Next update – „Concerts April“!!

Dear musiclovers!Here’s another update on my homepage – now the section „Concerts (April)“ is finished:
https://melomaneblog.wordpress.com/category/concerts-april/

Enjoy & spread the word!

Alex Melomane
P.S.: Comments are always very welcome 😉

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Concerts (November)

01/11/2014:
THE CYBORGS – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)
Support: Whiskey Foundation

TheCyborgs - Salzburg (Rockhouse - Bar)(01.11.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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01/11/2004:
THE TOY DOLLS – Vienna (Planet Music)

The Funpunker of The Toy Dolls played a gig in Vienna at the location „Planet Music“ which was called „Rockhaus“ before. Very funny performance of Olga and the boys including hits like „Nellie, the Elephant„, „Idle Gossip“ and „Dig that Groove, Baby„!

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04/11/2013:
RYAN McGARVEY – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)

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Ryan McGarvey – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)(04.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

Ryan McGarvey – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)(04.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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04/11/2005:
STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE 3 – Ebensee (Kino)

The very first time I saw Steve Wynn! He played with his band The Miracle 3 (feat. Linda Pitmon on drums, Jason Victor on guitar and Eric van Loo on bass) at the Kino in the tiny village of Ebensee in Upper Austria. Brilliant show and much fun for everybody (check out the pictures below) and a BIG THANK you to Steve, who was so nice and signed my whole collection after the show 😉

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If you have missed the show there is a wonderful substitute – the live release of „Live Tick“ which was recorded just one day after the show in Ebensee (5th November 2005).

The Setlist:
Death Valley Rain
Cindy, it was always you
Blind Willie McTell
Bruises
Southern California Line
What comes after
Stare it down
California Style
Your Secret
There will come a Day
Wired
The Deep End
Killing Me
Nothing but the Shell
That’s what you always say
Amphetamine
No Tomorrow
When the Curtain falls
500 Girl Mornings
The Days of Wine and Roses
John Coltrane Stereo Blues

Steve Wynn - Ebensee (Kino)(04.11.2005) Concert Poster © Alex MelomaneSteve Wynn - Ebensee (Kino)(04.11.2005) Review Rundschau © Alex Melomane

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05/11/2011:
DUKE SPIRIT – Live in Salzburg (Rockhouse)

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07/11/1999:
JETHRO TULL – Munich (Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle)
Support by The Mark Gillespie Band

Jethro Tull presented their new studio album „j-tull.com“ in Munich (Rudi Sedlmayr Halle). Beside brand new songs like „Spiral“, „Hunt by Numbers“ or „AWOL“ Ian Anderson and his band played classics like „Jeffrey goes to Leicester Square“, „Hunting Girl“ and the tune „Back to Budapest“ feat. Leslie Mandoki on percussion.

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09/11/2013:
CANDICE GORDON – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)
Support by Stephen Fanning & The Whiskey Foundation

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More pictures can be found here (by Hanna Hofstätter)!

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09/11/2003:
16 HORSEPOWER – Arena (Big Hall)
Support by At The Close Of Every Day

The Setlist:
Strong Man
Horse Head
Slow Guilt Trot
American Wheeze
Prison Shoe Romp
Straw Foot/Phyllis Ruth
I seen what I saw
Straight Mouth Stomp
Shametown
Harm’s Way
Black Soul Choir
Haw
South Pennsylvania Waltz
Brimstone Rock
Dead Run
Straw Foot
For Heaven’s Sake

16 Horsepower - Olden Shirt (Front) © Alex Melomane16 Horsepower - Olden Shirt (Back) © Alex Melomane

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10/11/2007:
ARCADE FIRE – Vienna (Gasometer)

The Setlist:
Black Mirror
Keep the Car running
No Cars go
Haiti
Black Wave/Bad Vibrations
In the Backseat
Neon Bible
Age of Consent (New Order Cover)
Intervention
Antichrist Television Blues
The Well and the Lighthouse
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Rebellion (Lies)
Windowsill
I’m so bored with the USA (The Clash Cover)
Still ill (The Smiths Cover)
Wake up

Arcade Fire - Ticket Vienna (2007) © Alex Melomane

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11/11/2013:
CARL VERHEYEN BAND – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)
Support: Jeff Aug

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Carl Verheyen Band – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)(11.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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11/11/2010:
STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE 3 – Vienna (Chelsea)

Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 introduced us their new album „Northern Aggression“ in Vienna at the Chelsea. Steve, Jason Victor, Eric van Loo and Linda Pitmon rocked with full force – another amazing performance of this outstanding group!

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The Setlist:
Resolution
Cindy, it was always you
Shelley’s Blues, Pt. 2
Consider the Source
Love me anyway
Daddy’s Girl
No One ever drowns
Bullet with my Name on it
Now I ride alone
Colored Lights
Death Valley Rain
Burn
The other Side
Still holding on to you
Amphetamine
Ribbons and Chains
Strange new World
The Way you punish me
The Days of Wine and Roses

Just before the show I did an interview with Steve for the Austrian independent radio station B138 – you can stream/download it for free here!

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11/11/2005:
OYSTERBAND – Ebensee (Kino)

The Oysterband played in Ebensee at the Kino. Very nice performance and it was quite fun to see this folk rock band live for the very first time.

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12/11/2014:
AIRBOURNE – Vienna (Arena)
Support: BONAFIDE

Airbourne – Vienna (Arena)(12.11.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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12/11/2005:
NEW MODEL ARMY – Munich (Muffathalle)

My first live experience with New Model Army in Munich at the Muffathalle. I was very impressed by the amazing fanbase who came from all around Europe to see Justin Sullivan with his band on that tour feat. the new album „Carnival“.

The Setlist:
Whirlwind
Believe it
Water
Fate
Wonderful Way to go
Carlisle Road
Another Imperial Day
Here comes the War
Snelsmore Wood
Red Earth
Before I get old
Island
51st State
No Rest
Purity
Poison Street
Get me out
Flying through the Smoke
Green and Grey
Vagabonds
125 mph

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13/11/2006:
NICK CAVE – Vienna (Konzerthaus)

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The Setlist:
West Country Girl
Abattoir Blues
Red Right Hand
The Ship Song
Deanna
The Weeping Song
Hallelujah
Babe, you turn me on
Rock of Gibraltar
Tupelo
Cannibal’s Hymn
The Mercy Seat
God is in the House
People ain’t no good
Henry Lee
Right out of your Hand
The Lyre of Orpheus
Nobody’s Baby now
Love Letter
Little Janey’s gone
Sad Waters
Jack the Ripper

Nick Cave - Vienna (Konzerthaus)(13.11.2006) Die Presse Review © Alex Melomane Nick Cave - Vienna (Konzerthaus)(13.11.2006) Standard Review © Alex Melomane Nick Cave - Vienna (Konzerthaus)(13.11.2006) Kurier Review © Alex Melomane

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14/11/2013:
VISTA CHINO – Salzburg (Rockhouse)
Support: MONSTER TRUCK

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Vista Chino – Salzburg (Rockhouse)(14.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

Vista Chino – Salzburg (Rockhouse)(14.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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16/11/2013:
ANDI ALMQVIST – Ebensee (Kino)

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The Setlist:
Krautobahn
The Devil is a Girl
Red Room
Kinski
Oh la la (Love is dead)
I was not to you what you were to me
Mother Nature
Katzenjammer
Amsterdam
No
Sour Grapes
Pornography
Low-Dive Jenny
Can’t stop laughing
Oh la la/Outro

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These awesome pictures were taken by Eva Pührer!

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16/11/2006:
WOVEN HAND – Salzburg (ARGE)

Woven Hand again – this time in Salzburg at the ARGE! Amazing performance! David Eugene Edwards, Pascal Humbert, Peter van Laerhoven and Ordy Garrison created a wonderful atmosphere and the performance was just breathtaking. It was obvious that DEE suffered the jetlag, but nevertheless he gave everything on the stage. After the show we met Ordy, Peter and Pascal at the local bar. We talked about the upcoming shows – Woven Hand was booked for Moscow on that tour! They signed the official concert poster and some CD covers and then left for the tourbus.

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The Setlist:
Winter Shaker
The Speaking Hands
Elktooth
Into the Piano
Dirty Blue
Whistling Girl
Full Armour
Truly Golden
White Bird
Deerskin Doll
Phyllis Ann/Swedish Purse
Down in yon Forest/Tin Finger
Chest of Drawers
Your Russia

Another review (in German) of that concert you can read here!

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17/11/2014:
MOTHER’S FINEST – Salzburg (Rockhouse)

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17/11/2006:
AL DeLONER – Ebensee (Kino)
Support by Einar Stenseng

Al DeLoner (ex member of the wonderful Norway band Midnight Choir) dedicated his show in Ebensee (Kino) that night to Nikki Sudden who died on the 26th March 2006. Great show and Al was so nice to sign some covers after the performance.

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17/11/2011:
THE REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND – Wels (Sound Theatre)

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band played the first time in Wels at a beautiful location called Soundtheatre. Unfortunately not many people found their way to the location and so it was more a familiar concert. But nevertheless the Rev with Breezy on the washboard and Cuz on the drums kicked ass that night! They entered the stage to the sound of „Bro Hymn“ by Pennywise before they rocked like hell!

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As you can see – Breezy does it like Jimi Hendrix 😉

The Setlist:
Entering the Stage to the sound of “Bro Hymn” by Pennywise
My Soul to keep/When the Saints go Marching in
My Old Man Boogie
Worn Out Shoe
Glory, Glory Hallelujah
Ft. Wayne Zoo
Lick Creek Road
Everything’s Raising
Easy come, easy go
Clap your Hands
Elder Greene Blues (Charley Patton Cover)
Shake it and break it (Charley Patton Cover)
Mama’s Fried Potatoes
Born Bred Corn Fed
Some of these Days I’ll be gone (Charley Patton Cover)
Train Song
Your Cousin’s on Cops
Two Bottles of Wine
Sugar Man

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18/11/2013:
THE CLEM CLEMPSON BAND – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)
(feat. Clem Clempson, Adrian Askew; Eddie Fillipp & Reggie Worthy)

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The Clem Clempson Band – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)(18.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

The Clem Clempson Band – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)(18.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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18/11/2009:
THE BUILDERS & THE BUTCHERS – Salzburg (Rockhouse)

Unfortunatley singer Ryan Sollee was not on that tour due to swine flue! Ryan Neighbors from Portugal. The Man played on some songs Acoustic Guitar! The Builders And The Butchers were only support for Portugal. The Man on their European Tour!

