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They look poor and shaggy, but we know otherwise. We hear the Strokes nabbed a cool half-million (350,000 pounds) for their big gig at next weekend’s Reading Festival in England. Their manager, Ryan Gentles, wouldn’t divulge the price but said: “We’re getting paid the same as the other festival …

W.I.T.’s Melissa Burns flanks the pages of Billboard and Interview. Casey Spooner and Soviet get even bigger acclaim with spreads in Spin and The Face. But is the trendy electro scene, that Brooklyn-based movement hinged on heavy referencing of ’80s Euro …