From Jay McInerney's New York mag cover story on the modern icons of NYC rock, the Strokes, we happily present you with your easy-reference cliché guide:
1. Jay McInerney
2. Is This It as the post-9/11 album
3. "Core audience of urban hipsters"
4. It started with a Velvet Underground record
5. Nirvana was the last great band
6. "Disillusioned, doomy and sarcastic"
7. East Village ramen shop
8. Bob Marley playing in the background
9. Stop by art studio
10. "Dude, did you see that sunset?"
Group Therapy [NYM]