Category Archives: concert reviews

From Austrian Math-Rock to Eastern New Wave: Waves Festival, Day two

Thursday is the official opening day for most visitors, and the venues are likely to be packed; I plan ahead by getting to the club early. Flex is a venue sandwiched between the Danube channel and a subway line, a venue that smells of stale beer and looks very underground. It’s still early; finding yourself […]

On a boat between Vienna and California: Waves Festival, Day One

With the arrival of Autumn comes Waves, one of Vienna’s first club and showcase festivals. Following the Scandinavian example of By:Larm, the Waves Conference and Festival aims to bridge the gap between East and West and between live music and club culture by offering a 5-day event taking place mainly in clubs along the Danube […]

Seewiesenfest 2011

Small local festivals are always my favorite attraction of the summer (with football championships being a close second and effective mosquito spraying my third on the list). The first festival roadtrip of the season was taken slightly impulsively, as we packed tent, boots, music and our pretty selves into a borrowed car on a seemingly […]

A Mysterious Live Power.

You might have heard the news that I did a tiny bit of band-merch-designing in the last couple of weeks (if you haven’t you were probably hiding under a rock or in a cabin deep in the woods in Michigan with Justin Vernon); said band, namely Ezra Furman & the Harpoons, I’d already had the […]