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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 […]

We’ve fallen into place.

It was two years ago that I saw Clara Luzia live, on a warm day followed by a night that smelled of summer dampness, on stage a cover of Trouble Over Tokyo‘s No Handed, a friend by my side, and me full of expectations, finding someone in the audience who was absent – sort of […]

The Wombats @ Gasometer

The Wombats might not be everyone’s cup of tea: three boys who, after having met at music school and having played together for years (as a matter of fact, I remember a good friend from high school getting me into their music, somehow, in 2003 shortly before we graduated), suddenly found themselves at the peak […]

Ólafur Arnalds @ Szene

“I’ve just realised I am facing the wrong way here, sorry, I have to move” is the first sentence Ólafur said a few days ago on the microphone right after coming on stage, and it made the whole audience laugh. The opening band had been two guys on acoustic guitars, different from what we were […]