Music Notebook: This week’s San Diego concert picks: Kraftwerk, The Aristoctrats and Andy Milne & Unison


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Kraftwerk 3-D

The pioneering German group Kraftwerk didn’t singlehandedly make electronica, techno and ambient tunes in the 1970s, but it was pivotal in laying the foundation for all 3.

The 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees also had a major impact five decades ago on the Detroit-bred house-tunes motion.

Founded in the German metropolis of Düsseldorf in 1968, Kraftwerk was the brainchild of Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. They labored in relative obscurity right until their 1974 album and its title observe, “Autobahn” (the German term for freeway), grew to become international hits.

Kraftwerk’s tunes aided lay the basis not only for household and techno, but also for synth-pop, hip-hop, electro-pop, dub-phase and far more. The group’s synthesizer- and pc-fueled audio affected anyone from David Bowie and Kanye West to Depeche Method and Daft Punk.

Pursuing the dying two a long time in the past of Schneider, co-founder Hütter is the only authentic member in Kraftwerk. Currently on a tour that was postponed quite a few instances considering that 2020 since of the pandemic, Kraftwerk brings together tunes that now sounds quaintly futuristic with a visually hanging stage present.

That it is virtually unachievable to decide who the 4, approximately similar-hunting, present-day customers of Kraftwerk are on stage — Hütter included — is part of the group’s robotic appeal.

8 p.m. Sunday. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 3rd Ave, downtown. $39.50-$76.

The members of The Aristocrats

The customers of The Aristocrats are, from left, German drummer Marco Minnemann, American bassist Bryan Beller and English guitarist Guthrie Govan.

(Photograph by Manu Haeussler/For The San Diego Union-Tribune)

The Aristocrats

Electric power trios really don’t occur any extra virtuosic or eclectic than The Aristocrats, whose audio fuses prog-rock, large steel, region, jazz and more into a dizzying mix.

Jointly, English guitarist Guthrie Govan, American bassist Bryan Beller and German drummer Marco Minnemann — a Lake Elsinore resident — execute with ferocious electric power and pinpoint dynamic handle.

Their several individual credits include collaborations with Joe Satriani, the Buddy Wealthy Orchestra and movie composer Hans Zimmer.

The Aristocrats’ latest tour will element music from its new album with Poland’s Primuz Chamber Orchestra, minus the orchestra.

8 p.m. Sunday. Ramona Mainstage, 626 Key St., Ramona. $28.

Canadian pianist Andy Milne, center, and his band Unison

Canadian pianist Andy Milne, heart, and his band Unison are La Jolla-sure.

(Anna Yaskevich / Courtesy La Jolla Athenaeum

Canadian pianist Andy Milne, center, and his band Unison

Canadian pianist Andy Milne, centre, and his band Unison are La Jolla-certain. At still left is bassist John Hébert and, at proper, drummer Clarence Penn.

(Anna Yaskevich / Courtesy La Jolla Athenaeum

Andy Milne & Unison

Adaptable pianist Andy Milne experienced quite fantastic motive to title his 2020 album “THE reMISSION.”

It was the Canadian musician’s first release considering the fact that remaining diagnosed with and recovering from prostate most cancers.

It was also his initial in with Unison, his wonderful trio with bassist John Hébert and drum marvel Clarence Penn, who is a proficient band chief in his own appropriate.

Milne is a former college student of jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson and a veteran of saxophonist Steve Coleman’s genre-shredding 5 Factors band. He combines impeccable taste and specialized prowess on the piano with deep, deep feeling.

Milne’s appearances in this article are handful of and significantly amongst, as are Penn and Hébert’s. That would make their Thursday concert listed here a should-hear occasion.

7:30 p.m. Thursday. Joan & Irwin Jacobs Audio Room, Athenaeum Songs & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. $35 (associates), $40 (non-associates). All attendees should put on masks. (858) 454-5872

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