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The Setlist:
Devil Town
Bottom of the Lake
Vampire Lake
Down in this Hole
In the Branches
The Coal Mine Fall
Slowed down Trip to Hell/Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath Cover)
When it rains

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20/11/2009:
BLUE BIRD FESTIVAL – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)

The Blue Bird Festival in Vienna at the Porgy & Bess feat:

Paramount Styles

Paramount Styles – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(22.11.2009) © Alex MelomaneLaura Gibson

Laura Gibson – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(21.11.2009) © Alex MelomaneWilliam Fitzsimmons

William Fitzsimmons – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(21.11.2009) © Alex MelomaneWoven Hand

Woven Hand – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(21.11.2009) © Alex Melomane

WOVEN HAND – Kicking Bird

WOVEN HAND – Tin Finger

Setlist (Woven Hand):
White Bird
Kicking Bird
Deerskin Doll
The Beautiful Axe
Tin Finger
Your Russia
As I went out one Morning (Bob Dylan Cover)
Kingdom of Ice
The Speaking Hands
Whistling Girl
Winter Shaker
Horse Head Fiddle
Heart and Soul (Joy Division Cover)

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21/11/2014:
COLOSSEUM  – Salzburg (Rockhouse)

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21/11/2013:
DJANGO 3000  – Salzburg (Rockhouse)

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Django 3000 – Salzburg (Rockhouse)(21.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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21/11/2009:
BLUE BIRD FESTIVAL – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)

The Blue Bird Festival in Vienna at the Porgy & Bess feat:

Lonely Drifter Karen

Lonely Drifter Karen – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(21.11.2009) © Alex MelomaneEmily Jane White

Emily Jane White– Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(21.11.2009) © Alex MelomaneChris Eckman & The Frictions

Chris Eckman & The Frictions – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(21.11.2009) © Alex MelomaneHowe Gelb

Howe Gelb – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(21.11.2009) © Alex MelomaneSetlist (Emily Jane White):
A Shot rang out
Frozen Heart
Never dead
The Waltz
Stairs
Wild Tigers
Bessie Smith
California
Victorian America
Dark Undercoat

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Setlist (Lonely Drifter Karen):
Passengers of the Night
The Angels sigh
The Carousel is turning
Salvation
Julie was an Angel
Carousel Horses
The Owl moans low
Giselle
This World is crazy
Climb
Grass is singing
True Desire

Setlist (Chris Eckman & The Frictions):
Healing Waters of the Flood
Grand Theft Auto (Walkabouts)
Ransom
Crime Story (Walkabouts)
Stranger
Cut and Run
False Alarm
The Stopping-Off Place (Walkabouts)
Road
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Ghost Rider (Suicide Cover)

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22/11/2008:
WOVEN HAND – Kortrijk (Stadsschouwburg)

As we arrived in Kortrijk we were very curioius about the fact, that Woven Hand will play the so called „Next Festival“. We hit the city approximately at 6 o’clock and then we were looking for the location called Stadsschouwburg, which is a beautiful building. In a café beside we drank some beers and by reading some flyers there we finally recognised, that the “Next Festival” is an international arts festival which was running from 21st November until 13th December 2008.

As we entered the building at 9 o’clock we were heading to the hall, which is a modern and beautiful theatre with seats. So we found us in the first row in front of David and we were impatiently waiting for our very first “Ten Stones” live experience.

The light went out at 10 o’clock and David (with his bandana again) entered with Ordy the stage to open the show with the Bob Dylan cover “As I went out one Morning” which featured some vocal improvisations. Then the first song of the new record was played – a powerful “Kicking Bird” hit me with full force – Ordy’s heavy drumming, the drowning in the background and Pascal’s bass playing kicked ass. And David rocked like always and shaked his head and feet wildly! After that it was obvious that this place is perfect – the sound was crystal clear and the seats very comfortable. Unfortunately the stage was a little bit far away and the light was very dark, so you have to need some flashlight to take good pictures. “The Beautiful Axe” followed – a new song, which was already played at the last tour in summer. Very powerful, impressive and intense again! After that, David said “Thank you”, made some vocal improvisations before Ordy played the first notes of “The Speaking Hands”. As you all already know, this is live still a real killer and rocks like a beast. And not only me was headbanging – a lot of others banged and so some people might thought, that this is a Heavy Metal concert. “Just like the lightening from out of the sky, all men will see Him, and all men will cry” was the vocal improvisations in the song, before the last two minutes with full power filled the theatre. What a performance, I was thinking after this song. Then a very big surprise came next: Another vocal improvisations lead into “Splinters” from the fantastic 16 Horsepower album “Secret South”. When they played this one, pictures from the amazing black and white video came into my mind. This one gave me the creeps again. Then David showed us some vocal improvisations and Ordy played his typically intro for “Tin Finger” which David followed by knocking rhythmically on his guitar. Also known as a wild live song it was very heavy performed and so it was time for more headbanging. David played with full force and so it was no surprise that one string broke during his performance. The roadie came to fetch his guitar and David grabbed the microphone with both hands and shouted “The love of Him is law” into the hall. The crowd went nuts and cheered loudly after this wonderful song. The amazing “Whistling Girl” followed and during this song Peter was putting a new string on David’s guitar and also played some riffs on it. Suddenly the sound engineer came to me and said: “Please don’t use flashlight when you take pictures”. “Oh, okay, I answered” and he patted on my shoulder and headed back to his mixing console. “Thanks for coming on such a nasty evening” (the weather was really not fine – it was cold and still snowing outside), David said while fetching his guitar. “That’s a new string, that’s gonna be trouble”, David joked while tuning his guitar. Then a loud twang sounded and David said “See what I mean”. The crowd laughed and “Dirty Blue” followed. With “Cohawkin Road” another new song was on the setlist. Especially the line “Yet in the mirror of the knife, I see only me” gives me the creeps at any time I hear it. The next surprise followed with some lines of “Consecration” in which David showed us again, that his voice is getting better and better. Peter lead then into the amazing “Horsetail”. When David sang “by the wave of the horsetail” he moved his left arm like a swinging horsetail. And by singing “there is number to your hours” twice he raised his left arm again and looked first on his watch and then to the crowd. And when David sang “You cannot reach Him, no not from your tallest spire” at the end of the song, he laid back and made circles with his right hand above his head by repeating the word “spire” over and over again. The live performance of “Kingdom of Ice” was not really new to us, because we heard this one also at the last summer tour. But the vocal improvisations before the begin was amazing again in which David hid some parts of his face with his right hand. After that, some other vocal improvisations and drownings lead into my personal favorite of “Ten Stones”. David turned to Ordy and then they started “Not one Stone”. Very powerful and Ordy’s unbelievable drumming gave me the creeps over and over again. Drowning, vocal improvisations and atmospheric sounding was the begin of the 16 Horsepower song “Horse Head Fiddle”, in which Peter, Pascal, Ordy and David created an unique atmosphere. With the next song the regular set was finished: After more vocal improvisations Ordy opened in his typical style the wonderful “Winter Shaker”. After the line “it is the storm that brought me in” the band created a real thunderstorm sound on their instruments. “Thank you very much” from David, some waves from Pascal, Peter and Ordy and so the band left the stage. During the encore break some Indian chants were played from a tape. After returning on the stage “Deerskin Doll” was next. Especially the last two minutes were amazing heavy played. And as David stood up to fetch his bandoneon the crowd cheered loudly. And with the first notes of “American Wheeze” everybody was shouting and crying. The atmosphere was just unbelievable during this song. A “Thank you very much” followed again and it seemed, that the show was over. But the crowd continued to cheer and applaud. I was seeing Ordy watching behind the curtain beside the stage and then Woven Hand returned once more. David was joking with Ordy and made some grimaces: He held his hands under his eyes and winked with his fingers to Ordy. Then the roadie plugged David’s guitar and the band gave us an intense and heavy finish with “Your Russia”. Everybody went nuts during this song and also Pascal was completely in the music and suddenly he was kneeling next to David for a few seconds. “Just like the lightening from out of the sky, all men will see Him, and all men will cry” was sang during a break again and then the band rocked with full force until the end. “Thank you VERY much, VERY much” were the last words from David before the band disappeared finally.

After the concert we were waiting outside the theatre and so I met Bert from Belgium again. The last time we saw each other was in Bonn at the Harmonie in October 2005. Approximately 30 minutes later we entered the hall again to meet the band. David was signing some covers and talked to some fans, while we said “Hello” to Peter, Ordy and Pascal and thanked for this wonderful show. We left by saying “See you tomorrow in Paris again”.

This concert was simply amazing. The sound crystal clear, the band in an excellent mood and the crowd was really awesome! So it was really perfect! And if you have got the chance to see a concert in this beautiful theatre – please do it! Especially the acoustic is outstanding.

The Setlist:
As I went out one Morning (Bob Dylan Cover)
Kicking Bird
The Beautiful Axe
The Speaking Hands
Splinters
Tin Finger
Whistling Girl
Dirty Blue
Cohawkin Road
Consecration
Horsetail
Kingdom of Ice
Not one Stone
Horse Head Fiddle
Winter Shaker
Deerskin Doll
American Wheeze
Your Russia

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22/11/2009:
WOVEN HAND – Salzburg (ARGE)

Just after the soundcheck I did an interview with David Eugene Edwards for the Austrian independent radio station B138. You can stream/download it for free here!

The Setlist:
White Bird
Kicking Bird
Deerskin Doll
The Beautiful Axe
Tin Finger
Your Russia
Kingdom of Ice
The Speaking Hands
Whistling Girl/As I went out one Morning (Bob Dylan Cover)
Winter Shaker
Heart and Soul (Joy Division Cover)

Read a nice review here (Achtung – it’s in German)!

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23/11/2008:
WOVEN HAND – Paris (La Maroquinerie)

So after the Kortrijk show our next concert was in Paris at the location called “La Maroquinerie” which is in the Rue Boyer. When we arrived it was great to meet Tony and Magali again. Although it was the first time to say “Hello” to Marie and Philippe – I only knew them via the internet so far. We had some time and so we went into the restaurant of the club. A very nice place and it was obvious that you get real excellent food here. The band was also there and they were enjoying their meal – there was a special “Woven Hand Menu” on the black board which featured the following: “Cabecou tori au miel et sa petite salade” and some “Pavé de rumsteack Poelé” and finally “Crème de Champignons epinard et pennes” – all French speakers will now get very hungry, I guess!

As we knew that it’s necessary to be one of the first to queue to get a place directly in front of the stage, we didn’t stay too long in the restaurant and began to wait outside until the doors opened. As we were waiting for the entrance the queue was getting longer and longer – no real surprise, because the concert was already sold out a few days before! Then suddenly the road manager came to me and told me the following “Please no flashlights tonight”. So he remembered me when I took pictures in Kortrijk the day before. “Yes, Sir!”, I answered. When the doors opened we were going down a stair and then on the right side there was another room which is the hall for the concerts. It’s a typical Punk-Rock location – very intimate and not really high. Also the stage is not really a big one. So we found us in the first row again, this time I was standing on the right side – in front of Peter. More and more people found their way into the hall and then the support band The Cave Singers began. A three piece from the USA played a wonderful set of eight songs (“Ramble”, “Seeds of Night”, “Helen”, In a House”, “New Drum”, “I don’t mind”, “Oh Child” and “Dancing on our Graves” – as stated on the setlist which I get after the show). Unfortunately I couldn’t buy their CD after the concert because they were sold out! So in the meantime I got my copy (thanks to Tony!) which is called “Invitation Songs”. A great album which is worth to check it out!

