SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB – US-Tour (2015)

Dear good people – especially all Americans!

Slim Cessna (Photo Credits: Eva Pührer)

Slim Cessna (Photo Credits: Eva Pührer)

The outstanding Slim Cessna’s Auto Club is touring your wonderful country – here are all dates for the upcoming shows!

Here are the dates so far – for tickets just follow the links:

May 14    Aquarium – Fargo, ND
May 15    Indeed Brewing Company – Minneapolis, MN
May 16    The Abbey – Chicago, IL
May 18    The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
May 19    Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
May 20    Casbah – Hamilton, Canada
May 21    The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, Canada
May 22    Ritual – Ottawa, Canada
May 23    Divan Orange – Montreal, Canada
May 24    L’Agitée – Bar-coop – Quebec, Canada
May 25    The Monkey House – Burlington, VT
May 26    Great Scott – Boston, MA
May 27    Columbus Theater – Providence, RI
May 28    Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 29    Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
May 30    Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
May 31    Hill Country DC – Washington, DC
Jun 02    Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 03    Woodward Theater – Cincinnati, OH
Jun 04    Firebird – St Louis, MO
Jun 05    Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Jun 06    Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Jul 17    Neurolux – Boise, ID
Jul 18    Wildwood Music Festival & Campout – Sheridan, OR
Jul 19    Club 66 – Ashland, OR
Jul 20    The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
Jul 22    The Loving Cup – Reno, NV
Jul 23    Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 30    The Barboza – Seattle, WA
Jul 31    Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
Aug 01    Music on the Mounds – Olympia, WA
Aug 02    Fort George Brewery – Astoria, OR
Aug 26    Lizard Lounge – Wichita, KS
Aug 27    Opolis – Norman – OK
Aug 28    Three Links – Dallas, TX
Aug 29    Red 7 – Austin, TX
Aug 30    Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
Sep 02    EXIT/IN – Nashville, TN
Sep 03    Earl – Atlanta, GA
Sep 04 – Sep 06*    Muddy Roots Festival – Cookeville

muddyrootsfestival* feat. also performances by Denver Broncos UK and Munly Munly!

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Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (Photo Credits: Gary Isaacs)

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SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB – US Tour

Hey, good people (especially in the USA)!

Slim Cessna (Photo Credits: Eva Pührer)

Slim Cessna (Photo Credits: Eva Pührer)

The outstanding Slim Cessna’s Auto Club is touring your country – here are all dates for the upcoming shows!

September
TUE 23 … Low Spirits … Albuquerque, NM
WED 24 … Rhythm Room … Phoenix, AZ
THU 25 … Echo … Los Angeles, CA
FRI 26 … Casbah … San Diego, CA
SAT 27 … Crepe Place … Santa Cruz, CA
Sun 28 … Great American Music Hall … San Francisco, CA
TUE 30 … Dante’s … Portland, OR

 

October
WED 01 … Tractor Tavern … Seattle, WA
THU 02 … The Shakedown … Bellingham, WA
FRI 03 … WISE Hall … Vancouver, BC
SAT 04 … Logan’s Pub … Victoria, BC
TUE 07 … Palomino … Calgary, AB
WED 08 … Stone Fly Lounge … Coram, MT
THU 09 … Filling Station … Bozeman, MT
FRI 10 … Babcock Theater … Billings, MT
SAT 11 … Marquis Theater … Denver, CO
THU 30 … Aggie Theater … Ft. Collins, CO

Enjoy the shows!

Buy recommendations (USA):

Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Slim Cessna's Auto Club (1994)   Slim Cesssna's Auto Club - American Country Music Changed Her Life (1997)    Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Always Say Please And Thank You (2000) Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Buried Behind The Barn (2000/2001) Slim Cessna's Auto Club - The Bloudy Tenent Truth Peace (2004) Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Jesus Let Me Down (2004)  Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Cipher (2008) Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Unentitled  Slim Cessna's Auto Club - An Introduction For Young And Old Europe (2013)

 

TARANTELLA: Esqueletos

Im Jahr 2005 erschien ein unscheinbares Debüt einer Formation namens Tarantella. Eines gleich vorweg: Hier handelt es sich um keine musikalische Hommage an den süditalienischen Volkstanz, bei dem anno dazumal Musiker den Spinnengebissenen zum Tanz bis zur Erschöpfung animierten, um das Tarantel-Gift aus dem malträtierten Körper zu bekommen. Jedoch drängt sich doch ein wenig der Vergleich auf, denn die zwölf Songs enthalten allesamt eine dräuende Sound-Mixtur, die mit Elementen aus Bolero, Tango, allgemeiner südamerikanischer Folklore, Italo-Western und Tex-Mex angereichert ist. Und beim Hören wird unweigerlich das Kopfkino gestartet und man spürt förmlich das Flair bzw. die Aura, welches dieses ungewöhnliche Album umgibt.

