Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk Lose Copyright Case Against German Hip-Hop Producer

In a surprising about-face for the legally dwindling trajectory of sampling, the BBC has reported that electronic hall-of-famers Kraftwerk have lost a copyright case in Germany's…
Dan Weiss / May 31, 2016

Kraftwerk Share New Crop of 3-D Tour Dates

Last year, German electronic veterans Kraftwerk performed a set of 3-D concerts in the U.S., and now they're coming back Stateside for a nine-date tour.
Rachel Brodsky / April 25, 2016

Damien Jurado Lists His Seven Favorite Albums

Damien Jurado is modest. Since the mid-1990s, the 43-year-old Seattle songwriter has built a steady audience on the strength of his wintry voice and anxious, evocative lyrics, but he's never quite…
Anna Gaca / March 10, 2016

Movement 2016 Phase One Lineup: Kraftwerk 3D, Four Tet, Caribou, Boys Noize, More

Update: Movement has announced Phase 2 of their lineup, including Modeselektor, Tiga, RZA feat. Stone Mecca, Big Freedia, and more. Find the full list of the…
Harley Brown / January 20, 2016

Kraftwerk Announce Fall U.S. Tour

After a string of 2014 North American sets, German electronic innovators Kraftwerk will bring their 3-D concert tour — which asks audiences to wear special 3-D…
Rachel Brodsky / May 4, 2015

Lou Reed and Kraftwerk Are Among the 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees

Lou Reed is being showered with well-deserved praise today. Just a few hours after he was announced as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee as…
James Grebey / December 16, 2014

Green Day, Lou Reed, and Nine Inch Nails Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame

The nominees for next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony are in, and Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, the late Lou Reed, and the Smiths are among…
Brennan Carley / October 9, 2014

Moogfest 2014 Lineup: Kraftwerk, Chic, Giorgio Moroder, Darkstar, and More

Kraftwerk and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers will headline next year's Moogfest, which takes over a slew of venues across Asheville, North Carolina from April 23…
Kyle McGovern / December 19, 2013

Grammys 2014: The Beatles and Kraftwerk Earn Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Beatles, Kraftwerk, and the Isley Brothers will all be honored with the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award early next year. The special, invite-only ceremony…
Kyle McGovern / December 12, 2013

Parquet Courts ‘Tally’ Their Favorite Things

Light Up Gold, a half-hour frenzy of wit and twentysomething problems, twitchy guitar hooks, and the occasional toy-flute solo, earned Parquet Courts a warm embrace…
Zara Golden / October 2, 2013

The 10 Best Things We Saw at Sonar 2013

For its 20th anniversary, Barcelona's Sónar festival made one significant change, moving from its customary daytime venue, a museum complex in the center of the…
Philip Sherburne / June 17, 2013

Kraftwerk Casually Confirm First New Album in 10 Years Is in the Works

Kraftwerk are planning to finally put out a new album. Ralf Hütter, band co-founder and the group's sole remaining original member, recently granted the Guardian a rare interview…
Kyle McGovern / June 12, 2013

Olympic-Sized Hoax? ‘Lost’ Krautrock Warm-Up Tapes Mysteriously Surface

As any runner can tell you, there's a fine art to selecting the right music to keep you going, mile after mile. As a result,…
Philip Sherburne / June 10, 2013

Roskilde’s Epic 2013 Lineup: Queens of the Stone Age, Rihanna, Sigur Ros, Kraftwerk

Denmark's epic Roskilde Festival will return later this year for nine days (June 29 to July 7) of musical performances from nearly 200 acts. The…
Kyle McGovern / April 19, 2013

Kraftwerk Win Bizarre Sampling Lawsuit in Germany: ‘Planet Rock’ for All

Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock," the pioneering 1982 single that helped give birth to hip-hop and electro, was based on two Kraftwerk songs, but it didn't…
Marc Hogan / December 20, 2012

3D Kraftwerk to Headline Sonar’s 20th Anniversary in Barcelona

Barcelona's Sónar festival today announced the cities and dates for five separate events taking place in the first half of 2013, including the 20th-anniversary edition…
Philip Sherburne / November 28, 2012

N.W.A, Kraftwerk, Public Enemy Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced this year's nominees, and the list offers the hopeful prospect of an increasingly open definition of…
Marc Hogan / October 4, 2012

We Are Also the Robots: 8 Essentials of Post-Kraftwerk Pop

Kraftwerk envisioned popular music's future. A future in which you didn't have to sweat much or get dirt under your finger-nails or master organic instruments;…
Chuck Eddy / June 22, 2012

Kraftwerk Invade MoMA for Residency: Byte at the Museum

Face it, mensches: The concept of Teutonic technologists Kraftwerk performing eight live shows, each based on a single album, at New York's Museum of Modern…
Piotr Orlov / April 11, 2012

Reunited Make-Up May Play a Stateside Show

A few days ago, beloved D.C. punks the Make-Up announced they'll be reuniting for the first time in 12 years for London's All Tomorrow's Parties…
Devon Maloney / February 17, 2012
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