This video, from the Rockpalast Archive, captures Kraftwerk performing live, in 1970.
The video captures a mixed media performance in Soest, Germany in the Winter of 1970. This is four years before they defined their sound and image with Autobahn. Continue reading
Organizers 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.
Of 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
Here’s a vintage look at Kraftwerk, on BBC’s Tomorrow’s World, in 1975. Continue reading
Reader Alex Oxley lets us know about a Kraftwerk ‘pre-party’, celebrating the band’s upcoming residency in LA.
Oxley notes that “Next Friday (March 14th) I am hosting an unofficial pre-party ahead of Kraftwerk’s LA residency.”
Here are the details: Continue reading
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
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via atomolab, features a performance of Kraftwerk’s The Man Machine, using the AtomoSynth KOE modular synthesizer. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live performance by Kraftwerk at the Latitude Festival, earlier this year: Continue reading
Reader Andy Hagerty seems to have visions of Kraftwerk dancing in his head, and shared his holiday-themed take on Neon Lights. Continue reading