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Daft Punk

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Meet the McFadden Brothers, Houston's EDM Accountants

    I once wrote here how my kids work at being musicians. Their hand-to-mouth life demands and modest success means they don't have to bus tables for a living. But many Houston musicians do work for the man. Admirably, they create and perform music by night, then do the day job. For many, it's changin ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    Melodic Ingredients: Music at the Saint Arnold One Pot Showdown

    My brother, Anthony, enjoys cooking and he is also quite good at it. I enjoy drinking beer and am also quite good at that. So, Saint Arnold Brewery's One Pot Showdown seemed like a great, local event to partake in to boast our respective talents. Last Sunday afternoon, we joined 80 teams, all gath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    10 Silly Predictions For Sunday's Grammy Awards

    This Sunday the music business will celebrate its equivalent of Oscar night when the 56th annual Grammy Awards are handed out at L.A.'s Staples Center. Basically it combines two high-school traditions, the prom and the talent show, but the Grammys are always worth watching -- if nothing else, the ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    The 10 Craziest Raver Costumes On Holy Ship!!! 2014

    Note: this article was written by Kat Bein of Rocks Off's Miami New Times sister blog Crossfade. Crazy costumes have always been a big part of the electronic-music party scene. But these days, you're nobody unless you're pretending to be somebody you're really not. Perhaps it's the sense of anonym ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Texas Women Keep State Respectable In 2014 Pazz & Jop Poll

    To paraphrase Hank Williams Jr., thank God for Texas women. Houston native Beyonce, whose surprise eponymous album was released after many writers had already turned in their 2013 best-of list, and Lindale's Kacey Musgraves -- whose Same Trailer Different Park was a thoughtful and tuneful counterpo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Rocks Off's 25 Favorite Songs of 2013

    "All That Matters," Justin Bieber No R&B or pop singer decided to reinvent themselves musically and be taken seriously as the Biebs has in the past month or so. So sue me, Biebervelli might get tatted across my belly. BRANDO "Berzerk," Eminem All the old-school song samplings layered with Eminem's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    That Girl: An Engagement Story In Four Songs

    One recent Sunday, I watched my best friend propose to his longtime girlfriend of more than a year. I know how much weight that particular statement makes, but considering all the factors here, this was a big damn deal for all parties involved. Never in our natural lives did we completely think the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Top Five Bands You Need to Get Over Already

    Thanks to social media, our culture now moves at the speed of light. Your 15 minutes of fame is now closer to fifteen seconds. Look at all the internet memes you loved last year that are completely played out now. Hell, even a hit song only has about a month of mileage; notice how quickly we all got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    The Rest of That Daft Punk Dance-Off Job Interview

    Job interviews are so boring. You spend the entire time answering questions about what animal you would be (and why), while sweating your ass off in a wool suit and trying to make sure your poorly chosen tattoos don't peek out of your sleeves. It's thisclose to water torture, and the only upside is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    The Five Worst Trends In Pop Music Right Now

    If you listen to popular music with even a halfway critical ear, which the men and women of Rocks Off at least try to do (though yes, we know some readers may disagree), this is a very tough time. Both the old-fashioned radio airwaves and newfangled streaming gadgetry are awash in songs that are man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Our 25 Favorite Summer Jams of 2013

    Houston's not getting any colder, so Rocks Off asked our writers to tell us which recently released songs are helping them beat the heat this summer. Alt-J, Dissolve Me" A strong, danceable beat coupled with such serenity. It's the sound of floating in the ocean with friends while just a little bit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Court Cites Pharrell, Daft Punk Among Reasons to Remand Marijuana Case

    It's no secret that Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," featuring the vocal chops of Pharrell, is set to dominate the summer. Like Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" was to 2006, or like Katy Perry's "California Gurls" was to 2010, so, too, will Daft Punk's latest offering soon ring through our head in board meetin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    2013: The Year Post-Punk Broke Again

    Almost halfway through the year, we've seen a lot of huge music news already. David Bowie came back and put out a new record, Neutral Milk Hotel reunited, and Daft Punk put out their first proper record in eight years. It's definitely been a big year already, and it promises to continue with the upc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Five Disco Songs That Make Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" Blush

