Daft Punk

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    September 29, 2014

    QUIZ: Can You ID These Bands From Their Famous Typefaces?

    Fact: Any band who uses Times New Roman on their album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though). Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell, desig ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    Giorgio Moroder

    The Observatory

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    December 26, 2013
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    August 8, 2013
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    July 11, 2013



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    July 11, 2013

    The Twelves

    Glass House

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    April 22, 2013

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend Two

    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 >>

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    April 15, 2013

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend One

    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 >>

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    April 13, 2013

    No, Seriously, Is Daft Punk Playing Coachella?

    This is, so far, the burning question of this Coachella, inescapable from the campsites to the press tent. Even though performance rumors stemming from a Vevo leak were officially squashed in Rolling Stone, many Coachellans aren't buying it. And last night things got even a little more complicated. ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    Coachella "Leaks," Confirmations and Rumors

    It's almost crunch time and Coachella line-up announcements should come about at the end of the month. Yet, this still leaves a couple of weeks of fake-line up posters, rumors, speculation and "leaks" to go around the internet and spread like wildfire. Remember when we could buy tickets at the door ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Coachella 2012: The First Wave of Fake Posters is Here

    ​Here's what we know about Coachella 2012: It will be held over two weekends, with the same lineup at the same place. Coachella Weekend 1 will be held on April 13-15, 2012 and Coachella Weekend 2 will be held on April 20-22, 2012. The lineup will probably be revealed mid-January, as was the case l ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Destructo aka Gary Richards: 'Steve Aoki Was Like, Why Don't You Call it Hard On? Like, I Got a Hard On for LA'

    ​Years ago, Destructo, also known as Gary Richards, spent Halloween 2007 promoting the first-ever HARD NYE in Vegas, which, by his own admission, made for a sucky Halloween. Since then, HARD has become a ubiquitous representation of high-quality DJ acts and has no problem moving tickets. Destructo ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Local Record Review: 'La Machine Magique' by Magic Machines

    ​Magic MachinesLa Machine MagiqueElectricolorIrvine has had a number of one-person electronic acts emerge quietly over time--Phthalocyanine remains a favorite from the late '90s-- so Magic Machines follows in a tradition to an extent. His focus is very much more on the populist front, though, so l ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Rumored Headliners for Coachella 2011

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyArcade Fire​The Coachella lineup will soon be announced, but rumors are already circulating about who is headlining this year. We have some theories, but nothing is confirmed as of yet. The guessing game will continue on, and it's encouraged by the festival through many int ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Daft Punk 'Derezzed' Video for Tron: Compare Official Versions

    ​Yesterday, Daft Punk released the official video for "Derezzed," as a companion piece to the Tron: Legacy soundtrack  Like everything connected to this movie, the video is super cool; unlike the first "Derezzed" clip Tron released a month ago, it has more Daft Punk and neon, less movie clip ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Isn't It Too Early For This?: Coachella 2011's First Fake Lineup

    ​Here it is, folks: The first fake wish-list/line-up for Coachella 2011. Some safe bets are on there--Bright Eyes, the Strokes, Tribe, Daft Punk--but it's nice to see even the dreamers have given up on a Smiths reunion. (One glaring omission: Where's Blur on this list?) The only thing for sure ab ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    'Tron: Legacy' OST: 21 Minutes Streaming on MySpace Today

    ​This is it, folks: A week before the official release of Daft Punk's original motion picture score for TRON: Legacy, MySpace has decided to gift us with a streaming, 21-minute body of work with "the liveliest moments of the soundtrack." Check it out here.