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Tarantella (Robert Ferbrache, Daniel Grandbois, Kal Cahoone, Kelly O’Dea, John Rumley)

DENVER SUPERGROUP
Hinter Tarantella steht eine Zusammensetzung, die man mit dem Superlativ „Denver Super Group“ durchaus versehen darf, denn alle Beteiligten Musiker haben über den US-Bundesstaat Colorado hinaus ihre Fans und Anhängerschaften gefunden. Mitbegründer John Rumley (Keyboard, Banjo, Gitarre) ist beim Slim Cessna’s Auto Club dabei und hinterlässt dort nicht nur musikalisch sein Können. Er ist auch als Gitarrenbauer ein sehr gefragter Mann in der hiesigen Musikszene. Und so tourte er im Jahr 2001 mit den legendären 16 Horsepower durch Europa, um das damals aktuelle Album „Folklore“ live vorzustellen. Daniel Jon Grandbois, auch als Danny Pants in Denver bekannt, zupft ebenfalls beim Slim Cessna’s Auto Club den Kontrabass und ist darüber hinaus bei der sagenhaften Gruppierung Munly And The Lupercalians tätig. Und auch als Schriftsteller konnte er sich mit seinen ungewöhnlichen Geschichten einen Namen machen. So wurde Grandbois schon nach Europa für die eine oder andere Lesung eingeladen. Kelly O’Dea, ehemals Geigerin bei Maraca Five-O und jetzt bei Bad Luck City für die grazilen Töne verantwortlich, ist ebenfalls alles andere als unbekannt in der Metropole von Colorado. Drummer Chad E. Johnson, in der Szene als „Chadzilla“ ein umtriebiger Mann, steuerte für „Esqueletos“ diesen herrlich schleppenden Rhythmus bei. Bei der Spurensuche ist mit Ordy Garrison, der früher beim Slim Cessna’s Auto Club für die Trommelarbeit verantwortlich war und jetzt schon seit einigen Jahren bei Wovenhand sein beeindruckendes Können unter Beweis stellt, ein weiterer Könner seines Fachs mit von der Partie. Und dann ist da noch die Sängerin Kal Cahoone, die es mühelos schafft mit ihrer einzigartigen und fragil wirkenden Stimme samt Akkordeon jene Stimmungen zu schaffen, die einen sofort in den Bann ziehen. Last, but not least, wirkte bei den Aufnahmen noch ein gewisser Robert „Big Bad Bob“ Ferbrache (Gitarre, Keyboard) mit, der nicht zu Unrecht als „Godfather of the Denver Sound“ tituliert wird. Und das vollkommen zurecht, denn er hat unzählige Alben von Bands wie Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, 16 Horsepower, Wovenhand, Jay Munly und eben auch „Esqueletos“ produziert und es dabei immer wieder geschafft, diesen ganz speziellen Sound zu kreieren, der gerne als Gothic-Country schubladiert wird.

ZWEI BONUS-TRACKS
Der schleppende Titeltrack startet bereits nach wenigen Sekunden das Kopfkino und man sieht sich irgendwo in einer staubigen Szene eines Italo-Westerns, bei der man förmlich die beißende Hitze auf der Haut spürt. Und wenn Kal Cahoone in spanischer Sprache zu singen beginnt, dann ist man schon eingefangen in dieser imaginären Welt, die ein Sergio Leone in seinen Filmen so unvergesslich umsetzte. „A Chi Sa Dove Sara“ ist von ähnlichem Kaliber und das nachfolgende “Dark Horse” zeigt, dass Tarantella doch dem Band-Namen gerecht werden können. „Un Ano de Amor“ ist eine herzzerreißende Ballade, in der Kal Cahoone ihre Stimmenvielfalt noch beeindruckender zur Geltung bringt. „Elder Tree“ wird wohl alle Ennio-Morricone-Fans aufhorchen lassen und nach dem das wunderschöne „Mexican Wine“ verklungen ist, kann man es eigentlich nicht wirklich fassen, welch musikalisches Juwel einen bislang so verzaubert hat. Und da drängt sich die Befürchtung auf, dass das unfassbar hohe Niveau bei diesem Debüt mit den weiteren Songs abfallen könnte. Doch weit gefehlt: „Misa Gringa“ verbläst diese Befürchtungen wie ein heißer Wüstenwind die Steppenläufer in der Prärie. Die mit wohl dosierten Gitarrenriffs und -feedbacks abgerundeten Tracks „Southern Cross“ und „San Telmo“ sorgen dann für weitere wohlige Gänsehaut, bevor mit „Dame Fuego“ der vermeintliche Schlussakkord folgt. Doch es zur Überraschung gibt es noch zwei Bonus-Songs, die nicht auf dem Cover aufgelistet sind: Die „Tarantella De La Morte“ sorgt für beschwingte Stimmung bevor dann mit „Walk Towards My Love“ etwas andere Töne angeschlagen werden. Dieses Abschlussstück hebt sich zwar vom Sound der Vorgänger hörbar ab, nichtsdestotrotz wird auch hier mit verzerrten Gitarren und satten Riffs eine Stimmung geschaffen, bei der Sängerin Kal Cahoone wieder ihr Repertoire voll ausspielen kann und dem Ganzen einen herrlich lasziven und anrüchigen Touch verleiht und so „Esqueletos“ die Krone aufsetzt.

