USA (Los Angeles), March 31, 2006 Review

artist: strokes date: 04/22/2006 category: live concerts
strokes: USA (Los Angeles), March 31, 2006
The sound was nearly perfect, except when Nick's guitar was too quiet on "12:51."
 Sound: 10
 Perfomance: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 10
USA (Los Angeles), March 31, 2006 Reviewed by: Godzilla1969, on april 22, 2006
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Sound: Though many critics disapprove of vocalist Julian Casablancas' voice, I am somewhat of a fan of it, and his singing voice was spot on. Lead guitarist Nick Valensi played searing riffs with stunning accuracy and terrific guitar tone, Albert Hammond beat away at his strings, producing his trademark chiming chords, bassist Nikolai Fraiture provided flawless bottom end, and drummer Fab Moretti pummeled his drums with great skill and power. The sound was nearly perfect, except when Nick's guitar was too quiet on "12:51." // 10

Perfomance: The Strokes and the Eagles Of Death Metal each entertained the crowd wonderfully. The Strokes played all their great songs including "You Only Live Once," "Reptilia," "Vision Of Division," "Electricityscape," "Ize Of The World" and "Take It Or Leave It," among many others. They also played a Ramones cover, a b-side called "Hawaii", and another non-album song called "New York City Cops." They lighting during the show was spectacular, with the lights often flashing along with the beat of the music. The stage wasn't set any particular way, but I wasn't looking at anything than the bands, who were absolutely terrific. // 10

Overall Impression: This was in the United States, in Los Angeles, at the Universal Amphiteater, on March 31st. The openers, Who I am also a big fan of, were the Eagles of Death Metal, Who also played flawlessly. Everything was great about the show, except for the fact that a light was blocking my view of the drummer. The normal price for the ticket, which sat me very close to the stage, was about $32 dollars, but I bought mine off of Ebay for $75. The most unforgettable part of the show was them playing "Vision of Division" back to back with "Reptilia," an unbelievable Encore of "Take It Or Leave It," with the entire crowd singing, and the incredibly intoxicated man sitting behind me Who would periodically burst own in his own, slurred version of "Last Nite." I would love to make it to another Strokes gig if I could, and you should too. // 10

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