Moogfest Announces Event Schedule

moogfest-kraftwerkOrganizers have announced the Moogfest 2014 event schedule and venues.

The festival, which runs April 23 – 27, will include evening performances headlined by three Kraftwerk 3D concerts, along with Pet Shop Boys, Flying Lotus, Giorgio Moroder, and M.I.A.. Daytime programming is led by Futurama’s David X. Cohen, super-producer Nile Rodgers and Janelle Monae.

moogfest-2014Of particular interest to us is the “Modular Marketplace” electronic pop-up shop at Moogfest, which will be showcasing innovative instrument makers and featuring boutique electronics, experimental effects and modern modular synthesizers. Continue reading

Kraftwerk Awarded Lifetime Achievement Grammy

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As part of the 56th GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy presented a Special Merit Award to Kraftwerk for their contributions to the recording field. Kraftwerk received the Lifetime Achievement Award, in addition to The Beatles, Mexican songwriter Armando Manzanero, country singer Kris Kristofferson, funk band the Isley Brothers as well as – posthumously – the blues musician Clifton Chenier and violinist Maud Powell. Continue reading