dpsmall.jpgDaft Punk Play Keyspan
If you missed Daft Punk's first New York City set in nearly a decade, we apologize in advance for rubbing it in. You're gonna have to take our word for it that two guys who barely move and don't play any instruments put on just about the most incredible live show imaginable last night at Keyspan Park in Coney Island. There is an unspoken timing and skill involved to get an entire stadium to lose their mind simultaneously, and these two robots know (quite literally) which buttons to press to get the entire place going. The techno legends took bits and pieces of their greatest hits catalog and mixed n' matched them all together into a unique collage of sound that never disappointed for even a second. This was a rave for people who hate rave music. A stadium rock show for people who hate stadium rock. A completely incomparable experience that will not be matched anytime soon. See more pics over here.

Cold War Kids Share the Moment @ MSG
To us, the Cold War Kids are still that band playing a Pianos residency and splitting the opinions of various internet-folk. In reality, they've graduated to opening for the GREATEST LIVE BAND EVA at The Worlds Most Famous Arena, and remarkably, managing to hold their own on the big stage. Anyone opening for the glitz and glamour of Muse is going to pale in comparison spectacle-wise, so rather than try to match them in bombast, the bluesy quartet took things in a different direction and played a no-frills power set of soulful post-folk jams to the kids filing in to their seats. As a treat for those paying attention, the Kids brought out Elvis Perkins and Dearland to jam alongside them for a handful of songs, and in a class move, spent much of their speaking time in front of likely their biggest crowd ever praising their friends work, bypassing the expected self promotion and encouraging the crowd to pick up EP's album. Our opinion of their music may still be mixed, but they proved to be pretty stand-up guys in the end.

CMJ (Partially) Revealed!
Well, we've had the dates saved (Oct. 16-20), and we knew what we'd be up to, but now we get a first glimpse at which bands will be in town for the CMJ Music Marathon this year. While only a handful of artists have been announced so far and even fewer of those band's actual showcases have been set, it's certainly an exciting start. In particular, we can't wait to see what British Sea Power have been up to lately, what UNKLE looks like with actual instruments in front of them, and who will win the Bowery Presents Steel Cage Match between Foreign Islands and just regular Islands. Peep the whole list after the jump, and stay tuned for more bands and Gothamist House details in the future.

Confirmed To Appear At CMJ Marathon :
British Sea Power
Mates Of State
Coheed And Cambria
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Xiu Xiu
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
Mute Math
Devin the Dude
The Ponys
Tiny Masters of Today
Little Brother
Mickey Hart & Zakir Hussein
Brother Ali
Marnie Stern
No Age
Crystal Castles
The Brunettes
Foreign Islands
Simian Mobile Disco