Classic Album Sundays NYC presents
The Strokes, "Is This It"
with hosts Barbie Bertisch & Paul Raffaele
and special Q&A with Lizzy Goodman, writer of "Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011"
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 moulded compositions largely through live takes during the recording sessions, while songwriter Julian Casablancas continued to detail the lives and relationships of urban youth.
Our audiophile sound system is made up of (2) Klipschorn Loudspeakers, (2) Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers, Rega Exact MM cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Moon LP310 Grounding, Audio Note UK Jinro Shochu power amp & pre-amp, AudioQuest Interconnects and cabling.
Presented by Paul Raffaele & Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection Fanzine)
Magick City is acoustically sublime. Theater curtains surround the event space dampening errant echoes. The wood floor was reclaimed from the legendary Roseland Ballroom bringing with it 80 years of New York history and good times. Klipschorn “K-horns” are the featured speakers which, combined with our Classic Album Sundays system, will supply a warm, clear, and luxurious wash of sound.
The drink menu includes delicious concoctions by Magick City such as Gingerbeet (ginger + beet) & Gold Turmeric (turmeric + lemongrass) Kombucha cocktails, and wine.