Well, after The Cave Singers grab their things together the club was full crowded. The air was not really good anymore and I thought to myself, that this is gonna be a very hot and exhausting night. Then the lights went out again and Woven Hand entered the small stage of La Maroquinerie. A nice drowning opens “Kicking Bird” again and like the show before in Kortrijk it kicked ass. Also it was obvious that the light was very dark again. So if you were not at least in the first rows you had no chance to take good pictures without flashlight. Luckily I had an excellent position to take at least some good shots. This night, Woven Hand sounded more heavy – so the location was perfect again. After the first song of the show the crowd cheered and applauded loudly and Ordy, who was not sitting directly behind David as usual, said to the crowd: “No flash”, because some people in the back took pictures by using the flashlight. “The Beautiful Axe” followed in which David shook his feet wildly again. And during this song the light was sometimes like it has to be – more brighter, so you could really see the faces of the band. But this was only for a few seconds and then it was dark and blue again. So you had to be very concentrated on the light changing, when you wanted to take good pictures. “Merci beaucoup” from David lead into some vocal improvisations (“She is turning into gold”) before “The Speaking Hands” rocked the hall intensively. During this one David repeated his vocal improvisations again after the first break. More vocal improvisations which some lines from “Slota Prow” provided an atmospheric feelings before the crowd cheered loudly again when David played the first riffs of “Splinters”. This night it was more heavy than the day before. Especially when David started at the end of the song with “Who is it now that loves you” the song exploded in some way. Then they rocked the La Maroquinerie again with an awesome heavy and loud version of “Tin Finger”. After “Here on this road, there are other who move so slow” the band created a musical thunderstorm – just unbelievable! David rocked with full force on his stool and shook his head and feet. Then David fetched his Banjola for a wonderful “Whistling Girl”. “Just like the lightening from out of the sky, all men will see Him and all men will cry” was the next vocal improvisation before the light turned into a dark blue for an amazing “Dirty Blue”. Then David sang more improvisations including the wonderful “Consecration”. By the way: If you don’t know this song then please check the 2-CD-Set “Awake, My Soul – Help Me To Sing” (it’s a soundtrack from a documentary about the Sacred Harp) – there you can find the studio version of this gem. So back to the show in Paris again: After that, “Cohawkin Road” filled La Maroquinerie in an atmospheric and beautiful way. During the song the road manager came to us (there were some photographers beside me) and told us that we have to stop taking pictures. Although nobody used flashlights we all stopped and packed our cameras. “Horsetail” was next – like the day before in Kortrijk, David supplied his lyrics with some gestures again. “Kingdom of Ice” followed, in which Peter created wonderful sound atmospheres on his guitar and Pascal joined with some great heavy riffs. “Merci”, David said after that before Ordy counted loudly “Three, Four” for “Not one Stone”. Wonderful again and once more a reminder for anybody, that Ordy Garrison is an unbelievable drummer. Especially at the end of the song when David sang “Behold the lamb, given for us”, he played with full power. “Merci, merci beaucoup” from David before some drownings, more vocal improvisations (some lines from “Swedish Purse”) and other sound collages created a new “Horse Head Fiddle”. After that, the crowd was absolutely quiet for a few seconds. It seems that they were completely caught by this amazing version. A heavy “Winter Shaker” gave us the creeps again and finished the first set. “Merci beaucoup, thank you very much” from David before Woven Hand left the stage and some Indian chants from the tape supplied the encore break. The crowd cheered, yelled and applauded loudly until David and Ordy came back for the Bob Dylan cover “As I went out one Morning”. Beautiful again and when David get his hands on the bandoneon, the crowd applauded and cheered loudly. Nearly everybody knew that another 16 Horsepower classic will follow, and with the first notes of the fantastic “American Wheeze” the people went nuts. Before the second verse, David cried loudly and the atmosphere was completely electrified. With the line “And if I die by your hand, I’ve gotta home in glory land”, which a lot of people sang with David, another musical thunderstorm was perfect and nearly everybody was shaking and headbanging in some way. Some drownings and vocal improvisations lead into the last song of the show: An unbelievable powerful “Your Russia” gave us the creeps again and like yesterday in Kortrijk Pascal was kneeling again for some seconds beside David for a few seconds. It was obvious that he was enjoying every minute to play in his native country. “Raise your hand, she is turning into gold” sang David as some improvisations after the first break before they rocked with full force again to create an unbelievable finish of “Your Russia”. “Thank you very much, thank you very much” were the last words from David before the band disappeared from the stage.

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We were completely impressed by this amazing and heavy performance. As I was wet from the sweat I changed my shirt and then we went back to the restaurant to get some beers and food. Before leaving we said “Hello” to Ordy and Peter. So the next stop for us and the band was Salzburg in Austria. As they had a day off before I was really curious, if this will change something in the performance, because Paris was the sixth show in a row. So I did think that they were happy to have a free day and save some strength for the Austrian shows in Salzburg and Vienna.

Woven Hand - Paris (La Maroquinerie)(23.11.2008) - Ticket © Alex Melomane

Some more pictures by Robert Gil are here!

WOVEN HAND – The Speaking Hands
(poor sound, but you can see me headbanging!)


The Setlist:
Kicking Bird
The Beautiful Axe
The Speaking Hands
Slota Prow
Splinters
Tin Finger
Whistling Girl
Dirty Blue
Consecration
Cohawkin Road
Horsetail
Kingdom of Ice
Not one Stone
Horse Head Fiddle
Winter Shaker
As I went out one Morning (Bob Dylan Cover)
American Wheeze
Your Russia

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25/11/2008:
WOVEN HAND – Salzburg (Rockhouse)

After our return from Paris on the 24th November we had some time to rest before we were driving to Salzburg for the next “Ten Stones” live experience. This time a different support act was opening for Woven Hand: Birch Book, a project from a musician named Bobin Eirth (you can call him B’eirth or B’ee), who is also the front man of his other band In Gowan Ring. David is a big fan of this group for years, I guess, and so I was very curious about to see this man live on stage for the first time. But to be honest: My first thoughts were, that this could be a little bit boring, because his music is a very light and gentle form of Folk. So I really didn’t expected too much.

By fetching my card for the show I asked how many tickets were sold in advance. The answer was a little bit surprising for me, because 120 are not that much in my opinion. Anyway – I thought, that a lot of people will buy their tickets just before the show, and this was the case, because the hall called “Rockhouse” was nearly full before Woven Hand started. I must admit that this concert was really special for me, because it was the first time that I attended a rock show with one of my nephews, who has begun to study in Salzburg. And I was very curious about his comments after the concert.

Before the show we sat in the “Rockhouse Bar” and drank some beers. There I met Ulli from Nuremberg again. Then one of us went into the hall to see Birch Book, which was at that night a three piece: B’eirth sang and played guitar and harmonica, one guitar player and one on the Bodhrán. So the rest of us finished our beers and followed to see this band.

Birch Book - Salzburg (Rockhouse) (25.11.2008) Setlist © Alex MelomaneWhat can I say? It was simply magic! This voice is an unbelievable beauty and this sweet and soft arrangements were amazing! Especially the last song of the setlist caught me completely. After Birch Book finished their set, I asked the guitar player about the name of this tune. So he gave me his setlist and said to me: “The Trip goes on”. Then I rushed to the merchandising and bought me one CD with this beauty on it and a shirt. Now I became a fan of Birch Book!

An announcement was hanging next to the hall entry saying, that taking picture is only allowed during the first three songs. And without flashlights again, of course. So I headed to the front row again just in front of David. The lights went out and Woven Hand entered the stage of the “Rockhouse” in Salzburg. “Kicking Bird” improved what I thought about this concert: The day off before was very good for the band and so they sounded wonderful fresh and heavy! And it was obvious that they enjoyed their playing from the beginning until the end. As I was only taken pictures during the first three songs, I am not exactly sure about the setlist anymore. But for 98 % I would say, that it was the same as in Kortrijk. And the performance was also on an unbelievable level: Hard, heavy and fresh too! In my opinion it was a little bit better than in Kortrijk, because of the more rocking sounding. David was completely in the music and shaked his body especially during the louder songs (“Kicking Bird”, “The Speaking Hands” and “Tin Finger”). When they played an awesome hard version of “Winter Shaker”, one string broke on David’s guitar. Another proof for his wild and heavy performance on this night. And if I’m not completely wrong, the encore was “As I went out one Morning”, “Deerskin Doll”, “American Wheeze” and “Your Russia”. I’m not quite sure about “Deerskin Doll”, but I do think they played it.

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As I said before, this show was really awesome and one of the best Woven Hand experience, I’ve seen so far. Heavy, rocking and very fresh sounding – so it was perfect for my nephew to get full into Woven Hand. After the concert he only said one word with shining eyes: “Amazing!”. Woven Hand headed for the next show directly to Prague and we had one day off before we were going to see them again in Vienna at the WUK.

Woven Hand - Salzburg (Rockhouse) (25.11.2008) Ticket © Alex Melomane

Woven Hand – Salzburg (Rockhouse) (25.11.2008) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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26/11/2010:
WOVEN HAND – Rome (Init)

On this day it was my very first Rome experience. Unfortunately we had not enough time to do a real sightseeing tour but nevertheless I was bewitched by this wonderful city. Especially the Colosseum left me speechless.

After that we went to the location called Init, where Woven Hand played. Just before the show we ate something at a very nice trattoria just around the corner. While we were waiting for our meals the band passed our table. Ordy tapped me on the shoulder and David said: „Hey fellas“ 😉

The Seven Seas Duet feat. Loukas Metaxas from Greece did the support that night. And they also played with Woven Hand together after that. Loukas Metaxas appears also on the Woven Hand release „Live at Roepaen“ – he did some percussion work on some songs.




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26/11/2012:
CALEXICO – Linz (Posthof – Big Hall)
Support by Blind Pilot

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27/11/2008:
WOVEN HAND – Vienna (WUK)

It was the first time that I attended a concert in the Vienna location named „WUK“. Woven Hand never played there before, but 16 Horsepower – they had their second appearance in Austrian here back in the year 2000 (17th March). Unfortunately I was not able to catch this show – a big mistake as I know now.

When the doors opened I was able to get the best place – but what did I see? A barrier was installed in front of the stage like they do this at big open air festivals or other big halls. “What the hell?”, I thought to myself, because the WUK is a small venue for approximately 500 people, I guess. And it’s Woven Hand, not Metallica or any other big name. Anyway – the positive thing about the barrier was, that I could hang up my bag and pullover.

This time I wanted to see the whole Birch Book show – and it was amazing again. This time B’ee played barefoot. The setlist was almost the same as in Salzburg, two days before, but nevertheless very impressive. The songs were: “Backwards”, “Zephyr through Willows”, “Diaspora”, “Empty Corner of the Page”, “How the Hours”, “Along Straggling”, “Mornings Waking”, “Young Souls”, “Wisps of the Wind” and finally once more “The Trip goes on”. And it was magical again – this voice and the arrangements – well, just beautiful! Apart from a very noisy and sometimes rude crowd, the show was brilliant. And I had my doubts if the people will be more quiet when Woven Hand will play.

“Kicking Bird” opened the show with full force. A perfect “The Beautiful Axe” was next before Ordy began with the intro of “The Speaking Hands” which David supplied with some vocal improvisations “Just like the lightening, from out of the sky, all men will see Him. And all men will cry”. Then the well known riffs followed and an amazing version gave me the creeps again. When David played the intro of “Splinters” the loud crowd became more noisy which was extremely annoying.

Some lines from “Slota Prow” lead into a heavy and loud version of the live killer “Tin Finger”. Especially during this performance I really loved the heavier and louder songs, because this was the only way not to hear the speaking audience. And especially Ordy showed the crowd, how powerful a drummer is able to play. So he and David fought a beautiful duel.

After that, suddenly Pascal, Ordy and Peter left the stage while David fetched his banjola for his solo performance of “Whistling Girl”. It was really amazing to hear this version again and David finished it with a smart “Thank you”.

“Cohawkin Road” followed but I really couldn’t enjoy this song, because of the stupid audience again. People were still talking during the songs – I never have seen such a rude and disrespect behaviour in front of a wonderful band like Woven Hand. After the song I shook my head unbelievingly again. “Horsetail” was next in which David gave us some gestures and vocal improvisations (“He is looking for gold”) again. Then something happened which changed the mood completely: After David was fetching his Banjola the hall lights went suddenly on! First, he didn’t care about and played the intro of “Kingdom of Ice” but as the lights were still on he stopped. Someone shouted “Amazing light show” and then the lights went out again and David began again to play on his banjola. During this song he pawed with his right feet on the stage while singing the line “In fierceness and rage, he paws at the ground” and then he sang “Lay hand to mouth, spoken twice and shut your mouth!” – after that David kicked his microphone (some little sound problems, I guess) with his right fist and sang “Shut your”. Shortly after that he looked on his ring (the one with a green stone) and checked if it’s broken. But it seemed that nothing serious happened. The light went darker and “Horse Head Fiddle” with some lines from “Swedish Purse” created an unique atmosphere again. This time Pascal was knocking with his bottleneck on the body of his bass guitar.

A short conversation between the musicians followed: Pascal said something to David and then to Ordy. After that “Not one Stone” was played. And “Winter Shaker” finished the regular set in an intense and heavy way. “Thank you very much, God bless you all” David said before they left the stage for the encore break which was again supplied with Indian chants. After returning “We wanna say thank you very much for coming to see us playing tonight and thanks to Birch Book – they were fantastic. I like to thank my Mum. It’s Thanksgiving Day, you know?”, David told us. Some vocal improvisations (“The destiny is manifest” ) lead into the Bob Dylan cover “As I went out one Morning”, which he played with Ordy again.

