Exploring the rock 'n roll of New York City in the early 2000s with Lizzy Goodman

Author Lizzy Goodman gives us an insight into the music, sounds and mood of New York City's rock scene in the early 2000s.
Lizzy Goodman is the author of Meet Me In the Bathroom (Supplied )

Lizzy Goodman is a music journalist who spent her twenties going to rock shows in New York City in the early 2000s. At the time, Goodman was a regular at the music venues on New York's Lower East Side and she also got to know the bands that played there: The Strokes, Interpol, LCD Soundsystem.

These bands were huge in New York at the time, making music that connected with younger fans. Goodman calls this time a rock 'n roll renaissance. In her new book, Meet Me in the Bathroom, she interviews more than 200 musicians to make the case. 

We asked Goodman to give us a guide to the music, sounds and mood of New York in the early 2000s. 

Below are the songs mentioned in the segment: 

The Strokes, 'Modern Age'

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Maps'

LCD Soundsystem, 'Losing My Edge'

The Killers, 'Mr. Brightside'

— Produced by Ben Edwards


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