Astronaut Jams with Kraftwerk from Space

Kraftwerk welcomed a very special guest during their performance at Stuttgart’s Jazz Open Festival yesterday: German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who’s currently stationed hundreds of miles…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / July 21, 2018

Kraftwerk Announce 3D Concert Film, Live Album

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have announced that they will release a concert film encompassing their recent tours, which since 2012 have featured the group backed by state-of-the-art…
Emma May / April 21, 2017

Kraftwerk’s Buenos Aires Show Will Go as Planned, Despite Synthesizer Ban

Earlier this year, the Buenos Aires government banned synthesizers and samplers at major music festivals following the deaths of six festival attendees at April's Time…
Brian Josephs / November 14, 2016

A Ban on Synthesizers May Prevent Kraftwerk From Playing Buenos Aires

Kraftwerk may be forced to cancel an upcoming show in Bueno Aires thanks to a temporary ban on electronic music events in the city, NME reports. The…
Andy Cush / November 10, 2016

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations Include Pearl Jam, Tupac, Bad Brains, Kraftwerk

The nominations for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class are here. The list includes a couple of the 1970s classic rock dinosaurs the…
Andy Cush / October 18, 2016

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
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