The Strokes will play Landmark Music Festival in DC and ACL in Austin later in 2015, so consider yourself lucky if you saw them on Friday night at Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta or the next night in Tampa at Big Guava Music Festival.
Friday’s set in Atlanta’s Central Park was really strong — 17 years after forming, The Strokes sound as good as ever. As Stereogum notes, the band “played their Room On Fire track “You Talk Way Too Much” for the first time since 2004, and did Comedown Machine‘s “All The Time” live for the first time ever.
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I was especially surprised by the passionate young people in the audience, and with the light on stage so tricky for photographs, the kids in the front row were definitely a lot easier to shoot. The atmosphere in front of the stage was simply electric.