    Hey 2013. We need to talk. You've already produced a number of good albums, some even by new bands. But I've got a bone to pick with you, and it's about this new song by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams. It's called "Get Lucky" and it's making waves with its disco revival sound that I'm guessin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk at Stereo Live, 5/11/13

    One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk Stereo Live May 11, 2013 It's safe to say that Daft Punk fever is at an all time high. Fifteen-second clips of new music were enough to nearly break the internet and no major gathering of musicians can happen without rumors of a Daft Punk appearance spreading. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Worst Things at Coachella This Year, Weekend Two

    Ed. Note: Brought to you by our tired, dusty and very tolerant friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly. 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 irrit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella, Weekend One

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off proudly presents to our readers coverage of Coachella's first weekend courtesy of our sister papers LA Weekly and OC Weekly. Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad-ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Worst of Coachella, Weekend One

    Ed. Note: Can't have a Best of Coachella without a worst, right? Thanks to our (tired) Southern California friends at West Coast Sound and Heard Mentality. The 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? Becaus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2013

    Daft Punk Rumors Abound at Coachella

    Ed. Note: This one comes to us from our friends at LA Weekly's West Coast Sound. No, Seriously, Is Daft Punk Playing Coachella? This is, so far, the burning question of this festival, being asked everywhere from the campsites to the press tent. Even though the French dance-punk duo officially squa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    People Are Sure Excited About That New Daft Punk Album, Huh?

    Daft Punk, the mysterious French EDM duo that doesn't tour, dresses like robots, has not performed live since 2007 and is more influential on pop music than at any point in its 20-year history, is currently schooling everyone on what a state-of-the-art contemporary music-marketing campaign looks lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Muse, Major Lazer, Pitbull, etc.

    Muse Toyota Center, March 12 The prospect of a new Muse album (The 2nd Law) was overshadowed by the band's dalliance with dubstep, which was a shame, but not surprising in the current musical climate. When one of the world's biggest stadium-rock bands' tinkering with electronics becomes a dealbreak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    So, Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show Next Year?

    This past weekend, I was honored to cover the Super Bowl XLVII festivities and game in New Orleans for the Houston Press and local TV outlet KIAH (Channel 39). Great fun, if not for locals in NOLA, who were ravaged by drunken football fanatics puking onto their 49ers and Ravens jerseys in the street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Last Night: Justice at House of Blues

    Justice House of Blues October 28, 2012 "They told me if I brought out this flag they would kick me out," says a guy dressed like Hunter S. Thompson sitting next to me on the balcony last night at Justice. In his cargo pocket was a large French flag, in honor of the French electro duo who made thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    French Electro Greats Justice Hitting Houston October 28

    My prayers from 2007 have been answered. French electronic duo Justice is finally hitting Houston on October 28 at the House Of Blues. The pair, who just released Audio, Video, Disco. last fall, have never been to Houston, though every hipster bar in town played and still plays the hell out of their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Sproing! 10 Musicians Who Should Have Their Own Comic Books

    Ahhh, comic books! A place where you can escape into another realm. Most artists have somewhat cartoonish onstage personalities, but some have so much that they deserve their own comic book or graphic novel. Like these.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    How Bizarre: How the Hell Are These Songs All 15 Years Old?

    "Simple. Fifteen years have gone by." Nineteen ninety-seven may have been one of the most magical years in trash-pop history. You had the Spice Girls, Hanson, Shania Twain, Puff Daddy, Toni Braxton and Aqua burning up the radio as old-timers like David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John made retu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Kim Jong-il Dropping The Bass: In Memoriam

    REEEERRRRR WUB WUB WUB WUB REEEEEEERRRRRRR WUBBBBBBBBBBBBB​Maybe all along, the Dear Leader's starvation and darkness deal with his oppressed people was just his way of keeping them slim and hot, for fun in the dark, because we all know only fun things happen in the dark right? Like that Lady ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    All the Right Moves

    Com Truise lends chillwave some credibility — not just ­anyone gets asked to remix Daft Punk.

