Peanut Butter Wolf Plays Kraftwerk's 'Computer World'
Ever since April, when Kraftwerk came to New York for their much-publicized eight-night run of classic-album performances at MoMA, there's been a major backlash by those who couldn't get tickets, to the extent that it's almost become its own cottage industry. Among other things, there was a Kraftwerk tribute festival in Brooklyn targeted towards the MoMA shutouts, and Nite Jewel did an L.A. performance of the band's seminal Computer World album, with some assistance from Peanut Butter Wolf, as part of a Krautrock Classics series. Months later, the concept still has some steam behind it, and Peanut Butter Wolf has decided to bring his very own Computer World show to the opposite end of the country.
On August 2, Greenwich Village's Le Poisson Rouge will host an evening in which the L.A.-based DJ/producer famed for founding Stones Throw Records throws down his own interpretations of trailblazing electro-pop tunes like "It's More Fun To Compute," "Pocket Calculator" and "Computer Love." Peanut Butter Wolf will be substituting the Teutonic titans' synthesizer shenanigans for his own beatwise knowhow, and there's no saying for sure exactly what the end result will sound like, but it's certain to give you a new entry point into Computer World. And if you act now in terms of tickets, you may not even get shut out.