 


WEITERE KRITIKEN

„If David Lynch ever films a Western, the soundtrack is right here”, meinte der Online-Musikdienst “SepiaChord” über “Esqueletos”. Und die Kollegen von Westword urteilten treffend: “Tarantella’s exceptional debut ‘Esquéletos’ – an intoxicating blend of ancient European folk ballads and accordion-driven spaghetti-Western cabaret.“

DAS COMEBACK
Und im Jahr 2014 scheint die Geschichte von Tarantella endlich weiterzugehen: Neun Jahre lang war die Pause, bevor man sich wieder zu Proben traf und noch in diesem Jahr (September) wird es im Zuge des „The Americas Latino Eco Festival Opening“ das Live-Comeback in Boulder, Colorado, geben. Hoffentlich ist dieses Comeback von längerer Dauer – es wäre mehr als zu wünschen, denn diese Band ist so einzigartig und herausragend, dass es viel zu schade wäre, wenn Tarantella bald wieder in der Versenkung verschwinden würden.

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Interviews (Audio)

Interview with Steve Wynn (11th November 2010)

Steve Wynn © Guy Kokken

Steve Wynn © Guy Kokken

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These songs are featured during the interview:

Resolution” (from STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE 3: “Northern Aggression”)
We don’t talk about it” (from STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE 3: “Northern Aggression”)
No One ever drowns” (from STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE 3: “Northern Aggression”)
The Death of Donny B” (from STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE 3: “Northern Aggression”)
On the Mend” (from STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE 3: “Northern Aggression”)
Amphetamine” (from STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE 3: “Live Tick”)
If my Life was an open Book” (from STEVE WYNN: “Sweetness & Light”)
“Why” (from STEVE WYNN: “Live in Bremen”)
“Underground” (from STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE 3: “Static Transmission”)
The Way you punish me” (from STEVE WYNN: “Melting in the Dark”)
Nothing but the Shell” (from STEVE WYNN: “My Midnight”)
“Strange new World” (from STEVE WYNN: “The Emusic Singles Collection”)
Something to remember my by” (from STEVE WYNN: “What I Did After My Band Broke Up – Visitation Rights”)
Bring the Magic” (from STEVE WYNN: “Crossing Dragon Bridge”)
Jack Candy” (Walkabouts Cover) (from THE WALKABOUTS: “Got No Chains – The Songs Of The Walkabouts”)
Boston” (from STEVE WYNN & THE DRAGON BRIDGE ORCHESTRA: “Live In Brussels”)

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Interview with Reverend Peyton (REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND) (29th October 2010)

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

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These songs are featured during the interview:

Can’t pay the Bill” (from the Album “The Whole Fam Damnily”)
Mama’s Fried Potatoes” (from the Album “The Whole Fam Damnily”)
Ft. Wayne Zoo” (from the Album “The Wages”)
DT’s or the Devil” (from the Album “The Whole Fam Damnily”)
Clap your Hands” (from the Album “The Wages”)
Everything’s raising” (from the Album “The Wages”)
Two Bottles of Wine” (from the Album “The Wages”)
Train Song” (from the Album “The Wages”)

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Interview with Doane Perry (JETHRO TULL) (2nd July 2010)

Doane Perry (Jethro Tull)

Doane Perry (Jethro Tull)

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The songs:

JETHRO TULL: “Living in the Past” (from the Album “Living In The Past” – Single-Release 1969)
IAN ANDERSON: “Song for Jeffrey” (from the Album “Mark Craney & Friends – Something With A Pulse”)(1997)
JETHRO TULL: “Minstrel in the Gallery” (Edit) (from the Album “The Very Best Of Jethro Tull” – Original Release 1975)
JETHRO TULL: “Aqualung” (from the Album “Aqualung”)(1971)
THREAD: “Rage” (from the Album “Thread”)(1995)
JETHRO TULL: “Under Wraps” (live) (from the Album “Live at Hammersmith ‘84″)(1984)
JETHRO TULL: “Farm on the Freeway” (from the Album “Crest Of A Knave”)(1987)
JETHRO TULL: “Thinking round Corners” (from the Album “Catfish Rising”)(1991)
JETHRO TULL: “This free Will” (from the Album “Roots To Branches”)(1995)
JETHRO TULL: “A Gift of Roses” (from the Album “J-Tull Dot Com”)(1999)
JETHRO TULL: “Eurology” (live) (from the Album “Live At Montreux”)(2003)
MARK’S BROTHERS: “They don’t make ‘em like they used to” (from the Album “Mark Craney & Friends – Something With A Pulse”)(1997)
THREAD: “Rainbow Suite” (Edit) (from the Album “Thread”)(1995)
JETHRO TULL: “Locomotive Breath” (from the Album “Aqualung”)(1971)

