One crappy cellphone picture per band, Mile Me Deaf, fluc, October 6th
Would you believe me if I told you that I had never seen Mile Me Deaf prior to that night? It’s a combination of early ignorance, living abroad and never being home when they played. Which is why it was so important to catch them this time and it was absolutely delightful. I personally think it’s impossible to be in a bad mood when listening to Eat Skull because it is such a cheerful album and the same can be said about Mile Me Deaf shows (well, the one I attended). Not to get all hippy dippy on you, but there were some very good vibes at the show. So good in fact, that we fed on them for the entirety of the night and just hung around the fluc until 5 a.m.
Our two favourite festivals in Vienna have revealed their lineups.
One crappy cellphone picture per band, Waves Vienna edition: Destroy, Munich, October 1st, fluc_wanne Vienna
Oh, Waves Vienna, I already can’t wait until next year! Saturday was by far the best festival day of all. We saw Sweet, Sweet Moon, Bilderbuch, WhoMadeWho and Destroy, Munich (the latter in a very crowded fluc_wanne and with a Kurt Cobain double and an ecstatically dancing member of Agent Cooper among the visitors).
And then later, we hung out with the guys from Instrumenti (who are awesome), learned that when an artist asks for vitamin pills in their rider, what they actually want is MDMA, and after a Schwedenplatz food binge (gross gross gross “Käsekrainer mit gebratenen Nudeln”) eventually went to the Pratersauna (a.k.a. got lost in the dark and scary Prater, but luckily the Dirndl and Lederhosen people were very helpful and knew surprisingly well how to get to the Pratersauna).
One crappy cellphone picture per band, Waves Vienna edition: Bilderbuch, October 1st, Flex Vienna
It’s a fine line between a charming performance and affektiertem Gehabe. Yet while I would enjoy bitching about Bilderbuch, there is no reason; they seem to always end up on the charming side of the line, making it impossible to not enjoy their show.
One crappy cellphone picture per band, Waves Vienna edition: Sweet Sweet Moon, October 1st, Projektraum Viktor Buchner, Vienna
Sweet Sweet Moon played in a small off-venue, in front of a seated and small, but all the more enthusiastic audience, stepping on pedals, layering and multi-tasking like – yes, the comparison is used, but that doesn’t make it any less apt – Owen Pallett himself. A personal highlight of Waves 2011.
One crappy cellphone picture per band, Waves Vienna edition: Killed By 9V Batteries, September 29th, Flex, Vienna
Waves Vienna is only one and a half days old, yet already it is the most amazing Welcome-back-to-Vienna gift a Walzerkoenigin could ever wish for. We haven’t seen a lot of bands yet; this is due to the fact that during the day, we are busy wearing (awfully short and equally awfully baby blue) Waves Vienna staff t-shirts. However, we have managed to see M185, Gang Of Four, Killed By 9V Batteries and When Saints Go Machine. Obviously so far the Flex is our favourite fesitval location, but this might change tonight when we’ll venture into other locations as well.
The timetables for Vienna’s new music festival & conference are now online. If you like what you see and haven’t got your ticket yet you should probably hurry – we hear it is almost sold out. See you there!
is now online. The site is not yet finished but some of the acts playing will be Soap& Skin, Die Eternias and Wolfram.
Exciting news! Waves Vienna is a newly founded club festival and music conference which will take place at clubs, off locations and public spaces/institutions in the 2nd district of Vienna from September 28 until October 2nd. A