Robotra - Morning Light, from the Club d’Hommage compilation Hommage Is Where The Heart Is, out now on Seayou Records

As a farewell present of the Hommage magazine and its event series Club d’Hommage, which we will really miss, the organizers and their friends from Seayou Records released a compilation that features acts from more than three years of Club d’Hommage history.

We’re picking out Robotra as representatives because we’re very much in love with them.

One crappy cellphone picture per band at the fest dommage softival, namely Judy, You’re Not Yourself Tonight; Half Girl; A Thousand Fuegos + Tirana; Luise Pop

Due to personal university related singing shenanigans I couldn’t attend day one of club d’hommages softival but I’m sure it was as amazing as day 2. We’ve spent many great evenings at club d’hommage events so it was no surprise that their last one was a success as well.

All the bands were great and my initial worries that A Thousand Fuegos would not quite fit in with all these raw, energy-laden bands but not to worry, the walk from the fluc café through the dark tunnel into the fluc wanne, is enough to completely change the atmosphere and your own attitude towards what kind of concert you’re about to see. I have to say though, my favourite thing about the whole event was that boys were the minority on stage.

We’re going to miss club d’hommage but they really went out with a bang.

WIN: 1x2 Tickets für das FEST DOMMAGE

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(c) Club d’Hommage

Nicht nur das jährliche mit viel Liebe und popkulturellem ExpertInnenwissen gestaltete Quiz d’Hommage ist mittlerweile ein Fixpunkt in der walzerkönigschen Ausgehplanung; auch die regulären Veranstaltungen des Club d’Hommage von Pixies-Gala bis Schlagerabend sind immer einen Besuch im Fluc wert. Das Fest Dommage können wir ergo auch fast nicht mehr erwarten, und da wir 

1x2 Tickets für das FEST DOMMAGE – DAS SOFTIVAL
von 14.-16. Juni
im Wiener Fluc und der fluc wanne 
mit Aivery, Locas In Love, Judy, You’re Not Yourself Tonight, KUNTZ, Luise Pop, She Said Destroy, Snoww Crystal, Swan Fangs, welle wien, Mary Ocher + Your Government, Asian Women On The Telephone, AmbienT Front und Half Girl

verlosen dürfen, kommt ihr mit ein bisschen Glück sogar in den Genuss, das Ganze gratis zu erleben. Schreibt uns bis 11. Juni ein Mail mit eurem vollen Namen an walzerkoenige@gmail.com und sagt uns, wegen welcher Band ihr euch am meisten auf das Fest Dommage freut.

Viel Glück!

One crappy cellphone picture per band, The Melody Men, club d’hommage at fluc, Vienna, February 9th, 2013
We’re the kind of people that use Udo Jürgens icons, so of course we attended this event. The Melody Men played songs by all the best people (Connie Francis, Johnny Cash, Peter Cornelius, Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, EAV), charmed the audience with wonderful announcements and, obviously, wore the best jackets. We assume they all ate fried eggs afterwards.

One crappy cellphone picture per band, The Melody Men, club d’hommage at fluc, Vienna, February 9th, 2013

We’re the kind of people that use Udo Jürgens icons, so of course we attended this event. The Melody Men played songs by all the best people (Connie Francis, Johnny Cash, Peter Cornelius, Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, EAV), charmed the audience with wonderful announcements and, obviously, wore the best jackets. We assume they all ate fried eggs afterwards.

One crappy cellphone picture per band, Oh my Gala! A Pixies Night, Club d’Hommage, Fluc, March 3rd 2012 featuring Crystal Soda Cream, Monsterheart, Black Fox Tropikal, A Thousand Fuegos and Picksüß (say it out loud)

Oh well. While the both of us enjoy some of these bands very much when they play their own songs, last night was a bit underwhelming. Maybe it was my high expectations but they all seemed quite mediocre yesterday. Crystal Cream Soda really didn’t do themselves a favour when they opened with Where Is My Mind? and Monsterheart sounded like they were doing Karaoke. The evening seemed to take off when Black Fox Tropikal started playing but they only really got the instrumental parts right. My favourite part was A Thousand Fuegos’ set, although it seemed a bit put of place after three upbeat bands. Picksüß were okay (congratulations on your name, though). Altogether it was a nice enough evening but it was mostly carried by the fact that the Pixies wrote really great songs.