With only a single original member — Ralf Hütter — still at his pre-programmed workstation, electronica pioneers Kraftwerk have effectively become the Google car of contemporary music ensembles, a driverless machine offering effortless efficiency. For their first New York appearance since their 2012 MOMA retrospective, the Germanic foursome deepen their usually flat stage presence by adding pupil-popping 3-D imagery to their computer-generated mantras about rockets, robots, models, and modes of transportation. Slide on some ungainly non-Google glasses and enjoy satellites hurtling through space as the band appears to levitate before you. A custom surround-sound array of floor-to-ceiling speakers will make it all seem almost real.
Tue., April 1, 7:30 p.m., 2014