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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Dinosaur Jr.
The American alternative rock band legends crash into Vienna supporting their latest albumWhen it comes to late 20th century rock, Dinosaur Jr. and their influence cannot be understated. Since 1984, their back-to-the-roots garage band approach and unique mix of genres like country, hardcore punk and sabbath doom has left an indelible mark on grunge and indie. With their heavy...
PJ Harvey
With a socio-critical musical reportage, the exceptional P. J. Harvey reinvents herself once againRock-goddess, poet, MBE – for three decades, the chameleonic, multi-talented singer-songwriter P.J. Harvey has defied pigeonholing with astounding ease. Presenting her 2016 album “The Hope Six Demolition Project,” the world-renowned musician returns t with unparalleled rock-folk-blues tunes.Born in Bridport, Dorset, Harvey made her first musical steps...
terry and gyan riley
Seminal composer-pianist Terry Riley and his virtuoso guitarist son Gyan pair up for a rare intimate performanceOften mentioned along with contemporaries Steve Reich, La Monte Young or Philip Glass, American minimalist composer -Terry Riley holds pride of place as a pioneer of 20th-century music.  From its first performance back in 1964, his driving, methodical work In C commanded attention, emerging...
Jazz Fest Wien
A plethora of genres and styles define this venerable festival.Attracting household names and promising newcomers from contemporary jazz as well as ambassadors of soul, pop and rock, the Jazz Fest Wien is a fixture in the city’s cultural calendar, thanks in part to spectacular locations like the Staatsoper and City Hall. A prestigious stop on the international summer circuit...
donauinselfest
Notable tributes and newcomers make this year a salute to musical innovators then and now.June in Vienna just wouldn’t feel the same without thousands flocking to the Donauinsel, the city’s cherished recreational island, for Europe’s biggest annual open-air event. Sponsored by the city’s ruling party the Social Democrats, the festival beckons with free admission and eight stages featuring acts...
Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
What do old musical instruments displayed in glass cases have to do with music? The world-renowned Collection of Historic Musical Instruments has the answerMusic should be heard, not locked away in glass display cases, you might think. But when it comes to the treasures in Vienna’s Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, I beg to differ. So does Australian pianist...
Tunnel: the popular student hangout and live jazz club gets a “reboot”, refusing to fix what’s not brokenReinventing a classic is fraught with pitfalls: It’s easy to alienate your regulars, and the new clientele remains wary of your past. Tunnel, a cavernous café catering to an eclectic mix of students, aging boomers and all those in between, has managed...
musical performances churches
Your guide to the best musical performances at churches throughout Vienna.It is obvious, but must be said: A church is not a concert hall. But music has been performed in houses of worship for as long as they have existed. The churches of Vienna are wonderful, huge acoustical spaces, with centuries worth of compositions written just for them, long...
saul williams
Saul Williams incites the braying masses to revolt, a frustrated prophet for the digital age.In modern times, hacking is associated with the act of  “gaining unauthorized access to data in a system or computer.” This is precisely what slam poet/artist/rapper Saul Williams wants all of us to do – except, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a computer we...
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