Forget about NME and Rolling Stone choosing Is This It as best and second-best album of the decade, and forget about the futile attempts by some to rewrite history and claim that the N.Y. band is overrated. Also, beware of what’s coming: some idiots claiming that Angles, the Strokes’ first album since 2006’s First Impressions of Earth (and fourth overall, out March 22) is “not as good as the first two.” Even if Angles sucks (if the only two songs we heard are any indication, it doesn’t), in my book this is the single most important showcase in this year’s SXSW. Be there.
The Strokes w. Luke Rathbone (6pm) and Twin Shadow (7pm)
8pm, Thu, March 17
Auditorium Shores Stage
(Lady Bird Lake)
Riverside Dr. & S 1st