Tag Archives: Kraftwerk

Friday on My Mind: Big Upcoming Seattle Shows!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. We here in Seattle are very lucky in that we always have the opportunity to see amazingly talented musicians, both national andRead more...

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Monday Music News

The bad news is, the Sasquatch! Music Festival has announced they’ll be canceling the Fourth of July line-up, due to poor ticket sales. The good news is, the Paramount have already snatched up headliners Kraftwerk to bring their 3-D extravaganza to their stage on July 1st. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 4th at 10Read more...

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Wednesday Music News

Happy Thanksgiving! Or, “Thankskilling,” if you ask Morrissey, who has penned an open letter to President Obama accusing him of laughing “as 45 million birds are horrifically abused.” Read the whole thing online here: [Pitchfork]

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Countdown Predictions: Electronic

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more...

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KEXP Documentaries: “Electronic Innovators” - Kraftwerk

KEXP Documentaries bring you a musical subject in the time it takes to play just one song. For our current series “Electronic Innovators” we team up with Seattle’s Decibel Festival and today’s episode is on one of the first electronic pop bands: German group Kraftwerk! This episode airs at 3pm today on the Afternoon ShowRead more...

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KraftWEEK continues on The Afternoon Show: Trans-Europe Express giveaway

KraftWEEK continues on The Afternoon Show, as I spotlight the recently remastered and reissued Kraftwerk albums that came out late last year, both as individual albums, and also as the box set 12345678: The Catalogue.

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KraftWEEK continues on the Afternoon Show!

KraftWEEK continues on The Afternoon Show, as I spotlight the recently remastered and reissued Kraftwerk albums that came out late last year, both as individual albums, and also as the box set 12345678: The Catalogue. Yesterday, I highlighted the album Autobahn, and today, it’s all about their 1975 release Radio-Activity. Check out this cool videoRead more...

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Afternoon Show giveaway: Kraftwerk

They’re the band I like to think of as “The Beatles of electronic music.” Taking their name from the German word for “power station” (take that, Robert Palmer!), Kraftwerk formed in 1970, helping to pioneer electronic music, and sparking an influence that’s still as strong as ever.

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Friday Nite Spotlight: Kraftwerk - Autobahn

For years I had heard Kraftwerk on the radio, and I thought they were just another electronic band with German accents. Little did I know that they pretty much invented the genre of electropop. And the more electropop I hear, the more impressive this band’s depth and warmth becomes. The first time most people inRead more...

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