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 answer Music should be heard, not locked away in glass display cases, you might think. But when...
dropkick murphys
The Irish-American punk rockers kick off their European tour in Vienna Raucous and bursting with Celtic pride, The Dropkick Murphys have been mixing Gaelic folk with punk for 20 years and counting. The Boston originals, not ones to rest on their s...
Vienna Philharmonic
A closer look at the Vienna Philharmonic and the New Year’s Concert, its most important event of the year A curious thing, tradition. On the first day of the year in Vienna – provided you don’t sleep all day after the excesses of the previous ev...
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 […]
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Blue Bird Festival
The Vienna Songwriting Association puts indie music on center stage Giving artists the chance to wow an audience hungry for newcomers, the Blue Bird Festival beckons with an eclectic line-up of rock, folk, blues, electric and country, showcasing...
Pixies
The alternative rock icons come to town with a brand new album A huge influence on the grunge movement and bands like Nirvana, Blur or Radiohead, this seminal band from Boston is fronted by Black Francis (sometimes known as Frank Black). Still g...
Wien Modern festival
Bernhard Günther, the new artistic director of the Wien Modern festival, sets his course Where do we come from? Where are we going? And where the hell are we? These are the three “ultimate” questions of life. While the answers will undoubtedly r...
Bard's Reign
No, I’m not talking about the Republican Party’s candidate for President and his “bragadocious” misogyny. Rather, it was the news that The Swedish Academy had awarded the distinguished Nobel Prize in Literature to American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan (nĂ© Robert Zimmerman), citing his creation of “new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Rarely has […]
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candy dulfer
The Dutch jazz institution brings a fresh and funky injection of sax-appeal. Propelled to global stardom in the early 1990s with her break out debut album Saxuality, jazz and funk saxophonist Candy Dulfer has made an indelible mark in a male dominated genre. Influenced by giants like Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, and Dexter Gordon, she […]
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