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[Preview: Shows, shows, shows…]

Lucky Dragons

Tons of great shows happening in the Upstate region in the next week or so and we’ll try to preview as many as we can tonight on The Upstate Soundscape.

Here is a sample of what we’ll try and get to….

Cloud Becomes your Hand at the Jungle Gym in Buffalo (Thurs, 4/12)

New Harbours Music Series in Hamilton ft. Egyptrixx, Kirk Starkey and more (Fri., 4/13)

Lucky Dragons, Lesley Flanigan, Tristan Perich at Images Festival in Toronto (Fri., 4.13)

UVB-76 @ Hallwall’s performing Kraftwerk’s Man Machine (Fri., 4/13

Totem Pole at Soundlab performing Kraftwerk’s Planet Rock (Sat., 4/14)

Matthew Ship Trio at Hallwall’s in Buffalo (Sun., 4/15)

Vinyl Retentives at Essex St. Pub in Buffalo (Mon., 4/16)

Nace/Kelly Duo with the Bazckowski/Sack Duo at the Vault in Buffalo (Wed., 4/18)

Disappears, Lotus Plaza, Location Ensemble at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany (Wed., 4/18)

Cinnamon Aluminum Album Release Party at The Vault in Buffalo (Fri., 4/20)

Also got a shit-ton of good stuff to get to that has been sent in to the show via Soundcloud. Should be an interesting show. Tune in at 10pm to 91.3 FM WBNY. Stream at wbny.org.


[Mixed Up Monday: Ghost Father, Mix V]

Here is the latest mix from Buffalo’s Ghost Father. As usual, Ghost Father blends interesting, eclectic beats with off-kilter and strange sounding tracks from all sorts of different genres. Superbly mixed and highly adventurous. Enjoy.

Also, you can see Ghost Father perform this Friday as one half of UVB-76 at Hallwalls. UVB-076 will perform Kraftwerk’s The Man Machine as part of the ongoing Kraftwerkers of Buffalo series.


[Free Music Friday: Cover of Kraftwerk’s ‘Radioactivity’]

 Kraftwerk’s music will come to life in Buffalo all this week thanks to the Kraftwerkers of Buffalo event. A host of musicians from around the area will take a stab at re-interpreting select works from the German groups’ catalog in honor of the MOMA retrospective happening next week. See the list of events below for more info.

To get you ready for it here is a cover of Kraftwerk’s 1975 track “Radioactivity.” The song is covered by German artist  WOLKENKUCKUCKSHEIM. 

You can catch a performance of the Radio-Activty album at Hardware’s Backroom on Wednesday by Martin Freeman and TJ Borden.

“Kraftwerkers of Buffalo: From Grain Elevators to Pocket Calculator”

concept/curation/produced

by

galeriesNFS

April 6 – 17, 2012

Buffalo, New York

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A Kraftwerk Documentary

Friday, April 6, 7pm

@ Hallwalls Theatre

(Free/donation)

Kraftwerk 1 (1970)

Scott Valkwitch, Gabriel Gutierrez, Patrick Cain, Jim Abramson

Friday, April 6,10pm

@ Hallwalls Theater

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Rückstoß Gondoliero + Heavy Metal Kids (1971)

TU (Tristan & Ulysses)

Saturday, April 7, 10pm

@ 20 Auburn (warehouse courtyard)

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Kraftwerk 2 (1972)

Malaria Control(s)

Sunday, April 8, 8:30pm

@ the Vault

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Ralf and Florian (1973)

Franz NP

Monday, April 9, 8:30pm

@ Big Orbit

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Autobahn (1974)*

*Presented In: Quelle Verräumlichung acht Vier-Punkt-Licht

galeriesNFS “Kraftwerkers” Press Conference

Tuesday, April 10, 8:30pm

@ Sugar City

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Autobahn Séance

led by Gentleman John

Wednesday, April 11, 12:01am

@ Corner of Main & Huron (former New Century Theatre)

Radio Activity (1975)

Martin Freeman & TJ Borden

Wednesday, April 11, 8:30pm

@ Backroom at Hardware

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Trans-Europe Express (1977)

Pam & Miles

Thursday, April 12, 9:30pm

@ the Vault

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The Man Machine (1978)

UVB-76

Friday, April 13, 11:59pm

@ Hallwalls Gallery

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Computer World (1981)

Al Larsen, Mark Webb

Saturday, April 14, 10:00pm

@ Soundlab

Planet Rock (1981)

Totem Pole

Saturday, April 14, 10:00pm

@ Soundlab

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Techno Pop (1986)

Medumpolis

Sunday, April 15, 8:30pm

@ Jungle Gym

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The Mix (1991)

MJB Corporation, ABCDJ

Monday, April 16, 8:30pm

TBA

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Tour de France (2003)

Neil L. Coletta & Choir

Tuesday, April 17, 10:00pm

TBA


[Archive 04.04.12]

1) Kraftwerk, “Rukzuk,” Live at Bremen Radio 1971
2) Kraftwerk, “Klingklang,” (Phillips)
3) Kraftwerk, “Airwaves,” Radioactivity (Capitol)
4) Neu!, “Negativeland,” Neu! (United Artists)
5) Cluster, “Hollywood,” Zuckerzeit (Litllith)
6) Harmonia, “Watussi,” Musik von Harmonia (Lillith)
7) Kraftwerk, “Megaherz,” 
8) Location Ensemble, “All the Time She Loves Me,” Location Ensemble (Tape Drift)
9) Casper Electronics, “Hollow Earth”
10) Wendy Carlos Williams, “W xxy yy YY yyyy”


[Preview 04.04.12: Kraftwerkers, Show Tix + More]

Apparently, Hitler is not the only one upset over their inability to see Kraftwerk’s retrospective concerts at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC next week. Headed by the GalariesNFS, a group in Buffalo is organizing a “mirror event,” or string of shows from April 6-17 to honor the German electronic music pioneers and to give those that won’t get a chance to see the group live in NYC to take part in the retrospective (Hitler, reportedly, will not be able to attend due to being dead since 1945).

Details are scant, but it looks like things will kick off on Friday at Hallwall’s with a viewing of the documentary Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution, followed by a re-interperation of Kraftwerk I  by Jim Abramson, Scott Valkwitch, Pat Cain, & Gabe Gutierrez.

If more details emerge before airtime, I will be happy to impart them to you on the air. Regardless, we will do a block of Kraftwerk in honor of the event. *NOTE: The full schedule is now up on the FB Page. 

Also! We have two tickets to give away to the Disappears, Lotus Plaza, and Location Ensemble show going down in Albany on Wednesday, April 18.  These tickets are courtesy of WCDB Albany 90.9 FM. Make sure to tune in to find out how you can win the tickets.

Edwards and Friedberg's set up at EMPAC for 'Hant Variance'

Other stuff we will get to tonight include a preview of the Peter Edwards and Sabisha Friedberg’s Hant Variance exhibition at EMPAC (which is tonight), an absolutely INSANE re-construction of a famouse Beatles song by Buffalo artists Wendy Carlos Williams, and plenty of other awesome, amazing stuff that no doubt will make your head explode.

Show starts at 10pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.