Krautwerk 1-8 Condensed: Kraftwerk Covered

Krautwerk 1-8 Condensed: Kraftwerk Covered

Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Julie Cafritz (Pussy Galore/Free Kitten), Pete Nolan (Magik Markers), Dan Friel (Parts and Labor), Publicist (Sebastian Thomson of Trans Am), Brittain Ashford (Prairie Empire), Jesse Reiner (Jonas Reinhardt), Xaddax, Matt Marlin (Pterodactyl), Danny Tamberelli (Jounce), Shonali Bhowmik, Corn Mo, Kurt Braunohler, Dave Hill, + more!

Tue, April 10, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$12.50 - $15.00

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This event is 21 and over

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Krautwerk 1-8 Condensed: Kraftwerk Covered
Krautwerk 1-8 Condensed: Kraftwerk Covered
For those that tried and failed to get tickets to MOMA's Kraftwerk retrospective concerts, there's a night for us. Krautwerk 1-8 condensed is better than eight days of Kraftwerk concerts; it's only one night with all the best songs performed by fans (who also didn't get tickets). Krautwerk is curated by Joe Garden (Features Editor at The Onion).
Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)
Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)
Kim Gordon hardly needs an introduction. She formed Sonic Youth in 1981 along with Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo and has since been one of the most important female musicians on the US rock scene.

