The Strokes at Outside Lands 2010 – Photo by Monique Hernandez
UPDATE #2: A statement just posted by Sean Carnage:
The headliners were to be a band whose moniker reflects the aspirations (sometimes disguised) of an entire generation. It’s no surprise really. A lot of the young people with guitars and mics in their hands right now are because of certain musicians named Julian, Nick, Albert Jr., Nik and Fab.
When the Strokes (not a cover band) called me originally, a Pehr appearance sounded like a fun treat for the regular showgoers. Lord knows we’ve done crazier things. It also was not a publicity stunt. I know Strokes fans are mostly gonna hate what I do at Pehr.
But, in the end, it all comes down to one thing: your safety at my shows is my highest concern.
Anyone who lived through the Who in Cincinnati in 1979 like I did knows this is nothing to fuck with.
Therefore, at 12:13pm this afternoon, I called the Strokes and cancelled their appearance. To their credit they were apologetic and worried about me and Pehrspace mostly.
I will have a sign at the door next week saying “The Strokes are not playing at Pehrspace.” Their appearance will not be rescheduled (and if they are, I will not be telling you on the Internet).
I love those guys so I’m not going to apologize for booking them. But this is out of hand.
UPDATE: Pehrspace just commented below our post letting us know the following:
“The Strokes you are referring to are not playing at pehrspace. A different band called the strokes is scheduled to play. Please contact sean carnage for details and clarification. Pehrspace does not mean to disappoint anyone.“
Sorry to get your hipster hopes up kiddies, but if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. Go and celebrate Sean Carnage’s six-year anniversary show anyways! I’m sure it’s going to be a good time regardless … you never who will show up (and you never know if this is all a ploy for crowd control and to avoid riots). Maybe the REAL Strokes are showing up …
And p.s. if you guys didn’t want everyone to think that the actual Strokes were performing, you probably shouldn’t have linked their band name to the video of The Strokes’ “Last Nite.” And you probably shouldn’t have noted the bands as: “The Strokes (not a cover band)” … just sayin’
The Strokes at Pehrspace next Monday, Aug. 22 for only five bucks? Apparently it’s true. In celebration of Sean Carnage and Kyle Mabson six-year anniversary of Monday night music at Pehrspace, the guys will be presenting a very special performance by the Strokes! Tickets to the show are only $5. This sounds like a very cool opportunity for fans of the Strokes, but be ready to wait in some seriously long lines. I’m talking at least five hours. Not to mention, any time a band of this popularity plays a tiny venue, there are always crowd control issues. It happened with both Death From Above 1979 and the Mars Volta at this past SXSW.
Regardless, tickets to the show are being advertised via Sean Carnage for only $5. The show is all ages and begins at 9:30 p.m. with support by Clipping (Captain Ahab + Rale), MC Gaff E (from the UK), DJ Baglady, Secret Friends and special guests.
If you’re down to weather the storm, get there early! For more information about The Strokes at Pehrspace, click here.