema Club: Show Preview

Rock 'n' roll needs more gingers, but the luscious locks of Two Door Cinema Club frontman Alex Trimble aren't the only reason to get excited about this Northern Irish trio. The band's debut album — last year's Tourist History —…
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Music, All Shook Down This IS It: A Letter to the Perfume-Shilling Julian Casablancas

This IS It: A Letter to the Perfume-Shilling Julian Casablancas

Dear Julian Casablancas, Remember how the Strokes were good that one time in 2001? Yeah, we're ready to forget that ever happened -- but then again, we're pretty sure you already have. Once upon a time, you brought us the…
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Music, All Shook Down Live 105's BFD: Linkin Park, Snoop Dogg, the Strokes, Bad Religion, Wolfgang Gartner, More

Live 105's BFD: Linkin Park, Snoop Dogg, the Strokes, Bad Religion, Wolfgang Gartner, More

If you're one of those for whom it just ain't summer before a big-time rock radio bash, listen up: Live 105 yesterday announced the lineup for its annual BFD concert, which goes down Sunday, June 5, at Shoreline. Your headliners:…
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Music, All Shook Down New Strokes Single, 'Under Cover of Darkness,' Soon To Be Uncovered and Illuminated

New Strokes Single, 'Under Cover of Darkness,' Soon To Be Uncovered and Illuminated

Has the breakup of the White Stripes left you jonesing for some new simple, monosyllabic early-aughts post-garage rock? If so, never fear: The Strokes are hear to pat your hand and whisper soothing secrets in your ear.…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 10 Best Big Concerts I Saw in 2010, with Gaga, Green Day, Sir Paul, Pavement, and LCD Soundsystem

The Top 10 Best Big Concerts I Saw in 2010, with Gaga, Green Day, Sir Paul, Pavement, and LCD Soundsystem

It just didn't seem right to lump in Oracle Arena and HP Pavilion fare with the cozy goings-on at S.F. dens like Bottom of the Hill and even Great American Music Hall. So, in search of an even comparison, I'm…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top Five Covers of Outside Lands 2010

The Top Five Covers of Outside Lands 2010

Of all the things we'll remember about this year's Outside Lands festival -- the sun breaking through the fog during Al Green's set, the gaudy costumes of Empire of the Sun, and the incessant oonce oonce from the Heineken tent…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands Day One: The Strokes' Sloppy Charm, Furthur Covers Floyd, and My Morning Jacket Draws Things Out

Outside Lands Day One: The Strokes' Sloppy Charm, Furthur Covers Floyd, and My Morning Jacket Draws Things Out

The Saturday lineup included purveyors of druggy dance beats (Pretty Lights), old-timey, brass-tinged boogie (Levon Helm told us to get our dancing shoes on), a few indie characters, and a regrettable helping of self-indulgent jam rock. With the charm of Julian…
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Music, All Shook Down 10 Bands To See at Outside Lands This Weekend

10 Bands To See at Outside Lands This Weekend

It may not be the greatest Outside Lands lineup ever, but this weekend's big-honkin' music (and wine and food!) festival packs a bicycle basket-full of bands we're stroked (heh, we mean stoked) to see. Here, in no particular order, are…
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Music, All Shook Down Disappointing Outside Lands lineup selling lots of tickets

Disappointing Outside Lands lineup selling lots of tickets

Disappointed Outside Lands fan, we share your woe: The lineup this year -- at least concerning headliners -- just doesn't woo us like it has in years past. Not to slam the bands at the top of the bill.…
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Music, All Shook Down New Site Animates Iconic Album Covers

New Site Animates Iconic Album Covers

Pop culture is in perpetual remix. It's fun to watch all the various ways clever artists and designers re-imagine not just the music, but the images behind iconic acts. Those interpretations extend to album art. A new site called Animated…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Julian Casablancas at the Regency Ballroom

Last Night: Julian Casablancas at the Regency Ballroom

Julian CasablancasTuesday, Nov. 17, 2009The Regency Ballroom(Not) better than: The Strokes, Little Joy, Albert Hammond, Jr.It has to be hard, breaking into the 2000s as the symbol of the hipsters overtaking the mainstream, only to fall down to the bottom…
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Music, All Shook Down What to Do? Tuesday's Pick: Julian Casablancas

What to Do? Tuesday's Pick: Julian Casablancas

Julian Casablancas @ Regency Ballroom Long the Strokes' slurred voice of sleazy cool, Julian Casablancas has become the latest member of that band to indulge in a side project. In his case, it's an eight-song solo album, Phrazes for the…
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Music, Hear This Julian Casablancas

Julian Casablancas

Long the Strokes' slurred voice of sleazy cool, Julian Casablancas has become the latest member of that band to indulge in a side project. In his case, it's an eight-song solo album, Phrazes for the Young. Swimming in retro synths…
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Music, Let's Get Killed The Joy of Strokes

The Joy of Strokes

The Strokes are officially on "hiatus" until early 2009, but really, does anyone care? They aren't the same hungry young Manhattanites who released Is This It in 2001. That raw, disaffected downtown sound has grown stale over the years from…
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Music, Sweet Somethings

Sweet Somethings

The disaffected, downtown-mod persona of the Strokes rests heavily on frontman Julian Casablancas. The band's chief songwriter comes off equal parts aloof introvert and sly trickster. Watching him perform, you wonder if he covets the spotlight or resents the intrusion…
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Music, Bouncer

Strokes hair and suburban boozing

Hodgepodge. You gotta like the word hodgepodge. Not only is it somewhat onomatopoeic, but it reminds me of Fred Sanford if he were a hedgehog. (Yeah, like you haven't thought the exact same thing!) He makes the rounds, collecting a…
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Music, Reviewed The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes have enjoyed too charmed an existence to justify their turn from crafting garage-flavored party-rock to garage-heavy diatribes against fame and fortune, but here they are, cynical and angst-ridden on First Impressions of Earth. And clearly that’s by design.…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, January 19, 2005 It's one thing to watch an adult recount painful childhood memories. It's quite another to watch a troubled kid grow up in front of your eyes. The documentary Tarnation begins with adult filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's discovery…
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