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It doesn’t take a man-machine to play Kraftwerk. To prove it, local experimental-rock act Paperhaus will perform one of Kraftwerk’s most acclaimed albums, Trans-Europe Express, for an audience at U Street Music Hall. Though the band will eschew funny costumes, robotic mannequins, and laser light shows, they’ll blast out Moog melodies at hyperfast Kraftwerk speed. Paperhaus lead singer Alex Tebeleff will also belt out most Kraftwerk songs the way they were meant to be sung: in German, through a vocoder. But fans of Paperhaus’ psychedelic sound will have plenty to grasp onto—the band will accompany Kraftwerk-style synth with live drums and bass-guitar jams. After the show, U Hall will host a Kraftwerk listening party and spin two of the band’s other records: The Man Machine and Computer World. Kraftwerk albums can spur long intellectual conversations on the deep history of music, but this show is intended for the dusting off of vintage dance moves. Bring your tightest robot. Paperhaus performs with Steven Faith at 8 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $5. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com.