10 Observations From the Kraftwerk Concert

Posted by The G on April 3, 2014 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

To say the Kraftwerk show (their second of 2 sold out nights) at the United Palace Theater in New York on April 2, 2014 was mind-blowing is taking the easy way out.  The show took all of your senses on a journey for 2 solid hours and frankly, I don’t know if I’ll ever be the same again.  Here are 10 things I observed at the Kraftwerk show.  As you look through these pictures, please note that the show was in 3-D, which pushed the boundaries out a little further on the definition of the word “epic.”

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

1. Mind-blowing visuals were not saved for the finale.  The show got better and better with each new song.  With a 20 song set list, my brain was so over-stimulated,  I could barely even function once the show was over!   Of course, I pulled it together eventually 😉

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

2. The United Palace Theater is absolutely stunning.  It’s very ornate (more so than the Beacon Theatre), and though it’s located on 179th Street, the trek was completely worth it. Security would not let you find your own seat.  They insisted they help you to your seat which caused a traffic jam of epic (and extremely annoying) proportions.

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Ralf Hutter of Kraftwerk

3. Ralf Hutter is the only original member of Kraftwerk that is still in the band.

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

4.  Despite being one of the most visually stunning shows I’ve ever seen, SO MANY PEOPLE felt compelled to keep getting up during the show and walked back and forth thus obstructing the views of so many people who actually attended the show to WATCH IT!  I swear, what is wrong with people?!  Either they text too much, talk too much, or in this case walk around too much.  What’s the point of going to a show if you aren’t going to be present?

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

5. The lone words Ralf uttered to the crowd were “Auf Wiedersehen.”

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

6. Even though some of their songs are 40 years old, they still sounded fresh and contemporary.  Accept no other robot substitutes (read: Daft Punk)

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

7. Being in a room filled with nearly 4,000 people wearing 3-D glasses was super cool!

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

8. This show definitely goes down as one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to, and I’ve seen thousands of bands.

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

9. Coldplay (on their song “Talk”) basically stole the music for “Computer Love” and 2 Live Crew (on their song “Dick Almighty”) took “The Man-Machine.”  I hope they paid royalties!  Hearing their music makes you realize what pioneers Kraftwerk are and how many musicians owe them a lot for being so forward thinking.

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

10. If Kraftwerk ever comes to your town, DO NOT MISS THE SHOW UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!

And now, enjoy some more stunning photos from the show!

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Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

Ralf Hutter of Kraftwerk and Geoffrey Dicker

Ralf Hutter of Kraftwerk and Geoffrey Dicker

Great meeting you Ralf, and as I told you in person – thanks again for one of the most amazing shows I’ve ever attended!  You are a god!

Stay tuned for a video of “The Man-Machine” (where you will see what I complained about in Observation #4).

The setlist was:

The Robots / Metropolis / Numbers – Computer World / It’s More Fun To Compute / Home Computer / Computer Love / The Man-Machine / Spacelab / The Model / Neon Lights / Autobahn / Prologue / Tour De France 1983 / Tour De France 2003 (Etape 1) / Tour De France 2003 (Etape 2) / Airwaves / News / Geiger Counter – Radioactivity/ Ohm Sweet Ohm / Trans-Europe Express – Metal On Metal – Abzug / Boing Boom Tschak – Techno Pop – Musique Non Stop

Encore: Aero Dynamic / Planet of Visions

Creepshow by DOLLA at Bold Hype Gallery

Posted by The G on December 30, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 3 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Dolla.

Creepshow by DOLLA. Now showing at the Bold Hype Gallery in NYC through January 8, 2011

This is one of those posts where the pictures could speak for themselves.  The “Creepshow” exhibit by DOLLA at Bold Hype Gallery in New York is definitely a must see.  Born in New Jersey and now residing in Florida, this is not the artist’s first leap from the streets to a gallery.  The exhibit celebrates the “Creep” that DOLLA first started putting up on walls in 2007.  He’s created 100 Creeps for this exhibit in every size, color and variation.

And then of course, there are 3-D Creeps!

As you enter the Bold Hype Gallery, you grab a pair of 3-D glasses to put on as you walk around and the exhibit takes on an entirely different dimension (pun definitely intended).

You can see more photos of this really cool exhibit on The Worley Gig.  “Creepshow” by DOLLA runs until January 8, 2011.  Bold Hype is located at 547 West 27th Street, 5th Floor in New York.

Lady Gaga in 3-D?

Posted by The G on March 9, 2010 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Lady Gaga. Coming soon to 3-D?

Rumours abound that Lady Gaga is filming her “Monster Ball” show for an eventual DVD release and the NME is reporting that the release will probably be in 3-D!  When the singer released her deluxe “Fame Monster” box set last year, a pair of 3-D glasses were included in the set with a note saying “things should be happening soon.”  You gotta hand it to Lady Gaga for staying ahead of the curve.  As it seems all movies are being shot in 3-D, this will probably become the future for concert releases as well.  This still gives you a little time to get a Blu-Ray player.  When more is known about this DVD package, you’ll be hearing about it here.

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