The Strokes in LA

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“Hammond traded licks with Nick Valensi throughout the 21-song set, which featured eight cuts each from the band’s debut effort, “Is This It,” and their new release, “First Impressions of Earth,” a meager four numbers from their sophomore album “Room on Fire” and a cover of the Ramones’ “Life’s a Gas.” Frenetic picking sent “Vision of Division” careening into “Baba O’Riley”-inspired territory; fans’ fists pumped the air as if the wasteland was theirs to conquer and Casablancas and company were leading them into battle to save the future of music.”

Reuters loves its Strokes rock.

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