A wild and heavy “American Wheeze” finished the show in an amazing way.

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After some good bye waves something happened, that I have never seen before: One idiot threw a boot (!) on the stage and almost hit David! I do think that David didn’t recognised it first really, because he turned the back to us. Then he saw the shoe and threw it softly back into the first row of the audience.

Well, I was really disappointed about this rude and disrespectful people who were “attending” the show. I still can’t understand why some visitors have to speak during a concert? And this mostly the whole time! Apart from that, the concert was really excellent as you can see it on some videos. The setlist was short (no “Dirty Blue”, “Deerskin Doll” and “Your Russia”) but really fine. Anyway – I was really ashamed for my countrymen – so I have to attend another show of this tour. And so I bought my ticket for Bern (Switzerland), the 7th December 2008.
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28/11/2012:
CALEXICO – Salzburg (Republic)
Support by Blind Pilot

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Watch nine clips of the show („Dead Moon“, „Para“, „Two Silver Trees“, „Sinner in the Sea“, „All Systems Red“, „Alone again or“, „Look at Miss Ohio“, „For your Love“ and „Spokes“) here!

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29/11/2007:
WOVEN HAND – Paris (Divan Du Monde)

As we arrived at the Divan Du Monde I was really surprised, because there where a very long queue in front of the location. Remember – the last concert at this place was a little desaster: David left the stage because of the huge sound problems. I was told that this was the only time that David abort a show and left the stage. By queuing I met Cédric and Magali – it was great to meet fans in real life finally.

After passing the entrance we took some beers (thanks Magali for the first one!) and wait that the show began. Before the support act The Good Life began, a screen hid the stage on which some videoclips were shown. In the meantime the location get crowded and finally The Good Life started to play.

After the support the screen was rolled out again and some music videoclips were shown. In one of them Woven Hand was featured – it was from the last show at the Divan Du Monde. Then the light went out and Woven Hand started the show. It was obviously that the sound problems of the last show should not happen again: David was really very concentrated and checked with some improvisations if everything is alright and that there are no feedbacks or other noisy and disturbing things. After the Intro of “Snake Bite” they began the evening with “My Russia”. After that an explosive “Tin Finger” was followed (David stood up for a few seconds!) and when David get the bandoneon for “Harm’s Way” people began to cheer and so the very first highlight was played. With “Aeolian Harp (Under the World)” a quieter song was on the setlist before Ordy rocked his drums with the fantastic “The Speaking Hands”. The beauty “Whistling Girl” was next and then “White Bird” (some vocal improvisations, like “Horse Head Fiddle” and “To make a Ring” from David before starting the song) captivated the crowd. “Slota Prow”, also with some various improvisations enriched, was more or less the intro to the amazing “Your Russia”. At the end Peter and Pascal put away their instruments BUT David and Ordy played on – so after a few seconds Peter and Pascal looked at each other, fetched their instruments quickly and an outstanding end of “My Russia” was born. This was the finish of the first part. After that they came back for an perfect encore-set: The powerful “Winter Shaker” rocked the Divan Du Monde and then David fetched the bandoneon again: With the first notes of “American Wheeze” the crowd went crazy! After “Deerskin Doll” and “Dirty Blue” (some people sang some lyrics) the show ended.

Between the songs David did always a little improvisation and sang some new and well known lines – like “To make a Ring”, for example. The sound was not that loud which was really okay, because the people were amazing quiet during the songs and you could hear ANY word, that David sang. The audience was really PERFECT. No speaking or

This was the kick-off of a personal small tour with Woven Hand. Me and my friends planned to see David Eugene Edwards first in Paris at the Divan Du Monde on the 29th November. The next day we attended the wonderful show in Sotteville-les-Rouen and the last show of our tour took also place in France – this time in Amiens. In Paris I saw David the first time after the break-up of 16 Horsepower with the bandoneon again. So the classic songs „Harm’s Way“ and „American Wheeze“ were in the setlist of Woven Hand. And it was obvious that the people loved to hear those gems again! Warren Ellis from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Dirty Three and Grinderman was also at the show – you can see him at the end of the video („The Speaking Hands“) talking with DEE 😉

Some pictures taken by Robert Gil are here!

The Setlist:

Snake Bite
My Russia
Tin Finger
Harm’s Way
Aeolian Harp (Under the World)
The Speaking Hands with some Improvisations
Whistling Girl
Improvisations (Horse Head Fiddle/To make a Ring)
White Bird
Slota Prow with some Improvisations
Your Russia
Winter Shaker
American Wheeze
Deerskin Doll
Dirty Blue

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WOVEN HAND: „White Bird“

WOVEN HAND: „The Speaking Hands“


WOVEN HAND: „Whistling Girl“


WOVEN HAND: „Winter Shaker“

Woven Hand - Paris (Divan Du Monde)(29.11.2007) © Alex Melomane

WOVEN HAND: „Your Russia“
(one of the best „extended live versions“ – just check out the second video and you will see!)


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30/11/2014:
RIVAL SONS – Vienna (Arena – Big Hall)
Support: Jameson

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30/11/2007:
WOVEN HAND – Sotteville-les-Rouen (Trianon)

On this day I saw one of the best Woven Hand performances – this time David Eugene Edwards, Pascal Humbert, Peter van Laerhoven and Ordy Garrison played in the village of Sotteville-les-Rouen at the Trianon in France. David was completely into the music that night and when you are looking at the pictures below I’m quite sure that you understand what I mean – you can see an feel the intensity! Enjoy 😉

This one confirmed my opinion of concerts which take place in very small cities or villages: Most of them are one of the best – and also this INCREDIBLE show at the Trianon!

After a two hour car drive we arrived Sotteville-lès Rouen. Therefore it was a Ultima Vez festival, Woven Hand began their show at 10 p.m. We checked our positions in front of David and then 90 minutes of UNBELIEVABLE INTENSITY started:

“Snake Bite” from the tape was the intro before “My Russia” was played. And then the evening started in an incredible HEAVY and HARD direction. It seems that David loosed sometimes his control and rocked like an animal. During “Tin Finger” David leaned back on his stool and spitted in the air and simply went mad. “Harm’s Way” rocked like a beast and with “Aeolian Harp (Under the World)” David gave himself a little time to get calmer for a moment at least. This time the intro was longer played and it reminded me on the Nick Cave classic “Stranger than Kindness”. “The Speaking Hands” were AWESOME as always (still one of my favourite live songs!) and after that, David played “a new song”: He made another vocal improvisation and sang some lines of “Consecration”! What a beautiful moment! Then the wonderful “Whistling Girl” followed. “White Bird” with a lot of improvisations was simply OUTSTANDING and before starting the next tune David turned to Ordy and said in a deep and dark voice: “Slota Prow” – and Ordy get the order and counted in: “One, Two, Three, Four!” Also full with different improvisations (some lines of “To make a Ring” at the beginning) the POWERFUL “Your Russia” followed and left the audience sweating and clapping for more. Then David returned alone for “Swedish Purse/Phyllis Ann”. Then with “Winter Shaker” Woven Hand gave the audience exactly what they want: AN OVERDOSE OF HEAVY AND ROCKIN’ WOVEN HAND – it was incredible! David thanked Wim and Ultima Vez for the inviting and then the next highlight came with “American Wheeze” – the crowd went simply crazy and sing along some lines like “And if I die, by your hand, I’ve gotta home in glory land!”. Just typing this I’m remembering the situation and it just send shivers down my spine. “Deerskin Döll” (as stated on the setlist) and “Dirty Blue” not finished only the show – these two songs improved, why Woven Hand are one of the best live bands. Pascal forget himself like David for a few seconds and kneed down while playing – now everybody in the location recognised that some magic happened at the “Trianon”.

The Setlist:

Snake Bite
My Russia
Horse Head Fiddle/Tin Finger
Harm’s Way
Aeolian Harp (Under the World)
The Speaking Hands
Improvisations (Consecration)
Whistling Girl
Improvisations
White Bird
Slota Prow/Down in yon Forest
To make a Ring/Your Russia
Swedish Purse/Phyllis Ann
Winter Shaker
American Wheeze
Deerskin Doll
Dirty Blue

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I was told that Bertrand Cantat (Noir Désir) also attended the show. The French musician did some recordings with 16 Horsepower – the Gun Club cover „Fire Spirit“ and „The Partisan“ which were released as a single and on the so called „Nouvelle Version“ of „Low Estate„.

Woven Hand – Sotteville-les-Rouen (Trianon)(30.11.2007) Setlist © Alex MelomaneWoven Hand – Sotteville-les-Rouen (Trianon)(30.11.2007) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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Concerts (October)

02/10/2014:
FM Belfast – Salzburg (Rockhouse)
Support: Berndsen

FM Belfast – Salzburg (Rockhouse)(02.10.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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03/10/2007:
MARIA MENA – Vienna (Szene)

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04/10/2014:
THE HIDDEN CAMERAS – Salzburg (Rockhouse)
Support: Jekyl & Hyde Park Band

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05/10/2013:
SIR OLIVER MALLY’S BLUES DISTILLERY – Ebensee (Kino)

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Sir Oliver Mally’s Blues Distillery – Life Is Precious

Sir Oliver Mally’s Blues Distillery – Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan Cover)

Sir Oliver Mally’s Blues Distillery – Champagne & Reefer (Muddy Waters Cover)

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06/10/2014:
BLUES PILLS – Vienna (Arena)
Support: The Arkanes & The Vintage Caravan

Blues Pills - Vienna (Arena)(06.10.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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06/10/1989:
JETHRO TULL – Munich (Olympiahalle)

Jethro Tull – Munich (Olympiahalle)(06.10.1989) Ticket © Alex MelomaneI won’t forget this day, because it was my very first Jethro Tull live experience! When I was 9 years old I became a fan and so this concert is still very special to me. Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Dave Pegg, Martin Allcock and Doane Perry were on the „Rock Island“ world tour and stopped in Munich, Olympiahalle. Awesome performance!!!!

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09/10/1998:
CALEXICO/VIC CHESNUTT/LAMBCHOP – Vienna (Szene)

What a bill: Calexico, Vic Chesnutt and Lambchop played that day in Vienna at the Szene! Unfortunately no pictures or videos of that night are on the internet, but in my memories this evening will stay there forever 😉

Calexico played most songs from their latest release „Black Light„.

Vic Chesnutt (November 12, 1964 – December 25, 2009) introduced us his album „The Salesman & Bernadette„.

And Lambchop performed their wonderful mixture of Slow Country and Soul on „What Another Man Spills„.

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13/10/2006:
THE DEAD BROTHERS – Ebensee (Kino)

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The Dead Brothers stopped in Ebensee at the Kino to play a show – very interesting performance!

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14/10/2013:
ERIC GALES TRIO – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)

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More pictures of that show are here – thanks to Eva Pührer!

The signed Setlist:

Eric Gales Trio – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)(14.10.2013) Setlist © Alex Melomane

ERIC GALES TRIO – Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix Cover)

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17/10/2009:
CHRIS ECKMAN & THE LAST SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN BAND – Hartberg (Schloss)

For this show I travelled to the village called Hartberg in Styria to see Chris Eckman (Walkabouts, Chris & Carla) performing with The Last Side Of The Mountain Band at the Schloss Hartberg (Rittersaal) to perform some songs of the album of the same name. He also played some Walkabouts classics and Neil Young’s „Cortez the Killer“. Before the show I did a very interesting interview with Chris for the Austrian independent radio station B138. You can stream/download this interview totally for free here!

The performance was amazing and after the show we had some fun backstage 😉

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The Setlist:
Healing Waters
Grand Theft Auto
Ransom
Down, Down
Eyes
Who will light your Path?
Stranger
The Same
Hours
Slow Red Dawn
Crime Story
Black Field
The Stopping-Off Place
Raise them Hands
Rock’n’Roll (Velvet Underground Cover)
Cortez The Killer (Neil Young Cover)
Ghostrider (Suicide Cover)

Thanks to Claus Schützenhöfer, Gernot Höfler, Gert Kragol and everybody of the Kulturverein Backwood in Hartberg – you do an amazing job!!!!!!