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    November 29, 2010

    [UPDATE] Three Things You Didn't Know About the 'Tron: Legacy' Soundtrack

    ​The whole interview is up on Listen to it here. "Solar Sailer," an instrumental track, will be offered today only as a free download.Last Saturday in Santa Monica, California, Disney unveiled parts of the Tron: Legacy soundtrack. Five of the 22 tracks were previewed, and director Jose ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010

    Listen to Snippets of the 'Tron: Legacy' Soundtrack by Daft Punk

    ​If, like us, you can't wait to hear Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy soundtrack, AND have Attention Deficit Disorder anyway, you can head on over to Amazon to listen to 30 second snippets of each track on the album.First impression? Well, it's a score. So they're not the usual dance tracks that you'd hea ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Daft Punk's Video for 'Derezzed' From the 'Tron: Legacy' Soundtrack Makes You Want to Watch the Movie​Lest you forget TRON Tuesday, Disney today premiered Daft Punk's video for "Derezzed," a song off their movie score on MySpace.Frenchies Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter also have a cameo in the video. Check them out manning the turntables at the 1:30 mark in the My ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Phoenix Daft Punk Last Night at the Madison Square Garden = Double Rainbow (and Hey, What About That Tron Gig?)

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPhoenix at the Hollywood Bowl, Sept. 18, 2010​A few weeks ago, we talked about why Phoenix as a band is a gamechanger as they exemplified how concerts in the age of social media and internet memes are different. At their Hollywood Bowl show, every act was theatrical--from s ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Happy Tron Tuesday!

    ​If you're not sick of all the Tron: Legacy news yet, here's more: On Oct. 28, you can save a spot to watch a 20 minute preview of the much awaited sequel on IMAX 3D by heading over to a special Tron Night website today at 10 a.m.Disney announced the event as the kicker to the ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    MORE 'Tron' News: First Look at Daft Punk and 90-Second Clip!

    ​And now even more TRON news on this TRON Tuesday: Walt Disney Picutres has just released this first official (awesome) glimpse at Daft Punk in TRON: Legacy. Check out the full image after the jump.A 90-second clip of the Daft Punk track "The Game Has Changed" has also been released on their Faceb ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    'Tron: Legacy' Features Daft Punk Cameo; Will elecTRONica Have the Same?

    ​​When the LA Times got a sneak peek of Tron: Legacy footage, a highlight of what Disney showed critics was a Daft Punk cameo.  Considering it's the soundtrack that Daft Punk has been working on for the past two years, it seems like a small concession to make. 

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    September 30, 2010

    Commenters Blow Up Heard Mentality

    [Mental Notes] Controversial issues include Daft Punk at Disney, Dirty Projectors disliking jam bands and the question of an OC music scene

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    September 27, 2010

    Some Truth About Daft Punk and Disney's Tron: Legacy

    ​Speaking of Daft Punk and Tron...we at least know one thing for sure: the soundtrack to the Tron sequel, Tron: Legacy, will be out Nov. 22 via Disney. You can pre-order it on the soundtrack's official site, which just released the cover art and a countdown to a Daft Punk poster. 

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    September 24, 2010

    [UPDATED] Daft Punk Playing Disneyland on October 8 for elecTRONica Opening?

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyNot Daft Punk, although the boom box is a dead giveaway. The rumor mill is definite about them playing Disney though.​UPDATE: At 5:30 p.m., Disneyland Resort tweeted, "Daft Punk is not currently scheduled to perform at Disneyland Oct. 8." What about other dates??! Hmm ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    A Nifty Website for Daft Punk's 'Tron' Soundtrack

    ​And by "nifty" we mean "devoid of content--for now." When Daft Punk's Tron Legacy soundtrack is released in December, raver geeks all over the world will plotz. Especially since a teaser--the official Tron Legacy soundtrack website--exists right now, much like the wa ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Greetings, Programs! Disney Set to Open Geek-Raver Extravaganza Called ElecTRONica

    ​Today the DisneyParks blog gave fans of Tron the first look at the concept art for a Tron-meets-rave-geeks extravaganza called--we kid you not--ElecTRONica, said to be the "greatest nighttime dance party to ever rock Disney California Adventure park," starting this fall.ElecTRONica will open at t ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Sharpies and Coffee Cups and Mr. Boey

    Photos Courtesy of Cheeming Boey​Boyishly grinning in his black hoodie and jeans, artist Cheeming Boey easily blended into the crowd at Laguna Art Museum's OsCene. (Read Dave Barton's review of the whole exhibit here.) Yet, his exhibit--simply titled "Sharpie on Styrofoam Cup"--stole the spotlight ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009

