The Strokes Spreading Love To The City Of Angels

New York-born rock act The Strokes has announced a benefit concert in Los Angeles later this month. The show will support three charities helping the city’s homeless population.

The July 25 show will be held at  and it is being billed as The Strokes’ only performance in the city for 2016.

Prior to this gig, the only date scheduled for the band is in Australia at Bankstown’s 

The July 25 show will be held at  festival July 22. The group is currently at work on new music, and recently released the Future Present Past EP.

The charities which the concert benefits are: The Center in Hollywood, which uses the arts to encourage LA’s homeless to come out of isolation; Waste Not Want Not Now, which picks up leftover food from grocery stores, restaurants and hotels to reduce waste and connect homeless with uneaten meals; and Downtown Women’s Center, which advocates for ending homelessness for women, providing housing and a safe community.

The Strokes ushered in the garage-rock movement of the early 2000s with the landmark debut album Is This It. The group has since been on world tours and recorded several more albums, which have been decreasingly successful in record sales.

The new EP promises a return to form for the rockers though, as the band is blending and layering its guitars over a sublime rhythm section and crooning vocals as only it can. A new video for the single “Threat of Joy” shows the band, which has preserved its original membership, having what seems like a great time playing its new music.

Of course we wouldn’t reference the music video without giving you a chance to see for yourself:

Tickets to the show will go on sale July 7 at 12 p.m. PDT. Check out for more info on the band.