Gordon also produced Hole's first album "Pretty On The Inside" and co-directed The Breeders' "Cannonball" video alongside Spike Jonze. She collaborated with Julie Cafritz in Free Kitten, has exhibited art across US, Europe and Japan, and now also has her own fashion line, X-Girl.
Julie Cafritz (Pussy Galore/Free Kitten)
Julie Cafritz (Pussy Galore/Free Kitten)
Julie Cafritz is a musician who has performed with Pussy Galore and Free Kitten. In 1985, guitarist Julie Cafritz joined fellow Brown University drop out, Jon Spencer, to form the punk noise band Pussy Galore. In May 1986 they moved to NYC. In 1989, Cafritz left Pussy Galore and formed the short-lived all-girl group STP who released one single and toured with Nirvana and Sonic Youth. She joined fellow CBGBs Record Canteen clerk Ned Hayden's group The Action Swingers. In 1992, she formed Free Kitten, a musical collaboration with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, drummer Yoshimi from the Boredoms and Pavement bassist, Mark Ibold. They released records and toured on and off through 1997. In 2008, Cafritz, Gordon and Yoshimi recorded and released Inherit on Ecstatic Peace Records after a ten year hiatus.
Dan Friel (Parts and Labor)
Dan Friel (Parts and Labor)
Dan Friel was one quarter of the band Parts and Labor. He uses a variety of electronics and instruments to make science. Music science.
Publicist (Sebastian Thomson of Trans Am)
Publicist (Sebastian Thomson of Trans Am)
Publicist is Sebastian Thomson, mainly known as the drummer for post-rock stalwarts Trans Am and punk band Weird War (briefly known as The Scene Creamers). By mixing live drums, vocoded vocals, outer space arpeggios, and synth bass lines, Publicist creates retro-futuristic synthgroove jams for smokey chrome and neon danceclubs. Combining sequenced synths with the sweat and charisma of a live physical performance, Publicist’s one man band approach appeals directly to a spectrum of 70s kraut-rockers, house DJs, dancers, and party people. This is more than just knob twiddling. Preferring to perform on the dance floor rather than the stage, he is of the people and for the people; audience members can’t help but be amazed by Thomson’s sheer presence. Publicist began releasing EPs and touring in earnest in 2008 and in 2010 Sebastian returned to the US. Publicist is now based in New York City.
Brittain Ashford (Prairie Empire)
Brittain Ashford (Prairie Empire)
Originally from seattle, Miss Ashford made the move to new york in 2006. She tours often, enjoying all the luxury and comfort that a subaru station wagon has to offer her and her bandmates. Brittain can be found on the road with a rotating cast of characters including her best friend since jr. high, Caitlin Steitzer, and Portland based members of Harlowe and the Great North Woods. When not running around the country, brittain and caitlin host the bcat + ctown variety show in bushwick, Brooklyn. Her first full length album there, but for you, go i was recorded in her Brooklyn bedroom and released on Paris based waterhouse records in the spring of 2008. this album was self released in the united states in the summer of 2008. Her next album will be released under the moniker prairie empire. This project is being funded by fund raising efforts via kickstarter where Miss Ashford successfully appealed to her fans to raise $5000 to send the record to press.
Jesse Reiner (Jonas Reinhardt)
Jesse Reiner (Jonas Reinhardt)
Drawing from traditions of 20th century instrumental synthesizer music, Jonas Reinhardt represents a love affair between analog electronics, sweeping atmospherics, and driving motorik beats. Combined together, these elements create soundtracks to an inner-eyelid space epic that never was.Inspired in equal measure by the throbbing industrial urbanity of New York, continental European art-rock experimentation, and the freewheeling punk aesthetic of contemporary home studio recording, Jonas Reinhardt’s music transcends its influences to bring into being a work that’s wholly new while referencing a celebrated aesthetic of the past.Armed with a battery of analog synthesizers and vintage drum machines, Jonas writes music that is at times stark and spare and at others lush and all-encompassing; all the while keeping an underlying rhythmic pulse just beneath the surface.Jonas describes his technique as ‘a spirited conversation between man, machines, and the ecstatic truth of the chaotic unknown.’ Jonas carefully constructs melodies and rhythmic foundations then pushes the limits of recording to the sonic fringes and beyond. The effect is a warm, hauntingly familiar sound bounded by unpredictability.He has released music with Kranky, Not Not Fun / 100% Silk, Kraak, and Great Pop Supplement and been featured in The Wire, XLR8R, Altered Zones, Dusted among others.'
Xaddax
Xaddax
Nick Sakes (ex-Dazzling Killmen, Colossamite, Sicbay) and Chrissy Rossettie (ex-My Name Is Rar-Rar, The Hex) met at Chicago's Fireside Bowl back in 2001, when Sicbay shared a bill with Rossettie's former band, the head-spinning neo–No Wave outfit My Name Is Rar-Rar. Flash forward to '09, when Sakes (then living in Minneapolis) and the Brooklyn-based Rossettie reconnected online and struck up a long-distance romance. Soon Sakes headed east, and within a few months, the pair had hatched a new musical entity, named Xaddax in honor of their shared love of "palindromes and pointy letters." A flurry of live shows commenced. - Hank Shteamer
Matt Marlin (Pterodactyl)
Matt Marlin (Pterodactyl)
Matt Marlin a director and the drummer for the band Pterodactyl. Pterodactyl packs an intense, complex sound that drew from bands like Polvo and Modest Mouse. They started formulating their brand of shrieking, stomping indie rock in the early 2000s. The band formed in Ohio and relocated to Brooklyn, where it attracted the attention of Brah Records. The band's self-titled debut (unofficially known as "Bluejay") came out in 2007. They returned two years later with the matured Worldwild, followed in 2011 with Spills Out.
Danny Tamberelli (Jounce)
Danny Tamberelli (Jounce)
Dan Tamberelli is the frontman of Brooklyn rock-band Jounce. He was also the star of your favorite television series as a kid – The Adventures of Pete & Pete.
Shonali Bhowmik
Shonali Bhowmik
Shonali Bhowmik is a co-producer of the hit show Variety Shac at UCB Theater. She is also the leader of the indie rock band Tigers and Monkeys for which she is the songwriter, singer, and guitar player. She is also one of the leaders of Atlanta’s Ultrababyfat which was featured on tour with David Cross in the DVD “Let America Laugh.” Her bands have shared the stage with PJ Harvey, The Shins, and Sleater Kinney. Her music may be heard in the Shac short films for which she composes signature instrumental tracks. She does commercial work, acts in independent film projects as well as sketches on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” She recently started her own independent record label called Little Lamb Recordings. Photo: Zach Klein
Corn Mo
Corn Mo
Corn Mo has toured America and Europe supporting the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Wheatus, The Pontani Sisters, Ben Folds, They Might Be Giants and the Polyphonic Spree. He is Disco Mountain Man in the band Tragedy. In the studio, he shared vocals with Ben Folds on Folds' cover of "Get Your Hands Off My Woman" for the Supersunnyspeedygraphic EP, joined the choir for the Polyphonic Spree's Together We're Heavy and played accordion on TMBG's "Particle Mo". He has written 7 albums, the latest being The Purchase of the North Pole. He co-wrote a musical about Grizzly Adams with Nick Jones. He co-wrote "Rainbow Song" with Nick Offerman of Parks and Rec. He is currently co-producing a ballet called SEVERED: The Tragic Loves of Frankenstein's Monster with the music from The Purchase of the North Pole.
Kurt Braunohler
Kurt Braunohler
Kurt Braunohler has performed at SXSW, Bonnaroo, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (if.Comedy Award nominee), Melbourne Comedy Festival (Barry Award Winner), HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, the HBO Vegas Comedy Festival, the Chicago Improv Festival ("Improv Ensemble for the Year" Award Winner) and numerous colleges in the US. His web-series Penelope: Princess of Pets was recently made into a for-broadcast pilot for Channel 4 in London. He has won the ECNY award for Best Male Comedian and Best Host, and the NYTVF's award for Best Non-scripted Host. Kurt recently filmed season one of his upcoming show Bunk, for IFC.
Dave Hill
Dave Hill
Dave Hill is a writer, performer, musician, actor, comedy-type person, artist, and thinking man living in the Big City, New York to be exact. He has written for the New York Times, Salon, HBO, Blender, The Huffington Post, and so much more. He stared in the show “King of Miami” on the MOJO network, and has also appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, and Cartoon Network.Dave hosts the hit show The Dave Hill Explosion at UCB Theater, and is also a member of rockin' bands like Valley Lodge, Children of the Unicorn and his most recent outfit, Diamond Snake. Dave wrote an amazing book called "Tasteful Nudes," published by St. Martin’s Press. You should definitely buy it.