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18/10/2005:
WOVEN HAND & HELLDORADO – Bonn (Harmonie)

As a huge Woven Hand fan it was obvious that I will do the trip to Bonn because this performance was filmed for the series of „Rockpalast“ at the Harmonie. And as a bonus the amazing band Helldorado from Norway did the support on that night. The shows were simply outstanding and luckily they broadcasted the recorded gigs on German television.

You have missed this? Really? Shame on you! But hey – you are a lucky bastard because you can watch the performances on internet!

Helldorado – you can stream the broadcasting here!

Woven Hand – you can stream the full broadcasting including interview snippets here!

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19/10/2013:
20th Birthday Party feat. Friska Vijor & FM Belfast – Salzburg (Rockhouse)

20th Birthday Party – Salzburg (Rockhouse)(19.10.2013) Ticket © Alex MelomanePictures of 20th Birthday Party can be seen here – thanks to Hanna Hofstätter!

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19/10/2012:
MICK HARVEY – Ebensee (Kino)

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It was billed as “Mick Harvey Trio” but due to a knee injury Thomas Wydler (drums) has cancelled the whole tour. So the line up was Mick Harvey (Vocals, Guitar) and Rosie Westbrook (Double Bass, Cello, Backing Vocals)

The Setlist:
First St. Blues
October Boy
The Ballad of Jay Givens
Bethelridge
Planetarium
The Bells never rang
Frankie T. & Frankie C.
Slow Motion Movie Star
Mother of Earth (Gun Club Cover)
Two Paintings
Glorius (PJ Harvey Cover)
Famous last Words
Photograph
Home is far from here (Crime & The City Solution Cover)
That’s all, Paul
Sonny Boy
Out of Time Man
Hank Williams said it best
The River

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20/10/2013:
MARK LANEGAN feat. Duke Garwood – Linz (Posthof)
Support by Lyenn

Mark Lanegan feat. Duke Garwood – Linz (Posthof)(20.10.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

Pictures and the setlist are here!

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20/10/2008:
LAMBCHOP – Ebensee (Kino)

Kurt Wagner with his Nashville band Lambchop played in Ebensee again! Very breathtaking and beautiful performance at the Kino! Most songs were from the current album at that time called „OH – Ohio„.

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This is the Setlist from the Graz show (22nd October 2008), which was almost the same, I do guess:

Ohio
Slipped dissolved and loosed
You’re a big Girl now
National Talk like a Pirate Day
Close up
Sharing a Gibson with Martin Luther King Jr.
I’m thinking of a Number (Between 1 and 2)
A Hold of you
Of Raymond
Please rise
Popeye
I believe in you
Give it
Let’s go Bowling
The Man who loved Beer
Your sucking funny Day
All Smiles and Mariachi
Autumn’s Vicar
Soaky in the Pooper
Up with People
Chelsea Hotel #2 (Leonard Cohen Cover)

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22/10/2014:
HELMET – Salzburg (Rockhouse)

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22/10/2003:
THE WALKABOUTS – Vienna (Szene)

The Walkabouts (Support Larry Barrett) live in Vienna, Szene. It was the „Shimmers“ tour which features very rare songs from the whole backcatalogue. After the show Chris Eckman and Carla Torgerson were so kind to sign some CD covers and the poster below 😉

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24/10/2000:
APOCALYPTICA – Munich (Muffathalle)

Apocalyptica from Finland rocked the Muffathalle in Munich. This show was filmed for a DVD release called „Apocalyptica Live“ which features mostly songs from the masterpiece „Cult„.

P.S.: A few months before that show I did an interview with Eicca Toppinen at the music fair in Cologne – you can watch the video here (just scroll down a little bit)!

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25/10/2006:
TRANSMISSIONARY SIX – Vöcklamarkt (Premysl)

Transmissoinary Six (feat. Terri Moeller from The Walkabouts and Paul Austin) played at the very small Austrian village called Vöcklamarkt. It was a very familiar performance at the Premysl because only a few people found the way to this bar. After the show Terri was so kind and signed my whole Walkabouts and T6 collection – thanks 😉

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27/10/2014:
WILL WILDE – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)
Support: Aynsley Lister

Aynsley Lister - Salzburg (Rockhouse - Bar)(27.10.2014) Setlist © Alex Melomane

Setlist – Aynsley Lister

Will Wilde - Salzburg (Rockhouse - Bar)(27.10.2014) Setlist © Alex Melomane

Setlist – Will Wilde

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27/10/1995:
JETHRO TULL – Munich (Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle)

Jethro Tull stopped in Munich (Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle) druing their „Roots To Branches“ tour. My personal highlight was the opening „A“ medley feat. the songs „And Further On“, „Fylingdale Flyer“ and „Protect and Survive“ as an instrumental. Unfortunately we sat far away from the stage but nevertheless it was a fantastic performance.

The Setlist:
„A“ Medley (And Further On/Fylingdale Flyer/Protect And Survive)
Roots to Branches
Rare and Precious Chain
Out of the Noise
Valley
In the Grip of stronger Stuff
At last, forever
Dangerous Veils
Nothing is easy
Beside myself
Aqualung
In the Moneylender’s Temple
My God
Misère
Fat Man
Budapest
Wounded, old and treacherous
Locomotive Breath
Jump Start
The Dambusters March
Thick As A Brick (Reprise)

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28/10/1989:
JOE COCKER – Vienna (Stadthalle)

Joe Cocker in Vienna, Stadthalle. Yes, I was there, but to be honest: Just because a friend of mine wanted to be there. So I joined and it was not that bad at all! Especially the female background singers were awesome 😉 I do think this show was part of the „One Sight Of Sin“ tour …

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29/10/1993:
DEEP PURPLE – Wels (Jubiläumshalle)

Deep Purple in Wels (Jubiläumshalle) with new songs from „The Battle Rages On“ on the setlist. One of the last concerts with Ritchie Blackmore on guitar. It was very sad to see that Ian Gillan and Ritchie Blackmore avoided each other. On the 17th November Ritchie left the band.

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29/10/2010:
THE REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band live in Vienna at the Porgy & Bess. Awesome perfomence – this band KICKS ASS!!!!! They performed almost any song of their masterpice called „The Wages„.

Before the show I did an interview for the Austrian independent radio statin B138 – stream/download it here!

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30/10/2002:
NICK CAVE – Vienna (Burgtheater)

Nick Cave (solo show feat. Warren Ellis, Jim White and Norman Watt-Roy) live in Vienna at the wonderful Burgtheater. It was obvious that this „band“ didn’t play a long time together – I do think it was the very first time that they performed officialy. The soundcheck was VERY long so the show started one hour late. This performance was part of the 10th anniversary of the „schule für dichtung„, a school for poetry in Vienna for which Nick Cave did some lectures.

Setlist:

The Mercy Seat
Sad Waters
Hallelujah
Into my Arms
God is in the House
There is a Kingdom
Darker with the Day
Gates to the Garden
West Country Girl
So far from me
Little Janey’s gone
The Ship Song
People ain’t no good
As I sat sadly by her Side
Do you love me? (Part 2)
Jack the Ripper

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More information about this very special concert are here! And pictures can be found here!

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Concerts (September)

04/09/1994:
WOLFSTONE – Hallein (Folk Festival)

In Hallein, a small town near to Salzburg, was the so called „Folk Festival“. Headliner was Wolfstone from Scotland. An amazing Folk-Rock-Band! Here’s the song „Ballavanich“ from their masterpiece album „Year Of The Dog“ (1994).

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05/09/2002:
16 HORSEPOWER – Vienna (Flex)

On this day I had my very first David Eugene Edwards live experience: He played with 16 Horsepower in Vienna at the club called Flex. Unfortunately me and my friends were not that close to the stage, but as we stand directly near the soundboard – so the sound was perfect! Amazing performance of the band feat. Pascal Humbert, Jean-Yves Tola, Daniel McMahon and John Rumley. And more DEE live shows should follow over the years 😉 The support act was Convay Savage from The Bad Seeds – he played solo (vocals, keyboards). You can see some footage of that tour on the official DVD release „16 HP„. This was the tour to promote the wonderful album „Folklore“ in Europe.

16 Horsepower – Vienna (Flex)(05.09.2002) Ticket © Alex Melomane16 Horsepower – Vienna (Flex)(05.09.2002) Flyer © Alex Melomane 16 Horsepower – Vienna (Flex)(05.09.2002) Flyer © Alex Melomane~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

10/09/2014:
SIVERT HÖYEM – Munich (Ampere)

Sivert Höyem - Munich 2014

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14/09/2014:
THE DELTA SAINTS – Kufstein (Kulturfabrik – Bar)

Delta Saints - Kufstein (Kulturfabrik)(14.09.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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16/09/1993:
SISTER DOUBLE HAPPINESS – Salzburg (ARGE)

Sister Double Happiness with the fantastic singer Gary Floyd performed in Salzburg at the ARGE. It was part of the „Horsey Water“ tour through Europe. Unfortunately there are almost no videos or pictures around, but this one will give you a taste – „Sweet Talker“ live from 1994 – enjoy!

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24/09/2000:
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS – Munich (Olympiahalle)

Nice show, but I didn’t become a huge fan of this band. And the album which was released at that time called „Machina – The Machines of God“ was not really my cup of tea at all 😉

The Smashing Pumpkins – Munich (Olympiahalle)(24.09.2000) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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25/09/2014:
CRUCIFIED BARBARA – Kufstein (Kulturfabrik)
Support: Junkstars and Supercharged

Crucified Barbara - Kufstein (Kulturfabrik)/25.09.2014) Setlist © Alex Melomane  Crucified Barbara - Kufstein (Kulturfabrik)/25.09.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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25/09/2006:
PEARL JAM – Vienna (Stadthalle)
Support by Tarantula AD

Pearl Jam played on that day in Vienna (Stadthalle). The performance was awesome as always and it proved again that this band is one of the best live acts! „Pearl Jam“ was the current album that time.

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The Setlist:

Life wasted
Corduroy
Rearviewmirror
World Wide Suicide
Comatose
Elderly Woman behind the Counter in a small Town
Severed Hand
Sad
God’s Dice
Daughter
Jeremy
I got ID
Parachutes
Wishlist
State of Love and Trust
Why go
Go
Last Kiss
Inside Job
Off he goes
Black
Do the Evolution
Even flow
Spin the Black Circle
Once
Alive
Fuckin’ up (Neil Young Cover)
Yellow Ledbetter/Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix Cover)

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27/09/2005:
KAIZERS ORCHESTRA – Salzburg (Rockhouse)
Support by Geoff Berner

Kaizers Orchestra from Norway played that day in Salzburg at the Rockhouse. If you like Tom Waits this band is a MUST! You won’t trust your ears and eyes when you see this group live performing! They are really out of this world! So if you have the possibility to attend a show of Kaizers Orchestra – GO!

Kaizers Orchestra – Salzburg (Rockhouse)(27.09.2005) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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27/09/2012:
WOVENHAND – Paris (Le Trabendo)
Support by Narco Terror

Wovenhand played at Le Trabendo in Paris! It was the second time I saw this awesome band with the new Line-Up which featured beside mastermind David Eugene Edwards and Ordy Garrison Mr. Edward French on guitar and Greg Garcia Jr. on bass. With the brandnew album „The Laughing Stalk“ it was obvious that a new and HEAVY chapter in the history of Wovenhand has begun. HOKA!

The Setlist:
Glistening Black
Closer
Maize
In the Temple
Long Horn
Sinking Hands
Kingdom of Ice
The Speaking Hands
A Holy Measure
His Rest
King O King
Kicking Bird
As Wool

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Some awesome shots of this show are here!