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Interview with Adam Turla (Murder By Death) (29th May 2010)

Adam Turla (Murder By Death)

Adam Turla (Murder By Death)

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These songs are featured during the interview:

Good Morning, Magpie” (from the Album “Good Morning, Magpie”)(2010)
You don’t miss twice (when you’re shavin’ with a Knife)” (from the Album “Good Morning, Magpie”)(2010)
“Flamencos fuckin’ easy” (from the Album “Like The Exorcist, But More Breakdancing”)(2002)
“One Man’s Shame” (William Elliot Whitmore Cover) (from the 7″ Series – Number 1)(2008)
A Masters in Reverse Psychology” (from the Album “Who Will Survive, And What Will Be Left Of Them?”)(2003)
“Comin’ Home” (from the Album “Red Of Tooth And Claw “Duets”)(2008)
White Noise” (from the Album “Good Morning, Magpie”)(2010)
“The Big Sleep” (from the Album “In Bocca Al Lupo”)(2006)
“Party!” (from the Album “Finch”)(2009)

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Interview with Sivert Höyem (Madrugada) (13th April 2010)

Sivert Hoyem and Cato Salsa

Sivert Hoyem and Cato Salsa

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Featured Songs:

SIVERT HÖYEM: “Moon Landing” (from the Album “Moon Landing“)(2009)
SIVERT HÖYEM: “Lost at Sea” (from the Album “Moon Landing“)(2009)
MADRUGADA: “New Woman/New Man” (from the Album “Madrugada“)(2007)
MADRUGADA: “Look away Lucifer” (from the Album “Madrugada“)(2007)
MADRUGADA: “Blood Shot Adult Commitment” (feat. Kid Congo Powers)
(from the Album “Live At Tralfamadore“)(2005)
MADRUGADA with ANE BRUN: “Lift Me” (from Ane Brun’s Album “Duets“)(2005)
SIVERT HÖYEM: “Belorado” (from the Album “Moon Landing“)(2009)

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Interview with Slim Cessna (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club) (31st December 2009)

Alex Sackel & Slim Cessna (Slim Cessna's Auto Club)

Alex Sackel & Slim Cessna (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club)

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These songs are featired during the interview:

SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB: “This is how we do Things in the Country” (from the Album “The Bloudy Tenent Truth Peace“) (2008)
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB: “Americadio” (from the Album “Cipher“) (2008)
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB: “The Red Pirate of the Prairie” (from the Album “Cipher“) (2008)
MUNLY & THE LUPERCALIANS: “Grandfather
(from the Various Artists Album “Radio 1190 – The Local Shakedown Vol. 3″) (2009)
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB: “Jesus is in my Body – My Body has let me down” (live)
(from the Album “Jesus let me down“) (2004)
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB: “That fierce Cow is common Sense in a Country Dress” (from the Album “Cipher“) (2008)
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB: “Hold my Head
(from the Album “Always say Please and Thank you“) (2000)

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Interview with David Eugene Edwards (16 Horsepower, Woven Hand/Wovenhand) (22nd November 2009)

David Eugene Edwards (Woven Hand)

David Eugene Edwards (Woven Hand)

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These songs are featured during the interview:

WOVEN HAND: „Not One Stone” (from the Album „Ten Stones“/2008)
16 HORSEPOWER: „Bad Moon Rising” (CCR Cover)(from the EP „Ditch Digger“/1997)
WOVEN HAND: „Kicking Bird” (from the Album „Ten Stones“/2008)
WOVEN HAND: „Story and Pictures” (from the Album „Woven Hand“/2002)
16 HORSEPOWER: „Low Estate” (from the Album „Low Estate“/1997)
WOVEN HAND: „Consecration 448t” (from the Various Artists Album „Awake My Soul – Help Me To Sing“/2008)
WOVEN HAND: „Elktooth” (live)(from the Various Artists Album „TTF Rudolstadt 2006“)
16 HORSEPOWER: „American Wheeze” (live)(from the Album „Live March 2001“)
WOVEN HAND: „Swedish Purse” (from the Album „Mosaic“/2006)
WOVEN HAND: „Iron Feather” (from the Album „Ten Stones“/2008)

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Interview with Chris Eckman (The Walkabouts, Chris & Carla, Dirtmusic, L/O/N/G) (17th October 2009)

Chris Eckman

Chris Eckman

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These songs are featured during the interview:

CHRIS ECKMAN:
Who Will Light Your Path? (from the Album “The Last Side of the Mountain“)
Stranger (from the Album “The Last Side of the Mountain“)

MIDNIGHT CHOIR:
Will you carry me across the Water? (from the Album “Waiting for the Bricks to Fall“)

DIRTMUSIC:
The other Side (from the Album “Dirtmusic“)

CHRIS ECKMAN:
Hours (from the Album “The Last Side of the Mountain“)

STEVE WYNN & LINDA PITMON:
Jack Candy (Walkabouts-Cover)
(from the Album “Got no Chains – The Songs of The Walkabouts“)