  • Music

    July 14, 2011
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    June 9, 2011

    Bright Light Social Hour's Favorite Summertime Jams

    Bright Lights, White House: Bright Light Social Hour in front of Obama's DC crib. ​With a sound influenced by Sly & The Family Stone, The Allman Brothers, Daft Punk and Muddy Waters, Austin's Bright Light Social Hour has become one of the city's most prominent party bands. Imagine Foxy Shazam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    The 25 Most Influential Bands Of The '90s

    Trent Reznor, you know, before the Oscar and all the weightlifting. ​As a music writer, we are asked constantly to compare the new with the old, to decipher the periphery where modern bands' influences come from to understand where we are going and what we are seeing. We can hear everything Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    The 10 Best Rock Samples In Hip-Hop

    ​Rocks Off just finished reading Ian Christe's 2007 Van Halen biography, Everybody Wants Some, which chronicles the band's history from the Van Halen boys' entry into the U.S., the upbringing of David Lee Roth, and devastating, fatal 1985 crash into Mount Sammy Hagar. Sad stuff if you're a Rot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Frickin' Lasers: Six Artists Who Could Really Use Them

    Photo illustration by Monica FuentesNow that's more like it.​If you don't have tickets for tonight's Ghostland Observatory show at Warehouse Live, you are shit out of luck. Sorry to say, but the show is sold out, and when things sell out at that venue, they mean it. Seriously, you may have to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Backmasking Bieber, Black Keys, Kanye, Etc.: What Do You Hear?

    ​"It's my sweet Satan ... Oh I will sing because I live with Satan." "Turn me on, dead man." "Turned out nice again." "Eat donkey crap." Every since the beginning of rock and roll, listeners and disgruntled parents alike have been searching for hidden meanings in music. Was Paul dead, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    The Top 10 Rock-Musician Film Scores

    ​David Fincher's Facebook creation tale The Social Network has been the No. 1 film in America the past two weekends, and no doubt it will continue that streak this weekend, barring an assault by Jackass 3-D which comes out today. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone is already hailing Network as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Top 10 Celebrity Music-Video Cameos

    ​Ratt, "Round and Round" Thursday night, Ratt hits up Warehouse Live with what passes for their original line-up. At their peak, the band was a gritty and decadent alternative to bands like Poison, skewing closer to Motley Crue in terms of excess and drug abuse. ​The band managed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    French Bands That Make Us Say "Oh Là Là!"

    That's Plastic Bertrand, but you probably know that song better from the traveling sequence in National Lampoon's European Vacation or better yet, the basis for the Elton Motello track "Jet Boy Jet Girl."​Quality French rock and roll has sometimes been hard to come by, but when it hits, it slays. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    DJ Hero: A Review

    ​The geniuses that first let you rock 'n' roll with guitar legends in Guitar Hero decided to bring out a new instrument for gamers to party on. This time, Activision brought out the turntables for their newest title, DJ Hero. Available for the Playstations 2 & 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii, DJ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Aftermath: Flight of the Conchords at Jones Hall

    The thing about musical comedians is that if the humor is there but the tuneage is not, you can pretty much cash your chips in and give up and steal some of Louis CK's jokes and start selling out basketball arenas. New Zealand's Flight of the Conchords almost has too much musical talent to waste it ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    May 1, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: SXSW Bitchin' Band Alert: Ghosthustler

    A lot has been made this past year about the new wave of French techno; namely, groups like Justice and the renaissance of scene forefathers Daft Punk. Hell, this blog all but looked like it was written by a member of Justice’s street team at one point in December. It seemed no one on this side of ... More >>

  • Music

    January 3, 2008
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    December 17, 2007

    Drenched in Blog: Listing 2007

    Yeah, it’s that time of year again when all of us people in the rock journo cabals start telling you what we liked this year. Then we make little lists and try out-obscuring one another. It’s fun, in a very sad and angry nerd sort of way. Anyway, this week I figured each day this week I would go ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2007

    Electroma

    Daft Punk duo make their big-screen debut

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Kanye vs. Fiddy vs. Black Lips

    I thought beefs went out with the XFL, but apparently in the rap world, they still linger. Today, two of its biggest stars, Kanye West and 50 Cent, are both releasing albums, much to each other’s chagrin. The occasion is being trumped up by the media, tearing our nation at the seams. Will we illeg ... More >>

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Ghostland Observatory

    Ghostland Observatory will perform Thursday, January 25, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483.

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Tech? No!

    An imaginary history of electronic music

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Daft Punk

    Human After All

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    DJ Skribble

    Saturday, January 31

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