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Waves Vienna 2012: Preview

It’s autumn, and festival season is close to being over. After all, who wants to freeze to death while waiting for a band to come on stage? For the music industry, it’s now showcase season: with conferences, speed meetings and interviews, and special shows sometimes in bizarre locations, the atmosphere tends to be more relaxed […]

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 […]