For October’s album of the month we are featuring one of the most popular albums from the early noughts, at the time of it’s release it felt as though The Strokes become overnight sensations and established themselves as the ‘it’ band of the moment, a modern Velvet Underground with splashes of seventies punk rock.
On Is This It The Strokes strived to capture a simple rock sound that was not significantly enhanced in the studio. Building on the work of their 2001 extended play, The Modern Age, the band members molded compositions largely through live takes during the recording sessions, while songwriter Julian Casablancas continued to detail the lives and relationships of urban youth.
If you haven’t heard this album before, you’re in for a treat, if you have, you’re in for a treat, join us at one of our worldwide listening sessions to hear this album as never before.
Time & Date: Sunday October 1st 4pm – 7pm
Venue: Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE
Tickets: £10 in advance here
Presenter: Gabriel Szatan (Boiler Room / No Bad Days)
Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Rega IOS Phono Stage Audio Note Jinro Integrated Amp, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Signature Tuned Aray interconnects, ISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers
New York City
Date and Time: Sunday 15th October 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Magick City, 37 Box Street, Brooklyn NY 11222
Tickets: $10 in advance here
Presenters: Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection Magazine) with special guest Lizzy Goodman author of Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011
Audio Menu: Rega Exact MM Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Audio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplification, AudioQuest Interconnects and cabling, Klipschorn Loudspeakers, Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers
Date and Time: Sunday 15th October
Venue: Kulturhuset LAB
Tickets: 100NOK online here
Presenters: Kent Horne
Audio Menu installed by Duet Audio: Cartridge: Dynavector XX2 MK2, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Blackbird, Tone arm: Jelco750 LB 12″, Preamp: 4 x Monoblocks Auralic Merak 2x800W, Integrated Amp with phono stage: Ayon Auris, Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Silje, Power Conditioner: Isol-8.
Date and Time: Sunday, 29th October, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Venue: Cherry Red’s Cafe Bar, 88-92 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN
Tickets: £5 in advance here
Presenter: Chris Watkiss and Raj Jassal
Audio Menu: Turntable: J.Sikora – Initial, Turntable Arm: Kuzma – Stogi S12, 12 inch tonearm, Cartridge: Audio Technica – ART 9 Moving Coil, Speakers: hORNS – Mummy, Mono Block Amplifiers: Ming Da Dynasty – Cavatina, Pre-Amplifier: Audio Detail – Chela- 4, Phonostage: Audio Detail – NV-08 Navistar, Mains Conditioner: Gigawatt PC–3 EVO , Speaker Cables: Skogrand – Tchaikovsky, Interconnects: Albedo Solid ,Mains Cables: KBL & Albedo.
Audio Menu supplied by: Malvern Audio Research & GPoint Audio
Date and Time: Sunday October 22nd, 5 to 8 pm
Venue: The World Bar
Tickets: $15 at the door or in advance soon students/seniors half price soon
Presenters: Jim Poe (Bondi Beach Radio)
Audio Menu: Turntable: Rega RP6, Cartridge: Rega Exact, Amp: Accuphase E-202 Integrated Amplifier, Speakers: Klipsch Heresy, Subs: Klipsch R-10SW
Date and Time: Sunday 22nd October 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Venue: Saturday Audio Exchange, 1021 W Belmont Avenue, Chicago IL, 60647
Tickets: $5 in advance here
Presenter: Sam Willett
Audio Menu: Klipschorns provided by Klipsch Audio and McIntosh Tube amps provided by Saturday Audio
Date and Time: Sunday 22nd October 2 – 4pm
Venue: Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009
Tickets: $5 in advance here
Presenter: Marcus Dowling & Jose Lopez-Sanchez
Audio Menu provided by Audioism.
REGA Planar 3 turntable with Elys MM Cartridge, REGA Fono MM Phono Preamp, Audioism MicroZOTL Preamp (David Berning Design), Audioism Venue-Class Playback System, Xcilica HD System Processor, Audioism ZOTL Amplifiers (David Berning Design), Class AB Hybrid Amplification for Subs, WyWires Audio Interconnects
Date and Time: Sunday 29th October 4 – 7 pm
Venue: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Tickets: $6 in advance soon
Presenter: Lauren Reskin – Sweat Records
Audio Menu: Audio Note T1 Turntable, Audio Note 1Q1 cartridge, Audio Note M2 Phono Preamplifier, Audio Note Conqueror SET Amplifier, Deja Vu Audio Custom Genoa Vintage Speakers, Audio Note Lexus Cables