CHRIS ECKMAN:
The Same (feat. Steve Wynn)
(from the Album “The Last Side of the Mountain“)

THE WALKABOUTS:
Acetylene (from the Live Album “Prague”)

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Interview with Kurt Wagner (Lambchop) (10th July 2009)

Kurt Wagner (Lambchop)

Kurt Wagner (Lambchop)

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These songs are featured during the interview:

The Rise and Fall of the Letter P (from “Damaged” – 2006)
Backstreet Girl (Rolling Stones Cover – from “Is A Woman” – Bonus CD – 2002)
This Corrosion (Sisters Of Mercy Cover – from “Is A Woman” – Bonus CD – 2002)
Slipped dissolved and loosed (from “OH-Ohio” – 2008)
Of Raymond (from “OH-Ohio” – 2008)
The Man who loved Beer (from “How I Quit Smoking” – 1995)
Jan. 24 (from “Aw C’mon/No You C’mon” – 2004)
Give it (X-Press Cover – live, Karlsruhe 04.11.2006 – from “Rainer On My Parade“)
Please rise (from “OH-Ohio” – 2008)

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Concerts (December)

01/12/2007:
WOVEN HAND – Live in Amiens (Maison De La Culture D’Amiens – Petit Theatre)

The audience in Sotteville-lès-Rouen was very different: There were young teenagers, some typically Theatre visitors and I saw one woman before the show as she was knitting a pullover! Anyway – the location was really very beautiful: A modern theatre with seats. So it was my very first seated Woven Hand experience. We find our stools in the seventh row in the middle. A perfect place, because so we had a wonderful overview of the stage. When the lights went out, Woven Hand entered the stage. David said “Hello” with a small gesture and then they started to play. After the tape intro of “Snake Bite” the show started with ”My Russia”. After some improvisations (“Down in yon Forest”) a powerful “Tin Finger” filled the theatre. David stood up again for a few seconds at the end of the song and after the last note was played, the teenagers shouted out and cheered very loudly! For a few moments I thought that they were at the wrong show, because Woven Hand is definitely NOT a boygroup 😉

Anyway – it was really great fun to see and hear these girls crying. “Harm’s Way” was perfect as at the last two shows and then “Wooden Brother” was played instead of “Aeolian Harp (Under the World)”. What a big and beautiful surprise! Then Ordy worked on his drums for “The Speaking Hands” as always – powerful and very impressive! When David fetched the Banjola for “Whistling Girl” some people cheered loudly. More vocal improvisations before the magical “White Bird” were to come. After that, “Slota Prow” with some lines of “Horse Head Fiddle” followed. And the fantastic “Your Russia” with some more improvisations in the middle finished the first part. Needless to say that the teenagers cried and cheered again with full force during the encore break. David returned alone to play the beautiful “Swedish Purse/Phyllis Ann” – and the people began to clap rhythmically. Then Ordy, Peter and Pascal also returned and “Winter Shaker” shaked the theatre. By starting “American Wheeze” people went crazy and cheered again. “Deerskin Doll” and the amazing “Dirty Blue” were the last songs of the night.

The Setlist:
Snake Bite
My Russia
Improvisations (Down in yon Forest)
Tin Finger
Harm’s Way
Wooden Brother
The Speaking Hands
Whistling Girl
Improvisations
White Bird
Slota Prow/Horse Head Fiddle
Your Russia
Swedish Purse/Phyllis Ann
Winter Shaker
American Wheeze
Deerskin Doll
Dirty Blue

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01/12/2006:
SANDY DILLON – Ebensee (Kino)

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02/12/2004:
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Vienna (Gasometer)

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05/12/1996:
K’S CHOICE – Munich (Backstage)

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06/12/2009:
SOAP & SKIN (with Ensemble) – Salzburg (ARGE)

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07/12/2008:
WOVEN HAND – Bern (ISC)

After the Vienna show, which was – apart form the “audience” – really an excellent one, I headed to my final “Ten Stones” live experience to Bern in Switzerland. I arrived the day before the show so I had enough time for some sightseeing. Bern is a beautiful city – especially the older part of the town is amazing.

Before I started my sightseeing tour I looked for the location “ISC Club” which was not really easy to find. It’s hidden behind an autonomous area which is called “Reitschule”, the club itself is located in an university building. I saw only one Woven Hand poster by going through the city for some hours, so I was curious how many people will find their way to the show. As David played here for many times (with 16 Horsepower and Woven Hand) I was sure, that the concert will be well attended.

