I spent two nights last week wearing 3D glasses in a dark theater, watching four German men in reflective Spandex bodysuits sing about computers, transit, and architecture.
The pioneering German electronic outfit Kraftwerk is playing an eight show retrospective at MoMA in April. EIGHT! Sadly tickets sold out in like three seconds flat and I did not get any. Instead, I will sit and listen to their entire discography in sad solitude.
While Cher, Britney, and Kid Rock have twiddled the Vocoder in their day, Kraftwerk was probably the first band to really remind us of the techno-hell we're descending into by opened Autobahn with the magic of a voice distorted with custom electronics.