It's too late now, and it's probably been too late for the last 10 years. Daft Punk, the French electronic duo who has singlehandedly dominated the press for the last month, will be wearing their robot suits for the rest of their lives. There will never be a reveal, a coming out, or a change of tone ... More >>
Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm!
Native American Headdresses
These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irritating woman (not pictured) wore a towering feather mohawk weave, a sartorial statement that combined ... More >>
Daft Punk Fake-Out
Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the ... More >>
French producer and DJ Kavinsky has provided a song for Grand Theft Auto IV, shared the stage and studio with members of Daft Punk, and amassed over 30 million YouTube views for "Nightcall," which scored the opening credits to Nicolas Refn's 2011 film Drive. That's a pretty impressive CV for a 37-ye ... More >>
Swedish House Mafia w/A-Trak, Jacques Lu Cont
Madison Square Garden
Friday, December 18
Better than: Sitting around and becoming convinced audio of a microwave breaking is actually a leaked Daft Punk track.
Swedish House Mafia sold out Madison Square Garden in nine minutes for Friday night's mam ... More >>
Just when mashups seemed a horse corpse well flogged by the likes of Glee and Girl Talk, the prodigal son of Discovery-era Daft Punk and the very best of Dr. Luke's blockbuster pop comes along to breathe life into the genre. The 17-year-old wunderkind known as Madeon (he's based in Nantes, F ... More >>
Got three hours and 41 minutes?
LCD Soundsystem, Liquid Liquid
Saturday, April 2
Madison Square Garden
Better Than: Seeing the Strokes there on Friday.
Midway through the evocative "Someone Great," James Murphy wiped his cheek with his hand. Maybe he was crying. Or maybe he was sweating. It could ... More >>
Earlier today, the National released a video for the song "Think You Can Wait," from the "quirky" Paul Giamatti film Win Win. The video is a misguided combination of film dialogue transposed over a staged performance (the YouTube comments have already begun trashing it, and Matt Berninger's voice ... More >>
photo by Rebecca SmeyneLCD Soundsystem in Baltimore, September 2010
Better Than: A really good laugh-cry.
It's the third of LCD Soundsystem's final five shows, all leading up to the band's final hurrah at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, when we're almost positive that the stadium will spontaneo ... More >>
The crew at Terminal 5. These guys are good. Pic by Puja Patel.LCD Soundsystem live are a fearsome, complicated, pretty wonderful thing, as hopefully you've found out by yourself by now; they've got an iTunes-only thing coming out Tuesday that will, for those who haven't seen 'em in person ye ... More >>
Clearly reaching for Daft Punk-ian heights. Pics by Chris, more below.Deadmau5/Erol Alkan/Afrojack
Friday, October 29
In the 1920s, the Roseland Ballroom was known as "the home of refined dancing," playing host to the likes of Louis Armstrong and Count Basie. These days, De ... More >>
Seriously, no idea, besides the fact that inside that plushy dragon suit is Ed Banger label honcho Busy P, the song is Daft Punk's "Revolution 909," and everyone in that audience is under four feet tall. [@Alexmetric]
The gist of this being that Hipster Runoff borrowed one of Kyle's photos for the sake of his art. The above ensued. Photographers should be credited. But there is something admirable in the man who receives a notification that he is in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and res ... More >>