As the doors were opened at 8 o’clock I was waiting 15 minutes before outside of the venue with some other fans. When I entered the location I headed the stairs above to the so called concert room. But this was really very small but at the right hand there was a curtain and so I thought to myself “behind this, there will be the hall”. So I lifted the curtain a little bit and saw directly behind it the “stage”. A very tiny one which was only knee-high! So I fetched myself a beer and waited for the support act Birch Book again. As I heard about the last concerts, B’ee aka B’eirth played the last shows (Utrecht and Leuven) with Ordy on the drums! So I was very looking forward to see this and as the curtain was opened he was sitting behind the drums, gave me a little wave and then Birch Book (with one guitar player) started his wonderful set. It was magic again and luckily the audience was very quiet during the show so this was really an amazing performance. Especially the final song (“The Trip goes on”), in which Ordy played a little bit louder, was simply unbelievable! Then the curtain was closed again and the club get more and more crowded. I had my place in front of Pascal this time and so me and a lot of fans were waiting for Woven Hand approximately 15 minutes. During this time a girl asked me if I have seen Woven Hand live before. So I have to laugh a little bit and so I told her my live experiences. She was very curious and nervous, because it was her first Woven Hand show. I said: “Just wait and see – you won’t trust your eyes and ears, bu you can trust me.” Then a drowning filled the room and the curtains fell for Woven Hand – the band was already on stage and so they started directly with “Kicking Bird”. As the last note was played, the people cheered and applauded very loudly – so they loved the hard and heavy performance like me. “The Beautiful Axe” was next, followed by “The Speaking Hands”, which was a personal highlight again. This one caught everybody and after the song the people went really nuts. Then the first riffs of “Splinters” gave me the creeps again. After that David had some technical problems with his amplifier. So it was the first time for me hearing him saying the F-Word. After two or three minutes he handled the problem and it seemed that he worked off some anger in an unbelievable hard and heavy version of “Tin Finger”. Some vocal improvisations on “Into the Piano” followed before the big surprise came next: “Poormouth”! I really didn’t trust my ears – one of my personal 16 Horsepower favorite was played live! With wet eyes I enjoyed this wonderful song. So it was no surprise that the audience went crazy again after the song was finished. While the people cheered loudly, Ordy, Pascal and Peter left the stage and David gave an amazing solo performance of “Whistling Girl”. After that the boys returned to their instruments for “Cohawkin Road” and “Horsetail”. Again David made a lot of gestures during the songs and after that he fetched his banjola again. While tuning it, somebody shouted “Sinnerman”. David’s answer: “I don’t know this song.” Nearly everybody laughed and then “Kingdom of Ice” hit the audience with full force. Another heavy version of “Not one Stone” followed and it was such an enjoyment to see the band playing this gorgeous song live again. “Horse Head Fiddle” with a lot of improvisations took us the breath away – it’s simply unbelievable which sounds they created again. And with a rocking “Winter Shaker” the regular set was closed. Some Indian chants supplied the encore break before Ordy and David played the Bob Dylan Cover “As I went out one Morning”. After this beauty David fetched the bandoneon and you can imagine what happened next: The people went nuts again and a lot of them sang some lines to the unbelievable “American Wheeze”. And with “Deerskin Doll” a heavy final chord was set. Unfortunately they didn’t play “Dirty Blue” and “Your Russia” but therefore “Poormouth” was much more than a consolation.

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After the show I asked the girl next to me, who has her first Woven Hand live experience, what she was thinking now. She shaked her head and answered luckily and with a big smile. “Unbelievable”! Then I met Hanspeter from Bern and Millie from France. It was quite fun again to meet people in real life, who I only knew from the internet. I was standing on the stairs watching the scenery, as the guitar player from Birch Book asked: “And did you enjoy the show?” As I had my Birch Book shirt on I do bet he was curious about my opinion. So we talked for approximately 15 minutes about Birch Book, his musical background and the touring so far. Finally Dean (he is from Manchester) signed some Birch Book covers for me and before he had to leave Hanspeter was so nice and shot a picture of me and Dean – many thanks again!

Then I met Ordy and Peter for a short “Hello” and after that I left the club. As I headed to the hotel I passed the tour bus where some people loaded all the instruments and gear. As Dean told me they left tonight and drive through the night to Lausanne, where the next stop was scheduled. But no more shows for me – five times is enough! And I’ve also to spare some money for the next tour in 2009 – see you there again!”

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09/12/2013:
REVEREND RUSTY & THE CASE – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)

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Reverend Rusty & The Case - Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)(09.12.2013)  Ticket  © Alex Melomane

Reverend Rusty & The Case – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)(09.12.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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12/12/2013:
THE TIGER LILLIES – Salzburg (Rockhouse)

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The Tiger Lillies - Salzburg (Rockhouse)(12.12.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

The Tiger Lillies – Salzburg (Rockhouse)(12.12.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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12/12/2007:
ENNIO MORRICONE – Vienna (Stadthalle)

Ennio Morricone - Vienna (Stadthalle) (12.12.2007) Salzburger Nachrichten Review © Alex MelomaneEnnio Morricone - Vienna (Stadthalle) (12.12.2007) Ticket  © Alex Melomane

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12/12/2008:
MURDER BY DEATH – Vienna (B72)

My first Murder By Death live experience was on the 21st April 2007 in Munich (Atomic Café) and this show was simply awesome. Due to the wedding of my best friend in France (I was one of the witnesses of the marriage) I couldn’t make it to the first Murder By Death concert in Austria, which was scheduled for the 2nd July 2008 in Vienna. So I have to wait until the 12th December 2008 when Adam Turla (Guitar and Vocals), Sarah Balliet (Cello and Keyboards), Matt Armstrong (Bass) and Dagan Thogerson (Drums) were playing in Vienna again – this time at the wonderful small location named B72. There I attended one of my best live shows ever – Woven Hand back in 2005 played an outstanding set and so I was really very looking forward to see a concert of one of my all time favorite bands in this wonderful place again. This time Murder By Death toured to promote their latest and fantastic release “Red Of Tooth And Claw”, which has blown me straight away when I first listened to it – a real masterpiece!

