Thursday, November 6, 2008

Want To See The Strokes Live? Well, How About One Stroke? Little Joy's Coming To Slim's!

In our continued rumblings about the status of The Strokes, you may recall that one of the many side projects is drummer Fabrizio Moretti's band Little Joy. The band's new record came out Tuesday, and they are heading out on a nationwide tour starting tomorrow.

To our ears, the record sounds a bit like Walkmen-infused Strokes, with a touch of reggae and folkiness put in for good measure. Sure, that sounds insane, but listen and see if you don't agree. What's more, we'd be lying if we said that Rodrigo Amarante didn't remind us a bit of one Julian Casablancas on his more croony days.

The band will be returning to their California home base at the beginning of December, and we have the honor of hosting the last show of the tour right here in San Francisco at Slim's! Tickets go on-sale Sunday at 10 AM - get em while they're hot. Thanks to Music Induced Euphoria for the tip.

Little Joy Tour Dates:
Nov 7 2008 Station 4 St. Paul, Minnesota
Nov 8 2008 Subterranean Chicago, Illinois
Nov 9 2008 Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Nov 11 2008 Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov 12 2008 The Khyber Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 13 2008 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Nov 14 2008 Maxwell’s Hoboken, New Jersey
Nov 15 2008 Wonder Bar Asbury Park, New Jersey
Nov 16 2008 TT the Bears Cambridge, Massachusetts
Nov 17 2008 Virgin Megastore (Union Square) In-Store Performance New York, New York
Nov 18 2008 Black Cat Backstage Washington D.C., Washington DC
Nov 20 2008 Atlanta Room at Smith’s Olde Bar Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 21 2008 Exit/In Nashville, Tennessee
Nov 22 2008 Duck Room at Blueberry Hill St. Louis, Missouri
Nov 24 2008 Jackpot Music Hall Lawrence, Kansas
Nov 25 2008 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nov 26 2008 The Lounge on Elm Street Dallas, Texas
Nov 28 2008 Warehouse Live Studio Houston, Texas
Nov 29 2008 The Parish Austin, Texas
Nov 30 2008 Cain’s Ballroom 2nd Stage Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dec 2 2008 Larimer Lounge Denver, Colorado
Dec 4 2008 Martini Ranch Scottsdale, Arizona
Dec 5 2008 House of Blues - 5th Street Side Stage San Diego, California
Dec 6 2008 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California
Dec 7 2008 Troubadour Los Angeles, California
Dec 9 2008 Slim’s San Francisco, California