WOVENHAND – Sinking Hands:

WOVEN HAND – The Speaking Hands:

WOVENHAND – His Rest:

WOVENHAND – Kicking Bird:

WOVENHAND – As Wool:

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28/09/2008:
STEVE WYNN & THE DRAGON BRIDGE ORCHESTRA – Vienna (Chelsea)

The “Chelsea” is a typically punk rock club, which is located under the Vienna tube line U6. So, if it’s silent enough, you can hear the wagons when they are gliding over your heads. In the club there are two rooms – one for the barflies, who can also watch football on the big screens and the second one for the concerts. Very small and intimate – so is also the stage! It was obvious, that “Steve Wynn & The Dragon Brigde Orchestra feat. Chris Eckman” (like it was written on the tickets) have to watch their steps. But finally, all five musicians found their place.

Before Steve Wynn started the concert, Chris Eckman from the amazing Walkabouts opened the show with a wonderful acoustic set, which featured songs from his brandnew album “The Last Side Of The Mountain”. And this one is completely dedicated to the work of the Slovenian poet Dane Zajc. Chris Eckman wrote English language songs of Zajc’s poems. And this turned out really brilliant! I was really speechless, when he played his new songs “Down down”, “Hours”, “Stranger”, “Ransom” and “Eyes”. The last track of his set was “Healing Waters of the Flood”, which is on his solo album “The Black Field” from 2004. Apart from an idiot, who was yelling “Passion, man!” after the song “Eyes”, I do think everybody enjoyed the performance. A loud “Shut up!” followed shortly after this stupid call and someone excused this person with “This is his only sentence in English!”. So Chris answered politely with a grin: “So maybe he has to learn another one.” After this wonderful show it was clear, that I have to buy Chris Eckman’s new album “The Last Side Of The Mountain” at the merchandising stand.

The Setlist:
Down down
Hours
Stranger
Ransom
Eyes
Healing Waters of the Flood

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Then, after approximately 15 minutes, Steve Wynn and his band entered the stage. He welcomed us friendly and in an obvious very good mood: “Good to see you all! Thank you for coming out at the election night. Another election nights in the states, you know, I stay at home and get drunk or something like that.” “We need some comfort!”, was the answer and Steve laughed and said: “Okay, we do our best!” And of course they did!

The beautiful “Slovenian Rhapsody I” opened the show (Steve on guitar and vocals and Rodrigo D’Erasmo on violin), which featured almost all songs of the current release “Crossing Dragon Bridge”, recorded in Slovenia and produced by Chris Eckman. Then drummer Linda Pitmon lead into the next song “Bring the Magic” and also the rest of the band joined: Eric van Loo on the bass, Chris Cacavas on keyboards and Chris Eckman on the second guitar. Although it was at least the second concert for this new band constellation, the sound was really amazing and you can feel and see, that they were in an excellent mood. Also the audience (approximately between 70 and 80 people found finally the way into the room) was perfect for this night. “Manhattan Fault Line” came next. Also a new song which Steve played already, when he toured Europe in February 2008. “God doesn’t like it” followed, in which the band started to rock a little bit more. Before starting with an old one (from Steve’s first solo release “Kerosene Man” 1990) he joked:

“Man, it’s all the Gospel songs today, I don’t know what’s up! The Dragon Bridge Gospel Choir today”. Then the surprise “Here on Earth as well” with the wonderful violin sound gave me the creeps. Another classic ensured, that this feeling continued – “Tears won’t help” also from Steve’s solo debut. A short band introduction followed, before the beautiful “The Deep End” filled the room. With “This one’s for Gene Hackman” Steve introduced the new “I don’t deserve this” – without any doubt another highlight of the show. Then he changed the guitar and some acoustic songs followed. “This is another song of the ‘Crossing Dragon Bridge’. On the record it’s just me and the acoustic guitar and this eight string violin section from Prague. Tonight Rodrigo will play the part of all eight violins at one time”, Steve told us witty as always and the amazing “Punching Holes in the Sky” gave me the creeps again. While Rodrigo and Steve played the song, the rest of the band made a break. Linda fetched her a glass of wine, Chris smoked a cigarette, while Chris Eckman and Eric sat down on the right corner of the stage and drank some beer. “That’s why I’m all so dressed up”, explained Steve after the song. “If you’ve got a violin, you got to be dressed up”, said the sharped dressed man in the suit with tie! With “She came” Steve, Rodrigo and Chris Cacavas played a song written by the Slovenian musician Tomas Pengov. Then the full band joined for “My Midnight” from the album of the same name. It was obvious again, that the audience was happy to hear another classic of Steve’s career. “Love me anyway”, another new one included an excellent duel with guitars, proved one more time, that this new band have found completely together. Chris Cacavas lead on the Keyboard to a trip in the musical past: The Dream Syndicate classic from 1982 “That’s what you always say” hit me with full force. And this time again, the violin playing of Rodrigo D’Erasmo fit perfectly! And Steve sang the line “’cause ever since that time I told you it’s so. Something gets my mind, and I don’t let go” with full intensity and emotion. And the history lesson about Steve’s famous band went on: “The Medicine Show”, in which the audience joined Steve’s singing. For the wonderful “Slovenian Rhapsody II” Linda came from behind to the edge of the stage and played on a drum. Chris Cacavas on the accordion, the rest of the band and also the audience sang along. “You all were wonderful, take care and good night” said Steve, before leaving the stage for the first time. After a short encore break Mr. Wynn and Rodrigo came back for an outstanding version of the Dream Syndicate evergreen “Boston”. Linda Pitmon climbed back to her drums and joined for the last two minutes on percussion. I was really speechless and my eyes became wet – I never heard such a beautiful version of this amazing song! After a small discussion (Linda looked questioning to Steve) the new “Wait until you get to know me” showed again a band in an excellent mood, which had a lot of fun on the stage. For this track, Rodrigo also played pizzicato on his violin. “Carolyn” transferred my thoughts back into the year 1990 and with “405” a personal favorite came next. Unfortunately the sound was all of sudden very noisy and I can’t hear Steve’s voice anymore that was always clean at this night. Anyway – I was in Heaven by hearing this rarity (very heavy with a lot of feedbacks!) live! As I looked on Steve’s setlist I saw “Anthem” listed as the last song, but he changed his mind! “Amphetamine” was THE PERFECT close for this awesome show. The audience went nuts and cried, cheered, clapped, danced and sang while the band rocked with full force. After the last tone was played I found myself happy, thankful and full of sweat at the “Chelsea”.

The Setlist:
Slovenian Rhapsody I
Bring the Magic
Manhattan Fault Line
God doesn’t like it
Here on Earth as well
Tears won’t help
The Deep End
I don’t deserve this
Punching Holes in the Sky
She came
My Midnight
Love me anyway
That’s what you always say
The Medicine Show
Slovenian Rhapsody II
Boston
Wait until you get to know me
Carolyn
405
Amphetamin

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On this day I saw two amazing shows in a row! First, Chris Eckman (Walkabouts, Chris & Carla), who opened with a wonderful solo performance. He played mostly songs from his latest release „The Last Side Of The Mountain„. Then Steve Wynn & The Dragon Bridge Orchestra (feat. Chris Eckman on Guitar and Backing Vocals) entered the stage of the Chelsea in Vienna. A fantastic night of awesome music!

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28/09/2012:
WOVENHAND – Charleroi (L’Eden)
Support by The Flying Horseman

Wovenhand live in Charleroi (L’Eden) – very nice theater with an excellent sound. But I have to admit that it was too loud at some point 😉

The Setlist:
Glistening Black
Closer
Maize
In the Temple
Long Horn
Sinking Hands
Kingdom of Ice
The Speaking Hands
A Holy Measure
His Rest
King O King
Kicking Bird
As Wool

Wovenhand – Charleroi (L’Eden)(28.09.2012) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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29/09/2014:
GREG KOCH TRIO – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)
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29/09/2012:
WOVENHAND – Rouen (Le 106)

The Setlist:
Glistening Black
Closer
Maize
In the Temple
Long Horn
Sinking Hands
Kingdom of Ice
The Speaking Hands
A Holy Measure
His Rest
King O King
Kicking Bird
As Wool

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Wovenhand finished their tour in Rouen (Le 106). Before the show David Eugene Edwards did an radio interview – you can listen to it here! The show was a Tour de Force – full of energy and very loud – when you closed your eyes during the encore („Kicking Bird“ and „As Wool„) you thought that you are attending a Heavy Metal concert 😉

Wovenhand – Rouen (Le 106)(29.09.2012) Ticket © Alex MelomaneYou can watch almost the whole concert here (song by song) – enjoy!

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Concerts (April)

07/04/2014:
THE DANDY WARHOLS – Salzburg (Rockhouse)
Support: Jigsaw Beggars (AT)

The Dandy Warhols - Salzburg (Rockhouse)(02.04.2015)

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07/04/2014:
KING KING – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)

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08/04/2000:
THE ROLLING STONE ROADSHOW – Munich (Georg-Elser-Halle)

Gomez
The Lightning Seeds
Andreas Johnson

Well, to be honest, I hardly remember this night and I got there because of having a free ticket 😉

Ticket - Rolling Stone Roadshow (08.04.2000) © Alex Melomane

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10/04/2015:
MONEYBROTHER (Anders Olof Wendin Solo) – Ebensee (Kino)

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10/04/2014:
DAME – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)
Support: Train D-Lay

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10/04/1996:
LAMBCHOP – Salzburg (ARGE)

This one is a real classic for me – you have to imagine this scenery: Me and my friend were sitting in my room while listening to a sampler which was part of a German issue of the „Rolling Stone“ music magazine. One of the tracks was „The Man who loved Beer“ and I said to my friend: „Well, this band is playing tonight in Salzburg.“ His answer: „Oh, really? Then we have to be there I guess!“ And a few minutes later we drove to Salzburg to see Lambchop at the ARGE. Not many people showed up and sometimes I had the feeling that more people were on the stage than in front of the band – very strange feeling. But nevertheless Kurt Wagner and his band bedazzeld us with a sort of quiet and slow country style. Not everybody was enjoying this music – I can remember one blockhead shouted something like „More Rock!“. Well, so they played at least one speedy track 😉

Another funny thing was the merchandising: They sold shirts, CDs (the actual release of that time was „How I Quit Smoking„), vinyls and – you won’t believe that – their own Lambchop cigarettes! I never saw anything like that and I talked to Kurt Wagner a few years later about that weird topic in an interview 😉

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11/04/2008:
JETHRO TULL – Brighton (Dome Concert Hall)

As a friend of mine was living in the UK that time I thought about a trip to England and to visit Brighton for some sightseeing and Jethro Tull, one of my favorite band all over the years. And I was quite sure that this show will be not a normal one because it was my first chance to see my heroes live in their home country. And I was told that a special guest will appear because of the 40th anniversary of Jethro Tull.

The Dome is a beautiful place and we had some fine seats (3rd row – left) and I was very looking forward to the show. Well, what followed was the weakest performance I have seen from Mr. Ian Anderson and his band so far. I knew that he had some voice problems since the mid-eighties but that night his singing was really painful for my ears during some songs. Especially „Heavy Horses„, one of my all time Tull favorites, sounded that night really awful. Apart from that, the lightning was very annoying and I have to shelter my eyes from these pink and yellow lights which were straightened directly to our seats (as you can easily see on the pictures below).

But when special guest Dave Pegg (who was Tull’s bass player from 1980 until 1995 and is still the boss behind the UK folk rock institution Fairport Convention) entered the stage, the sorely missed Tull spirit was back again and the bumpy performance changed completely! It was so good to see him back, making some jokes and performing one of his solo songs called „Level Pegging„! He returned then for the performance of „Farm on the Freeway“ and „Locomotive Breath„. So many thanks to Mr. Dave Pegg who rescued that night 😉

But I have to admit that the concert was not that bad – for persons who saw Tull the very first time it was a wonderful show. For us die-hard fans, who saw this band so many times, it was more or less an average show.

