Tag Archive: The Strokes

by Daphne Melvin

After seeing Foxy Shazam’s music video for “I Like It” off their latest album, The Church of Rock and Roll, I just haven’t been able to get them off my mind, particularly lead singer Eric Sean Nally. He has a voice reminiscent of Freddie Mercury and all the charisma of a rock and roll God. He’s everything rock and roll should be, and he’s every reason why we fell in love with rock music in the 60s. I’m not sure how this band has been able to stay under my radar, because they’ve been around since the early 2000’s and have definitely been noticed by SPIN magazine, Alternative Press, and have been touring with bands like the Strokes and Hole.

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The last time I heard anything about an SNL music performance, or anything significant about the show in general as a matter of fact, is when Ashlee Simpson’s team infamously cued the wrong lip synching track around seven years ago.

Today, however, the internet has been filled with fans posting videos and discussing The Strokes’ appearance on the show last night.  Although it does sound as if singer Julian Casablancas let an f-bomb slip near the end of “Under Cover of Darkness,” people aren’t talking about it because it’s controversial or shocking.  It’s not.  Also, somewhat disappointingly, the band didn’t pull any humorous stunts like Casablancas’s hilarious Lonely Island collab, “Boombox”.