    New Year's Eve Party Playlist

    Looking for some tunes to blast at the bash you're hosting tonight? Or maybe to crank up in the car on your way to a slamming soiree? Here's my New Year's Eve Party Playlist, featuring the best from the past year and stone cold classics. Enjoy. Flickr user Sada 1988Click song title for YouTube clip ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Ghostland Observatory

    House of Blues

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    November 19, 2009
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    October 5, 2009

    Five Songs About Technology Gone Horribly Awry

    Flickr user NMFinFan​Between the "sexting" phenomenon and underage kids letting the world know via tweet what public place they had sex at last night, we're not sure if we're getting old and grumpy or the rest of you are just getting dumber and dumber. We're going to opt for the latter. And we're ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009
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    July 29, 2009

    Dance Music Pick(s) of the Week: Jujubeats, Dr. Freecloud's Record Shoppe Party, More

    ​It's a big weekend for electro-insomniacs in Orange County. First and foremost, the annual Jujubeats party doubles up with its sister event, How Sweet It Is, for an outdoor rave Saturday at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine.

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    December 25, 2008
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    April 28, 2008

    Coachella, Day 3

    Holy Fuck: Holy fuck! Awesome Canucks! Coachella dealt me a TKO, so I missed Sunday. Ouch. Beware the undercooked brown rice... or something. Sadly, my illness prevented me from witnessing Holy Fuck, Swervedriver, Spiritualized, Justice, Modeselektor, Booka Shade, Black Mountain, Deadmau5, Linton ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008
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    March 24, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XV

    On Friday night, Dave Segal watched London duo, Black Ghosts, put on one of the better hipster-dance live shows he's seen in a while. Saying, "It was kind of like a combination of Daft Punk and Chemical Brothers, full of aggressive beats, filthy synth textures and sing-along tunes." Saturday found ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008
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    January 10, 2008

    Sprawl of Sound

    Year-End Revelries: Living it up in clubland as 2007 dies

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    November 19, 2007

    Spin City DJ Competition

    Last night at Spin City (held at Sutra, that place is sooo beautiful), another 2 hopeful DJs made it a little bit closer to the Winter Music Fest in Miami. And I got just a little bit closer to destroying my liver. The competition, which consisted of 20 minute sets, started off with Peter J spinn ... More >>

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    November 5, 2007

    Feast Your Eyes on These BusyhalloweenWork Photos

    A Daft Punk and DJ Legit make a bunch of grown-ups in get-ups sweat. As promised in my review of the last Busywork, Will Tee Yang's pictorial handiwork of this ludicrously fun gala event can be found here. Better late than never, and now you have almost a year to plan next year's costume, playas.

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    November 1, 2007

    Busywork, Detroit Bar, October 31, 2007

    Muscles from Melbourne: kinda weak. Halloween: It's really more for adults than for kids, isn't it? It astounds me how much effort grownups put into their costumes, simply to have ridiculous amounts of fun getting wasted as they take mini-vacations from their own personae. The overflow gathering a ... More >>

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    October 15, 2007

    Get Yer Hands Dirty… and Your Ears Blown Out

    DJ Chaz moved the crowd and worked a mean air horn. Friday Oct. 12 at Santa Ana’s Proof Bar, the monthly Get Yer Hands Dirty night went off with several bangs. But the indoor/outdoor party suffered a setback when police pulled the plug on the back patio outdoor stage due to a neighbor’s noise c ... More >>

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    September 20, 2007
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    September 13, 2007

    Into the (weird) Groove

    Holy Fuck’s Raw Music Is As Provocative As Their Name

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    August 21, 2007

    Uffie, Gina Turner and Others at Tapas, August 20, 2007

    Uffie is ready to... what? Last night at Tapas in Newport Beach, Orange County's hipster contingent turned out in middling numbers ($15?! On a Monday?! Outrageous!) to gawk at Uffie, the sassy Ed Banger recording artist/fashionista whose best-known track is the lad-baitingly lewd “Ready to Fuck. ... More >>

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    August 7, 2007

    Photos: Lollapalooza 2007

    The Daft Punk mothership lands in Chicago. Click the image for photos of Blonde Redhead, M.I.A. and other bands at the festival:

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