Albert Hammond Jr.

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Army Navy, Locksley and The Postelles Vie for Best Power Pop Release of Summer 2011

    Big Hassle MediaThe timeless power pop of Los Angeles' Army Navy makes for a great summertime soundtrack.​Like your favorite comfort food, power pop music is familiar, tasty and satisfying... and, sometimes, it's the only thing you want. If you consider The Raspberries' 1972 self-titled debut ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Mercury Records Will No Longer Produce Physical Singles

    ​Mercury Records is moving forward with technology and sticking to digital downloads. With a few grand exceptions, the label has decided it will be doing away with producing their singles on compact discs and vinyl due to a significant decline in sales, according to Telegraph.Now that the digital ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Grading The Strokes Side-Projects: Which Bandmate Did the Best During Their Long Hiatus?

    The Strokes​ It's been five years since The Strokes released their last album, First Impressions Of Earth. For a while it looked as if we may not be getting another record. Reports of tensions and creative differences within the group led many to believe that First Impressions might be the band ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    The Strokes, Angles: Worth the Wait

    'Angles' by The Strokes. Could this be the big comeback we've all been waiting for?​After listening to the Strokes' new single, "Under Cover of Darkness" when it dropped, I didn't set my hopes very high for the rest of the album.The single, which dropped a few days ago, was just ta little better t ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Download New Strokes Single "Under Cover Of Darkness"

    ​It seemed like only this morning when there was a countdown on the official website for The Strokes for 1 PM local time -- the exact time when the band's new single "Under Cover of Darkness" was going to be available for a free download. Well, the waiting game is finally over."Under Cover of Dark ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs at The Marquee: Spazzy and Brilliant

    Luke HolwerdaYeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O had a 'Date With The Night' at the Marquee MondayKaren O's charms are mysterious. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's frontwoman can't sing, for one. Truth be told, I'm not sure she would score well singing her own song, "Maps" on the pitch-sensing mic for Rock Band ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Miniature Tigers at Modified Arts

    By Joseph Golfen It’s not often that you get to see a great band from their humble beginnings. But anyone who was at the Modified Arts on Sunday got that chance as local band Miniature Tigers took to the stage, sending wonderful indie rock echoing through the walls of the tiny theater and out int ... More >>

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Albert Hammond Jr.

    Chip off the old pop

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    March 16, 2006

    Slowly, Stroke Them

    Rock phenoms graduate from it-band status

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    January 3, 2002

    Pretty Vacant

    New Times' panel of critics searches for musical gems in a disheartening 2001

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Are They It?

    Believe the hype, because The Strokes are as good as advertised

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    The Strokes

    Is This It (RCA)