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October 11, 2010 Now in its eighth year, the Austin City Limits festival has worked hard to broaden the city's laid-back, hippies-and-roots-rockers reputation by booking edgier acts like the Pixies, Massive Attack, the Mars Volta, N.E.R.D., and Queens of the Stone Age. For the 2010 incarnation of the ACL Fest, though, they seemed instead to embrace it -- headliners included Phish and the Eagles, respectively, with a Saturday night set from M.I.A. …
October 8, 2010 The Strokes are slowly meandering down the comeback trail, after performing at Lollapalooza and this weekend's Austin City Limits, while working on their next album. But despite their long hiatus, fandom runs deep for the NYC trendsetters, especially with buzzed-about Japanese noise punk band the Suzan. …
September 10, 2010 After four long years, New York City's prodigal sons the Strokes will return to rock the Big Apple on Sunday, Sept. 12. Welcome back, boys.
The show-happening at the Metropolitan Opera House-is part of a celebration for Tommy Hilfiger's 25th anniversary, held during New York Fashion Week. …
August 7, 2010 Well, you can't call it a reunion -- it's only been four years since they were an active concern. And the band members have hardly been in seclusion -- their lead singer wrapped up his solo tour a few weeks ago. …
June 10, 2010 About 500 fans and music stars gathered in the small London club Digwall's last night to see the Strokes first public performance in four years -- and they weren't disappointed [via NME].
The New Yorkers, who played under the fake moniker Venison, powered through a 18-song set in 70 minutes, rocking hits including "The Modern Age," "Is This It?" and "Take It or Leave It." But even though they have a new album due this September, the ba …
May 25, 2010 The Strokes are back and polishing their live set for appearances at festivals this summer, including Chicago's Lollapalooza. The proof: Julian Casablancas has tweeted a photo of the quintet in a rehearsal studio, along with this very appropriate description: "Boys of Summer." Indeed. …
May 18, 2010 The complete lineup for the ninth annual Austin City Limits Festival has been unveiled, and boy, oh boy, is it a whopper.
SPIN faves like (deep breath) the Strokes, M.I.A., Muse, Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses, Monsters of Folk, Sonic Youth, Gogol Bordello, the National, the Black Keys, Yeasayer, Beach House, the Sword, the XX, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Girls, the Gaslight Anthem, Dev …
May 14, 2010 Lots of people tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! …
March 25, 2010 That voice... that voice!
Julian Casablancas' finest instrument -- his dirty, rippling croon -- was in fine form Wednesday night at New York's Fillmore East, where the Strokes singer performed tracks off his SPIN-praised solo debut, Phrazes for the Young, like a hipster Sinatra in a black leather jacket and tight red pants. …
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