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The Setlist:

My Sunday Feeling
Living in the Past
One for John Gee
So much Trouble
Sossity; you’re a Woman (Instrumental)/Reasons for Waiting
Nursie
Serenade to a Cuckoo
We used to know/With you there to help me
A new Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie)
Bourée*
For a Thousand Mothers
Dharma for One (incl. Drum Solo & Count the Chickens)
Heavy Horses
Level Pegging*
Farm on the Freeway*
Thick as a Brick
Aqualung
Locomotive Breath*

*: With Special Guest Dave Pegg (Bass & Mandolin)

Unfortunately the songs „Love Story„, „Song for Jeffrey„, „Up the ‚pool“ and „Witch’s Promise„, on which I was very looking forward to hear them, were dropped from the setlist ;-(

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12/04/2014:
TON STEINE SCHERBEN – Salzburg (Rocknhouse)

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13/04/1997:
JAN GARBAREK – Linz (Brucknerhaus)

The fist time that I saw the Norway Jazz Saxophone master Jan Garbarek. With his so called Jan Garbarek Group (Rainer Brüninghaus – Piano, Eberhard Weber – Bass, Marilyn Mazur – Percussion) he introduced us his latest release „Visible World“ at the Brucknerhaus in Linz. Wonderful performance, perfect sound and a thrilled audience made this evening very special.

Jan Garbarek - Linz (Brucknerhaus)(13.04.1997) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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13/04/2010:
SIVERT HOYEM (Madrugada) – Munich (59:1)
Support by Christer Knutsen

The Norway band Madrugada was and still is one of my favorite bands. Unfortunately this amazing group is history now but the singer Sivert Hoyem is still touring and recording. And so I was hoping for some Madrugada songs on that night in Munich at the 59:1.

Just before the show I did an interview with Sivert for the Austrian radio station B138. We talked about his solo career, his latest release „Moon Landing„, about Madrugada (of course!) and the music scene in Norway in general – you can stream/download the entire interview for free here!

Christer Knutsen, who is the guitarist of Hoyem’s band, did a perfect support. And it was obvious that he enjoyed it very much 😉

Then Sivert, followed by his other members, entered the stage and opened the show with one of his new songs called „Belorado„. The performance was so awesome, the setlist perfect (as you can see listed below), the audience enthusiastic – you could feel the energy in the room. And when you looked at the smiling faces of the band you could see that they also recognised that this night was a very special one. As the last encore: Sivert did „The Cool Song„, a wonderful song written by St.Thomas, solo (he recorded this one with his guitarist Cato Salsa under the name „The Hyler Twins„). So this was the perfect last point.

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The Setlist:
Belorado
High Society
What you doin’ with him
Lost at Sea
Going for Gold
The Light that falls among the Trees
Honey Bee
Majesty
Into the Sea
Shadows/High Meseta
Exiles
The Kids are on High Street
Arcadian Wives
Sister Sonic Blue
What’s on your Mind
Moon Landing
Don’t pass me by
The Cool Song (St. Thomas Cover)

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15/04/2003:
CALEXICO – Vienna (Szene)

As far as I remember this was the beginning that Calexico become really big and famous. They played two shows in a row at the Szene in Vienna (I attended the first one on the 15th April 2003) and both concerts were sold out very fast! It was a fantastic performance and I can’t get my eyes off John Convertino’s playing – his drumming is so unique and pure! And I also thought a lot of that „problem“ during the fantastic show that Calexico is becoming bigger and bigger now. Their release at that time called „Feast Of Wire“ charted nearly everywhere! But hey, it’s okay and I do think that Joey Burns and John Convertino don’t have any problems with that 😉

The Setlist:
Gypsy’s Curse
Across the Wire
Quattro
Crooked Road and the Briar
Fade
Wash
Sunken Waltz
El Picador
Gilbert
Deep down
Close behind
Black Heart
Dub Latina
Taster
Minas de Cobre
Güero Canelo
All the pretty little Horses
Not even Stevie Nicks
Ojitos Traidores
Alone again or
Jesus & Tequila
Cancion del Mariachi
Crystal Frontier
Attack el Robot! Attack!

Calexico - Vienna (Szene)(15.04.2003) Review Salzburger Nachrichten & Der Standard © Alex Melomane~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

16/04/1999:
JAN GARBAREK & HILLIARD ENSEMBLE – Vienna (Votivkirche)

A very special concert with Jan Garbarek at the wonderful Votivkirche (a church!) with the fantastic Hilliard Ensemble. Words can’t describe the sounds that floated around me (and also Jan Garbark, who walked in the church around while playing!) when was enjoying this outstanding performance in that wonderful church. Most of the music was from „Mnemosyne“ (edited by ECM Records in 1999).

Jan Garbarek & Hilliard Ensemble - Vienna (Votivkirche)(16.04.1999) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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18/04/2008:
EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN – Vienna (Arena – Big Hall)

My very first live experience with the German experimental band Einstürzende Neubauten at the Vienna Arena. A place where Blixa Bargeld and his group played the first time appr. 25 years before. I have to admit that I’m not really into their earling recordings – they still sound very strange to me in some way, but I have to say, that the compositions are really very unique and special. So I’m that boring guy who prefers the latest releases – like „SIlence Is Sexy“ (2000), „Perpetuum Mobile“ (2004) or „Alles wieder offen“ (2007).

The performance was excellent and the band in a very good mood as you can see on the videos below – many thanks to Isabella Felidae who put their recorded videos on YouTube.

EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN: Let’s do it a Da Da

EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN: Die Befindlichkeit des Landes

EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN: Ich hatte ein Wort

The Setlist:
Die Wellen
Nagorny Karabach
Dead Friends (Around the Corner)
Let’s Do it a Da Da
Weil Weil Weil
Unvollständigkeit
Tagelang Weiß
Rampe
Von Wegen
Die Befindlichkeit des Landes
Sabrina
Susej
Ich warte
Ein leichtes leises Säuseln
Heaven is of Honey
Ich hatte ein Wort
Alles
(Dave?)
Youme & Meyou

An example for the experimental spirit is the song „(Dave?)“: For this one every musician drew a little note, on which the instructions were. So every night sounded this song different 😉

After the show I bought myself a shirt and the recording of the show, which is unfortunately not complete, but it’s nevertheless a wonderful souvenir of that night. An idea, which was very innovative at that time 😉

Einstürzende Neubauten - Vienna (Arena)(18.04.2008) Shirt Front © Alex MelomaneEinstürzende Neubauten - Vienna (Arena)(18.04.2008) Shirt Back © Alex Melomane

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19/04/2014:
HONG FAUX – Ebensee (Kino)
Support: Glory Dead

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20/04/2015:
KING KING – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)

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20/04/2008:
GUTTER TWINS – Vienna (Szene)

The Gutter Twins (feat. Greg Dulli from The Afghan Whigs and Mark Lanegan from Screaming Trees) introduced us their latest release – the masterpiece „Saturnalia„. To the sound of „The Proposition“ (yeah – the fantastic soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis) they entered the stage of the Szene in Vienna and started the show with „The Stations„. The atmosphere was a little strange in some way, because Mr. Dulli was not really amused about people who were taking pictures and videos. And also Mr. Lanegan had his „problems“ with one fan in the front row. He pushed the micro stand two times down the stage … But apart from this it was a breathtaking performance and Greg Dulli came down for some singing in the crowd (as you can see on some pictures below).

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THE GUTTER TWINS: The Stations

THE GUTTER TWINS: I was in Love with you

THE GUTTER TWINS: Papillon

The Setlist:
Intro – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: „The Proposition“
The Stations
God’s Children
All Misery/Flowers
Live with me
Seven Stories Underground
Idle Hands
Bete Noire
Down the Line
I was in Love with you
St. James Infirmary
Spanish Doors
Each to each
Front Street
Papillon/Shadow of the Season
Hit the City
King only
Methamphetamine Blues
Number Nine

Support by Ed Harcourt

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21/04/2007:
MURDER BY DEATH – Munich (Atomic Cafe)

My very first Murder By Death live experience was in Munich at the Atomic Cafe – and I was very looking forward to see this band from Bloomington, Indiana. With „In Bocca Al Lupo“ the band, who took the name from the classic movie which features David Niven, Peter Sellers, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Truman Capote and Maggie Smith) received huge acclaims from all over the world – and also in Germany. Hence it was the release of the month in the „Visions“ magazine.

Adam Turla (guitar, vocals), Sarah Balliet (cello, keyboards), Matt Armstong (bass) and Dagan Thogerson (drums) were obvious surprised that the club was nearly sold out! So they enjoyed any second of their performance – and also the enthusiastic crowd. One of the fans did some stagedriving during the song „Brother“ – and he landed on the floor. After that Adam called him „The Death Angel“ 😉

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The Setlist:
Sometimes the Line walks you
A Masters in Reverse Psychology
Boy Decide
The Desert is on Fire
Dynamite Mine
One more Notch
The Devil in Mexico
Raw Deal
Flamenco fuckin‘ easy
(Bang Bang) My Baby shot me down (Sonny-&-Cher-Cover)
Brother
Until Morale improves, the Beatings will continue
The Big Sleep
That Crown don’t make you a Prince
Those who stayed
Steam Rising
Killbot 2000
I’m afraid of „Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf“
Shiola

After the show I did some shopping at the merchandising and I also talked a little bit with the band. What a perfect night!

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23/04/2009:
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB – St. Gallen (Grabenhalle)

Do you remember the feeling when you were a child and it’s Christmas? When you are unpatiently waiting for the presents? Do you remembert? Yes? Then you have a small idea about my feelings when I was going to my very first Slim Cessna’s Auto Club concert back in 2009. I was very long hoping and crossing my fingers for an Europe tour and when I was told that this is really going to happen I decided to start a sort of mini tour for four dates in a row. So it started for me in St. Gallen (Switzerland) at the Grabenhalle.

When we arrived Slim Cessna was standing at the door of the location. So we took the chance for some talking and my friend, who joined my mini tour through Switzerland and Austria, took a picture of me and Slim. I do think you can see how happy I was at that moment, knowing that I finally see the fantastic Slim Cessna’s Auto Club from Denver, Colorado! And it was not only the band from the US I met – I also crossed the paths of three long time fans: John Dalby from Denver, Carol Kennedy from Albuquerque and Tony Kiernan from Scotland attended already some shows on that tour and they also saw the guys a few times all over the world! We had very much fun before and also after the show! And it was also a start of fantastic friendships – thanks again to the Good People 😉

While waiting on the beginning Munly showed up – and I was hooked! Seeing this outstanding musician in real life was really very special to me. Unfortunately he disappeared very fast so I had no chance to talk with him before the concert.

I have to say that I was really disappointed that not many people showed up – I do think there were appr. 40 or 50 people in the room waiting for the band. But when the Auto Club entered the stage and started with „Pine Box“ it was obvious that this band don’t care at all how many people are watching. They rocked with full force and after a few minutes I found myself headbanging, dancing, cheering, screaming and singing in front of this amazing band – the line up for the first Europe tour was:

Slim Cessna (vocals, guitar)
Jay Munly aka Munly Munly (vocals, guitar, banjo)
Lord Dwight Pentacost (double neck guitar, banjo, vocals)
John Robert Rumley (harmonium, slide guitar, keyboards)
Shane Trost (upright bass)
Greg Garcia Jr. (drums)

During „32 Mouths gone dry“ something very strange happened: Munly Munly came up in front of me and put his fingers into my mouth while singing! First, I really didn’t recognised at all, because I was so thrilled by the performance. But after a few seconds later I was thinking to myself: „Was this real?“ Anyway – I fell back into my enthusiastic behaviour and rocked with the boys like there was no tomorrow.

