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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Elvis Costello
Widely regarded as one of the greatest singers/songwriters ever, Elvis Costello is known for his witty lyrics, often using wordplay in his songs, which has brought him the reputation of being a “pop encyclopedia.” Rising to fame with his 1977 debut album My Aim is True, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has won...
From chill lake-side vibes to eclectic performances in old Italian towns, the European festival circuit has it all. Here are our 5 favorite open air festivals in or around Austria!© Michael Hametner Acoustic Lakeside Festival Presenting a cornucopia of singer/songwriters, Acoustic Lakeside is a good fit for those seeking an oasis of calm – Nothing fits better to soothing vibes than a...
Vienna closes its concert halls in the summer, but the nearby countryside offers a plethora of musical eventsFor much of July and August, Vienna’s concert halls lock their doors. But the state of Lower Austria, which embraces Vienna from all sides, makes up for the shortfall by hosting concerts across the entire countryside.Plethora means an excessive amount of something,...
jazz fest
Vienna’s annual jazz summer presents international stars and local talent.As orchestras go on tour and Vienna’s major concert halls take a well-deserved Sommerpause (summer break), the smooth tones of the Jazz Fest Wien move in to fill the silence. The international jazz festival has become a household name in Vienna’s cultural landscape: attracting roughly 60,000 visitors each year, its...
Schönberg
Twenty years of the Arnold Schönberg Center and an exhibit on Jung-Wien, Vienna’s fin-de-siècle creative wave“New music is never beautiful on first acquaintance.” For many, this remark by Arnold Schoenberg, made in a radio interview in 1931, might seem the understatement of the century. Especially if they have made any acquaintance with the music of Schoenberg himself, the “inventor”...
arcade fire
The Canadian art rock band returns with its most upbeat album yet.Ever since their critically acclaimed debut album Funeral back in 2004, Montreal’s most recognizable musicians have become one of the most important voices of indie rock, winning a Grammy for their album The Suburbs in 2011 and even an Oscar nomination after scoring Spike Jonze’s sci-fi-drama Her two years later.Arcade...
On composer Ignaz Pleyel and a tiny museum less than an hour from Vienna.It’s a story that sounds like sardoodledom – a contrived plot, improbable characters and a good measure of melodrama. That’s the life and legacy of Ignaz Pleyel, the Austrian village schoolmaster’s son who was celebrated during his lifetime as one of Europe’s most popular composers. But...
The introspective musician creates dreamy beats for a changing world.With an eclectic style that draws from jazz and world music, English electronic artist Simon Green, better known by his stage name Bonobo, is currently on tour to promote his 2017 album Migration, dead set on hypnotizing his many fans with his most emotional work to date.Debuting in 2000 with...
The campy continent-wide tournament of patriotic pop hysterics returns.Every year in May, Europeans fall under the peculiar spell of an unusual event that combines patriotism with disposable bubblegum pop: In the 63rd annual Eurovision Song Contest, no fewer than 43 countries will compete against each other under the fitting motto “All Aboard!” Performing dramatic, over-the-top songs in hopes of...
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