Ahh Hollywood. A strange, glittering, magical place where life can change in an instant, where dreams can come true. A place for dreamers, mystics, and total nutjobs. And for those Los Angeles residents dreaming specifically of a wonderful night of krautrock cover sets performed by some of the West Coast’s finest bands, well let’s just say the stars have aligned. This rare astrological phenomenon takes place but one night only, on this Friday, June 1, when online radio collective dublab and the deutsche-lovin’ folks over at The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles have teamed up to bring a little shindig known as “Krautrock Classics: An Evening of Cosmic German Music” to the John Anson Ford Theatre.
What could be better than a night spent in a lovely regional park listening to experimental Teutonic tracks from the 60s and 70s? Why, when they’re being performed by the likes of Sun Araw, Ariel Pink, and Nite Jewel, of course! Krautrock-inspired art and music will set the stage for a pre-show picnic at the Edison Plaza from 6-8 PM, with special DJ sets and “Krautrock themed t-shirt printing” (???) by HIT+RUN. Then once the magic hour rolls around, the program is as follows.
Imagine! Nite Jewel and Friends performing the entirety of Kraftwerk’s Computer World! Carlos Niño & Friends doing Popol Vuh, Pharoahs & Friends doing Manuel Göttsching’s E2 E4, Dntel and Hrishikesh Hirway (One AM Radio) working over Faust, ESP doing Can, Daedelus doing Rüdiger Lorenz, Sun Araw Band doing Krokodil, White Magic and Ariel Pink doing Inner Space (pre-Can), plus synth interludes by Nanny Canteloupe and live visuals by Alex Pelly & Miko Revereza. With this many stars spinning round the Krautrock universe, your Friday, June 1 horoscope practically writes itself. Tickets available here.
• dublab: http://dublab.com