Speaking about strange things: During the song „Jesus is in my Body – My Body has let me down“ Munly Munly crawled under the stage so that only his boots were visible (see some pictures below)! Luckily he appeared for his singing part again, sitting and lying on the floor 😉

I took a tons of pictures and I always looked on my watch during the songs – I wished I could stop the clock and that this show will never end! Most of the tracks were taken from the current release – the masterpiece „Cipher„. After the last tune of the night „This Land is our Land Redux“ I was speechless, grinning, sweaty and the happiest man on earth 😉

For some souvenirs I bought me a shirt and a fantastic photo book of the band by the awesome photgrapher Gary Isaacs. Then I waited for the band for some signatures – Slim was so kind to sign all the covers I brought along. And also Munly Munly signed everything I gave to him – especially all his solo stuff (which is OUTSTANDING by the way!) and his book „Ten Songs With No Music“ which is hard to get nowadays. For this he took his own ballpoint and wrote something on the first page 😉

Before we left the Grabenhalle, my friend took two pictures of me with Munly and we had to say goodbye to John, Carol and Tony who returned to their homes. But our paths should cross again very soon 😉

Back at the hotel I tried to get some sleep before we were heading to Winterthur for the next show at the Kraftfeld.

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Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – St. Gallen (Grabenhalle)(23.04.2009) Poster © Alex Melomane

The Setlist:
Pine Box
32 Mouths gone dry
Cranston
Jesus is in my Body: My Body has let me down
Mark of Vaccination
That fierce Cow is common sense in a Country Dress
Magalina Hagalina Boom Boom
This is how we do Things in the Country
Hold my Head
Last Song about Satan
Goddamn Blue Yodel #7
Jesus Christ
He, Roger Williams
Children of the Lord
Red Pirate of the Prairie
This Land is our Land Redux

More picture of that show are here!

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24/04/1995:
CALVIN RUSSELL – Vienna (Rockhaus)

Unfortunately this was the only chance for me to see Calvin Russell live on stage. It took place in Vienna at the Rockhaus where this self titled outlaw from Austin, Texas, introduced us to his latest album called „Dream of the Dog„. I was very disappointed that there was no merchandising at all – so the ticket is the only thing that reminds me on that very special gig. Calvin recorded awesome albums (to get started I advise you the albums „A Man in Full“ and „The Story of – This is my Life„) and it’s really a pity that this man was not that well known. He passed away much too early at the age of 64 on the 3rd April 2011. Another great „Soldier“ has gone …

Calvin Russel – Vienna (Rockhaus)(24.04.1995) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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24/04/2009:
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB – Winterthur (Kraftfeld)

Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Winterthur (Kraftfeld)(24.04.2009) FlyerSo after the amazing show in St. Gallen at the Grabenhalle we headed to our next Slim Cessna’s Auto Club night in Winterthur at the location called Kraftfeld. There we met Millie from France – she also did a long trip to see this awesome band from Denver, Colorado.

Before the show I met Slim and it was obvious that he was not healthy – he had a cold and he tried to get fit for the night. I crossed my fingers that he will be okay for the show – and it seems that this helped 😉

When we entered the room we laughed a lot because I have never this kind of stage: The rhythm section was „upstairs“ – on another level. So Shane and Greg had to play over the heads of Slim, Rum, Munly and Dwight! To have an idea of the scenery just take a look on the pictures below 😉

As you can see this location is really tiny but it was very well crowded when the Auto Club started their show. Although it was exactly the same setlist, the show was breathtaking again and so I after the intro of „Pine Box“ I was completely into the music again – until the last tone of „This is our Land Redux„. Also the people there went nuts and so it was an unforgettable night for everyone, I do guess 😉

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Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Winterthur (Kraftfeld)(24.04.2009) Flyer

The Setlist:
Pine Box
32 Mouths gone dry
Cranston
Jesus is in my Body: My Body has let me down
Mark of Vaccination
That fierce Cow is common sense in a Country Dress
Magalina Hagalina Boom Boom
This is how we do Things in the Country
Hold my Head
Last Song about Satan
Goddamn Blue Yodel #7
Jesus Christ
He, Roger Williams
Children of the Lord
Red Pirate of the Prairie
This Land is our Land Redux

While Shane Trost was signing the photo book, which I bought the night before in St. Gallen, he admitted that he has no head of heights at all! So I can imagine that this gig will be in his mind forever! After that I saw Munly talking with a girl – and I was quite sure that this wonderful lady is Rebecca Vera! She is also a musician and played with Munly’s band called „The Lee Lewis Harlots“ and so I took the opportunity to give her some covers to sign and while writing her name on the covers of „Munly & The Lee Lewis Harlots„, „Jimmy Carter Syndrome“ and „Cipher„. She told me that she will be also at the show in Innsbruck the next day and maybe in Vienna too.

Before we left the club we said goodbye to the band and Rebecca and I wished Slim (who did an amazing performance again!) a speedy recovery.

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25/04/2014:
BJORN BERGE – Stainach (CCW)

Bjorn Berge – Stainach (CCW)(25.04.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

Bjorn Berge – Stainach (CCW)(25.04.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

The Setlist:
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Edvard Grieg Cover)
Guts
Once again
Honey White
Meanest Blues in Town
Trains
Whipping Boy
Stringmachine
Give it away (Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover)
Woodstock (Joni Mitchell Cover)
13 Question Method
Deathletter
One Meat Ball
Ace of Spades (Motörhead Cover)

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25/04/2009:
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB – Innsbruck (Treibhaus – Big Hall)

Third show in a row – this time back to Austria in Innsbruck at the Treibhaus. Before the show we checked our tickets at the bar and I was told that ours were the only reserved ones. So I was worrying about two things: The health of Slim and how many people will show up at the show. Another strange thing was that the Auto Club should play the big hall in the basement which had the size for appr. 500 people! So we knew that this was not really a good idea at all …

While visiting the hall, Munly came along and we talked a little bit about the show yesterday in Winterthur and how the recovery of Slim is going on. He told us that everything is fine with him and then he left us for doing the soundcheck. When the doors opened we were told that a local band will do the support. While waiting for the show we drank some beers as suddenly a crown cap hit me from the balcony. Greg, the drummer, threw it at me and said „Hello guys“ with a big smiling.

As the support band began more people came along – it seems that these guys were just friends of them so it was a friendly turn for watching them, I do guess, because this young group was really nothing special at all. And during the show they changed their band name! So can it get more ridiculous and annoying? Unfortunately all the friends wanted encores – so our inpatiently waiting was continued …

Finally this local band (sorry, but I really can’t remember the name but I do guess that the older label is stating on the official poster) left the stage and we cheered loudly 😉 While things were prepared for Slim Cessna’s Auto Club Rebecca joined us for watching the show.

Well, it was really hard to see that apart from us three nobody knows this group from Denver, Colorado. So the audience was picked with three Auto Club fans and the rest was just the friends of that support act … While shaking my head about this bizarre scenery the band started their set with full force again! It was apparently that Slim, Munly, Rum, Greg, Dwight and Shane didn’t care how many people are watching – they played breathtaking again and their show was excellent as always: Munly climbed from the stage again and the young people didn’t trust their eyes seeing this guy lying on the floor while clapping his hands and singing!

They did the same setlist again but the performance blew me away again! It was so weird seeing one of the best live bands playing in front of a handful people in such a big hall! But nevertheless gave Slim Cessna’s Auto Club 100 % again – as always!

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The Setlist:
Pine Box
32 Mouths gone dry
Cranston
Jesus is in my Body: My Body has let me down
Mark of Vaccination
That fierce Cow is common sense in a Country Dress
Magalina Hagalina Boom Boom
This is how we do Things in the Country
Hold my Head
Last Song about Satan
Goddamn Blue Yodel #7
Jesus Christ
He, Roger Williams
Children of the Lord
Red Pirate of the Prairie
This Land is our Land Redux

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26/04/2009:
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB – Vienna (Arena – Small Hall)

Back in my friend’s hometown Vienna the last and fourth Slim Cessna’s Auto Club show of our personal mini tour followed at the Arena. This time the right place was booked – the small hall which was perfect for the band and it was the best attended show of the four concerts. Over 100 people went nuts during another breathtaking performance.

At the Arena area we were sitting outside drinking some beers and this time we met some other fans! While chatting with them the Slim walked by and greeted everybody. After some talking he had to left for the soundcheck.

While the support band opened luckily on time it was good to see that more and more people showed up. And when the Auto Club started with „Pine Box“ again the small hall was well attended with an enthusiastic crowd. I was standing in front of Rum while singing, shaking, rocking, sweating and cheering through the whole performance. After the last song „This Land is our Land Redux“ I was happy and also very sad, because it was my last show of this tour. Outside at the bar I met the band again for some signing and talking. And as I was full of sweat I had to buy me another shirt with this wonderful „Cipher“ picture, which was created by Heather Reynolds – you can watch some of her wonderful works here!

While the bar was going to close Slim sang some notes from „Sound of Music“ (this movie is VERY popular in the USA!) for me – can you imagine that? This made me really speechless 😉

After a warm and hearty goodbye to the whole band we left the Arena and headed to my friends place for the night. So this was the end of our personal mini tour with the fabulous Slim Cessna’s Auto Club which took us from Switzerland (St. Gallen and Winterthur) back to Austria (Innsbruck and finally Vienna). At that time I was thinking that I might see this band again in one or two years again – but fortunately I was wrong and it didn’t take that long 😉

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The Setlist:
Pine Box
32 Mouths gone dry
Cranston
Jesus is in my Body: My Body has let me down
Mark of Vaccination
That fierce Cow is common sense in a Country Dress
Magalina Hagalina Boom Boom
This is how we do Things in the Country
Hold my Head
Last Song about Satan
Goddamn Blue Yodel #7
Jesus Christ
He, Roger Williams
Children of the Lord
Red Pirate of the Prairie
This Land is our Land Redux

Support by The Sado Maso Guitar Club – believe me, the only interesting thing of this Austrian band is only the name 😉

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25/04/2015:
DISTANCE, LIGHT & SKY – Ebensee (Kino)

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25/04/2014:
THORBJÖRN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO- Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)

Thorbjorn Risager – Salzburg (Rockhouse - Bar)(28.04.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

Thorbjorn Risager – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)(28.04.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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Bjorn Berge – Stainach (CCW)(25.04.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

30/04/2008:
DONAUFESTIVAL (Goldene Zitronen feat. Irma Hermann, Kenneth Anger, Melvins) – Krems (Various Locations)

First of all: I’m not really a fan of the mentioned artists. As Cat Power was announced for this festival in Krems I bought myself immediately a ticket. But unfortunately she cancelled her show and so I saw these bands for the first time live in concert.

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Donaufestival – Krems (30.04.2008) Review Standard © Alex Melomane

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30/04/2006:
IAN ANDERSON – Vienna (Konzerthaus)

Ian Anderson Band with The Blue Danube Chamber Orchestra and The Sturcz Quartet. Guest soloist: Lucia Micarelli.

This is my classical Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson experience which took place at the wonderful Konzerthaus in Vienna. The singer, flutist and guitarist was backed by The Blue Danube Chamber Orchestra, The Sturcz Quartet and Lucia Micarelli on violin.

With „Eurology“ (from the solo album „Rupi’s Dance„) Ian Anderson picked a perfect opener for the concert. And beside some Tull classics they performed the new track („Moz’Art Medley“ – a tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), brilliant covers („The Godfather’s Theme“ and „Kashmir“ from Led Zeppelin) and rarities like „Wond’ring aloud„. A wonderful performance with a beautiful sound! And thanks to guitarist Florian Opahle who gave me his guitar pick after leaving the stage 😉

Ian Anderson - Vienna (Konzerthaus)(30.04.2006) Ticket © Alex Melomane

The Setlist:
Eurology
Living in the Past
Griminelli’s Lament
Aurora
Wond’ring aloud
Godfather Theme
Life is a long Song
Moz‘ Art Medley
Cheap Day Return
Mother Goose
She is like the Swallow
Bourée
Thick as a Brick
Kashmir
Pavane
Aqualung
God rest ye merry Gentlemen
My God
Budapest
Locomotive Breath

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