Before the show I met Dagan at the merchandising stand. We talked a little bit and then I bought two new shirts and a badge. Also I asked him for signing some covers after the concert. “Yes, of course”, he answered. As the doors opened we headed to the balcony. When you’re sitting in the first row you have a perfect overview and an excellent sound. The supporting band was also from the USA – Unwed Sailor, a three piece (Bass, Guitar and Drums) which only plays instrumental. Very interesting performance, but in my opinion some vocals would be fit perfectly into this special sound. Nevertheless we (and Adam Turla with Matt Armstrong from Murder By Death, who were standing on the left to us) enjoyed their performance, which endured approximately 40 minutes. Then, after they grabbed their instruments, Murder By Death entered the stage. “Thanks for coming out, we’re Murder By Death”, Adam welcomed the audience and they began their show with a straight “Sometimes the Line walks you” from the album “In Bocca Al Lupo”. After that, Sarah fetched her cello and the wonderful “’52 Ford” followed. This one is one of my favorite tracks on the recent album “Red Of Tooth And Claw” so it was no surprise that this one gave me the creeps. The new song “Ball and Chain” was next on the setlist, in which Sarah showed us her unique cello skills. After Adam said “Thank you very much”, the powerful “Rum Brave” filled the B72. The amazing “A Masters in Reverse Psychology” from their second LP “Who Will Survive, And What Will Be Left Of Them” hit me with full force. “We are all waiting for the end, what kind of finish will he send” were the last words. Then I have to shout “Amazing” and Adam answered “Amazing finish, I hope” with a smile. “It’s nice to be back here in Vienna, thank you for having us! We were here in July, I guess. It was the 2nd of July, the day before my birthday. Which was a good one. I had Schnitzel on my birthday so everything was okay. This song is about escaping a rough town”, Adam introduced “Steal away”, which you can find also on their last album. “Fuego”, the first song which I heard before the official release of “Red Of Tooth And Claw”, was next, in which Sarah played cello and keyboard alternately. “Thanks a lot! We are doing a series where we put out our own records and we are doing covers of our favorite bands and our friends and they’re covering our songs – so we are trading. And this is a song by a guy named William Elliott Whitmore who’s amazing”, Adam told us before they began “One Man’s Shame” which is released as a limited edition (1.000 copies) on a special vinyl single series. If you want to save your personal copy then go to their official website (www.murderbydeath.com) and place your order before it’s too late! Well, back to the Vienna show: “Ash” gave me another reason for headbanging and shaking. With “One more Notch”, “The Organ Grinder” and “Steam Rising” three more beautiful tracks from “In Bocca Al Lupo” followed. “Thank you very much! It’s good to back in Austria. You’re very kind, come to see us and make us feel good. This song is about having a good time by doing all the wrong shit, I guess”, Adam told us before “Brother” hit everybody at the B72 and so it was no surprise that the people went completely nuts during this song. And I was so happy to hear the full version, because of the last time in Munich a crazy guy interrupted Adam’s singing by entering the stage for some stagediving. “Until Morale improves, the Beatings will continue” from their second album gave us the creeps again. When I first heard the line “Buckshot is my Bread and I’ll drink Whiskey instead of Water, ‘cause I can’t stand to be sober in this place”, I was caught immediately. “Thank you very much, you’re very awesome. I hope you were here early enough to see Unwed Sailor. Those guys are fucking awesome. They’re friends of ours from the states. And it just happened that we were meeting here in Europe. And this one goes out to them”, Adam told us before he started an unbelievable version of “The Big Sleep”. After that, the crowd went nuts again and applauded loudly. “Tomorrow is our last night of the tour. It’s always nice to go home, but we will be sad for leaving Europe. Thanks for taking good care of us”, Adam introduced the last song of the regular set: “Comin’ Home”, in which nearly everybody was singing the beginning with Adam. Then a short encore break followed. “Usually we go somewhere and have a few drinks. And if you wanna hear more, we will play more songs. But there is no place for us to go”, Adam explained about the small stage at the B72. So they had to stay on the stage, because there is no place for an usual backstage area. So the crowd cheered, shouted and applauded loudly for more songs. “I like your style, I like you guys. I don’t know what songs we are gonna play”, Adam told us and so some people shouted some titles. “Okay, here are a couple of ones we haven’t played on this tour yet”, Adam introduced us the following songs. Before they started to play again, Adam asked about this special thing, which was outside the bar hanging above the barkeepers. It holds all types of liquor bottles upside down and so the bartenders can easily fetch some Whiskey, Vodka etc. for mixing some drinks. “By the way, has anybody else noticed that there is a revolving thing of liquor? I wanna lay down underneath it. The thing is beautiful. I gotta get rich and get one of those for my house above my bed. And I will never have to leave”, Adam was joking. Then a wonderful “Three Men Hanging” opened the encore set. “I heard someone asked for this song, so we will play it”, introduced “The Desert is on Fire”, which finished with a big surprise: Adam played the classic guitar riff of the Jethro Tull song “Aqualung” just before the end. “Okay, let’s do one more. This song is about pirates and getting drunk. You’re awesome. You know, this song is about Viennese pirates” Adam joked again and then a heavy and powerful “Dead Men and Sinners” closed the wonderful set. “Thank you very much, thanks for coming”, said Adam as a good bye before leaving the stage finally.

