One crappy cellphone picture per band, Tanz Baby! with Bilderbuch, MQ Wien, November 8th 2012
Tanz Baby! use soap bubbles and sparklers and confetti cannons and if you think that this is crossing the line to kitsch, you are free to keep thinking that this line exists. Bilderbuch statt Heimorgel work well with Tanz Baby!s* since the band is no stranger to theatralics themselves.
If you are in Vienna you can catch them later this month (on the 14th) when they are playing Bock auf Kultur with Johann Sebastian Bass.
* How do you genitivize this correctly?
One crappy cellphone picture of BILDERBUCH at FM4 Frequency Festival, VAZ St. Pölten, 18 August 2012
Like quite a number of other festivalgoers, I decided to ditch The Cure (la la la shame on me etc. I just don’t really care for them) and opted for the Bilderbuch gig instead. Besides all the usual greatness there were also girls sitting on their boyfriends’ shoulders, taking off their tops and waving them in the air.
Bilderbuch - Schwarzflug + Calypso (w/ David Kleinl / Tanz Baby!) (FM4 Studio 2 Session). Now including the visual experience!
Venezianischer Spiegel - Bilderbuch
Im Rhythmus der Lügen leben wir, im Rhythmus der Lügen sterben wir
Bilderbuch - Kopf ab
Four GIFs and a sentence per music video
In this surreal, crazy work of art, Bilderbuch are driving around in a car but something is off and Maurice’s facial expressions foreshadow impending doom; and indeed, he kills his band mates one after the other, or DOES HE?
One crappy cellphone picture per band, Bilderbuch, June 23rd Donauinselfest Wien, Vienna.
Bilderbuch played a solid set on the viennese Donauinselfest yesterday. It was a nice mix consisting of a few old songs, the hits from their second album and brand new songs (especially Anlegen mit Leute sounds promising). The mix showed really well how the band has evolved over the last couple of years. The older songs are manly rawer and wilder, kind of more teenagy than the more sophisticated recent works. Unmistakenly charming is the adressing of the audience through Frontman Maurice, likewise are his dancemoves, which i bet would also look good on the dancefloor.
Speaking of dancefloors, I (A.) am happy to announce that I have ended my history of hate with the song Discokugel. They played it again for the first time in a while to celebrate their 200th gig anniversary and everything I hated about it at their <50th-ish gig is no longer there and now all I feel for Bilderbuch is unconditional fandom. <3
Two crappy Instagram pictures of the FM4 Studio 2 Session with Bilderbuch and James Hersey, 11 June 2012, RKH
Thanks to my dear friend E. I witnessed this epic, entertaining session and I’m talking about Bilderbuch more than James Hersey although he was nice too (and more soulful than in his YouTube videos) but Bilderbuch talked about feeling like the Dixie Chicks and a visit from the GIS Mann, and they played a new song called “Anlegen mit Leute”. You just can’t not love them. Listen to it on Thursday on the FM4 Homebase. (FM4 article)
Bilderbuch: Ein Boot für uns. Ohmygod, 3:02, the dog. Crazy psycho stuff. I love it.
One crappy cellphone picture per band, Bilderbuch, Astra Stube, Hamburg, December 15th 2011
Walzerkoenig Office (Hamburg) was very pleased that she could a) finally see a concert by an Austrian band again, hier im halbhohen Norden and b) finally see Bilderbuch because due to various reasons (ignorance, bad timing, tonsillitis) she had always missed them. So she… this third person crap isn’t working.
The support band, Niila, started out as a whole lotta pretentious teen angst in such a whiny post-Diskurspop way that it made Jochen Distelmeyer look like Billy Idol. They turned around eventually, lost some of the pathos and became quite decent. Bilderbuch arrived at the place halfway through their set and I was delighted to hear an Upper Austrian dialect again. You get homesick for the oddest things.
On stage they lost some of that, to communicate with the locals but we knew better. And here I am at that point of the review again where I run out of things to say because I never know how to express positive experiences. They started with Pflaumenwein) (Which they might always do, I don’t know.) My friend said that Maurice Ernsts nervous movements reminded her of Tom Smith? I had a lot of fun? Everybody around me seemed to enjoy it too?
We talked a bit after the concert and some idiot broke their tour busses window so the evening didn’t end so well for the band. They ARE, however, continuing their tour, so you should go see them and maybe you’ll be able to express yourself better than I did.