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The Strokes Awaken From the Dead!

It’s been a little over two years since their last live performance in November 2011 in Brazil, but The Strokes are back for a much anticipated performance at this year’s Governor’s Ball Music Festival. Julian Casablancas will also be performing a separate show during the festival. 

The band released their fifth album, Comedown Machine, in 2013 but no tour came along with the new release.


Other headliners for the Governor’s Ball music festival in New York City include Outkast, Jack White, and Vampire Weekend along with performances from Phoenix, TV on the Radio, Broken Bells, Neko Case, Sleigh Bells, Grimes, Washed Out, Earl Sweatshirt, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Wild Belle, Tanlines, among others. 

Weekly Charts

Top 30—WKNC’s Top Albums of the Week 4/24/12

1. Tanlines – Mixed Emotions (True Panther)

2. The Men – Open Your Heart (Sacred Bones)

3. M Ward – A Wasteland Companion (Merge)

4. Emily Wells – Mama (Partisan)

5. Zammuto – Zammuto (Temporary Residence)

6. La Sera – Sees The Light (Hardly Art)

7. Oberhofer – Time Capsules II (Glassnote)

8. Maps and Atlases – Beware and Be Grateful (Barsuk)

9. Vacationer – Gone (Downtown)

10. Zambri – House of Baasa (Kanine)

11. Yppah – Eighty One (Ninja Tune)

12. Motel Beds – Sunfried Dreams/Tango Boys (No More Fake Labels)

13. Bear in Heaven – I Love You, It’s Cool (Hometapes-Dead Oceans)

14. Xiu Xiu – Always (Polyvinyl)

15. Little Barrie – King of the Waves (Tummy Touch)

16. Grimes – Visions (4AD)

17. Coke Weed – Nice Dreams (Self-Released)

18. Trampled By Turtles – Stars and Satellites (Thirty Tigers)

19. Air – Le Voyage Dans La Lune (EMI)

20. Lost in the Trees – A Church That Fits Our Needs (Anti)

21. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light (Fat Possum)

22. Yukon Blonde – Tiger Talk (dine alone)

23. Nite Jewel – One Second of Love (Secretly Canadian)

24. Chairlift – Something (Columbia)

25. Hunx – Hairdresser Blues (Hardly Art)

26. Trust – TRST (Arts and Crafts)

27. Delta Spirit – Delta Spirit (Rounder)

28. Young Prisms – In Between (Kanine)

29. Black Dice – Mr. Impossible (Ribbon)

30. Evan Voytas – Feel Me (Dovecote)