The Setlist:
Sometimes the Line walks you
’52 Ford
Ball and Chain
Rum Brave
A Masters in Reverse Psychology
Steal away
Fuego
One Man’s Shame (William Elliott Whitmore Cover)
Ash
One more Notch
The Organ Grinder
Steam Rising
Brother
Until Morale improves, the Beatings will continue
The Big Sleep
Comin’ Home
Three Men Hanging
The Desert is on Fire
Dead Men and Sinners

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After the concert I firstly met Matt and asked him for signing some covers. “Of course”, he said. As I was wearing the official shirt of “Red Of Tooth And Claw”, which was available by pre-ordering the album, he knew that I’m a big fan, I guess. And so he gave me his plectrum as a gift – many thanks again! Then I met Sarah and she also signed all my vinyl covers which I brought along. Then I waited until Adam has some time for me and so I walked to the merchandising stand again and asked him for some signatures. So he signed everything and after that I thanked him for playing some notes of “Aqualung”. “Oh, you recognised it”, he answered. “Oh yeah, of course”, and then I lifted my Murder By Death shirt to show him not my belly, but my Jethro Tull Baseball shirt, which I wore beneath it. He looked with bright eyes, smiled and shook his head astonished. Finally I bought some pins and the official and limited tour poster and wished him and the band a save trip back to the USA. Before we were leaving we had the chance to take a picture with Sarah and Dagan. So many thanks to my friend Kurt who took one featuring Sarah Balliet, Dagan Thogerson and me.

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15/12/2014:
THE HAMBURG BLUES BAND feat. Maggie Bell & Miller Anderson
Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)

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29/12/2009 – Fort Collins (Aggie Theater):
MUNLY & THE LUPERCALIANS

The Setlist:
Scarewolf
Petr
Grandfater
Ahmen
Mattie
Three Wise Hunters
Polpot
Jehu
Wulf

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The Setlist:
Cranston
Red Pirate of the Prairie
Children of the Lord
This is how we do Things in the Country
No Doubt about it
Americadio
Magalina Hagalina Boom Boom
Pine Box
Hold my Head
Jesus is in my Body: My Body has let me down
32 Mouths gone dry
This Land is our Land Redux
All about the Bullfrog in three Verses
Last Song about Satan
Mark of Vaccination
He, Roger Williams
The unballed Ballad of the new Folksinger
That fierce Cow is common sense in a Country Dress

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30/12/2009:
DEVOTCHKA – Denver (Mercury Cafe) – Afternoon Show

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The Setlist:
The Enemy Guns
Queen of the Surface Streets
Basso Profundo
The Clockwise Witness
We’re leaving
Head Honcho
C’est ce la (Part I & II)
I cried like a silly Boy (Ted Thacker Cover)
Happy Birthday
La Llorrona
Undone
Transliterator
Death by Blonde
How it ends
Such a lovely Thing

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30/12/2009 – Denver (Bluebird Theater):
PAPERBIRD
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31/12/2009 – Denver (Bluebird Theater):
MUNLY & THE LUPERCALIANS

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The Setlist:
Scarewolf
Petr
Grandfater
Ahmen
Mattie
Three Wise Hunters
Polpot
Jehu
Wulf

MUNLY & THE LUPERCALIANS: Ahmen

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The Setlist:
Cranston
Red Pirate of the Prairie
Children of the Lord (feat. Erica Brown)
This is how we do Things in the Country
No Doubt about it
Americadio
Magalina Hagalina Boom Boom
Pine Box
Hold my Head
Jesus is in my Body: My Body has let me down
New Year Counting with Erica Brown/Auld Lang Syne
32 Mouths gone dry
This Land is our Land Redux
All about the Bullfrog in three Verses
Last Song about Satan
Mark of Vaccination
He, Roger Williams
Providence, New Jerusalem
Do you know thee Enemy
The unballed Ballad of the new Folksinger
That fierce Cow is common sense in a Country Dress

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