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After 18 years, the Canadian-American singer-songwriter is still going strong Known for his characteristic, warm voice, a complex, ever-changing style and frequent switching from guitar to piano, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has been performing his own songs to critical acclaim since his ­eponymous 1998 debut album. In recent years, his music has expanded from his indie roots, releasing his first opera...
The 1970s pop icons are reunited and on tour at Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra, and up-and-coming tour Vienna’s most storied venues at the Waves Festival Here are two events no music lover should miss this summer: Electric Light Orchestra Nearly as iconic to the 1970s as bell bottoms, platform shoes and mullet hairstyles, the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and their quirky...

Waves Vienna

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The club culture festival presents emerging international artists Now going into its sixth iteration, the Waves Vienna Music Festival and Conference stays true to its motto “East Meets West”, featuring a long, international line-up with a special emphasis on local and central European artists. Numerous artists will perform at different venues in and around the headquarters in WUK, allowing revelers...
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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...
Thoughts about music in a raucous world and International Noise Awareness Day. The concert halls in Vienna are phenomenal spaces. You might think I’m talking about the music. But what flabbergasts me is how quiet they are. There is no air-conditioning rumble, no sudden siren from the street. I love listening to their silence, to the wondrous moment of noiseless...
PJ Harvey
With a socio-critical musical reportage, the exceptional P. J. Harvey reinvents herself once again Rock-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...
Austrians like to show off their serious appreciation of classical music. But if you want them to erupt into joyful singing, you’ve got to play them some Austropop. And you may learn some Dialekt, too It was two o’clock on a Friday morning. I’d followed a herd of colleagues to Bettelalm: a sweaty underground cavern that has no business in Vienna’s genteel...
The nearby open air festivals will keep you busy while Vienna is on vacation Bathed in sunshine, white wine and world-class entertainment, the Austrian summer is practically tailor-made for the post-Woodstock era’s favorite pastime: the festival. Beyond the legendary Salzburger Festspiele (July 22–Aug 31, see On The Road), the country’s love for music old and new make the assortment one...
Vienna closes its concert halls in the summer, but the nearby countryside offers a plethora of musical events For 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,...
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